29 - Thain Simon
Thain Simon
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Calif.
High School: Jesuit HS
Position: RHP

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Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA Freshman All-American (2008)
2008 WCC Freshman of the Year
2008 WCC All-Freshman Team
WCC Pitcher of the Week (3/31/08)
Ping!Baseball Spotlight Performer of the Week (3/31/09)

JUNIOR (2011): Did not pitch due to recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.

RS SOPHOMORE (2010):
Sat out the season with injury.

SOPHOMORE (2009):
Santa Clara's No. 2 starter, making 11 Saturday starts and one on Sunday ... struck out 51 in 65+ innings ... was 3-5 with a 6.30 ERA ... won his first start, throwing six frames against URI (Feb. 21) opening weekend without allowing an earned run ... allowed three earned runs and lost to San Jose State (Feb. 28) ... struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings but lost at Oregon (Mar. 7) ... threw seven innings and tied his season-high with seven strikeouts to improve to 2-2 with a win over Dartmouth (Mar. 22) ... tossed a season-high 7 2/3 inning and struck out six, beating Portland (Apr. 11) ... tied his season-high with seven strikeouts against USF (Apr. 18).

FRESHMAN (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... double majoring in Finance and Internatinal Studies.

CAREER STATS:

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2008....  2.59   9-2    20   6   0   0/0     2   62.2   61   27   18   24   71  13   1   3   271   .253   1   3   1   2  1
2009....  6.30   3-5    12  12   0   0/0     0   65.2   94   58   46   20   51  20   2   9   309   .336   6   2   1   6  1
TOTAL...  4.49  12-7    32  18   0   0/0     2  128.1  155   85   64   44  122  33   3  12   580   .298   7   5   2   8  2