THIS YEAR: Enters his senior season as the leadoff hitter and starting right fielder.
2012 (junior): Played in 47 games, starting six times in his junior season... Finished with a .324 batting average (11-for-34), recording four RBIs... Scored eight runs, and notched three walks... Had a season-high three hits and two RBIs against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Feb. 28... Scored a season-high three runs against Westmont on Feb. 11.
2011 (sophomore): Played in 25 games and made two starts ... Batted .250 (4-for-16) and had three RBIs and two doubles ... Had a perfect fielding percentage and had four put outs.
2010 (freshman): Appeared in 37 games and made seven starts ... Batted .262 (11-for-42) and scored 22 runs, including a .294 (10-for-34) clip with 13 runs in GSAC games ... Also drew 3 walks with only 5 strikeouts ... Went 3-for-4, scored 4 runs, and recorded his first career extra-base hit, a double, in the season-ending 4-game conference series against Westmont.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a 3-time all-Southwestern League infielder at Temescal Canyon High in Lake Elsinore, Calif., for head coach Don Kruger ... Set school record for career hits with 103 hits in 3 seasons, posting a .368 career batting average for the Titans ... Played in Riverside County All-Star game after 2009 senior season, when he batted .383 (31-for-81) and scored 21 runs for his third consecutive season with at least 20 runs scored ... Batted .365 (35-for-96) with 3 home runs as a 2008 junior, setting school's single-season records for runs (24), triples (3), and stolen bases (12) ... Set Temescal Canyon's season hits record his first varsity campaign as a 2007 sophomore, tallying 37 hits in 103 at-bats for a .359 average ... Also recorded 7 doubles in 2007 to help lead the Titans to a 24-5 campaign that included a Southwestern League title and a CIF-Southern Section Div. II quarterfinals appearance ... Earned national merit commendation and posted a 4.2 cumulative high school GPA ... Also played 1 season of basketball.
PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 10, 1990, in Corona, Calif., to Scott (teacher and athletic trainer) and Debbi (self employed) Putjenter ... Has 1 younger brother (Travis) ... Grandfather Ron Drake played 2 years of football and baseball at USC ... Majoring in social science and would like to become a teacher and baseball coach at the high school level.