2008: Started 31 of 40 games played, splitting time at DH and first base... Batted .286 (34-for-119) with 3 doubles, a triple, a home run and 19 RBIs... Went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in the second regional game vs. Stanford (6/1)... Batted .327 (18-for-55) with runners on base... Had 8 multi-hit games, two of which were the three-hit variety... Also had 5 two-RBI games... Went a perfect 3-for-3 with a career-high 4 runs scored in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Utah (3/1).
2007: Started 20 of 24 games played... Missed majority of the season with a hand injury... Had 12 hits in 78 at bats (.154) along with 3 doubles and 9 RBIs... Best game came against Saint Mary's (2/13) as he scored a run and drove in a season-high 2 RBIs.
2006: Did not play.
2005: Joined team in April, then started 28 games at third... Batted .260 (25-for-96) with 3 doubles, 2 triples and 11 RBI... Had 5 multi-hit games, including 3-hit performances at Nevada (4/19), at Cal (4/26) and vs. Cal State Northridge (5/20)... Had 2 triples and 3 RBI in 6-4 win over Matadors (5/20)... Also had 3 RBI vs. Wolf Pack (4/19).
AGOURA HILLS HS '04: Captured All-Marmonte League honors as a senior, batting .350 with 28 RBI and a .450 OBA... Helped lead team to league title in 2002... Hit better than .400 in three years with Agoura American Legion... Three-year Legion all-star pick.
PERSONAL: Born in Thousand Oaks, Calif.... Majoring in civil engineering... Parents are David & Linda Hirneise... Proudest personal accomplishment was participating in the World Wood Bat Championships in Florida, during which he hit a game-winning double to beat Puerto Rico.
Five Aggies invited to
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