22 - Justin Viele
Justin Viele
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
High School: Esperanza HS
Position: 2B/SS

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SOPHOMORE (2011): Named a team captain entering the 2011 season...was the only Bronco to start all 51 games of the 2011 season…hit .237, with six doubles and a homer...went 3-4 and scored two runs in the season opener at. No. 2 South Carolina…totaled one hit, a run, a RBI, a walk and a homerun in a four-game set with Albany Feb. 25-27…scored a run at Stanford on Mar. 1…recorded a RBI single at San Jose State (3/4)…recorded his second multi-hit game against Cal on Mar. 8…registered five hits, one run, two RBI, two doubles and a stolen base in the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament Mar. 11-13…totaled seven hits, six hits, two RBI and a double in a four-game sweep of Brown Mar. 26-28…had three plate appearances at Stanford (4/22)…singled in a mid-week game against UC Davis…amassed two hits, a stolen base and a sacrifice in a three-game series with Bakersfield…recorded a single and a run in a three-game bout against LMU Apr. 8-10…provided a RBI single in a mid-week game againt Cal Poly (4/12)…went a combined 5-14 with a RBI and a walk in three games at Saint Mary’s…registered a stolen base against Stanford on Apr. 19…provided three hits, a double, two walks and five runs in three games at USF…walked twice and scored a run in mid-week win against Pacific (4/26)…had seven assists in three games against Gonzaga…singled and stole a base against No. 21 Cal on May 3…singled four times and scored a run in a three-game series at Pepperdine...tallied four at-bats in a mid-week contest with UC Davis…provided a RBI single in the series opener vs.  San Diego (5/20)…picked up a RBI on May 21 vs.  San Diego…singled and scored a run in the final game vs.  San Diego (5/22)…knocked in a run with a RBI double at Portland (5/27)…singled and scored a run in the final game of the season at Portland (5/29).

FRESHMAN (2010): Made an immediate impact as Santa Clara’s starting shortstop beginning on Opening Day … had a terrific start to the year, hitting near .300 with an on-base percentage over .450 before suffering an arm injury when he was hit by a pitch against Portland (4/2) in the opening weekend of West Coast Conference play … had 23 hits in 25 games prior to the injury … made it back to play and start in all three games at Loyola Marymount May 28-30 the final weekend of the season … went 4-for-10 in those final three games to post a season batting average of .310 … he was hit by pitches 20 times – fourth most in SCU’s single-season history, doing so in just 28 games ... enjoyed six multiple-hit games ... went 4-for-4, hit two doubles, and had three RBI in an early-season win over San Jose State (3/7) … hit safely in 18 of the 28 games he played in … his four hits and three RBI against San Jose State (3/7) were both season-highs.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team MVP at Esperanza High School in Anaheim ... two-time All-Sunset League middle-infielder ... hit .366 and posted a .500 on-base percentage as a senior ... led the league with 14 stolen bases ... scored 26 runs in 26 games, helping Esperanza reach the 2009 playoffs ... hit .338 as a junior with a .452 on-base percentage ... selected to play in Perfect Game USA's California Showcase event in 2008 and 2009 an the California Baseball Coaches Association North-South games ... played on the Angeles Elite Team .... also a member of the SoCal Yankees scout team ... named to the National Classic All-Tournament team.

PERSONAL: Born November 13, 1990 in Fullerton, Calif. ... son of Paul and Jana Viele ... has one sister, Jennifer ... hobbies include playing the drums, weightlifting, watching movies and ping pong ... Santa Clara was his top choice of universities to attend... majoring in Communication.