Solid pitching prospect who will continue to work out of the Aztec bullpen as a sophomore this season ... 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 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 eight 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.
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 v During his sophomore campaign had a record of 3-1 and a 4.00 earned run average.
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 former major league outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. ... Was also recruited by Florida International, Fresno State, San Diego and UC Riverside ... An undeclared major at San Diego State.