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Casey Larson

Position OF
Height 6'1''
Weight 169 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Paso Robles, Calif.
High School Paso Robles

Summer 2007: Hit .260 with 10 doubles and a home run for the Great Falls Golden Eagles of the New York Collegiate Baseball League … Scored 20 times and collected 18 RBIs … Reached base at a .395 clip.

2007 (Junior): Appeared in 40 games, making 20 starts … Hit .284 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 74 at-bats … Batted .556 (5-for-9) as a pinch hitter … Hit two solo home runs against No. 6 Texas (4/6) … Both homers were off Longhorns[apos] ace Adrian Alanez … Picked up a double and a season-high three RBIs in a win over Baker (3/7) … Had back-to-back two-hit games against Oklahoma and Kansas State (4/29, 5/4).

2006 (At Cuesta [Calif.] CC): Named First Team All-Southern Conference in 2006 … Hit .321 in 41 games in his secord year at Cuesta … Hit five home runs, 10 doubles and 29 RBIs … Stole eight bases in 10 attempts … In two seasons at Cuesta, hit .307 with nine homers, 49 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.

High School: Lettered in baseball for head coach Derek Stroud … Named First Team All-PAC 5 Conference twice … Led the league in doubles and was ranked in the top five in the state … Also lettered twice in football.

Personal: Born on Sept. 27, 1985, in Templeton, Calif. … Son of Dan and Barbara Larson … Father, Dan, pitched in the major leagues from 1976-82 for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs … Older brother, Brett, played in the San Diego Padres[apos] minor league organization … Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft … Majoring in psychology.