Bruce Billings
Bruce  Billings


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Morse HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200





A two-time all-Mountain West conference first team selection who was named the league's 2005 Pitcher-of-the-Year in his second season at San Diego State ... Began his Aztec career in the bullpen as a freshman and was the team's number-three starter by the end of his first year ... Played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League during summer 2005 ... Compiled a record of 2-3 with a 2.62 earned run average ... Struck out 45 and walked 18 in 48 innings.

Named to the all-Mountain West Conference first team for the second straight year ... After missing a pair of starts during the first half of March, returned to the starting rotation on March 25 vs. Pacific ... Since returning for that contest, went 6-1 with a 2.33 earned run average ... Struck out 60 over 58 innings over that span while opposing hitters batted just .212 against him ... Went a minimum of five innings in the nine starts after his return including seven innings or better in five of those contests ... Had a career-high 12 strikeouts in his victory over TCU on April 30 when he allowed two runs on seven hits with one walk over eight innings ... In conference action, he was first in opposing batting average (.211), second in earned run average (2.11) and third in strikeouts (50) ... His career total of 245 strikeouts ranks second on the SDSU career list ... He is also tied for 18th in career wins with 18 and 20th in innings pitched at 233 ... His 39 career starts is the seventh-most ever by an Aztec pitcher ... Was named the conference Pitcher of the Week for his effort in SDSU's win at Brigham Young on May 13 when he tossed seven innings of shutout ball while scattering seven hits and striking out six.

SDSU's number-one starter who became a member of the 2005 all-Mountain West Conference team ... Opened the season with start against top-ranked Texas, giving up one earned run over seven innings while striking out five ... Named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week twice during the 2005 season ... First honor came on March 9 for his effort at South Alabama when he gave up no earned runs over seven innings while striking out six ... Second award came on April 25 after throwing nine scoreless innings while notching two wins vs. Air Force the previous weekend ... Recorded a then career-high 10 strikeouts on two occasions during the season: in eight innings at Long Beach State on Feb. 25 and over six innings vs. University of San Diego on March 11 ... Struck out 112 batters in 107.2 innings ... Strikeout total was the fifth-most in a season ever for an Aztec hurler ... Made only four wild pitches in his 107.2 innings after totaling 11 in 50 innings as a freshman ... Went six or more innings in 12 of his 16 starts on the mound.

Made the first five appearances of his collegiate career as a short reliever out of the bullpen ... First start came at Cal State Northridge on March 9, allowing three runs and striking out four in a no-decision ... Struck out six in two innings of relief vs. Air Force on March 20 ... Became SDSU's number-four starter at the end of March ... Picked up first win vs. UCLA on March 30, allowing no runs on two hits over four innings ... Also had wins over USC and Loyola Marymount in mid-week contests, striking out 12 and walking one over 13 innings in those two games ... Included in that total were seven strikeouts in seven innings (no walks) vs. USC ... Moved into the role of number-three starter for SDSU's final three conference series ... In first MWC start, defeated UNLV in Las Vegas on May 9 ... Recorded subsequent victories vs. Brigham Young and at Utah ... Finished season by winning five straight starts for a 6-1 overall record ... In final appearance of the year, was lifted after three innings vs. New Mexico at the MWC Tournament when SDSU held a 19-1 lead in order to save him for later tourney action if needed ... Was not credited for win in that contest, which would have been his seventh straight ... Over his final six appearances, went 5-0 with a 3.82 earned run average ... In league play, went 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA, striking out 18 and walking seven over 19 innings ... Did not allow a home run during the season in 50 innings.

Three-year letterwinner at Morse High School in San Diego ... Coached there by former Aztec pitcher Matt Cleek ... In addition to pitching, also played both first and third base ... Named first-team all-Eastern League in his final season ... Selected second-team all-CIF as a utility player after his senior year ... Compiled a pitching record of 8-5 and a 1.25 earned run average ... Was seventh in the county in strikeouts with 90 (in just over 70 innings pitched) ... Opponents batted .170 against him ... At the plate, hit .308 and led the team in runs batted in with 31 ... Had a .505 slugging percentage and .406 on-base percentage ... Second on the squad in home runs with three ... Voted team MVP as well ... San Diego Union Tribune all-Academic Team member with a 3.6 grade point average ... Graduated with honors.

Bruce Billings was born Nov. 18, 1985, in San Diego ... Son of Bruce and Emily Billings ... Enjoys watching movies, dancing and listening to music ... Favorite athletes include Chipper Jones and Curt Schilling ... Public administration major.

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