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27   Kip Masuda
Kip Masuda

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kaneohe, Hawaii

High School:
Mid-Pacific

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R


Long Beach State (2008): Played in 19 games, starting 11 ... hit .250 in 36 at-bats ... hit a triple against San Diego (2/26) ... went two-for-four with a run scored against Harvard (3/24) ... hit two-for-three with a run scored in another strong game against San Diego (4/22).

(2007): Appeared in 23 games with 14 starts at catcher, batting .135 with four runs and five RBIs... only multi-hit game was on April 30 at UC Irvine when he went 2-for-4 with two RBIs... threw out 7-of-16 base stealers.

(2006): Appeared in 22 games with 17 starts at catcher, batting .314 with seven runs, one homer and three doubles ... also drove in 10 runs ... had a three-hit day opening weekend against USC on February 3, including an RBI double in his first collegiate start ... hit a three-run homer and added a double as part of a 2-for-4 day against Illinois-Chicago on February 25 ... also went 3-for-3 against Wichita State on March 18 ... drove in four as part of a 2-for-5 night with two, two-run singles against San Diego State on April 22 ... threw out 7-of-17 base runners on the season.

High School: Three-year varsity letterman was named first team All-State as a senior and honorable mention All-State in 2004... named the Star Bulletin's Position Player of the Year in 2005 after batting .389 with 38 RBIs, 14 doubles and five homers... he threw out 17 of 20 potential base stealers... team finished second in 2004 and won league... got his first glance of the Dirtbag coaching staff during summer camps ... drafted in the 47th round by the Royals in the 2005 draft.

Personal: Son of Linda and Brian Masuda ... majoring in criminal justice.

Career Highs:
At-Bats: 5, vs. San Diego State (4/25/06)
Runs: 1, many times
Hits: 3, 2 times
Home Runs: 1, vs. Illinois-Chicago (2/25/06)
RBI: 4, vs. San Diego State (4/25/06)

Career Statistics
Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2006 22-17 .314 51 7 16 3 0 1 10 4 12 0-0
2007 23-14 .135 52 4 7 0 0 0 5 2 2 0-1
2008 19-11 .250 36 3 9 0 1 0 1 3 14 0-0
Totals 64-42 .230 139 14 32 3 1 1 16 9 45 0-1
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