• Triton Baseball Q&A (1/24/19)
Entered fourth and final college season with 43 career starts, having answered call for at least 14 in each of first three years ... Started 2019 campaign 14 starts shy of tying program's Division II-era record (since 2001) ... First Triton arm to start multiple openers (2017 and 2019) since all-time wins, innings and strikeouts leader Tim Shibuya in 2010-11.
AS A SENIOR IN 2019
NCBWA Preseason All-America honorable mention ... Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason All-American ... NCBWA Preseason All-West Region First Team as one of three starting pitchers ... Opening Day starter for second time in career, throwing first five innings at Concordia Irvine (2/1) and allowing just two unearned runs on five hits without a walk, with seven strikeouts in extra-inning win (no decision).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2018
ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region Second Team ... D2CCA All-West Region Second Team ... NCBWA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... NCBWA West Region Pitcher of the Week (3/6) ... CCAA Pitcher of the Week (3/6) ... National STUDENT-Athlete Day honoree ... Made 15 appearances, all starts to lead the team ... Also led Tritons in ERA (3.25) among qualifiers, wins (eight), innings (83.0) and strikeouts (88) ... Career bests in ERA, wins (tied), starts, innings and strikeouts (previous best of 49) ... Twice fired 7.0 shutout frames, vs. Cal Poly Pomona (3/2) with three singles, a walk and career-high 10 strikeouts, and vs. Cal State San Bernardino (4/20) with just a single and eight strikeouts, combining on shutout in latter ... Walked career-high five vs. Chico State (5/10) at CCAA Championship, but none crossed plate over 3.2 scoreless innings.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... Appeared in 16 games with 14 starts ... Went 8-4 with 3.82 ERA ... Second on team in starts and innings pitched (77.2), third in wins and fourth in strikeouts ... Took the ball from head coach Eric Newman on Opening Day vs. Concordia (2/3) ... Fielded all 19 defensive chances, the most for a Triton pitcher, cleanly, and had four of 11 would-be base-stealers caught.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
CCAA All-Academic ... Made 14 appearances, all starts to lead the team ... Only Triton pitcher with double-digit starts, and one of two with zero relief stints ... Second on the team with 68.1 innings pitched ... Caught seven base-stealers, several of them picked off of first base ... Made college debut and drew first career start in 6-2 win vs. No. 10 Cal Poly Pomona (2/14), settling for the no-decision after tossing five shutout innings and allowing just four singles and a hit-by-pitch while striking out a pair ... Combined on UC San Diego's lone shutout of 2016, 3-0 vs. No. 24 CPP (3/20), going the first six frames (7 H, 2 BB, SO) to earn first career win after five successive no-decisions ... Went a season-long 7.0 innings four times ... Fielded all 22 defensive chances cleanly.
Pitched for Woodstock (Va.) River Bandits of Valley Baseball League (VBL) during 2016 summer.
A 2015 graduate of Clovis High School ... Tri-River Athletic Conference (TRAC) First Team as a senior and second team as a junior ... Aided Cougars (33-5) to 2014 TRAC and CIF Central Section Division 1 titles, State Team of the Year distinction and No. 4 national ranking ... Clovis was TRAC and CIF runner-up in 2015 ... 2015 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Third Team, MaxPreps California Large Schools All-State Second Team and Fresno Bee Fab 50 ... 2014 MaxPreps Underclass All-American (top 30 juniors), Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass First Team, MaxPreps California Large Schools All-State Second Team, and Fresno Bee All-Star ... Went 8-1 with a 1.07 ERA and 66 strikeouts over 14 starts and 84.2 innings pitched as a junior ... Made 14 more starts as a senior, compiling a 10-3 record and 1.36 ERA with 72 strikeouts to 19 walks in 87.1 frames ... Two-time Dick Selma Pitcher of the Year ... Also competed in basketball.
Born May 13 in Fresno ... Parents are Mike Mott and Chi Ly ... Father attended UC Davis while mother went to UCLA; both are pharmacists ... Has an older brother named Jonathan and an older sister named Kelsey ... Pharmacological chemistry major with business minor at Revelle College ... Interested in obtaining a job in pharmaceutical industry after graduating from UC San Diego and improving and innovating new drugs ... A memorable baseball moment is winning 2014 CIF championship at Rawhide Ballpark in Visalia ... Favorite UC San Diego moment is winning 2018 West Region title with walk-off victory ... Enjoys sleeping ... Roots for San Francisco Giants ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... Top movie is Good Will Hunting ... Listens to Maroon 5 ... Served as an athletics department chemistry tutor two nights a week during 2017-18 academic year.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
Innings Pitched: 7.0, 8 times (last 4/20/18 vs. Cal State San Bernardino)
Hits: 12, 4/7/18 at Chico State
Runs: 9, 4/7/18 at Chico State
Earned Runs: 9, 4/7/18 at Chico State
Walks: 5, 5/10/18 vs. Chico State
Strikeouts: 10, 3/2/18 vs. Cal Poly Pomona
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)
2016: 1.000 (7-15-0)
2017: 1.000 (4-15-0)
2018: .938 (7-8-1)
TOTALS: .982 (18-38-1)