30 Chris Mendoza
30 Chris Mendoza
Height: 6-0
Weight: 188
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Branham HS
Position: RHP

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WCC Pitcher of the Week the first week of May

JUNIOR (2012): Threw a perfect 12th inning with 1 K to seal a win over Wichita State … recorded his first save of the season, tossing a perfect inning against Louisiana-Lafayette … Started against Illinois-Chicago and gave up six hits, 4 ER, 2 BB, and 2 K’s in 4.0 IP … in 1 IP at San Jose State surrendered one hits and 3 ER … tallied 5.0 IP, seven hits, 6 R, 4 ER, and 2 BB as the SP at Cal Poly …  threw 3.1 IP on two hits and 1 BB with 3 K’s vs. Brown … recorded a perfect inning at CSU Bakersfield … pitched a gem at CSU Bakersfield, going 6 IP with 3 hits, 1 BB, and 6 K’s for his first win of the season … tossed two innings allowing 1 hit, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, and 1 K vs. Cal. 

SOPHOMORE (2011): Appeared in 20 games, starting 10 contests with a record of 3-6 and a 5.62 ERA … tied for second on the team with three wins … picked up one save … pitched a total of 57.2 innings and struck out 36 batters … pitched 5.0 innings in his season debut at South Carolina on Feb. 20 … pitched 6.0 one-hit innings vs. Albany to pick up his first win of the season on Feb. 27 … struck out three in 4.1 innings at San Jose State on Mar. 6 … pitched 0.2 innings at Stanford on Mar. 22 … pitched 7.0 innings and allowed four hits to pick up the win on Mar. 27 vs. Brown … started and went 4.2 innings, while striking out one vs. CSU Bakersfield on Apr. 3 … on Apr. 10 vs. LMU pitched 1.2 shutout innings in relief … pitched 3.1 innings in a start vs. Cal Poly on Apr. 12 … gave up zero earned runs in a two-inning relief outing on Apr. 17 vat Saint Mary’s … on Apr. 19 vs. Stanford, pitched 2.0 shutout innings in relief and recorded a strikeout … struck out two in a 3.0 inning start at San Francisco on Apr. 23 … gave up one hit in 1.0 relief inning vs. Pacific on Apr. 26 … on May 1 vs. Gonzaga struck out one in an inning of relief … pitched 2.0 innings of shut-out relief on May 3 vs. Cal … pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief in the series at Pepperdine from May 6 -8 … pitched 0.1 innings in relief at UC Davis on May 11 … started and got a no-decision vs. San Diego on May 21 … on May 29 at Portland, started and struck out one in 2.2 innings.

FRESHMAN (2010):  Made 16 appearances as a true freshman … started 11 games, winning four … won his first two collegiate starts against San Diego State (3/23) and Princeton (3/28) …  pitched a total of 66.1 innings, striking out 33 batters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Established new school records in career wins, single-season wins, strikeouts, innings pitched and ERA at San Jose's Branham High School ... four-year letterman who was twice named a First Team All-Valley Athletic League performer ... 2009 ESPN Rise All-Bay Area honoree ... South Bay representative and All-Star at the 2008 Rawlings NorCal World Series ... A 2008 San Jose Mercury News All-Area Honorable Mention ... in 2007, Mendoza was named the San Jose Mercury News 'Sophomore of the Year' ... served as team captain as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born March 20, 1991 in San Jose, Calif. ... son of Art and Shelly Mendoza ... majoring in Business ... scholar athlete in high school; choose to attend Santa Clara because of its academic reputation ... enjoys anything sports related.