• San Diego Union-Tribune Feature (4/7/17)
AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR IN 2017
All-CCAA Second Team ... NCAA West Regional Most Outstanding Player ... NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team ... One of 14 finalists for fourth annual Josh Willingham Award, presented to Division II's most valuable player (5/25) ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (4/3 and 5/23) ... Made official UCSD return by earning first career start at Triton Ballpark in season-opening series finale vs. Concordia (2/5), allowing two unearned runs over 5.0 frames with seven hits, no walks and three strikeouts.
AT SAN DIEGO STATE
Spent the 2016 season at Division I San Diego State of the Mountain West Conference.
Spent the 2015 season at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Made four early-season relief appearances totaling 10.0 innings pitched ... Allowed one run on eight hits, all singles ... Struck out six against one walk ... Opponents hit .216 ... Missed rest of year due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Appeared in 18 games as a pitcher, with 17 in relief and one start ... Posted an ERA of 3.32 ... Logged 21.2 innings ... Struck out 14, against only three walks ... Collegiate debut came vs. Colorado Mesa (2/3) ... Drew first career start at Point Loma (4/2), going a season-long 3.0 innings and allowing no runs on two hits ... Season-high four strikeouts over 2.2 frames in first game of doubleheader at Cal State San Bernardino (4/27) ... Tossed 2.0 shutout innings in season finale at Cal State Monterey Bay (5/5) ... Struck out three in 1.2 shutout frames vs. Cal Poly Pomona (3/1) ... Did not allow a run in 12 of 18 outings ... Did not allow a home run on the year.
Played for the San Diego Hustle and Gorillas Baseball Club.
A 2012 graduate of Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista ... All-Metro Mesa League Second Team as a senior and all-league honorable mention as a junior ... Coaches' Award for leadership as a senior, when he hit .404 with 15 RBI and six steals ... Mustangs' Team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior, when he batted .385 with a 2.30 ERA ... Hit .319 as a sophomore in 2010.
Born Sept. 30 in Chula Vista ... Parents are Victor and Esmeralda Orozco ... Has a younger sister named Vanessa ... Communication major at Sixth College ... Would like to become a high school counselor and baseball coach after graduating from UC San Diego ... Playing at Petco Park in high school is a top baseball memory ... Enjoys golf ... Roots for the San Diego Padres and Chargers, and Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite athlete is Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ... Top movie is Major League ... Listens to Taylor Swift ... Loves carne asada fries ... Has played baseball at three different colleges.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2014 season)
Innings Pitched: 3.0, 3 times (last 2/8/14 vs. Cal State L.A.-2)
Hits: 4, 4/27/13 at Cal State San Bernardino-1
Runs: 3, 2 times (last 4/6/13 vs. San Francisco State-2)
Earned Runs: 2, 2 times (last 4/6/13 vs. San Francisco State-2)
Walks: 1, 4 times (last 2/2/14 vs. Holy Names-1)
Strikeouts: 4, 4/27/13 at Cal State San Bernardino-1
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2014 season)