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Justin Protacio

Position IF
Height 5'6''
Weight 170 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Pearl City, Hawaii
High School Mid Pacific

2012 (Freshman): Played in 24 games, making five starts at third base … Batted .172 with four runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases … Went 1-for-3 in six Big 12 games … Collected first hit and drove in KU[apos]s only two runs against Belmont (Feb. 18) … Went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 26) … Collected his lone hit in conference play at Baylor (March 24) … Went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored at UALR (May 1).

Mid-Pacific Institute: Lettered three years for head coach Dunn Muramaru … Named all-state three-straight seasons … Also an All-Interscholastic League (IHL) First Team selection in three conesecutive years … Batted .454 in his career with 29 RBIs and 16 stolen bases … Hit .442 as a junior and .467 as a sophomore … Played summer ball for the Mid-Pacific American Legion team … Helped Legion team to 2008 Hawaii State Championship and Western Region runner-up finish.

Personal: Justin Henry Protacio was born in Honolulu, Hawaii … Son of Jeffrey and Renee Protacio … Mother, Renee, was a cheerleader at the University of Hawaii … Has one younger sister, Brooke … Plans to be a physical education teacher.