El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Oak Ridge HS
Hit .182 with two runs and two RBI in 10 games in 2006 … came to UM from one of the most reputable junior college programs in the country, Sacramento City JC … swung the bat with more confidence and authority in the fall … gap hitter who will be a designated hitter off the bench.
Played in 10 games and hit .182 with two RBI. Lincoln Regional (6/2): Struck out in a pinch-hit appearance against San Francisco. vs. Wake Forest (5/12): Pinch-hit in the eighth inning and was hit by a pitch and scored. vs. Wright State (5/6-7): Came off the bench to play in the final two games of the series … drew a bases-loaded walk in his only plate appearance in the second game of the series … went 0-for-2 in the series finale. vs. Virginia (4/22): Went 0-for-1 off the bench in the second game of the series. at Florida State (4/15): Struck out in a pinch-hit appearance. vs. Clemson (4/2): Came into the game at first base in the late innings and struck out in his only at bat. vs. Louisville (2/15): Went 0-for-1 off the bench in the DH spot. vs. Winthrop (2/3): Went 0-for-1 off the bench UM’s series-opening win. vs. FIU (1/28): Made his UM debut in the fifth inning of the opener as the designated hitter … went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and drove in one run in the sixth inning.
Sacramento City JC
Played for Andy McKay at Sacramento City JC … member of the honor roll for six consecutive semesters. Sophomore (2005): Hit .308 with four home runs and 38 RBIs. Freshman (2004): Batted .323 with a home run and 17 RBIs.
Petralli played for Mike Isherwood at Oak Ridge … played in Oklahoma City for the 16-18 World Series as a member of the Natoma Indians … two-time all-league selection. Senior (2003): Hit .350 with three home runs and 28 RBIs. Junior (2002): Batted .333 with two home runs and 21 RBIs.
Son of Edward and Marge Petralli … has one sister, Summer … majoring in business … uncle, Geno Petralli, played 12 years in the Majors for the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays and caught Nolan Ryan’s 300th win … attended the same high school as former Hurricane F.P. Santangelo … most-prized possession is a baseball autographed by Ted Williams.