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Brian Serven
Player Profile:
Brian Serven 1763092
Position: Catcher
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 218
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palm Desert, Calif.
High School: Palm Desert
Experience: 2 Letters


  • Joins Jerry Mantlo (1970-71) and Petey Paramore (2006-07) as the only three catchers in school history to start the majority of their freshman and sophomore seasons at catcher
  • 2015 First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team Pac-12 All-Academic
  • Has appeared in 104 career games with 95 starts, and has a .273 batting average with 99 hits, 61 RBI and 53 runs scored
  • His career total of 32 runners caught stealing is more than any Sun Devil since 2009
  • Three-time Scholar Baller

Junior (2016)

  • Johnny Bench Award Preseason Watch List
  • Hit his first career triple against Utah (3/25)
  • Had a walk-off RBI in two consecutive games against UC Davis, including a single in the bottom of the 11th inning (3/11) and a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning (3/12)
  • Put together a nine-game hitting streak and went 16-for-39 (.410) in the span (2/26 – 3/11)
  • Went 3-for-5 with five RBI, tied for his career high, against Eastern Michigan (3/4)
  • #93 2016 College Prospects by

Sophomore (2015): 

  • First-Team All-Pac-12..Second-Team Pac-12 All-Academic
  • Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist
  • Appeared in 54 games with 50 starts, including 42 at catcher, five at designated hitter, two at left field and one in right field
  • Batted .294 with 34 RBI, second most on the team, 57 hits, including a team-high six home runs and 12 doubles, and scored 26 runs
  • First catcher to lead the team in home runs since Carlos Ramirez in 2009, and just the fifth in school history (Ramirez, Casey Myers, Tim Spehr, Tony Alesci)
  • Caught 17 runners stealing, the most by a Sun Devil since 2006
  • Notched 13 multi-hit games, seven multi-RBI games and 10 two-out RBI, tied for third most on the team
  • Between March 29 and April 26, he had a .623 slugging percentage, a .377 batting average, 26 hits, five doubles, four home runs, 19 RBI and 14 runs scored
  • Put together a 10-game hitting streak, fourth longest on the team, between March 28 and April 13
  • Caught every inning of a pair of five-hour-plus games (5/9 vs UCLA, 5/30 at Cal State Fullerton)
  • Started the first two postseason games, including catching all 14 innings in the Devils’ loss to Cal State Fullerton (5/30)
  • Collected a pair of RBI in two of the three games vs Washington State (5/14-16), and secured a hit in all of them, including a two-hit, two-RBI night with a double (5/16)
  • Had a career high six RBI off three hits, including a three-run double as part of ASU’s 11-run fifth inning vs. Tennessee Tech (4/26)
  • Made three game-changing plays in three consecutive innings to help ASU to win at Arizona (4/22): he held on at the plate to tag the lead runner out at home and end the fifth inning, began a four-run rally with a leadoff single in the sixth and drove in the game-winning run with a double in the seventh
  • Hit his team-leading fifth home run of the season at Washington (4/19)
  • Reached base four times, including two singles, a RBI double and a walk vs. Arizona (4/12)
  • Tallied two home runs and set a career high in four different categories with five hits, five RBI, four runs scored and 11 total bases vs Stanford (3/29)
  • Delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning to beat Oregon State (3/14) and cap a two-out, two-RBI game
  • Made his first career start at DH and went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs and a solo home vs Long Beach (3/8)
  • Went 3-for-3 vs Gonzaga (2/28)
  • Went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI, including his first RBI of the season, vs Oklahoma (2/18)
  • Caught two runners stealing vs Ok St (2/13)
  • Two-time Scholar Baller (Fall ‘14, Spring ‘15)

Freshman (2014):

  • Third true freshman in the past 20 years at ASU to start the majority of the season, joining Petey Paramore in 2006 and Trevor Pratt in 1999
  • Started 45 games at catcher
  • His 21 stolen bases against is the second lowest of any starting catcher for ASU since 2008 (Austin Barnes 10 in 2011)
  • Finished the season with a .249 batting average, a .355 slugging percentage and a .360 on-base percentage
  • Got off to a hot start at the plate and was batting over. 300 midway through the season
  • Drove in 27 runs on 42 hits, including nine doubles and three home runs, and scored 27 runs (all rank first among freshmen on the team)
  • Caught 15 runners stealing base, which is the most since Carlos Ramirez caught 15 in 2009 and is tied for the most by a Sun Devil since 2006
  • Tallied 12 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games, tied for fourth most on the team
  • Notched a career-high four RBI behind a grand slam at No. 9 Oklahoma State (5/4)
  • Tallied three RBI and scored two runs in a win over Arizona (3/26)
  • Scored the eventual game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning against No. 4 Oregon State (3/23)
  • Recorded three RBI in a win over Wichita State (3/18)
  • Notched a career-high four hits and an RBI vs Gonzaga (2/28)
  • Went 6-for-12 with three RBI and two runs scored in three games vs No. 9 Oregon (5/9-5/11), including 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored in the series-clinching win (5/11)
  • Earned Scholar Baller recognition in Fall 2013

High School:

  • Graduated from Palm Desert High School in 2013
  • Three-year letterman in baseball and basketball
  • Basketball team captain as a senior
  • Named CIF Div. 4 Player of the Year in 2012
  • Two-time First Team All-CIF selection in 2012 and 2013
  • Two-time First Team DUL selection in 2012 and 2013
  • Led team to CIF Championship in 2011

Personal: Majoring in Business…parents are James and Laura Serven…has a younger sister, Kristina, and a brother, Jonathan, who played baseball for Long Beach State...born May 5, 1995…full name is Brian Nicholas Serven.

Career Highs at Arizona State:

Hits: 5, vs Stanford (3/29/15)
RBI: 6, vs Tenn Tech (4/26/15)
Runs: 4, vs Stanford (3/29/15)

Season Highs in 2016:

Hits: 3, three times, last at Stanford (4/23)
RBI: 5, vs Eastern Michigan (3/4)
Runs: 2, five times, last at Stanford (4/24)

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