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  John Parham

John Parham

Player Profile

Rialto, CA

High School:
Eisenhower HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175







John Parham was named to the Yahoo/ 2009 All-Big West Preseason Team as catcher ...finished the season tied for the third-highest amounts of runs scored (30), fourth-highest amount of home runs hit (3), picked-off five baserunners, and threw out fourteen runners trying to steal ...had two hits and 1 RBI in three at-bats at Pepperdine (2/22) ... added three hits, three RBI's, and hit his first home run of the season vs. Loyola Marymount (2/24) ... hit his second home run of the season vs. Texas Tech (2/27) ... drove in one run vs. Texas Tech (3/1) ... went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one double vs. Evansville (3/4) ... batted 3-for-5 with one double and drove in two RBI's vs. Columbia (3/19) ... went 2-for-3 with his second double in as many games vs. Columbia (3/20) ... hit his fifth double of the season at LMU (3/24) went 3-for-5 with a double vs. UCSB (3/27) ... hit his third home run and drove in three runs at Cal Poly (4/4) ... hit a double and drove in one run vs. Cal State Fullerton (4/9) ... picked up two hits and scored two runs vs. Pepperdine (4/21) ... hit a double and drove in both Matador runs at UC Irvine (5/3) ... was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI's vs. USC (5/9) ... drove in three RBI's and scored the game-winning run on Senior Day to cap the Matador's come-from-behind victory vs. Pacific (5/17) ... collected two hits at Cal State Bakersfield (5/19) ... collected one hit and RBI at UC Davis (5/22).


Parham was one of three Matadors named to the Big West Conference Honorable Mention team ...In 56 games he had the second-highest batting average on the team with .348 ... tied for the highest number of games started with 53 ... tied for the second-highest amount of runs with 37 and tied for the team lead in hits with 72 ... collected nine doubles, the third-highest amount amongst all Matadors ... tied for the team-lead in home runs with six ... drove in 32 batters, tied for the second-most RBI's collected last season ... caught 11 baserunners stealing ... scored four runs and collected five hits vs. Cal State Fullerton on Apr. 13, both Matador individual game highs ... hit his first home run of the season vs. Northwestern (2/24) ... went 3-3 at the plate with two doubles vs. St. John's (3/7) ... batted 3-4 with 2 RBI's, a double, and a home run vs. Liberty (3/14) ... belted a home run vs. Loyola Marymount in the first game of a doubleheader, then went 3-5, scored twice, drove in two runs, and hit another home run later on that night (3/22) ... hit a home run at UC Santa Barbara (3/28) ... batted 2-4 and drove in two runs at Cal State Fullerton (4/12) ... scored four times, hit two doubles, and collected five total hits at Cal State Fullerton (4/13) ... went 3-3 (5/24) and 1-1 with a home run (5/25) in the Matadors' final series of the season vs. UC Davis.


Parham started 35 games behind the dish for the Matadors and appeared in 45 games total ... batted .243 with three home runs and 25 RBI ... his three home runs were tied for second on the team ... hit a three-RBI, game-tying double in the sixth inning against Pacific on Feb. 2 ... had a season-high three hits against UC Santa Barbara on Mar. 9 ... smacked his first homer of the year against UNLV on Jan. 28 ... caught 13 would-be base stealers, second on the squad.


Parham appeared in 27 games for the Matadors, making nine starts at catcher as the primary backup ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored on Feb. 4 vs. Nevada ... went 1-for-1 with a triple and two RBI May 6 vs. UC Davis ... scored two runs after drawing a walk and a hit by pitch Feb. 12 vs. New Orleans ... caught four batters stealing, second among catchers.


Parham earned letters all four years at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, Calif. ... earned all-league honors as a catcher in 2004 and 2005 as well as receiving the Coaches Award ... was also elected Eagle team captain ... graduated in 2005 with a 3.26 grade point average.


Born August 18, 1987 in Fontana, Calif. ... parents are Regina and John Parham ... has two older sisters, Nicole and Sarita ... Nicole attended the University of California-Berkeley and Sarita attends Cal State San Bernardino ... plays in the summer for the Riverside Rangers ... favorites include the Chicago Cubs, New York Met catcher Paul Lo Duca, "The Simpsons" and the movie "Office Space" ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is having to balance school with sports ... once met MC Hammer.