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Charlie Braun
Charlie Braun

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grosse Pointe, Mich.

High School:
Grosse Pointe South

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
10/13/1980

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R


Will anchor the infield at either second base or shortstop.

2002: Had a breakout offensive year, batting .394 with seven doubles and 13 stolen bases...scored 55 runs, which is good for sixth best in an MSU season...team-best four triples...collected 76 hits and was second on the team with a .458 on-base percentage...led team with 133 assists and eight sacrifices...delivered 12 multi-hit games...successful spring trip, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored at Charlotte (3/4) followed by a 3-for-4 outing with two runs scored at Charleston Southern (3/8)...nailed a homer and had three RBI vs. Indiana (4/14)...went a perfect 4-for-4 against Eastern Michigan (5/7)...posted incredible numbers in a key series at Penn State (5/17-19), going 10-for-19 with eight runs scored.

2001: Can play shortstop, second or third base?started 35 games in the infield and appeared in 48 games?led team in assists with 115 and had a .968 fielding percentage?batted .236 and was fourth on the team in walks with 16?went 1-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored in win over Illinois (3/24)?went 2-for-5 with one run scored vs. Ohio State (4/13).

2000: Appeared in 40 games, starting 39... hit .177 with 20 hits in 113 at bats, also collected eight RBI...went 3-4 with one RBI vs. Grand Valley State (3/30).

High School: Earned all-district, academic all-district, all-conference, all-league, all-region and second-team all-state honors his junior and senior years ... named team?s best defensive player in 1998 ... set school records for most triples and most double plays in a season ... also lettered in hockey, where he was first-team all-state, most valuable player of the league and set a single-season record for goals scored his senior year ... hockey was runner-up in the state finals in 1998 ... captain of the baseball and hockey teams his senior season.

Personal: Born October 13, 1980 in Detroit, Mich., to Richard and Martha Braun ... human biology major ... enjoys listening to music and relaxing ... favorite player is Omar Vizquel ... lists his father as his biggest baseball influence ... favorite team is the New York Yankees.

Year	GP	AB	R	H	Avg	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	SB/AT	PO	  A	E	Pct.
2000	40	133	12	20	.177	2	0	0	8	11	13	1/6	51	102	12	.927
2001	48	106	18	25	.236	1	0	0	12	16	17	7/11	64	115	6	.968
2002	53	188	55	74	.394	7	4	1	32	23	23	13/15	81	133	15	.934
Total	141	427	85	119	.279	10	4	1	52	50	53	21/32	196	350	33	.953