43 Sean Rooney
ESPERANZA HS '04: Selected to All-Southern Section and All-Orange County first teams at both pitcher and third base... Voted MVP of team and Sunsuet League... Posted 0.74 ERA with 50 strikeouts against just 11 walks in 47 innings on mound, batted .383 with 22 RBI at plate... Numbers were even more impressive in league: 0.27 ERA, .425 batting, .775 slugging and 1.341 OPS... Named as Sunset League Rookie of the Year in 2002... Also named to National Classic all-tournament team that year.
PERSONAL: Born Apr. 12, 1986 in Yorba Linda, Calif.... Has not declared a major... Parents are Bill & Debi Rooney... Proudest personal accomplishment was hitting 26 homers in his final Little League season, a record that still stands... Career highlight was fanning 16 batters in a six-inning game... Sports hero is Nolan Ryan, non-sports hero is Pres. George W. Bush... Lists hunting and fishing among his hobbies, and chose UC Davis in part for its proximity to duck-hunting country.