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16 - Brian Mundell
Brian Mundell
Birth Date: 2-28-94
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Year: So.
Hometown: Valencia, CA
High School: Valencia HS
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R
Experience: 1V

Expected to be Cal Poly's designated hitter and also will back up the catchers in second season at Cal Poly.

2013: Opened his collegiate career by starting 55 of Cal Poly's 59 games as a true freshman, all as designated hitter ... hit .265 with six doubles, two triples (UC Davis and Pepperdine) and 11 home runs en route to Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors as selected by Collegiate Baseball ... went 3-for-12 with a home run and four RBI at Los Angeles Regional hosted by UCLA, landing on all-regional team ... hit solo home run in first inning to spark Cal Poly to regional-opening 9-2 victory over San Diego at Jackie Robinson Stadium ... also contributed a sacrifice fly and two-run single ... the homer set a new Cal Poly Division I record for round-trippers by a freshman ... his first seven homers of the season were in 10-game stretch from March 8-24 ... 42 RBI for the year, including four in first game of doubleheader at Kansas State with a three-run home run and a solo shot ... Big West field player of the week after hitting game-winning home runs against San Jose State and Notre Dame and going 8-for-16 with four RBI ... walkoff infield single for win against UC Riverside ... 16 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI contests ... seven-game hitting streak (.464) with two doubles, four home runs and nine RBI snapped by Pepperdine ... broke out of 1-for-31 slump with three hits in final two games of Cal State Fullerton series ... hit .326 as a leadoff hitter and .336 in home games ... earned team's Scott Kidd Rookie Award ... underwent Tommy John surgery on right elbow after season ... likely will be limited to just hitting duties in first few weeks of 2014 season before attempting any catching duties ... did not play summer ball due to elbow surgery ... was invited to participate in TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha a week after the College World Series concluded, but declined due to the elbow injury.

High School: As a senior catcher and first baseman under head coach Jared Snyder at Valencia High School, hit .395 with nine home runs and 32 RBI … helped Vikings to 19-9 overall record and second-place finish in Foothill League at 10-5 … team captain and four-year varsity letter winner .. earned first-team All-Foothill League, first-team All-CIF-Southern Section Division I and team MVP honors … hit .410 as a junior with eight doubles, one triple, four home runs and 26 RBI with four stolen bases … helped Vikings to a 21-7 record, the Foothill League title and into the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs … earned first-team All-Santa Clarita Valley and All-Foothill League honors, was named offensive MVP of the league and participated with the Southwest Future All-Star Team … an Area Code finalist last summer and a North/South participant … as a sophomore, earned second-team all-valley and second-team all-league honors after hitting .339 with five doubles and three home runs … UCLA, UC Irvine, Arizona, Oregon and UC Santa Barbara also recruited Mundell, who chose Cal Poly because it is "a place to truly get better and advance myself to the highest level of my game. I also get a chance to win a national championship."

Personal: Son of Ralph and Donna Mundell … one brother, R.J. … wants to be a firefighter … born February 28, 1994, in Santa Clarita, Calif. … majors in communication studies.