Served as a middle reliever and sometimes set-up pitcher in his first season at sdsu in 2015 … Began his collegiate career at Arkansas … Played summer ball for the Battle Creek (Mich.) Bombers in the Northwoods League in 2012 and 2013 … In 2013 made 23 relief appearances with a record of 2-3, 3 saves and a 6.00 earned run average … Struck out 34 batters over 27 innings … Went 1-2 with a save and a 2.12 ERA in 23 relief appearances in 2012.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
Pitched in five of SDSU’s six contests at during the Mountain West Tournament ... Led the SDSU pitching staff with 37 appearances, all in relief ... That mark ranked eighth in NCAA Division I … His appearance total was the highest for an Aztec hurler since Rusty Filter pitched in 37 games in 1990 ... Longest outing was 3.2 innings at Cal State Northridge on April 21 … Posted a season-high three strikeouts in that contest and matched that total vs. USC in 1.2 innings at the NCAA Regional on May 31 … Picked up his first career win in the season opener vs. Valparaiso, allowing just one hit over 1.1 innings … Second win came two games later vs. Loyola Marymount when he duplicated that performance adding a strikeout … Third victory came at UC Irvine on March 3, another 1.1 inning performance with a hit a strikeout … Recorded a save against New Mexico on April 4 … Had a string of 11 appearances from March 29-April 24 during which he allowed no runs on seven hits with 11 strikeouts over 11.2 innings … Member of the Mountain West All-Academic Team.
Competed at Howard College in Round Rock, Texas during the 2014 season ... Appeared in 13 games and compiled a record of 2-0 with two saves and a 3.93 earned run average … Was named to the all-tourney team at the Region 5 Tournament … Honored academically with inclusion on the Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Enrolled at the University of Arkansas for the 2011-12 school year, but was not on the baseball team … Redshirted during the 2013 campaign.
Attended Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas, where he earned three letters as a varsity baseball player … Was coached there by Tom Collins … Was a two-time first-team all-district and all-Centex selection and played in the 2011 Austin Area All-Star Game … As a senior compiled a 1.18 earned run average while striking out 31 batters over 29.2 innings pitched … Was a first-team all-district selection and played in the Austin Area All-Star Game … Was a 2011 Texas All-Region second team member by Perfect Game … As a junior went 1-1 with seven saves and a 1.09 earned run average … Walked only two batters over 19.1 innings … Holds the school record for most appearances (21) and most saves (7) in a season.
Brian Matthew Heldman was born May 25, 1993, in San Diego, Calif. … Son of Sean and Karen Heldman … Both parents attended San Diego State … Enjoys traveling, the beach, and spending time with family and friends … Favorite athletes include Baltimore Orioles pitcher Darren O’Day and Toronto Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins … Was also recruited by Arizona State, Indiana, Tulane, Sam Houston State and Northwestern State … Majoring in social science at San Diego State … Working toward a career in professional baseball.