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50   Royce Murai
Royce Murai

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pearl City, Hawaii

High School:
Pearl City

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
C

Bats/Throws:
R/R


05/15/2012

Slow start hurts Long Beach State in 5-3 loss to Pepperdine

Long Beach State finishes the season with home series against Pacific, Cal State Fullerton over next two weeks.

05/06/2012

Avila's three-run homer leads Dirtbags past LMU

Avila's second home run of the season paced the Dirtbags to a 5-0 lead.

04/28/2012

Long Beach State falls in 12 innings at Cal State Northridge 6-5

Bekakis, Prigatano and Metzger combine for 13 hits on the day.

03/10/2012

Dirtbags tie series with 7-3 win over No. 9 Arizona State

Matt Duffy has two hits, three RBI for Long Beach State.

03/06/2012

Baseball stung late again as Dirtbags lose 3-1 to San Diego State

Matt Johnson strikes out six in five innings.

Long Beach State (2012): Played in 26 games, starting 17 as a backup catcher ... Made one error in 2012 ... Started the season with a three-game hitting streak ... Drove in a career-high three runs in the season opener against VCU (2/17) ... 1-for-4 with a double against VCU (2/18) ... Had an RBI and a run scored in a start against Arizona State (3/10) ... 1-for-5 in a victory at San Diego State (4/10) ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored in his last start of the season against Pepperdine (5/15).

(2011): Pressed into service as the backup catcher after being converted to the position in the fall from a pitcher ... Won the backup job following a season-ending injury to incumbent Kellen Hoime ... Played in 37 games and started 27, all behind the dish ... Threw out nine baserunners and made just two errors for a .991 fielding percentage ... Third on the team among players with 50-plus chances ... Had 18 hits in 78 at-bats ... Made first start against Loyola Marymount, scoring a run (2/22) ... Picked up first hit against USC (3/1) ... Went 2-for-3 against California (3/13) ... Drove in a run in a 1-for-2 day at Pepperdine (3/15) ... Started a five-game hitting streak with singles in both halves of a doubleheader with Oregon State (3/19) ... Had his biggest game of the year at Pacific, getting the start on Friday and responding with a 3-for-5 day with a walk and scoring four times, a team season-high four runs and a career-best (4/1) ... Also was behind the plate to catch a shutout ... Went 1-for-3 at UC Santa Barbara (4/21) ... Was 1-for-3 with a run scored in the opener at Arizona State (5/6) ... Had hits in two of his last three games played ... Went 1-for-2 against CS Northridge (5/20), and was 1-for-3 at UC Irvine (5/28).

High School: A three-year letterwinner in baseball ... Team had a 52-5 record over his three seasons ... Three-time league champions ... Earned first-team all-league honors as a senior ... Also named second-team All-State ... Posted a 1.37 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched.

Personal: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Parents are Daryl and Stephanie Murai ... A member of the Honor Roll (3.5 GPA) and Principal's List (4.0 GPA) at Pearl City High School ... Also recruited by Arizona and Hawaii ... Major is business management.

Season Highs:
At-Bats - 5, at San Diego State (4/10/12)
Runs - 1, 2x, last vs. Pepperdine (5/15/12)
Hits - 1, many times
RBI - 3, vs. VCU (2/17/12)
Stolen Bases - 1, vs. Arizona State (3/10/12)

Career Highs:
At-Bats - 5, 2x, last at San Diego State (4/10.12)
Runs - 4, at Pacific (4/1/11)
Hits - 3, at Pacific (4/1/11)
RBI - 3, vs. VCU (2/17/12)
RStolen Bases - 1, vs. Arizona State (3/10/12)

Career Statistics
Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2011 37-27 .231 78 8 18 2 0 0 1 4 25 0-0
2012 26-17 .109 46 2 5 1 0 0 7 3 10 1-1
Totals 63-44 .185 124 10 23 3 0 0 8 7 35 1-1

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