29 - Thain Simon
Thain Simon
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
High School: Jesuit HS
Position: RHP

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Outstanding rookie season, becoming the first Bronco since 2000 to be named the 'WCC Freshman of the Year' ... also earned WCC All-Freshman Team honors as well as Collegiate Baseball 'Louisville Slugger' and Pro-Line Athletic/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-America honors ... finished third in the WCC in ERA (2.59) and wins (9), seventh in strikeouts (71) ... made 20 appearances, starting in six games ... finished the year 9-2 with two saves ... made his collegiate debut in relief against Utah Valley (Feb. 22), pitching one inning and striking out two batters ... earned his first collegiate win against Pacific (Feb. 27), pitching 1 2/3 innings of relief and striking out four batters ... earned his second collegiate win against Fresno State (Mar. 4), pitching one inning of relief ... earned his third win of the season pitching 2 2/3 innings against then-No. 11 San Diego (Mar. 6) ... earned win No. 4 after 1 2/3 innings of relief against Cal Poly (Mar. 12) ... registered win No. 5 in game one of a doubleheader against Cal Poly (Mar. 22) after 2 1/3 innings of relief ... threw two no hit, no run innings of relief to earn his sixth win of the season against then-No. 11 Cal (Mar. 25) ... registered his first collegiate save after three innings of work allowing one hit, no runs and striking out four against then-No. 14 San Diego (Mar. 29) ... tallied his second save after one inning of scoreless baseball against then-No. 14 San Diego (Mar. 30) ... named WCC 'Pitcher of the Week' (Mar. 31) ... earned Ping!Baseball Spotlight Performer of the Week honors (Mar. 31) ... took his first collegiate loss against Portland (Apr. 4) after 2 1/3 innings of work allowing two runs but striking out three batters ... got his first collegiate start against Gonzaga (Apr. 13), tossing 5.1 innings and striking out three ... struck out a season-high eight batters but lost his second start of the year against USF (Apr. 19) ... earned his eighth win of the season after 5+ innings against Hawaii Hilo (Apr. 26), where he tied his season high with eight strikeouts ... picked up win No. 9 against LMU (May 3) after a then-season-high 7 2/3 innings of work and again matching a season-high with eight strikeouts ... struck out six batters in five innings of starting work against Saint Mary's (May 10) ... tossed a season-high eight innings, striking out six batters against Pepperdine (May 17).

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Calif. ... went 7-1 as a senior with a 0.80 ERA ... tallied 68 strikeouts in 52 innings ... received Sacramento Bee All-Metro Second Team honors in 2007 ... compiled a 6-3 record and 2.56 ERA while striking out 53 batters in 55 innings in 2006 ... was selected to the All-Delta League First Team ... led the Marauders to the sub-section finals as a junior while throwing four no-hitters ... was named a Puma All-American as well as to the California Baseball Coaches Association North/South Invitational ... played for Joe Potuluy.

PERSONAL: Born in Toronto, Canada ... son of Chris and Debra Simon ... has one younger sibling, Brock, who is a freshman on Santa Clara's baseball team ... enjoys golfing, music, traveling and reading ... aspires to play professional baseball and become a successful businessman.