Emerged as a regular weekend starter for the Aztecs during the 2014 season and is expected to continue in that role this year ... Competed for the Palm Springs Power of the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League during the summer of 2013 ... Made 18 appearances including a pair of starts for the Power and finished with a record of 3-0, two saves and a 3.21 earned run average ... Recorded 47 strikeouts over 42 innings pitched ... Played summer baseball for the Playa Vista (Calif.) Orioles in 2010 and 2011.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014
Spent most of the 2014 season as the Aztecs' No. 3 starter, but moved into the No. 2 role over the final five weekends ... Only one of his 16 appearances came in relief ... At the Mountain West Tournament on May 22 vs. New Mexico pitched 5.2 innings allowing three runs on five hits with five walks and a strikeouts ... Departed the contest with the score tied and was not involved in the decision ... Longest outing of the season came vs. Nevada on March 9 when he went eight innings allowing no runs on three hits with three walks and five strikeouts as he picked up a win ... Earned Mountain West Pitcher of the Week honors for that performance ... Was selected the Madness Mountain West Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com for his performance vs. Fresno State on March 30 ... In that contest he tossed 7.2 innings allowing no runs on three hits with a walk and eight strikeouts ... Had a season-high nine strikeouts in six innings at St. Mary's on March 2 and also vs. Air Force on April 6 ... Lone relief appearance came on Feb. 18 vs. Loyola Marymount when he went 5.2 innings allowing no runs on three hits with a walk and four strikeouts ... In eight appearances (seven starts, one relief) at Tony Gwynn Stadium went 4-1 with a 1.07 earned run averaged ... Ranked second on the squad and fifth in the Mountain West with 78 strikeouts.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Appeared in only one game during the season, a brief relief stint at Santa Clara on Feb. 26 ... Allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits in that contest in which he faced only two batters.
Earned three varsity letters as a baseball player at Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, Calif. ... Was coached there by Dennis Reitz (one season) and Mike Cordero (two seasons) ... A first-team all-Marmonte League selection as a senior ... Chosen team MVP that year as well ... Named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior Honorable Mention team prior to start of 2012 campaign ... Hit .344 with eight doubles and a .440 on-base percentage v On the mound went 4-1 with a 3.90 earned run average while holding opponents to a .190 batting average ... As a junior hit .296 with two home runs and 20 RBI while compiling a pitching mark of 2-3 with one save and a 3.47 earned run average.
Mark Thomas Seyler was born Feb. 2, 1994, in West Hills, Calif. ... Son of Tom and Bridget Seyler v Father played baseball at University of San Diego and later in the St. Louis Cardinals organization ... Favorite athlete is New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ... Interests include watching movies, going to the beach and working out ... Plans to pursue a career in sports broadcasting ... A media studies major at San Diego State.