Justin Schafer
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Gatos, Calif.

High School:
Los Gatos HS '06

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
IF

Major:
Sociology & Organizational Studies

Bats: Right
Throws: Right

2009: Led Aggies in batting (.338), runs (31), stolen bases (7) and on-base average (.411)... Started 38 of 41 games... Mostly split his starts at second (19) or third (15)... Hit 50-for-148 for the season, striking out just 13 times... Improved to 33-for-87 (.379) with .517 slugging in Big West Conference games... Broke out of slow start with 4-for-4 game at San Diego State (4/4)... Enjoyed a consecutive-game hitting streak of 10 games soon after (4/10-4/24), batting 14-for-39 (.359)... Later hit safely in 12 straight contests in a 22-for-49 (.449) tear, mostly against conference opponents... Finished with 17 multi-hit games... Launched first collegiate home run in 2nd inning vs. Pacific (3/28).

2008: Played 12 games before season ended due to injury... Granted clock extension by NCAA due to medical hardship... Made six starts at third base... Batted .217 (5-for-23) with 4 runs scored and 3 doubles... Went 3-for-6 with two doubles in first two games of the season vs. Fresno State (2/22-2/23).

2007: Started 34 of 40 games played as a true freshman, mostly at shortstop... One of six Aggies to hit better than .300 (.301, 37-for-123)... Added 12 walks and 5 HBP to vault on-base average to .383... Hit 2-for-4 vs. Pepperdine in collegiate debut (2/9), then was 2-for-3 with 2 runs the following day... Had 10 multi-hit games... Batted 3-for-3 wth a double vs. Portland (3/3)... Hit 3-for-5 vs. Loyola Marymount later in the month (3/25)... Drove in 2 RBIs in 2-for-3 game vs. San Francisco (4/24).

LOS GATOS HS '06: Hit .453 with school records for 48 hits and 13 doubles as a senior... Selected to All-Central Coast Section first team that year... Earned first-team All-De Anza Athletic League distinction in junior and senior seasons... Named team MVP and won Gold Glove award in 2006... Team went 28-5 and won league and section titles under head coach Brad Sanfilippo, who starred for UC Davis in mid-1990s.

PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif.... Majoring in organizational studies... Parents are Randy & Stacey Schafer... Nicknamed "Chief"... Career highlight was leading LGHS to 2006 section championship.