Kevin Arendse
18  Kevin Arendse
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burlington, Washington

High School:
Burlington-Edison

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 240

Position:
C

Experience:
4V

Bats/Throws:
R/R


At Utah Valley ...
Senior (2010): Signed a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on July 9, 2010 and started pro career with Orem Owlz ... had the game-winning base hit with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to send Utah Valley to a win over Northern Colorado in the Great West Tournament championship game ... started 53 games with 52 at catcher and one as the DH ... named to Great West All-Conference first team after hitting .338 with seven home runs, 21 doubles and 48 RBI ... also finished with six stolen bases ... threw out over 40 percent of would-be base stealers ... had 21 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games including a two-home run game -- with a grand slam -- in a win over Southern Utah ... finished game with six runs batted in, tying a school record ... was 5-for-6 with four runs and three RBI in a win at Chicago State ... went 4-for-4 with three RBI in a win over Texas-Pan American and earned Great West Player of the Week on May 3 after going 9-for-13 (.692) in the series vs. UTPA ... had hits in his first six at-bats in the series vs. Texas-Pan American and reached in his first eight plate appearances ... finished his career with a .310 batting average, 13 home runs, 45 doubles and 120 RBI.

Junior (2009): Batted a career-best .313 in 44 games played (42 starts) ... started at catcher 41 times and DH the other ... had two home runs and 31 RBI ... fifth on the team with 16 multi-hit games ... was 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI in win over Air Force ... was 11-for-16 (.688) with 12 runs batted in during four-game series with Air Force ... went 3-for-5 with a double and six RBI with the bases loaded ... had three hits and three RBI in win over Northern Colorado on March 7.

Sophomore (2008): Hit .281 in 40 starts with four home runs and 29 runs batted in ... had 13 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games ... finished with three, three-hit games including back-to-back contests against Northern Colorado and Dixie State ... was 3-for-4 with three batted in in a win over BYU on May 5th ... hit home runs on consecutive days in Greeley, Colorado (vs. Air Force and at Northern Colorado) ... had two home runs on a 2-for-3 day in a win at Hawai'i on May 15th, the Wolverines' only multi-homer game of the season and first in nearly a year.

Freshman (2007): Played in 26 games, 18 of which were starts ... hit .282 with five multi-hit games ... in a double-header against Northern Colorado on May 6th he went 4-for-9 with three RBI and one run scored.

Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Burlington-Edison High School ... named Skagit Valley Herald's Athlete of the Year and Burlington Edison's Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... earned 12 varsity letters (four each in baseball, basketball and football) ... for baseball he was named regional tounament MVP in 2005 ... for football he was named All-State and All-League in 2005.

Personal ...
Born November 7, 1987 in Mount Vernon, WA ... graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 2006 with a 3.2 GPA ... expects to major in Business at Utah Valley ... enjoys dirt bike riding, paintballing and snowboarding ... his uncle Jim was drafted in the 5th round out of high school and played for the Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros ... also recruited by Washington and Washington State ... parents are Lester and Michelle.