|Hometown:||Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.|
|High School:||Palos Verdes HS|
SOPHOMORE (2011): Started 24 games and appeared in 35 total … hit .221 with 7 RBIs … made season debut on Feb. 20 at South Carolina as a pinch-hitter … picked up first hit of season against Albany on Feb. 26 … started his first game of the season on Feb. 27 vs. Albany and scored a run with a walk and a stolen base … started at DH at Cal on Mar. 8 and had a sacrifice bunt … appeared in two games vs. Brown, scoring 2 runs, driving in 2 runs, walking twice and stealing a base … started vs. Cal Poly on Apr. 12 and went 1-3 … went 1-2 with a stolen base at Saint Mary’s on Apr. 15 … on Apr. 16 at Saint Mary’s, recorded two hits and scored a run … had two sacrifice bunts at Saint Mary’s on Apr. 17 … was hit-by-pitch vs. Stanford on Apr. 19 … recorded a hit at San Francisco on Apr. 21 … at San Francisco on Apr. 22, went 2-4 with a run scored and a stolen base … was hit-by-pitch on Apr. 23 at San Francisco … had two hits, two RBI, a run scored, a walk and a stolen base on Apr. 26 vs. Pacific … collected a hit and a walk vs. Gonzaga from Apr. 29 – May 1… had one hit vs. Cal on May 3 … at Pepperdine from May 6-8, had two hits, a walk and a run scored … on May 20 vs. San Diego went 1-3 with two walks and a run scored … was hit-by-pitch and scored a run on May 21 vs. San Diego … had one RBI vs. San Diego on May 22 … went 1-3 on May 27 at Portland … on May 28 at Portland went 2-4 with a run scored … drove in a run on a sacrifice fly on May 29 at Portland.
AS A FRESHMAN IN (2010): Made 30 appearances – 29 coming off the bench as a defensive replacement in the outfield ... made his first and only start and had his first at-bat versus Southern Illinois (3/14) where he had an RBI, stole a base and had four putouts to help the Broncos win 12-11 ... as an outfielder, ended the season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage … was also 2-for-2 stealing bases and scored six times and drew four walks … did not have a hit in seven official at-bats.
HIGH SCHOOL: Starred at Palos Verdes High School in Los Angeles ... helped the Sea Kings go 25-5 as a senior and win its second straight Bay League title ... hit .388 in 30 games, as the leadoff hitter ... scored 34 runs and totaled 22 RBI ... posted a .492 on-base percentage, striking out just 13 times ... 2008 and 2009 First Team All-Bay League honoree ... three-years on varsity ... batted .368 as a junior in 2008, hitting 10 doubles and driving in 21 runs ... led Palos Verdes to the 2008 CIF Division II semifinals ... twice named an all-area player ... also played football as an underclassman at Palos Verdes.
PERSONAL: Born September 7, 1990 in Torrance, Calif. ... Son of Matt and Darlene Takahashi ... Majoring in Economics ... has one sister, Stephanie ... enjoys watching football and playing pickup basketball.