|Hometown:||Morgan Hill, Calif.|
|High School:||Valley Christian|
SUMMER 2009: Pitched for the Southhampton Breakers in Long Island's Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League... averaged 13 strikeouts per nine innings, used primarily in relief.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2009: Utilized a redshirt season as a true freshman at Santa Clara in 2009.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Valley Christian to back-to-back Central Coast Section (CCS) titles... went 14-1 with a near-perfect 0.89 ERA as a senior, striking out 83 batters in 72 innings... also batted .421 playing third base, hitting third in the lineup... honored as an 2008 EA Sports First Team All-America pitcher... San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News 2008 Division I "Player of the Year"...first team all-state pitcher as both a junior and senior... CalHiSports named him the 2008 "Player of the Year" by Northern California's CalHiSports... Western Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) all-conference honors three straight years... played three varsity seasons at Valley Christian for Warriors head baseball coach John Diatte.
PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... son of Daryll and Debi Hughes ... has three younger siblings: Katelynn, Zachary and Benjamin ... mother, Debi, played basketball at Warner Pacific University in Portland Oregon... enjoys fishing and hanging out with friends ... aspires to own his own company and play professional baseball... studying in Santa Clara's School of Business.