|| Brent Dean
Played in 29 games, starting 26 at catcher...totaled a .278 batting average (22-for-79), logging 11 RBI, 12 runs, five walks and seven hit-by-pitches...compiled a .362 on-base percentage...threw out nine of 27 attempted base stealers (33.3 pct)...helped lead UCLA's defense to the highest caught stealing rate among all Pac-10 teams (44.9 pct, 31-of-69) in 2008; Bruin pitchers and catchers tied for the second-most runners caught stealing (31, with Washington State)...helped the pitching staff post its second-lowest ERA (4.45) in 16 seasons at UCLA...Bruin pitchers also posted the lowest team ERA among Pac-10 teams in conference action (4.29)...went 2-for-5 with two RBI and one run in the series opener at California last weekend (May 23)...was 3-for-4 with two runs, one RBI and one stolen base in a 6-2 win against San Diego State (April 1)...was 2-for-2 with one run in the second game of a doubleheader at Long Beach State (March 22)...registered his first multi-hit and multi-RBI game against Southern (Feb. 29), going 2-for-3 with his only career home run, two runs and a career-high three RBI; also netted one walk and one hit-by-pitch.
Played in six games, starting twice at catcher...registered a .250 batting average and a .333 on-base percentage...recorded his first hit at Mississippi (March 9) in his first appearance as a Bruin; finished 1-for-2 at the plate...earned his first start as a Bruin at San Diego State (March 16)...started the second game of a doubleheader against Cal State Northridge (April 21); recorded a season-best nine putouts and his first fielding assist at UCLA...hit 1-for-2 against Oregon State (May 26).
Played in eight games for the Luray Wranglers of the Valley Baseball League (located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley).
2006 (at L.A. Harbor JC)
Was a two-year team captain and letterwinner under head coach Marco Alvillar at L.A. Harbor College...earned All-South Coast Conference first-team honors at catcher after posting a .276 batting average, three home runs and 28 RBI...earned a scholarship at L.A. Harbor City College as the recipient of the "President's Student Leader Award"...was also named the team's defensive player of the year and most valuable player...earmed preseason All-America honors.
2005 (at L.A. Harbor JC)
Played in 29 of L.A. Harbor's 37 games...posted a .244 batting average...totaled three doubles, one home run, 11 RBI, nine runs scored as a freshman...earned All-South Coast Conference honorable mention accolades...was named the team's defensive player of the year.
Three-year baseball and football letterwinner at South Torrance High School for head coaches Chad Nammack (baseball) and Brett Peabody, Don Gereau and Josh Weibright (football)...earned South Torrance High School athlete of the year honors as a senior (2004)...was a three-year team captain...earned All-League accolades as a senior; also earned All-Star selection and captured the team's "Spartan Award"...named team MVP as a junior....gained the team's most improved player award as a sophomore; was also named an All-League catcher.
Full name: Brent Aaron Dean...born July 27, 1986 in Culver City, Calif...Brent is the younger of Brian and Paula Dean's two children...has one older brother, Richard...biology major.
At-bats - 5 at California (5/23/08)
Runs - 2 (twice), last vs. San Diego State (4/1/08)
Hits - 3 vs. San Diego State (4/1/08)
RBI - 3 vs. Southern (2/29/08)
Doubles - 1 vs. USC (4/6/08)
Home Runs - 1 vs. Southern (2/29/08)
Stolen Bases - 1 (twice), last vs. San Diego State (4/1/08)
|BRENT DEAN'S YEAR-BY-YEAR (at UCLA)|