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6   Steve Tinoco
Steve Tinoco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coto de Caza, Calif.

High School:
Tesoro

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R


Long Beach State (2009): Starting first baseman for Long Beach State ... Played in 37 games, starting 36 ... Led the Dirtbags with a .343 batting average ... Slugged .543, second best on the team, as was his five home runs ... Finished the season with 30 RBI, third on the team ... Had one of the best single games in Long Beach State history in the Sunday finale at South Carolina, going 5-for-5 with three solo home runs, scoring four times and stealing a base (3/8) ... The three home runs tied a Dirtbag record ... Batted .372 from that game on ... Hit .500 in a three-game series at Wichita State ... started the series with a 3-for-4 day, with a homer and a double (3/22) ... Hit .530 in Long Beach State's sweep at Pacific ... went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in the opener (4/24) ... Followed that with another three-hit day, scoring four times with four RBI (4/25) ... Closed the series with a 2-for-5 day with a double (4/26) ... Had five hits over the course of three games vs. UC Santa Barbara (5/9 -5/11) ... Hit a solo homer at Cal State Fullerton (5/22).

(2008): A returning starter for the 49ers, started in 38 of 42 games played in 2008 ... Played primarily in the outfield ... Sixth on the team in batting average, finishing the year at .291 ... Drove in 24 runs with 44 hits and 19 runs scored ... Also finished with 7 doubles on the year ... 2-for-3 with an RBI against USC (3/16) ... Drove in two runs and walked twice against UCLA (3/21) ... Homered against Fresno State, setting a career high with 3 RBI (4/1) ... Set a career-high with three hits in six at-bats against CSUN ... scored twice and picked up an RBI in that contest (4/18) ... Also had three hits in the series finale (4/20) ... Finished with three hits in two other games.

(2007): Appeared in 34 games with 22 starts, with 18 in left field and four at designated hitter, platooning in left field ... Batted .326 over 86 at-bats with 17 runs and 17 RBIs ... Had two home runs and three doubles ... Went 4-for-4 with a two-run double and three singles against Texas on February 10 ... Hit a pinch-hit solo homer the next day against the Longhorns ...Had six multi-hit games on the season, including two three-hit days at UC Irvine ... Had five straight hits over a two-day stretch against Texas.

High School: Lettered four years in baseball and three in football at Tesoro High ... Four-time all-league pick earning first team all-county and all-CIF honors ... Hit .402 as a senior with 17 runs and 38 RBIs and .391 with 27 runs and 29 RBIs as a junior ... Hit five homers and had a .693 slugging percentage ... Set 10 school-records, batting .400 and driving in 103 RBIs in his career ... Team was a CIF finalist in 2004 ... Football team won back-to-back CIF championships ... Honor roll student.

Personal: Son of Robert and Paula Lynch ... Majoring in criminal justice.

Career Highs:
At-Bats - 6, many times
Runs - 4, 2 times
Hits - 5, vs. at South Carolina (3/8/09)
Home Runs - 3, at South Carolina (3/8/09)
RBI - 4, at Pacific (4/25/09)
Stolen Bases - 1, many times

Career Statistics
Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2007 34-22 .326 86 17 28 3 0 2 17 10 17 0-0
2008 42-38 .291 151 19 44 7 0 1 24 10 24 2-4
2009 37-36 .343 140 27 48 9 2 5 30 9 12 5-7
Totals 113-96 .318 377 63 120 19 2 8 71 29 53 7-11

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