13 Tim Torres
13 - Tim Torres
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: So.
Hometown: San Pablo, Calif.
Previous College: Sierra College
Position: INF
Previous School: Pinole Valley HS
B/T: B/R


About Torres

Returns to his natural shortstop position after spending last season as ORU's starting center fielder ... one of four team captains ... can also play third base and may see time at the hot corner ... owns strong throwing arm greatly improved his infield glove work in the off-season ... is perhaps ORU's best athlete ... is at his best when he play under control ... swings the bat well enough to be a middle-of-the-order hitter but will likely hit eighth or ninth to better take advantage of his versatility and speed ... switch-hitter owns good gap power and is an occasional home run threat ... a maximum-effort player.

2005 Notes

Named second-team all-conference and to the Mid-Con All-Tournament team ... batted .333-0-5 in three Mid-Con Tournament games ... converted shortstop started 55 games in center field ... led all ORU outfielders with eight assists ... committed just one outfield error in 79 chances ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored in season-ending

loss to Clemson at NCAA Regionals ... was 3-for-4 with two RBI in game three against Centenary (5/8) ... was 4-for-4 with two RBI vs. Southern Utah (4/10 ... was 3-for-6 with a double and an RBI against Notre Dame (3/11) ... belted a game-tying two-run home run at Wichita State (4/5) ... was 3-for-5 with an RBI against No. 8 Miami (4/3) ... batted .333-1-10 in Mid-Con play ... ranked among Mid-Con leaders in walks (5th) and on-base percentage (7th).

Before ORU

Played sophomore season at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. ... named to the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association All-America first team ... also earned first-team All-Bay Valley Conference honors after batting .424 with 13 doubles, six triples, two home runs and 35 RBI in 35 games ... was also 16-of-18 in stolen bases ... walked 34 times for a .558 on-base percentage ... owned a .672 slugging percentage ... sat out the 2003 season with injury ... began his junior college career at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif. ... batted .300

with 12 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 39 RBI ... walked 44 times for a .464 on-base percentage ... also stole five bases and scored 37 runs in 44 games ... drafted in the 42nd round of the 2002 MLB Draft by San Francisco.

High School

2001 graduate of Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, Calif. ... an all-league selection as a senior ... three-year letter winner ... also played three seasons of varsity soccer.


Full name is Timothy Lorenzo Rufino Torres ... son of Rufino and Diana Torres ... Recreation Administration major ... brother, Tony, played in the Florida Marlins organization ... born November 12, 1983.