8 - Michael Lange
Michael Lange
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: West Covina, Calif.
High School: Bishop Amat
Position: SS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: Started 12 of the 16 games in which he appeared ... went 2-for-2 with a run scored on March 13 against Brown ... had two hits and an RBI against Pepperdine on March 19 ... singled, drove in and scored a run on May 20 against Portland

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: Started all 37 games in which he appeared at shortstop ... started first 13 contests of the season before a hand injury sidelined him until April 8 ... started the remaining 24 games of the season upon returning to the Bronco lineup ... named team's Best Defensive Player ... led the team with nine sacrifice hits ... began the season with a seven-game hit streak ... also tops on the squad with 94 assists ... went 3-for-4 with two RBI against San Diego State on February 13 ... hit first home run of the season on February 10 against BYU ... posted second three-hit performance of the season on April 27 against Stanford.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Started 49 of 51 games in his rookie season ... recorded 41 hits in 164 at-bats, including five doubles, a triple and a homerun ... drove in 16 runs ... went 5-for-9 in the three game set against Loyola Marymount ... was named the team's most improved player alongside David Hoffmire at the team's annual end of the season banquet.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: A 2002 graduate of Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, Calif ... played baseball for coaches Kenny Kondrena, Pat Escalara, Briang Lange and Mike Manzo ... also played varsity football ... led team to back-to-back CIF Southern Section Division IV Championships during junior and senior years ... was the quarterback on the Del Rey League Championship team in 2001 ... earned first team All-CIF honors in baseball during 2001 and 2002 ... was named the Del Rey League MVP in 2001 ... earned first team all-league honors following sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... earned All-State honors in 2002 ... earned first team all-league honors in football following junior and senior seasons ... batted over .400 in all four seasons at Bishop Amat ... batted .461 with 10 home runs, 28 doubles, 19 triples and 99 RBI during his high school career ... is near the top in nearly every offensive category in the Bishop Amat record book ... holds the school record for most singles in a season (36), most doubles in a season (11), most triples in a season (7), most hits in a career (149), most career RBI (99), most doubles in a career (28), most triples in a career (19) and most total bases in a career (245).

PERSONAL DATA: Born in Los Angeles, Calif ... parents are Stephen and Althea ... has two older brothers named Brian and Christopher ... plans on becoming a doctor following a baseball career ... majoring in Biology with a minor in Mathematics ... enjoys surfing the internet, watching sports on television and reading.

 

Lange's Career Statistics

 

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2003 .250 51/49 164 22 41 5/1/1 16 6/36 1/2
2004 .273 37/37 121 16 33 6/0/3 20 4/30 1/3
2005 .209 16/12 37 3 8 0/0/0 2 3/14 0/0
2006 .189 27/21 74 5 14 2/1/1 14 7/21 0/1
Career .242 131/119 396 46 96 13/2/5 52 20/101 2/6