• Morgan Hill Times Feature (6/11/18)
Round 28 selection (No. 830) of the New York Mets during 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (6/6) ... Signed first professional contract on June 14 ... Made pro debut on June 29 in Kingsport, Tenn., with Kingsport Mets of Rookie-level Appalachian League, throwing scoreless eighth with a walk, first pro strikeout (looking) and single sandwiched in between pair of 4-3 groundouts.
AS A SENIOR IN 2018
All-CCAA honorable mention ... UC San Diego's Opening Day starter, going five complete frames (5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO) and earning winning decision at Concordia Irvine (2/8) ... Also took ball for postseason opener at CCAA Championship vs. Cal State LA (5/9), as well as NCAA Championship opener in Cary, N.C., vs. No. 26 Texas A&M Kingsville (5/27) ... Combined with two teammates on five-hit shutout in latter contest, taking the first six complete frames and surrendering just three hits, all over first three innings, and one walk while striking out six ... Career-high 12 strikeouts, Tritons' season high for 2018, over another six frames in NCAA West Regional opener vs. city rival Point Loma (5/17) ... Earned winning decision in both NCAA tournament appearances, totaling 12.0 innings, two runs, both of them earned, eight hits, three walks and 18 strikeouts ... Tritons won each of his final seven starts after rejoining rotation vs. Stanislaus State (4/13), and were 10-3 in his starts overall ... Lowered ERA in each of final nine outings, from 6.03 down to 3.54, with UC San Diego 8-1 in those games.
AT OREGON STATE
Spent first three years out of high school at Pac-12 Conference powerhouse Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. ... Was a traveling member of College World Series team in 2017 ... Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American in 2015.
A 2014 graduate of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill ... Member of Honor Roll all four years.
Born Nov. 11 in San Jose ... He and his wife Amy were married in August of 2017 ... Parents are Michael and Valerie Hickey ... Has two sisters named Jamie and Erica, and a brother named Trevor ... International studies-international business major at Revelle College.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (at Oregon State through 2017 season)
Innings Pitched: 2.1, 2/16/15 vs. New Mexico
Walks: 3, 2 times (last 5/10/15 vs. Utah)
Strikeouts: 3, 2 times (last 4/30/15 at Washington)
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (at UC San Diego through 2018 season)
Innings Pitched: 6.0, 5 times (last 5/27/18 vs. Texas A&M Kingsville)
Hits: 7, 2 times (last 4/26/18 vs. Cal State LA)
Runs: 7, 3/26/18 at Cal State Monterey Bay-2
Earned Runs: 7, 3/26/18 at Cal State Monterey Bay-2
Walks: 9, 5/9/18 vs. Cal State LA
Strikeouts: 12, 5/17/18 vs. Point Loma
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)
2018: 1.000 (6-11-0)
TOTALS: 1.000 (6-11-0)