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32   Brad Raj
Brad Raj

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Southgate, Mich.

High School:
Southgate Anderson

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
RHP

Bat/Throw:
R/R

2009:
All-GLIAC Honorable Mention...Appeared in 44 games as a position player and five as a pitcher...Hit .338 (52-154) with 10 doubles, 24 runs scored, 33 RBI and three home runs...Tallied 14 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games...Recorded a season-best 8-game hitting streak...Started final 18 games at shortstop...Appeared in five games as a pitcher, all as a starter...Posted a 3-1 record with a 4.85 ERA...Yielded 36 hits and 16 runs, 14 of which were earned, with 23 strikeouts in 26.0 innings pitched...Drove in four runs in a 2-for-4 outing vs. Quincy (3/6)...4-for-4 with for RBI vs. Findlay (4/5)...3-for-5 with four RBI vs. Wayne State (5/3)...Yielded just two runs on nine hits in 7.0 innings vs. Quincy (3/9) en route to the win

2008:



Second Team All-GLIAC...Appeared in 29 games at third base and saw action in 15 games as a pitcher, including 11 as a starting pitcher...Earned All-GLIAC Second-Team honors after posting a 6-2 record with a 4.37 ERA...Tossed two complete games and was a part of two combined shutouts...Tied for the team lead in strikeouts with 54...Yielded 68 hits and 34 earned runs in 70.0 innings pitched...Opponents hit just .256 off Raj...Hit .315 in 29 games at third base...Collected 29 hits, scored 21 runs and drove in 15 runs...6-for-6 in stolen bases...Recorded seven multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games...Notched a season-best 13-game hitting streak...2-for-3 with two RBIs an a run scored vs. Gannon (Apr. 6)...Tallied nine strikeouts from the mound on two occasions...Recorded nine strikeouts in 8.0 innings for work vs. Saginaw Valley State (Mar. 30)...Went the distance and picked up the win over Wayne State (May 9) in GLIAC Tournament. Tallied nine strikeouts and yielded two runs vs. WSU.

2007:
Appeared in 32 games overall, 24 as a position player and eight as a pitcher...Started four games on the mound...Hit .333 in 42 plate appearances...Collected 14 hits, scored 11 runs and drove in eight runs...Notched a 2-0 record on the mound...Logged 23.2 innings, yielding eight earned runs and 25 hits...Recorded 18 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.04...Was 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI versus Ashland (5/12).

High School:
Prepped at Southgate Anderson under head coach Paul Piesz...Was an all-conference, all-region, and all-academic during high school career...Detroit News All-Metro Team member...Named to The News Herald Dream Team...Hit .485 as a junior with 38 RBIs and 38 runs scored...Threw 39 innings with 50 strikeouts and a 1.97 ERA...Threw a no-hitter as a junior...Team claimed district championships in sophomore and junior season...Named to USSSA All-Tournament Team and Outstanding Defensive Player as team finished second in 2003 World Series.

Personal:
Born in Wyandotte, Mich....Son of David and Monica Raj...Enjoys fishing and golfing.

Raj's Career Batting Statistics
Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB OBP
2007 .333 20-7 42 11 14 1 0 0 8 15 .357 2 .356
2008 .315 29-28 92 21 29 6 0 1 15 38 .413 3 .340
2009 .349 43-37 149 24 52 10 1 3 33 73 .490 8 .377
Total .336 92-72 283 56 95 17 1 4 56 126 .445 13 .362
Raj's Career Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP CG SV IP H ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF

BAvg

2007 3.04 2-0 8 0 0 23.2 25 8 14 18 1 0 0 109 .269
2008 4.37 6-2 15 2 0 70.0 68 34 17 54 14 2 2 301 .256
2009 4.85 3-1 5 1 0 26.0 36 14 7 23 4 2 3 125 .313
Total 4.21 11-3 28 3 0 119.2 129 56 38 95 19 4 5 535 .272
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