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12   Brennan Metzger
Brennan Metzger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Marcos, Calif.

High School:
Mission Hills

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
R/R


06/29/2012

28 Long Beach State Athletes honored on Big West Academic All-Conference Teams

Softball and Women's Track and Field lead the way with six student-athletes honored.

06/29/2012

28 Long Beach State Athletics honored on Big West Academic All-Conference Teams

Softball and Women's Track and Field lead the way with six student-athletes honored.

06/06/2012

Junior Matt Duffy leads three third day selections in MLB Draft

Long Beach State has had at least one player selected in the MLB Draft since 1989.

05/27/2012

Dirtbags finish season with 5-1 loss to No. 12 Cal State Fullerton

Senior Jonathan Kim picks up a pinch-hit double on Senior Day.

05/26/2012

Strufing, Metzger lift Long Beach State to 5-1 victory over No. 12 Cal State Fullerton

Saturday's victory sets up a winner-take-all showdown for the Big West at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Long Beach State (2011): Played in all 56 games and started 54 ... Anchored the team's center field spot and primarily batted in the leadoff spot ... Led the team in doubles (13), hit-by-pitch (11) and stolen bases (11) for the second straight season ... Has been hit 39 times in his career, third-most in school history ... Led the 2011 Dirtbags in walks as well with 22 ... Had 13 multi-hit games, third on the team, and tied for the team lead with four-multiple RBI games ... Tied for the team lead with four sacrifice flies, and had eight sacrifice bunts ... Needs seven doubles to reach the Top 5 in Long Beach State's career lists ... Can also reach Long Beach State's career leaders in games played, games started, and stolen bases ... Went 1-for-1 with a walk, a hit by pitch, and a sacrifice in the season opener at CS Fullerton (2/19) ... 2-for-4 with three runs scored, tying a career high the next day against the Titans (2/20) ... Hit his second double of the season in game three with Fullerton (2/21) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored against Arizona (2/25) ... Started a five-game hitting streak against Hawaii (3/7) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a 5-4 win over San Francisco (3/12) ... Tied a team-high with six at-bats at Pepperdine, going 1-for-6 (3/15) ... Had two hits in back-to-back games against Oregon State (3/19) and Loyola Marymount (3/22) ... Tied a career high by scoring three times in a 20-0 blowout at Pacific, walking twice and going 1-for-2 (4/1) ... Drove in two of Long Beach State's three runs in a 3-1 win over San Diego State (4/5) ... Went 2-for-4 with a walk in the series finale with UC Davis (4/9) ... Hit a double and home run at UC Santa Barbara (4/23) ... Set a team season-high with three walks at USC (4/26) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the final game with Cal Poly (4/30) ... Had two more hits, including a double at San Diego State (5/3) ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 with a sacrifice and two RBI at Arizona State in game three (5/8) ... That was a career high in hits for Metzger ... Again had two RBI at CS Fullerton, going 1-for-4 with a run scored (5/14) ...Finished the season with a two-hit day, going 2-for-4 and driving in a pair at UC Irvine (5/29) ... Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors as well as Academic All-Big West honors for the second straight season.

(2010): Started in 52 games, third on the team primarily as the team's leadoff hitter and center fielder ... Had a team-high 19-game hitting streak during the season ... Led the Dirtbags and was sixth in the Big West with 19 doubles ... Hit .308 with 22 RBI on the year, and was second on the team with 91 total bases ... Finished the season with no errors in 116 chances, fielding a perfect 1.000 ... Also lead the team in stolen bases with nine on the year in 11 attempts ... Ranked 38th nationally with 20 HBP ... Was far and away the team leader in the category ... Was hit twice in a game an astounding four times ... Hit three times in the first two games of the season ... Went 1-for-2 and was plunked twice in the season opener against Pepperdine (2/19) ... Went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a triple in the opener against Washington (3/5) ... Was 2-for-3 the next day (3/6) ... Hit .545 for the series against the Huskies ... Started his 19-game hitting streak with a 2-for-3 day at Oregon State (3/26) ... Hit .383 over the next 19 games ... Tied a Long Beach State single-game record by hitting three doubles at UC Riverside (4/17) ... Had multiple hits in three straight games, starting with two hits at UCLA (4/20) ... Went 2-for-5 and 3-for-5 in the first two games of the series with UC Santa Barbra ... Had three RBI and a double in the Saturday game (4/24) ... Extended his hitting streak to 19 with a 2-for-5 day at Cal Poly (4/30) ... Hit his first home run of the season against Stanford (5/9) ... Followed that up with one more home run at Cal State Northridge, part of a 2-for-3 day (5/21) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double in the opener against UC Irvine (5/28) ... A first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District selection as well as an Academic All-Big West honoree.

(2009): Played in 35 games and started 26 as a freshman ... missed the latter part of the season due to injury ... Hit .258 with four doubles and a home run ... Stole 11 bases ... Had an OBP of .389 ... Walked twice with a hit and a stolen base against Cal (2/28) ... Drove in two runs against LMU with a walk and a sacrifice (3/17) ... Hit a two-run homer at Santa Clara, part of a two-hit day (3/31) ... 3-for-6 with two doubles and a steal at Cal (4/1) ... 3-for-3 with a double against UC Riverside (4/4).

High School: Lettered four years in baseball and two years in football at Mission Hills High School ... Led baseball team to a league championship during senior year ... Football team was CIF Division II runner-up senior season ... Over four years, set varsity records in singles, doubles, triples, walks, stolen bases, on base percentage, slugging percentage and HBP ... Career batting average of .390 ... .625 on base percentage led CIF southern section ... Named first-team all-Valley league, all-North County, all-CIF Division II during junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Son of Stanley and Debra Metzger ... Father was a two-sport athlete in baseball and football ... Majoring in criminal justice.

2011 Season Highs:
At-Bats - 6, at Pepperdine (3/15/11)
Runs - 3, 2x, last at Pacific (4/1/11)
Hits - 4, at Arizona State (5/8/11)
Home Runs - 1, at UC Santa Barbara (4/23/11)
RBI - 2, many times
Stolen Bases - 2, vs. UCLA (5/10/11)

Career Highs:
At-Bats - 6, 3x, last at Pepperdine (3/15/11)
Runs - 3, 2x, last at Pacific (4/1/11)
Hits - 4, at Arizona State (5/8/11)
Home Runs - 1, many times
RBI - 3, at UC Santa Barbara (4/24/10)
Stolen Bases - 2, 2x, last vs. UCLA (5/10/11)

Career Statistics
Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2009 35-26 .258 89 14 23 4 0 1 9 11 16 11-16
2010 53-52 .308 201 36 62 19 2 2 22 15 33 9-11
2011 56-54 .267 187 31 50 13 1 1 18 22 29 11-15
Totals 144-132 .283 477 81 135 36 3 4 49 48 78 31-42

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