AS A SENIOR IN 2015
All-CCAA honorable mention ... Earned first three saves of college career ... Led team with a career-high 29 appearances, all in relief as a left-handed specialist and part-time closer ... Also posted career highs of 33.1 innings pitched and 44 strikeouts ... Combined on three of program-record 13 shutouts ... Opponents hit .202 with three extra-base hits, just one of them a home run ... Was on the mound for three games of four-game home sweep of archrival Chico State (3/6-8), picking up a pair of saves to mark both ends of doubleheader (3/7) ... Handled eight more defensive chances cleanly to complete four-year career with zero errors ... That included a critical 1-5 double play on a popped-up bunt with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning vs. Cal Poly Pomona on second night of CCAA Championship (5/8).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
CCAA All-Academic ... Made 21 appearances, with all but one in relief.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
CCAA All-Academic ... Made 16 appearances on the mound, all in relief ... Posted an ERA of 3.75 over 12.0 innings, with 16 strikeouts ... Opponents hit just .171 against him, with no home runs ... Went season-long 1.2 frames twice, at Cal State L.A. (3/15) and at Point Loma (4/2) ... Struck out a season-high three during a pair of one-inning outings, fanning the side in the sixth inning of doubleheader opener vs. San Francisco State (4/6) to earn only winning decision of year, and the eighth vs. Cal State San Bernardino (4/25) ... Did not allow a run in 13 of 16 stints.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Made 10 appearances on the mound, all in relief ... College debut came in season opener vs. Western Oregon (2/3) ... First collegiate decision was a winning one, as he threw 1.1 scoreless innings in an 11-7 victory at Colorado Mesa (2/12) ... Tossed 3.0 scoreless frames over three-plus outings before allowing first run ... Season-best scoreless stretch of 4.0 innings (3/10-4/20), beginning with longest single-game stint of 2.2 innings (one hit) in nightcap of a doubleheader vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (3/10) ... Did not allow a run in seven of 10 appearances.
Pitched for the Peninsula Oilers in Kenai, Alaska, during the 2014 summer ... Earned selection to the Alaska Baseball League All-Star Game (7/20), drawing the start for the American Division and tossing two perfect frames with two strikeouts in its 10-5 victory ... For the summer, went 1-1 with one save and posted a 1.68 ERA over 26.2 innings and 17 appearances, all in relief (14 H, 12 BB, 31 SO) ... Pitched for the Los Angeles Brewers in 2012 ... Previously played with the O.C. Angels and Blue Wave Baseball.
A 2011 graduate of Beckman High School in Irvine ... Earned All-CIF First Team and All-Pacific Coast League First Team honors as a senior ... Patriots won a CIF title in 2011 ... Beckman finished first in the league in 2009, 2010 (15-0) and 2011 ... As a senior, went 11-1 with a 1.15 ERA and 80 strikeouts over 72 innings.
Born July 6, 1993 in Newport Beach ... Parents are Todd and Mary Rieser ... Has a younger sister named Rachel ... Economics major with a business minor at Sixth College ... Plans to move on into business consulting after graduating from UCSD ... Counts winning the CIF championship at Dodger Stadium his senior year of high school as a top baseball memory and winning the 2012 CCAA title at home as his favorite UCSD moment ... Enjoys going to the beach ... Cheers for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Washington Redskins ... Favorite athlete is left-handed Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson ... Lists Happy Gilmore as his top movie ... Listens to country music ... Loves sandwiches ... Lists his father and high school coach Kevin Lavalle as his greatest influences.
CAREER HIGHS (current through 2015 season)
Innings Pitched: 3.0, 2/2/14 vs. Holy Names-2
Hits: 5, 3/27/15 at Sonoma State
Runs: 4, 4/9/14 at California Baptist
Earned Runs: 3, 3 times (last 3/27/15 at Sonoma State)
Walks: 3, 2 times (4/5/14 at Cal State L.A.-1)
Strikeouts: 6, 2/21/15 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills-2
CAREER STATISTICS (current through 2015 season)
2012: 1.000 (2-1-0)
2013: 1.000 (0-1-0)
2014: 1.000 (0-2-0)
2015: 1.000 (3-5-0)
TOTALS: 1.000 (5-9-0)