AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
Took a medical redshirt year ... Recovering from late-season surgery in time to once again represent his native country of Israel during the 2014 summer, in the C pool tournament of the European Baseball Championship in Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 29-Aug. 2.
Attended Cypress College the past two years and was a member of the baseball team ... Aided Cypress to the 2013 CCCAA state title, beating current teammate Erik Lewis' Fullerton College in the championship game, 10-3 ... Pat Doyle Award in 2013 ... 1.42 ERA in 31 innings.
A 2007 graduate of Givat Brenner Regional School in Israel.
Born May 29, 1989 in Israel ... Parents are David Leichman and Marilyn Gold ... Has two older siblings named Eliora and Arishai ... Playing for Team Israel and winning a state championship at Cypress College are his favorite baseball memories ... History major at Muir College ... Hobbies include playing sports and traveling ... Roots for the New York Yankees and Maccabi Tel Aviv ... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter ... Listens to Israeli music ... Loves to eat humus ... His greatest influence is his brother ... Has a black belt in jiu-jitsu.