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#4 Dean Forthun
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glendora, Calif.
High School: Bishop Amat Memorial
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2010: Co-captain ... first team All-Ivy League ... named to the Johnny Bench Award watch list, given to the nation's top catcher ... started 43 of 46 games at catcher ... threw out 44.7 percent of baserunners attempting to steal ... finished with a .333 batting average, third best on the team ... hit 11 doubles and tied for third all-time on Columbia's career list ... carried a .448 on-base percentage ... batted .397 during Ivy League play with a .486 on-base percentage ... gunned down eight of 11 runners attempting to steal during Ivy play ... named Ivy League Player of the Week on March 30 ... had a 12-game hit streak during middle of the season ... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Columbia's division-clinching sweep at Penn on final weekend of regular season ... 2-for-5 and scored three runs in doubleheader vs. Brown ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI at Virginia Tech ... had five hits in seven at-bats in doubleheader at Dartmouth.

2009: Second team All-Ivy League ... started 41 of the 42 games he played behind the plate ... led team with 14 doubles ... team-high 17 walks ... threw out 35.5 percent of base runners attempting to steal ... batted .299 during Ivy League play with 16 RBI and a .435 on-base percentage ... 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles in Lions' 13-5 win in series opener vs. Penn ... belted first collegiate home run in first inning of final game at Princeton ... 2-for-4 with two doubles in doubleheader nightcap win vs. Harvard ... 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in 10-1 win at Cal State Northridge ... 2-for-3 with two doubles in doubleheader nightcap at Charlotte ... had four RBI in doubleheader sweep at Yale.

2008: Honorable mention All-Ivy League ... started 48 of 49 games he played behind the plate ... threw out 33.3 percent of runners attempting to steal ... ranked second in the Ivy League with seven doubles ... batted .292 with 22 RBIs, 17 runs scored and 11 doubles for the season ... 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored at Georgia Southern ... ripped tie-breaking, two-run triple in Lions’ 7-5 win in final game of the series vs. Princeton.

2007: Appeared in 34 games behind the plate, starting 31 ... threw out 17-of-40 potential base stealers (42.5 percent), an impressive percentage for college baseball ... had a .976 fielding percentage ... hit .239 with 11 RBI, 17 runs and 21 hits in rookie season ... earned Gotham Baseball Rookie of the Week honors on April 3, after going 6-for-13 (.462) that week, while throwing out three base stealers at Harvard on April 1 ... went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI on March 15 at Gardner-Webb ... had four other multi-hit games, including a 2-for-4 performance with one RBI in 3-2 win at Princeton ... was hit by a pitch on six occasions.

At Bishop Amat: Two-time baseball letterwinner ... hit .342 with one home run as a senior ... Serra League and Glendora Tournament champions ... played for the Southern California Bombers, a San Diego Padres scout team during the summer ... was a running back and safety on freshman football team ... San Dimas Rodeo Scholarship award winner ... male student-athlete award recipient.

Personal: Political science major ... son of John and Sara Forthun ... cousin, Tony Canzoneri, was a world champion welterweight boxer ... birthdate is Aug. 27, 1988.

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO
2007 .239 34-31 88 17 21 4 0 0 11 2 11 15
2008 .292 49-48 161 17 47 11 2 0 22 2 9 22
2009 .298 42-41 141 24 42 14 0 1 20 2 17 19
2010 .333 46-43 138 26 46 11 0 2 21 5 24 19
Total  
.295  
171-163  
528  
84  
156  
40  
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3    
74    
11    
61  
75