UCLA vs. Fresno State Los Regional Elimination Game
Concluded his remarkable three-year UCLA career with a .322 batting average in 186 games (179 starts, including 176 in center field)...selected in the seventh round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds...earned All-Tournament Team honors at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional in 2010, 2011 and 2012, in addition to securing All-Tournament Team acclaim at the 2010 College World Series...finished his career as UCLA's all-time leader in postseason games played (24, tied with Cody Regis), hits (33) and at-bats (99)...in 2010, posted the highest batting average by any UCLA freshman (.354) since 1998 (Garrett Atkins, school-record .383)...in 24 postseason games, batted .333 (33-for-99) with 12 RBI and 20 runs...led UCLA in batting average during the 2010 postseason (.396) and at the 2010 College World Series (.375).
Started all 64 games in center field and as the leadoff hitter in the Bruins' lineup...batted .313 with four home runs, five triples, 10 doubles, 46 RBI and a team-best 63 runs, the most runs scored in one seasons by a Bruin since 2000 (Chase Utley, 81)...secured All-Pac-12 Conference honors for the second time in his career...named to the 2012 Division I Rawlings Gold Glove Team...logged a .389 on-base percentage and stole 13 bases in 19 attempts...ranked third in the Pac-12 in runs scored (63), sixth in his (84), tied for fifth in triples (5) and tied for fifth in hit-by-pitch (15)...finished second on the team with a .336 batting average in Pac-12 games (41-for-122) with a team-best .516 slugging percentage in conference action...reached base via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 28 of UCLA's 30 Pac-12 games...was second on the team with a .314 batting average (11-for-35) in the postseason, registering two doubles, three RBI and five runs in all eight games...compiled a career-best 21-game hitting streak (March 11-April 21), the longest such streak by any UCLA player since 2001 (Josh Canales, 24 games)...totaled 23 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple-RBI efforts...had a career-high five hits (5-for-6) with two doubles and three runs in a 12-3 win over Washington State (March 24)...earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors after going 8-for-14 (.571) in the series against Washington State, logging one home run, one triple, two doubles, seven runs and four RBI...also secured Pac-12 Player of the Week accolades after going 7-for-15 (.467) in the series at Arizona, logging two triples, one double, six RBI and six runs...went 3-for-4 with one double and one RBI in UCLA's 13-5 win over Creighton win to the NCAA Los Angeles Regional (June 3)...captured All-NCAA Regional Tournament Team acclaim after going 6-for-14 (.429) with one double, two RBI and three runs in three wins at Jackie Robinson Stadium...went 4-for-12 (.333) with one double, one RBI and one run in three College World Series games.
Played in 27 games for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League...batted .242 with one home run, three doubles, five RBI and 11 walks...Chatham went 15-28-1, finishing fifth in the league's Eastern Division.
Started 58 games (UCLA's final 55 contests in center field, UCLA's first three as the designated hitter)...ranked third on the team with a .299 batting average...led UCLA with 16 doubles and 37 runs...also tallied two home runs, three triples and 29 RBI...secured All-Pac-10 Team honors...finished second on the team with a .404 on-base percentage...tied for fifth in the Pac-10 with 16 doubles and was tied for fourth in the conference with 15 hit-by-pitches...stole eight bases in 12 attempts...led UCLA in Pac-10 action with a .347 batting average (35-for-101), along with a .445 on-base percentage and .485 slugging percentage in conference games...reached base safely via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 26 of the team's 27 Pac-10 games...hit safely in 24 of 27 Pac-10 contests...compiled separate hitting streaks of 15 games (May 6-29) and 14 games (April 5-29)...led UCLA at the plate with runners in scoring position, batting .377 (23-for-61)...totaled 16 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games, including UCLA's only performance with five or more RBI, netting a career-high six RBI in a thrilling 8-5 comeback victory against Arizona (April 17)...went 3-for-4 with one home run, one double, six RBI and two runs in the win over Arizona - tied the contest, 5-5, with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and helped win the game with a three-RBI double in the eighth inning...went 7-for-12 (.583) with six RBI and four runs in the series victory against Arizona (April 15-17)...went 4-for-15 with two triples, three runs and two RBI in UCLA's first series victory at Arizona State since 2006 on the final weekend of the regular season (May 27-29), helping the Bruins clinch an outright Pac-10 Championship...went 5-for-11 (.455) with one home run, two doubles and six runs in a three-game series against San Jose State (Feb. 26-27).
