USD will battle Long Beach State in its regular-season finale at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Blair Field.
JUNIOR (2009): Played in 54 games, all of which were starts...named the WCC Player of the Year...for the season, batted .376 (80-for-213) with a .435 on-base percentage and .559 slugging percentage...team leader in hits (80), RBI (45), and runs scored (42)...on 3/21 vs. Brown, set a season-high in doubles with three, going 3-for-5 in the game with two RBI and two stolen bases...concluded the series vs. Brown with a 5-for-5 performance at the plate on 3/23...hit two solo home runs on 3/27 vs. Pepperdine...reached base five times on 4/4 at Santa Clara, going 4-for-6 with a walk...three of his four hits on 4/4 were doubles...registered a season-high three walks on 4/10 at Gonzaga...produced a season-high four RBI on 4/25 vs. Portland, going 2-for-5 with a home run.
SOPHOMORE (2008): Played in 60 games with 54 starts as the everyday right fielder...led the team with a .374 batting average and team high 80 hits, 16 doubles, 57 RBI, had five home runs and three triples... helped the team win the WCC regular-season championship and advance to the championship game of the Long Beach Regional...helped the team post a program-best 16-game winning streak...posted 20 multi-hit games...went 4-6 with five RBI and two home runs against Portland (4/13/08)...had nine hits in 14 at bats in a three game series against Hawaii (3/15/08 - 3/16/08)...went 3-4 with two doubles and one home run against conference rival Gonzaga (4/5/08)...went 2-4 with a double and a triple against Portland (4/11/08).
FRESHMAN (2007): Played in 26 games with 19 starts as an outfielder and first baseman for the Toreros... played a role in helping USD win the regular-season WCC Championship...helped team achieve a program-best No. 4 national ranking...hit .215 with 14 hits, one double and had eight RBI...made one appearance on the mound for USD allowing two runs on one hit in 1.0 innings of work...went 2-for-5 with three RBI against USC (2/10/07)...went 2-for-4 with one RBI against Virginia Commonwealth (2/15/07)...went 2-for-4 with one double against San Diego State (4/17/07)...also made one appearance as a pitcher allowing two runs on one hit in 1.0 innings of work.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in baseball while playing for Dean Welch at Ramona High School...as a sophomore he hit .375 with one home run to earn first-team All-Valley League honors...as a junior he hit .500 with seven home runs en route to earning first-team All-State honors for underclassmen...as a senior he was named first-team All-American and first-team All-State after hitting .510 with 12 home runs...was also a member of the football team.
PERSONAL: James Richard Meador Jr. was born on Dec. 9, 1987...is the son of Richard and Barbie Meador...was also recruited by UCLA, Long Beach State and Arizona State...chose to attend USD because of the excellent baseball program and because of the academic reputation...plans on majoring in business.
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