Name: Mike Hofius
High School: Lakewood HS Two-year letter winner for Coach Spud O’Neil at Lakewood High School... twice named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s “Dream Team”... two-time first team all-Moore League... all-CIF as a senior... team advanced to the third round of the CIF playoffs and won the league championship... scholar-athlete. (2000)
Position: Infielder
College: Long Beach State University…. (Played 3 years)
College Highlights: 2001: Honorable mention Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball... played 48 games, starting 29 at first base and designated hitter... batted .297 with 12 runs and 17 RBIs.....2002: Batted .314 with 24 runs and 32 RBIs... also had 10 doubles and two homers... made 47 starts, 46 at first base. Went 3-for-3 to eliminate CSF in the NCAA Regionals. went 3-for-3 to eliminate CSF in the NCAA Regional. LBSU 2003: Named All-Regional Tournament, going 4-for-10 with three runs at Blair Field... had 17 multi-hit games, batting .290 over 51 starts at first....Batting .301 in his three-year career over 127 starts and 157 games... has scored 70 runs and driven in 87... has 26 doubles, five triples and six homers... has a .982 fielding percentage at first... 36 mutli-hit games.
Drafted: Drafted - Selected by Detroit Tigers in 9th Round (258th overall) of 2000 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) ... Selected by Seattle Mariners in 46th Round (1366th overall) of 2003 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) ... Selected by Pittsburgh Pirates in 22nd Round (652nd overall) of 2004 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) Jun 21,2004 - signed
Minor Leagues: Played 3 seasons - Williamsport Crosscutters, Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League (Released) 2006

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