Preston

Mott

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#32

Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
City/State: Clovis, CA
High School: Clovis HS
Major: Pharmacological Chemistry
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

AS A JUNIOR IN 2018
ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region Second Team ... D2CCA All-West Region Second Team ... NCBWA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... NCBWA West Region Pitcher of the Week (3/6) ... CCAA Pitcher of the Week (3/6) ... National STUDENT-Athlete Day honoree ... Made 15 appearances, all starts to lead the team ... Also led Tritons in ERA (3.25) among qualifiers, wins (eight), innings (83.0) and strikeouts (88) ... Career bests in ERA, wins (tied), starts, innings and strikeouts (previous best of 49) ... Twice fired 7.0 shutout frames, vs. Cal Poly Pomona (3/2) with three singles, a walk and career-high 10 strikeouts, and vs. Cal State San Bernardino (4/20) with just a single and eight strikeouts, combining on shutout in latter ... Walked career-high five vs. Chico State (5/10) at CCAA Championship, but none crossed plate over 3.2 scoreless innings.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... Appeared in 16 games with 14 starts ... Went 8-4 with 3.82 ERA ... Second on team in starts and innings pitched (77.2), third in wins and fourth in strikeouts ... Took the ball from head coach Eric Newman on Opening Day vs. Concordia (2/3) ... Fielded all 19 defensive chances, the most for a Triton pitcher, cleanly, and had four of 11 would-be base-stealers caught.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
CCAA All-Academic ... Made 14 appearances, all starts to lead the team ... Only Triton pitcher with double-digit starts, and one of two with zero relief stints ... Second on the team with 68.1 innings pitched ... Caught seven base-stealers, several of them picked off of first base ... Made college debut and drew first career start in 6-2 win vs. No. 10 Cal Poly Pomona (2/14), settling for the no-decision after tossing five shutout innings and allowing just four singles and a hit-by-pitch while striking out a pair ... Combined on UC San Diego's lone shutout of 2016, 3-0 vs. No. 24 CPP (3/20), going the first six frames (7 H, 2 BB, SO) to earn first career win after five successive no-decisions ... Went a season-long 7.0 innings four times ... Fielded all 22 defensive chances cleanly.

SUMMER BALL
Pitched for the Woodstock (Va.) River Bandits of the Valley Baseball League (VBL) during the 2016 summer.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2015 graduate of Clovis High School ... Tri-River Athletic Conference (TRAC) First Team as a senior and second team as a junior ... Aided Cougars (33-5) to 2014 TRAC and CIF Central Section Division 1 titles, State Team of the Year distinction and No. 4 national ranking ... Clovis was TRAC and CIF runner-up in 2015 ... 2015 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Third Team, MaxPreps California Large Schools All-State Second Team and Fresno Bee Fab 50 ... 2014 MaxPreps Underclass All-American (top 30 juniors), Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass First Team, MaxPreps California Large Schools All-State Second Team, and Fresno Bee All-Star ... Went 8-1 with a 1.07 ERA and 66 strikeouts over 14 starts and 84.2 innings pitched as a junior ... Made 14 more starts as a senior, compiling a 10-3 record and 1.36 ERA with 72 strikeouts to 19 walks in 87.1 frames ... Two-time Dick Selma Pitcher of the Year ... Also competed in basketball.

PERSONAL
Born May 13 in Fresno ... Parents are Mike and Chi Mott ... Father attended UC Davis while mother went to UCLA; both are pharmacists ... Has an older brother named Jonathan and an older sister named Kelsey ... Pharmacological chemistry major with business minor at Revelle College ... Interested in becoming a chemical engineer after graduating from UCSD and improving the efficiency of chemical processes ... Most memorable moment in baseball is dogpiling at Rawhide Ballpark in Visalia after winning the 2014 CIF championship ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... Top movie is The Shawshank Redemption ... Listens to Relient K ... Serves as an athletics department chemistry tutor two nights a week.

CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
Innings Pitched: 7.0, 8 times (last 4/20/18 vs. Cal State San Bernardino)
Hits: 12, 4/7/18 at Chico State
Runs: 9, 4/7/18 at Chico State
Earned Runs: 9, 4/7/18 at Chico State
Walks: 5, 5/10/18 vs. Chico State
Strikeouts: 10, 3/2/18 vs. Cal Poly Pomona

CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB OAV WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2016 4.08 2-3 14 14 0 0/1 0 68.1 81 43 31 23 29 14 0 2 268 .302 5 4 0 5 8
2017 3.82 8-4 16 14 0 0/3 0 77.2 76 43 33 29 49 15 1 1 291 .261 2 6 0 4 8
2018 3.25 8-2 15 15 0 0/1 0 83.0 81 33 30 30 88 11 0 4 323 .251 4 1 0 1 5
TOTALS 3.69 18-9 45 43 0 0/5 0 229.0 238 119 94 82 166 40 1 7 882 .270 11 11 0 10 21

FLD%
2016: 1.000 (7-15-0)
2017: 1.000 (4-15-0)
2018: .938 (7-8-1)
TOTALS: .982 (18-38-1)

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
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2017
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Preston Mott Interview - 3/2/18
Interview with Preston Mott