Orlando Meza
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Orlando  Meza

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Temecula, Calif.

High School:
Great Oak HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
09/02/1995

Experience:
1L

B-T:
R-R

Solid pitching prospect who will continue to work out of the Aztec bullpen after sitting out the 2015 campaign … During summer 2014 played for the Eau Claire (Wis.) Express in the Northwoods League … Compiled a record of 2-1 with a 5.01 earned run average … Named to the 2013 Rawlings/Perfect Game California Region All High School Senior second team … Has played summer ball with the Bombers Baseball Club of Southern California.

SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
Redshirted as a sophomore during the 2015 season.

SAN DIEGO STATE 2014
Made 11 relief appearances as a true freshman in 2014 … Picked up his win in the 2-1 victory over Fresno State on March 28 when he came on in the eighth with a runner at first and one out and kept FSU off the board in that inning … Longest outing of the year came vs. UNLV on May 9 when he allowed a run on two hits in two innings of work … Season-high three strikeouts in one inning of relief vs. Santa Clara on March 25 … Did not surrender an extra base hit over his 10 innings pitched during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL
A three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Great Oak High School in Temecula, Calif., where he was coached by Eric Morton … A two-time all-Southwestern League selection … First-team all-county honoree and team’s Pitcher of the Year as a senior ... During his final season compiled a record of 8-3 with a 1.82 earned run average … Team captain … As a junior went 2-1 with a 1.15 ERA … During his sophomore campaign had a record of 3-1 and a 4.00 earned run average.

PERSONAL
Orlando Meza was born Sept. 2, 1995, in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Fernando and Esperanza Meza … Brother, Alex, pitched at Palomar JC and Cal State San Marcos … Enjoys ping pong, going to the beach and playing basketball and football … Lists favorite athlete as Oakland A’s pitcher Sonny Gray … Was also recruited by Florida International, Fresno State, San Diego and UC Riverside … A psychology major at San Diego State.

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