University of San Diego products deliver as Solar Sox clinch
SOPHOMORE (2009): Made two starts for the Toreros before suffering a season-ending injury...took a medical redshirt for the season...in opening day start on 2/20 vs. Southern, threw 6.0 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out nine and walking none in the win...The nine punch-outs set a new career-high...in his last start on 3/7 vs. San Diego State, he surrendered six runs (five earned) in 6.0 innings pitched, fanning seven and not walking any during the losing decision.
FRESHMAN (2008): Made 17 appearances with seven starts on the mound...posted a 3-1 record with a 3.83 ERA in 49.1 innings of work... helped the team win the WCC regular-season championship and advance to the championship game of the Long Beach Regional...was named to the All-WCC Freshman team...helped the team post a program-best 16-game winning streak...allowed two runs on eight hits, while striking out a career-high seven batters in 6.0 innings of work against UC Riverside (4/9/08)...allowed one run on six hits, while striking out six in 6.0 innings of work against Saint Mary's (4/20/08).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters playing baseball at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Ariz....had a career record of 25-8, while recording 398 strikeouts, second most in state history at the 4A division...was named a Rawlings preseason All-American as a senior and was 3-0 in three career starts at the Connie Mack World Series, including throwing a complete came four-hit shutout in the 2006 National Championship game...was named second-team All-State as a sophomore and took home first-team All-State honors as a senior...was named to the National American Legion team at the Joplin Tournament of Stars in 2006...was drafted in the 18th-round of the MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
PERSONAL: Sammy Solis was born on Aug. 10, 1988 in Litchfield Park, Ariz....he is the son of Bob and Sallie Solis...was heavily recruited by Notre Dame, Oregon State and Arizona State...chose to attend USD because it is a catholic school, the outstanding baseball program, the coaching staff and because of the excellent academic reputation...his father Bob played baseball at Notre Dame...he notes that his family owns an AIDS orphanage in South Africa.
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