Left-handed hurler who will be one of SDSU’s top three starting pitchers to begin the 2017 season … Saw action as both a starter and reliever in 2016 as well as in two seasons of junior college baseball.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016
Named to the All-Mountain West second team … Began the season as a short reliever with none of his first five appearances going more than one inning … Was the Aztecs’ Friday or Saturday starter over the second half of the season … Tossed back-to-back complete games late in the season (vs. Air Force May 13 and at San Jose State May 19) … Finished the regular season by winning his last three starts … In those contests allowed four earned runs over 26 innings for a 1.38 earned run average … Tied for the team lead with four victories … Career-high six strikeouts came in the complete-game victory over Air Force on May 13 … Member of the Mountain West All-Academic team.
Played two seasons at Orange Coast College (Coast Mesa, Calif.) under Coach John Altobelli … Team won back-to-back California state championships and was ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2015 by Perfect Game … As a sophomore in 2015 compiled a record of 5-1 with seven saves and a 2.53 earned run average … Selected a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association ABCA Pacific Association Division Southern California All-Region Second Team … Was named the co-MVP of the 2015 state JC tourney after tossing a complete-game victory and recording a save in the championship contest … As a freshman in 2014 had a record of 2-0 with two saves and a 1.09 earned run average.
Earned a pair of varsity letters in baseball at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, Ill. … Was coached there by Lee Milano … As a senior in 2012 was named all-conference, all-area and second-team all-state as team placed third at state tournament … Compiled a record of 10-2 with a 1.02 earned run average … As a junior (2011) was an all-conference and all-area selection … Record of 10-1 … Tossed a perfect game during the regional tourney.
Dominic Joseph Purpura was born Dec. 31, 1993, in Hinsdale, Ill. … Son of Thomas and Kelli Purpura … Enjoys trading stocks … Founder and President of Wazood.com, a web site for college students as an online market place platform for students to buy and trade items on campus … An undeclared major at San Diego State with career plans in the area of commercial real estate or staring multiple businesses.