UCLA Baseball Announces Three Incoming Players for 2010

May 19, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA baseball program has announced that three southern California high school seniors - Allen Aguilar, Beau Amaral and Tyler Heineman -will enroll at UCLA for the fall 2009 quarter and join the baseball program for the 2010 season.

The trio of Aguilar, Amaral and Heineman will arrive on campus in September 2009 before the Bruins' begin their fall practice schedule. Aguilar, a 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher, has led St. Augustine High School (San Diego) with a 5-2 record and 2.84 ERA through his senior season.

'Allen has tremendous upside on the mound,' head coach John Savage said. 'He is a very good athlete who excelled as a wide receiver on the football field. He can throw different pitches at different arm angles and can really be a versatile guy for us next spring.'

Amaral spent his final three years at Huntington Beach High School on the varsity squad. A former Southern California Mariners scout league team selection in 2007 and 2008, the left-handed outfielder has batted .427 with 17 RBI and 32 runs as a senior in 2009. Amaral's father, Tim, played for the Bruins from 1982-83 before enjoying a successful 10-year major league career (1991-2000).

'Beau is a tremendous athlete who can really go get the ball in the outfield,' Savage said. 'He's very sure-handed defensively and is a high on-base percentage player who runs well. He really has a strong feel for the game and is a polished player who we feel can make an impact as a freshman.'

Heineman earned All-CIF honors as a junior and senior and has compiled a .452 batting average as a senior in 2009 at Windward School. A 5-foot-10 catcher from Pacific Palisades, Calif., Heineman competed at the World Wood Bat Championships (Jupiter, Fla.) in October 2008.

'Tyler is a very good receiver who has proven in summer and high school baseball that he can catch velocity,' Savage said. 'He's a scrappy player who can come in and give us depth at the catching position.'

Allen Aguilar
Escondido, Calif. (St. Augustine HS)
RHP - 6-2, 175 - R/R

  • Has gone 5-2 with a 2.84 ERA on the mound through early May 2009 as a senior
  • Midway through senior season, totaled 31 strikeouts and 27 walks in a team-leading 32.0 innings
  • As a senior, has guided St. Augustine to a 7-3 Eastern League record and first-place tie
  • Helped lead St. Augustine to a 19-15-1 overall record in 2008, including a 9-3-1 Eastern League record
  • Also a top football player (wide receiver), led the county with 73 receptions in 2008
  • On the gridiron, earned first-team All-Eastern League honors in 2008 as a wide receiver

    Beau Amaral
    Huntington Beach, Calif. (Huntington Beach HS)
    OF - 5-10, 175 - L/L

  • As a senior, batted .427 with six doubles, two home runs, 17 RBI, 32 runs, and eight stolen (26 games)
  • Played for the Southern California Mariners scout league team in 2007 and 2008
  • Selected to play for the USA Mariners Scout Team in 2008
  • Belted a grand slam home run, leading Huntington Beach past Bonanza High School in Las Vegas
  • Missed his entire junior season (2008) with an arm injury
  • Elevated to the Huntington Beach varsity squad late in his sophomore season (2007)
  • Father, Rich Amaral, starred at UCLA from 1982-83 before enjoying a 10-year major league career

    Tyler Heineman
    Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Windward School)
    C - 5-10, 170 - S/R

  • As a senior, has batted .452 with .359 with eight doubles, one triple, 22 runs and 15 RBI in 26 games
  • Competed for San Gabriel Arsenal in October 2008 at the World Wood Bat Championships in Jupiter, Fla.
  • Batted .611 in 20 games as a junior (2008), going 33-for-54 with eight doubles, 16 RBI and 17 runs
  • Captured second-team All-CIF Southern Section Division IV accolades his junior season
  • Named a first-team All-Delphic League selection as a junior
  • Batted .492 with one home run, six doubles, 27 RBI and 18 runs his sophomore season (2007)
  • Earned second-team All-CIF Southern Section Division V honors as a sophomore
  • Helped lead Windward High School to a 19-5 overall record in 2007


    Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)
    Allen Aguilar RHP R/R 6-2 175 Escondido, Calif. (St. Augustine HS)
    Beau Amaral OF L/L 5-10 175 Huntington Beach, Calif. (Huntington Beach HS)
    Trevor Brown UTL R/R 6-2 170 Valencia, Calif. (Hart HS)
    Jeff Gelalich OF L/R 6-1 180 La Verne, Calif. (Bonita HS)
    Scott Griggs RHP R/R 6-2 185 Alamo, Calif. (San Ramon Valley HS)
    Tyler Heineman C S/R 5-10 170 Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Windward School)
    Dennis Holt OF/LHP L/L 6-2 180 Yorba Linda, Calif. (Esperanza HS)
    Cody Keefer OF L/R 6-1 185 Davis, Calif. (Davis Senior HS)
    David Nick INF R/R 6-2 180 Cypress, Calif. (Cypress HS)
    Cody Regis INF L/R 6-2 200 Glendora, Calif. (Glendora HS)
    Max Stassi C R/R 5-10 185 Yuba City, Calif. (Yuba City HS)
    Trayce Thompson OF R/R 6-4 200 Ladera Ranch, Calif. (Santa Margarita HS)

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