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Mitchell Kranson
Player Profile:
Mitchell Kranson 1251839
Position: Catcher/Infield
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
High School: De La Salle HS
Experience: 3 Letters

AS A JUNIOR (2015):
- Batted .273 (45-for-165, .243 vs. Pac-12) with a team-high 12 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 21 RBI
- Named to the College Station Regional All-Tournament Team
- Was 8-for-18 with two home runs and five RBI at the College Station Regional, including a walk-off home run against Texas A&M on May 30 in the 14th inning
- Had nine multi-hit games, including two three-hit games and one four-hit game
- Went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI on March 22 at Washington

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014):
- Batted .231 (24-for-104, .309 vs. Pac-12) with nine doubles and 11 RBI
- Went 3-for-3 with RBI April 19 vs. Washington
- Was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI April 6  at Washington State
- Finished 2-for-3 and had the game-winning RBI double March 28 vs. Utah
- Went 2-for-4 with two doubles Feb. 23 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff

AS A FRESHMAN (2013):
- Batted .279 (29-for-104, .290 vs. Pac-12) with five doubles, a home run and 11 RBI
- Went 3-for-6 and had the game-winning RBI in the final game of the season May 20 vs. Gonzaga
- Was 2-for-4 and hit first collegiate home run May 18 vs. Stanford
- Started the final 14 games at third base and had multiple hits in eight of those starts
- Was 2-for-5 with a career-high three RBI April 27 at Washington
- Had the game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning April 21 vs. Washington State

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL:
- As a senior at De La Salle High School was the East Bay Athletic League MVP, first-team all-league, NorCal first team and All-California second team
- Help lead Da La Salle to the 2012 league title and the North Coast Section championship
- Owned a .400 high school batting average and as a junior drove in 30 runs, earning first-team All-EBAL honors as a third baseman
- Has the ability to play third base, catch or play the outfield
- Was a member of the 14U USA National Team that traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Undeclared major with an interest in business
- Parents are Robert and Laura Kranson

CAREER BESTS
Most Hits: 4, three times, March 17, 2016 at USC (4-for-5, HR, 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R)
Most Runs: 3, March 11, 2016 vs. Texas Tech
Most RBI: 3, twice, last time, Feb. 28, 2016 vs. Purdue (2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 R)
Career Grand Slams: None
Longest Hitting Streak: 8, twice, March 3-18, 2016 (18-for-38, .474, 4 2B, HR, 4 RBI)
Kranson’s Career Statistics
 YEAR   AVG   G   AB    R    H   RBI   2B   3B   HR   BB   SO   SB 
 2013  .279  36   104   13  29  11   5   0   1   7  14   1
 2014  .231  40  104   6  24  11   9   0   0   7  13   0
 2015  .273  49  165  22  45  21  12   1   6   5  10   0
 2016  .382  16   68  14  26  11   8   0   2   4   9   0
 Total  .281  141   441   55  124   54   34    1    9   23   46    1
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