Played in 20 games for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League...batted .232 with one double, five runs and four RBI...Chatham finished 20-22-2 in fifth place in the Cape Cod League's Eastern Division.
Played in 64 games, making 57 starts (all in center field)...posted a team-leading .354 batting average with four home runs, 12 doubles, 31 RBI and 45 runs...earned second-team Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America...secured honorable mention All-Pac-10 acclaim...registered the highest batting average by a UCLA freshman (.354) since 1998, when Garrett Atkins hit at a school freshman record .383 clip...tied for the sixth-highest batting average in the Pac-10... and ranked eighth in on-base percentage (.442)...reached base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 53 of 64 games played...had a season-high 15-game hitting streak from April 20-May 15, during which he batted .436, going 24-for-55 with two home runs, four doubles and nine runs...recorded 23 multiple-hit games, the third-highest total on the team, and six multiple-RBI efforts...secured All-Tournament Team honors at the College World Series at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional...led the Bruins in the postseason with a .396 batting average, 19 hits, 13 runs and six doubles...in six College World Series contests, led the team with a .375 batting average, nine hits and three doubles...batted .333 in all 27 Pac-10 games (24 starts), going 31-for-93 with 16 runs...had three consecutive three-hit games in the postseason - at the NCAA Super Regionals against Cal State Fullerton in Game 3 (3-for-4, three runs, three RBI), against Florida at the College World Series (3-for-4, one run, one RBI) and versus TCU at the College World Series (3-for-3, two runs, one RBI)...had a season-high four hits in the Bruins' third game of the year, going 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBI against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 21)...went 3-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI against Stanford (April 2)...went 6-for-11 with two runs in UCLA's three-game series at Arizona (April 23-25)... went 4-for-11 with one double and two RBI in a three-game Pac-10 series sweep of USC (May 14-16)... went 2-for-3 with one double, two RBI and two runs in the Bruins' first NCAA Regional contest, a 15-1 win over Kent State (June 4)...went 3-for-5 with one double, one run and one RBI in a 6-3 win over LSU at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional (June 5)...went 3-for-4 with one home run, three runs and three RBI in the Bruins' NCAA Super Regional-clinching win over Cal State Fullerton (June 13)...went 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI in UCLA's first-ever College World Series victory, a 11-3 decision over Florida (June 19)...went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run in a 5-3 victory against TCU (June 21) at the College World Series...went 2-for-5 with one double in the Bruins' final game at the College World Series, a 2-1 loss to South Carolina in the championship series (June 29).
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Huntington Beach High School under head coach Benji Medure...selected in the 45th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks...batted .446 as a senior (2009), securing first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division II honors...also registered four home runs, one triple, eight doubles, 25 RBI and 39 runs in 31 games as a senior... belted a grand slam home run, leading Huntington Beach past Bonanza High School in Las Vegas as a senior...also belted a key two-run homer in a CIF quarterfinal playoff victory against Yucaipa...missed his entire junior season (2008) with an arm injury...elevated to the Huntington Beach varsity squad late in his sophomore season (2007)...played for the Southern California Mariners scout league team in 2007 and 2008...selected to play for the USA Mariners Scout Team in 2008.
Full name: Beau Robert Amaral...born February 11, 1991 in Long Beach, Calif...Beau is the oldest of Rich and Michelle Amaral's four children...has one sister, Jessica, and two brothers, Joseph and Daniel... father, Rich, played baseball at UCLA in 1982 and 1983 before enjoying a 10-year major league career...mother, Michelle, also attended UCLA...undeclared major.
At-bats - 6 (5 times), last vs. New Mexico (6/2/12)
Runs - 4 at Arizona (4/14/12)
Hits - 5 vs. Washington State (3/24/12)
RBI - 6 vs. Arizona (4/17/11)
Doubles - 2 (4 times), last vs. Washington State (3/24/12)
Home Runs - 1 (10 times), last at Oregon State (4/20/12)
Stolen Bases - 2 (3 times), last vs. Arizona State (3/18/12, 2)