AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016
Went career-long 7.0 shutout innings in 14-4 win at Cal State Dominguez Hills (3/13), scattering three singles and a walk while striking out five ... Other two wins came in lengthy relief stints, the first after a then-career-long 5.2 innings of shutout baseball in 6-2 home decision vs. Concordia (2/21), with two singles and an intentional walk against him and three strikeouts ... Followed that with another 5.1 frames at CSUSB (2/27), fanning a career-high eight (2 H, R, 0 BB) ... Retired 14 straight from the third to the eighth, and struck out the side in the seventh ... Went 5.0 innings (ND) in first series-opening start at CPP (3/19).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
Made 19 appearances, all but one in relief ... Did not allow a run in 15 of 19 outings, including nine of the last 10 (11.1 IP) ... Opponents hit just .151 with one extra-base hit, a double ... Combined on five of program-record 13 shutouts ... College debut came vs. Western Oregon (2/2), retiring the side in order in the sixth on three ground balls, and also tossing a scoreless seventh with two more groundouts, the first one a double play following a leadoff hit-by-pitch ... Drew first career start vs. Azusa Pacific (4/7), throwing two perfect frames with five ground-ball outs to earn first collegiate decision via the predetermined pitching schedule ... Registered a season-high three strikeouts twice in back-to-back stints at Cal State Stanislaus (4/17), when he punched out the side in order in the ninth to preserve a shutout with ace Justin Donatella, and vs. Cal State San Bernardino (4/21), over two more scoreless frames ... Longest appearance was 2.0 innings, which he accomplished seven times, with three of them of the no-hit variety.
Teammates with Kyle Mora for the North Adams (Mass.) SteepleCats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) during the 2016 summer ... Pitched for the Santa Paula Halos of the California Collegiate League (CCL) during the 2015 summer ... Played for SoCal Dirtbags from sophomore year until summer after senior year.
A 2014 graduate of Mission Hills High School in San Marcos ... Played baseball for the Grizzlies ... Earned All-Avocado East League First Team selection in 2014 and second team in 2013 ... 2014 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All-High School Senior honorable mention ... Aided MHHS to CIF San Diego Section Division II title as a junior ... Team MVP as a senior and Coaches' Award as a junior ... Also competed in football for two years.
Born Nov. 20 in Oceanside ... Parents are Jack and Tricia Rupe ... Father competed in the pole vault on the track and field team at Cal Poly Pomona ... Has two older sisters named Sarah and Jalynn ... International studies-international business major at Roosevelt College ... Would like to pursue professional baseball ... A memorable baseball moment was pitching 6.1 shutout innings to win CIF title junior year in high school ... Favorite UCSD moment was sweeping Chico State in 2015 ... Lists golf, ping pong, basketball, going to the beach, Frisbee and football among hobbies ... Roots for the San Diego Padres and Chargers ... Favorite athlete is Padre great Trevor Hoffman ... Top movie is Shooter ... Listens to Toby Keith ... Loves pizza ... Greatest influences are parents.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2016 season)
Innings Pitched: 7.0, 3/13/16 at Cal State Dominguez Hills-1
Hits: 8, 3/25/16 at Chico State
Runs: 6, 3/25/16 at Chico State
Earned Runs: 6, 3/25/16 at Chico State
Walks: 3, 2/17/15 vs. Point Loma
Strikeouts: 8, 2/27/16 at Cal State San Bernardino-1
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2016 season)
2015: 1.000 (1-4-0)
2016: 1.000 (5-8-0)
TOTALS: 1.000 (6-12-0)