AS A SENIOR IN 2011: CCAA Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 14... NCBWA preseason All-West Region.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010: Daktronics All-West Region Second Team... Tallied 38 innings and 38 strikeouts... Finished the year throwing 13.2 shutout innings, a streak which began on Mar. 22... Allowed no earned runs and struck out eight to win his start Feb. 7 at home against Western Oregon.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Returned to the mound after missing the entire 2008 season with an injury... Saw action in 12 games with two starts... Was the winning pitcher in relief in the CCAA Tournament championship game.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Redshirted due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Won seven games in his first season at UCSD... Led the Tritons with 71 strikeouts... Held opponents to a .256 average... Struck out a career-high 11 batters against Sonoma State in the CCAA Tournament... Pitched a nine-inning complete game against Grand Canyon.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Chatsworth HS in Chatsworth, Calif.... Baseball team went 31-3 and was the Los Angeles City section runner-up... West Valley League champs from 2001-06... National champions in 2003-04... Statistical bests included seven innings pitched, giving up one hit and no runs, striking out 10... Also played basketball with highs of 12 points and 10 rebounds.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 15, 1987... Parents are Mark and Joyce Simmons... Father played basketball at Chico State while mother is a Cal Poly graduate... Has a sister named Krista... Holds a double major in international studies and sociology in Sixth College... Minoring in Chinese studies... Wants to run a company in Asia that develops new technologies for recycling chemical, biological and environmental waste... A Dodgers fan... Plays the saxophone and performs stand-up comedy.
CAREER HIGHS (current through 2011 season)
Innings Pitched: 9.0, 4/6/07 vs. Grand Canyon
Hits: 9, 2/27/11 at Cal State Monterey Bay
Runs: 7, multiple times (last 2/27/11 at Cal State Monterey Bay)
Earned Runs: 7, multiple times (last 2/27/11 at Cal State Monterey Bay)
Walks: 4, multiple times (last 2/12/10 vs. Grand Canyon)
Strikeouts: 11, 5/10/07 vs. Sonoma State
CAREER STATISTICS (current through 2011 season)
2007: 1.000 (4-10-0)
2009: 1.000 (1-0-0)
2010: .667 (0-2-1)
2011: 1.000 (4-6-0)
TOTALS: .964 (9-18-1)