15 - Alex Muren
Alex Muren
Born: 11/06/1991
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ramona, CA
Position: OF/RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R
EXP: 1V
Previous School: Ramona HS

2011

Alex Muren spent the majority of his sophomore season as a pitcher for Northridge, earning a 2-1 record and a 4.69 ERA (fourth best on the team) in 13 appearances (five starts). He struck out 22 hitters in 40.1 innings and also had a double and two RBI in 12 games as a batter. He got the first hit of the 2011 season for the Matadors and hit in three straight games vs. Seattle University (2/18 - 2/19). Muren went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in Game 2 vs. Seattle (2/19), came on in relief and pitched 2.0 innings to earn the win against Valparaiso (2/27 Gm. 2), and started and threw 5.2 innings, giving up one hit against San Francisco (3/5). He pitched 5.0 innings to get the win over Lafayette (3/12 Gm. 1), set season highs with 6.0 innings pitched and three strikeouts in a no decision against Loyola Marymount (3/27), pitched 3.0 scoreless innings in relief and struckout four against Pacific (4/22), and tossed 3.1 innings and struckout three against UC Santa Barbara (5/8).

2010

In his first season at CSUN, Alex Muren spent time both as a position player and pitcher. On the mound he finished with a 2-1 record, 5.76 ERA, and started in eight of the nine games thrown this season. He threw a total of 25.0 innings, fanning 16 batters, and at the plate he started in eight of his 20 games played, finishing with a .244 batting average. Six of his ten hits this season were for extra bases as he hit four doubles, one triple, and a home run in his 41 at-bats and he drove in six runs and scored on four occasions. Muren singled in his debut at-bat as a Matador vs. Bethune-Cookman (2/19) and made his pitching debut and threw 2.0 innings at San Diego, striking out two in the process (2/23). He started against Connecticut and allowed only five hits as he fanned five batters for the no-decision (3/8). He started his third game of the season and threw a season-high 6.1 innings to earn his first win as a Matador vs. UNLV (3/16) and threw 1.2 innings and gave up zero hits at Seattle (3/21). He earned his second win of the season and allowed only two hits vs. Albany (3/29), struck out three batters in five innings vs. Cal Poly (4/18), and hit his second double of the season at UC Riverside (5/16). Muren turned in his best performance at the plate of the season season by falling only a home run shy of hitting for the cycle at UNLV and set new career and season highs with five at-bats, three hits, and drove in his first RBI, and hit both his first double and triple as a Matador at UNLV (5/18). He had a hit, drove in an run, and was hit by a pitch vs. Long Beach State (5/23), was hit by a pitch twice vs. San Diego (5/24), and hit his first career home run as a Matador and drove in two runs vs. UC Riverside (5/25).

RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL

Earned four letters as a member of the Bulldog baseball team as an outfielder and a pitcher from 2006-09 and named captain during his senior season. He was a quarterback, punter, and kicker during his two years on the football team. Muren earned a spot in Rivals.com top-100 high school baseball prospects (#79) during the 2009 season and was named Most Valuable Player by his football teammates in 2007 and earned numerous baseball honors including All-League from 2007-09, Most Valuable Player in '09, All-American recognition in '09, and was named to the All-CIF North County team in '08 and '09. His football team was league champion in '06, and he was a member of two league championship-winning baseball squads in '06 and '08. Muren stole a school-record 53 total bases in four seasons and finished his senior season batting .516.

MATADOR MEMO

Born on November 6, 1991 to Tim and Tammy Muren ... Has one brother, Drew, who also attended Cal State Northridge and competed on the baseball team ... His uncles, Don and Rick Muren, competed for the baseball team at San Jose State and football team at Colorado State respectively ... Matt Holliday is his favorite professional athlete ... Gerard Butler is his favorite actor and Jessica Biel is his favorite actress ... Other favorites include the television show "Two and a Half Men", the movie "The Hangover", the band Nickleback and Dierks Bentley ... Chose to attend CSUN so he could compete and play with his brother ... His greatest sports moment took place when he attended try-outs for Team USA with 35 other baseball players in Carey, North Carolina ... Dancing in front of the team at the fist team dinner at the field is his most embarrassing moment ... The best athlete he has competed against is Donovan Tate ... His best friend from another college team is Trevor Frank, member of the UC Riverside baseball team ... The best thing about being an athlete is doing what you love ... He chose his uniform number because his dad wore it in high school and it is the reversed version of his brother's number ... When he has time to relax he likes to go fishing ... Superstitions include getting dressed the same way and showering the same way ... The most famous person he has met is Tony Gwynn ... Would love to meet Matt Holliday ... Would enjoy having dinner with his grandfather, Matt Holliday, and God ... The one thing that always makes him smile is his girlfriend ... His greatest hero is his father because he has overcome numerous obstacles in his childhood and has given so much to his family ... Currently undecided on a major.