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#5 Steve Braun
Position: Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Granada Hills, Calif.
High School: Granada Hills

On Braun: Intelligent middle infielder whose defensive skills rank among the top in the ACC ... a patient hitter that can drive balls for extra bases ... heady, instinctive player is also one of team's top bunters ... has been productive at both top and bottom of the order.

As a Junior (2007): Started 52 games, mostly at second base ... hit two home runs and eight doubles as part of a .255 batting average ... his 11 stolen bases was second on the team ... went 2-for-3 with two runs in the season opener at Winthrop (Feb. 9) ... was 1-for-4 with two RBIs in win over Lafayette (March 3) ... was a perfect 4-for-4 in win over Coppin State (March 14) ... marked back-to-back games with two RBIs in wins over Miami and VCU (March 18/21) ... hit second homer in top of the ninth inning in loss to Georgia Tech, part of a 3-for-4, three RBI day at the plate (March 30) ... was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in win over UMBC, including a home run (April 3) ... drove in a run with his double in loss at ODU (April 11) ... was 3-for-5 with an RBI against Boston College (April 14) ... hit a pair of doubles in win at Duke (April 20).

As a Sophomore (2006): Settled in as Terps' starting shortstop in first year with the program ... hit .251 with 12 doubles and 17 RBI in 52 games, including a .277 mark in league


play ... established a new Maryland single season record with 17 sacrifice hits (14 bunt, three fly) ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles vs. Evansville (Feb. 19) ... went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored against GW (March 1) ... went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run against Duke (March 4) ... finished 2-for-4 with a double in series finale with the Blue Devils (March 5) ... had a 3-for-5 effort vs. Mt. St. Mary's, including two doubles, three RBI and a run (March 14) ... went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in win over No. 3 UNC (March 18) ... was 2-for-4 with a run scored in series opener vs. Miami (March 24) ... finished 2-for-4 with a run and a walk in victory over No. 3 Georgia Tech (April 2) ... went 1-for-4 with a run, RBI and his first triple of the year in series finale at Clemson (Apr. 9) ... had a team-high two hits in four at-bats against NC State (Apr. 14) ... was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI triple to right in the fourth inning vs. Wolfpack in series finale (Apr. 16) ... finished 1-for-3 with a double and broke a school record with his 15th sacrifice hit of the year vs. UVA (April 30) ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs to lead 12-run Terp outburst against GW (May 3).

At Pierce (2005): Hit .314 with 21 RBIs, seven doubles, one home run and five stolen bases in his only season at Pierce College ... named All-Western State Conference ... was selected in the 35th round of the 2005 Draft by the Oakland Athletics ... prior to his season at Pierce, spent one year at Fresno State, where he redshirted.

At Granada Hills: Lettered three times, playing shortstop, third base and centerfield ... as a senior, batted .400 with two home runs and 16 steals and compiled a .475 on-base percentage ... was named All-West Valley League, earning a spot in the Valley Invitational All-Star game ... during his junior season, he hit .357 with three homers, 15 stolen bases and a .475 OBP ... earned numerous team accolades over the years, including MVP, Most Improved Player and Defensive Player of the Year (twice).

Personal: Son of Diane and Joe Braun ... a member of the Dean's List at Pierce and Fresno State ... older brother, Ryan, also played ACC baseball at Miami and was recently selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2005 Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers ... majoring in business.

Braun's Career Batting Statistics

Year	Avg.	GP/GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	Slug.%	BB	SO	SB
2006	.251	52/51	183	24	46	12	2	1	17	.355	16	37	6
2007	.255	52/52	188	31	48	8	0	2	22	.330	17	41	11
Totals	.253	104/103	371	55	94	20	2	3	39	.342	33	78	17

Braun's Career Game Highs
Hits: 4, vs. Coppin State (3/14/07)
RBI: 3, four times, last at Georgia Tech (3/30/07)
Runs: 4, vs. Coppin State (3/14/07)
Stolen Bases: 2, vs. William & Mary (3/27/07)


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