SPRING 2013: In his freshman year Justin has appeared in 21 games (starting 9) as of May 23rd and is carrying a .216 batting average in 37 plate appearance with 8 hits, 9 walks, 10 runs scored and 4 RBI. He has a 1.00 fielding percentage.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years of varsity baseball at John W. North High School in Riverside, Calif., where he was coached by Steve Madril ... Played in both left and center field ... A three-time all-Big VIII League selection ... Batted .307 during his senior season and was team captain that year ... As a junior hit .307 with 13 stolen bases ... Member of the football team his final three years of high school ... Named to the all-league team as a quarterback during his junior and senior campaigns ... As a senior passed for over 2,800 yards and 31 touchdowns ... Played basketball as a sophomore and junior ... Also involved in Student Government and the Christian Club.
PERSONAL: Justin X. Gheorghe was born March 27, 1994, in Riverside, Calif. ... Son of Maria Gheorghe ... Favorite athlete is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ... Enjoys playing and watching sports and listening to music ... Was also recruited by Cal Poly and Creighton ... Career plans in the field of sports medicine ... A kinesiology major at San Diego State.