Along with fellow junior right-handed pitcher Ted Stuka, one of two Tritons who have previously earned selection in Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft (2015).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2018
Made 15 appearances, the first 14 of them starts.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
Made team-high 23 appearances, all in relief ... Posted 3.74 ERA and earned three saves to share team lead ... Did not give up a run in 14 of 23 outings ... Season highs of 3.0 innings and four strikeouts in home win vs. Cal State San Marcos (2/24) ... Did not allow a single earned run over 13 stints and 20 frames between Feb. 5 and April 15 ... One hit and no runs against in 2.1 innings over three games at NCAA Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Made 13 appearances, with four starts ... Drew start in CCAA Championship opener vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (5/11).
Selected in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft in the 38th round (1155 overall) by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Pitched for the Yakima (Wash.) Valley Pippins of the West Coast League during the 2017 summer ... Pitched for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League during the 2016 summer in Wasau, Wis. ... Named Northwoods League Pitcher of the Night (7/12) after striking out 12 over 6.0 one-hit innings (R, ER, 5 BB) in 4-2 win vs. Battle Creek (Mich.) Bombers ... Played for Trombly Baseball (2014-15), as well as the Southern California scout team of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Elite Scout Ball Team in 2014.
A 2015 graduate of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason High School Senior All-America honorable mention ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All-High School Senior Second Team ... 2015 RLF Senior Showcase ... Sailors' 2013 Pitcher of the Year.
Born Sept. 3 in Queens, N.Y. ... Parents are Jerry and Tamra Dipoto ... Father played college baseball at VCU before pitching for three clubs (Indians, Mets, Rockies) over eight MLB seasons (1993-2000), and is now an MLB executive, currently serving as the executive vice president and general manager of baseball operations for the Seattle Mariners following front-office stints with the Diamondbacks, Angels and Red Sox ... Has two older siblings named Taylor and Jordan ... Political science major at Sixth College ... Has aspirations to play professionally ... Most memorable moment in baseball to date is throwing a complete-game victory in the rain in his final high school appearance ... Enjoys playing guitar ... Roots for the Toronto Blue Jays ... Favorite athlete is Blue Jays' 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson ... Top movie is Inception ... Listens to Cage The Elephant, Wu-Tang Clan, Tchami, Jack White and ODESZA ... Loves to eat eggs.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
Innings Pitched: 6.0, 4/14/18 vs. Stanislaus State-2
Hits: 9, 2/18/18 vs. San Francisco State
Runs: 8, 5/6/17 vs. Cal State San Bernardino-2
Earned Runs: 7, 5/11/16 vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
Walks: 5, 2 times (last 3/26/18 at Cal State Monterey Bay-1)
Strikeouts: 6, 2/18/18 vs. San Francisco State
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)
2016: .750 (0-3-1)
2017: .750 (1-5-2)
2018: 929 (5-8-1)
TOTALS: .846 (6-16-4)