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    Anthony Lunetta
    Anthony Lunetta

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Riverside, Calif.

    High School:
    Arlington

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 180

    Position:
    Shortstop

    Birthdate:
    10/09/1980

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    2003: Lunetta was the Trojans' starting shortstop this season and showed no signs of trouble from his elbow injury two years ago...earned Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America third team honors...led the team in batting average (.349) and doubles (22)...set the school career record for doubles on March 18 with his 59th double, surpassing the old record (58) held by Gabe Alvarez (1993-95)...recorded 73 career doubles...second on USC's all-time career list for hits (290), runs scored (197) and total bases (442) and third for walks (133), games played (243) and at-bats (916)...finished the season with a seve-game hitting streak, batting .464 (13-for-28)...went 6-for-11 during the Washington State series (May 16-18) with two doubles, a home run and five RBI...recorded a 4-for-4 night with a home run and two RBI on May 20 at Fresno State...went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI on May 3 against No. 9 Stanford...had a season-high 11-game hitting streak (22-for-44, .500) snapped on April 11 at UCLA...had two doubles in a 3-for-4 day with two RBI on April 12 against UCLA...went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI on March 2 at Stanford...went 8-for-12 (.667) against No. 3 Arizona State with a home run and three doubles...went 6-for-11 (.545) with two home runs and four RBI during the Stanford series (Feb. 28-March 2).

    2002: Lunetta was the starting second baseman in his 2002 junior season, missing only two games and batting .271 (62-for-229) with a home run and 24 RBI...earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors...hit his first home run of the season on May 24 at UCLA...had seven-game hitting streaks twice (April 13-23 and March 23-April 6)...went 6-for-14 at the Washington State series (April 19-21)...went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBI on April 2 vs. UC Irvine...recorded a 3-for-6 night on Feb. 12 at UC Riverside...earned Baseball America Preseason All-America second team honors.

    2001: In his 2001 sophomore season, Lunetta teamed with shortstop Seth Davidson to comprise one of the top double play combinations in the nation...injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow limited him to designated hitter duties late in the season, but he returned to the field during the NCAA Super Regional...batted .305 with 5 HR, 38 RBI and 12 stolen bases...started in every game...led the team with a .545 batting average (6-for-11) at the College World Series with three doubles...had a 3-for-5 afternoon with two doubles on June 9 vs. Georgia in the CWS opener...went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI on June 1 against Florida International at the NCAA Super Regional...his home run on June 1 was his fourth career postseason home run...doubled and scored in a 1-0 win on May 20 at Oregon State which helped clinch the Pac-10 Conference title for the Trojans...hit solo home runs in three straight games on March 10 and 11 at No. 10 Stanford and March 13 at UC Santa Barbara...went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on March 10 at No. 10 Stanford...went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI in the season opener on Jan. 31 vs. Santa Clara.

    2000: Lunetta earned the starting second base position as a 2000 freshman and made an immediate impact...batted .343 with 12 HR, 50 RBI and three stolen bases...started in every game...earned Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American first team honors...named the Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year...second on the team in batting average...led the team with 22 doubles...had 23 multi-hit games...hit two home runs on June 2 against No. 1 Georgia Tech at the NCAA Super Regional...hit a home run in back-to-back games on May 20 and May 21 at Washington...went 4-for-5 with a double on April 9 at UCLA...had two home runs in a 2-for-4 day with five RBI on April 1 at Arizona...hit three doubles and had four RBI on March 18 at Stanford...earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the Kia Baseball Bash by going 5-for-8 with two doubles, three RBI and three walks...went 5-for-5 in his collegiate debut with a home run and two RBI on Jan. 29 at Pepperdine.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Among Lunetta's many honors at Arlington High in Riverside, Calif., was his selection as the 1997 Riverside County Player of the Year as a sophomore...was a four-time (1996-99) All-Ivy League selection, and was twice named an All-CIF Southern Section Division II first teamer (1997-98), a Riverside Press-Enterprise All-County selection (1998-99) and a Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass pick (1997-98)...helped lead Arlington to the 1999 CIF title, including a semifinal game in which he struck out 13 and hit two home runs...as a junior, he batted .510 and set school records for hits (49) and RBI (41)...played in the 1998 Area Code Games with the 714 Angels and in the Team One National Showcase.

    PERSONAL: Majoring in history...was a 42nd-round draft selection of the Cleveland Indians in the 1999 professional draft...enjoys rock climbing...favorite athlete is Omar Vizquel...birthdate is Oct. 9, 1980.

    Lunetta's Career Statistics
    YEAR		G-GS	AVG	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB-SBA	BB	SO
    2000 (Fr.)	64-64	.343	233	62	80	22	0	12	50	3-4	37	49
    2001 (So.)	64-64	.305	239	48	73	18	2	5	38	12-14	36	30
    2002 (Jr.)	59-59	.271	229	41	62	11	0	1	24	6-10	29	29
    2003 (Sr.)	56-56	.349	215	46	75	22	0	7	31	5-11	31	27
    TOTALS		243-243	.317	916	197	290	73	2	25	143	26-39	133	135
    

    Lunetta's Career Post-Season Statistics YEAR G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO 2000 (Fr.) 8-8 .267 30 5 8 1 0 3 9 0-0 3 8 2001 (So.) 8-8 .333 30 4 10 3 0 1 9 0-0 3 4 2002 (Jr.) 5-5 .250 20 3 5 0 0 0 1 0-0 4 1 TOTALS 21-21 .288 80 12 23 4 0 4 19 0-0 10 13