Standout hitter who saw most of his playing time in high school as a first baseman ... Majority of his pitching experience came during summer league ball ... Will be utilized on the mound at SDSU and is expected to begin the season as a member of the Aztec bullpen.
Won a pair of varsity baseball letters at Chino Hills (Calif.) High School ... Was coached there by Kyle Billingsley ... Primarily a first baseman ... As a senior was named to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune first-team ... Also a first-team all-sierra League selection ... Second-team Division 2 all-CIF honoree ... Team captain and MVP ... Batted .494 with nine doubles, three triples, two home runs and 24 runs batted in over 28 contests ... Had a .564 on-base percentage and a .694 slugging mark ... Named to the all-Sun team by the San Bernardino Sun newspaper ... Selected to play for the South squad in the annual Daily Bulletin All-Star Game ... As a junior batted .348 in limited action (nine games) with a pair of doubles and a home run.
Cameron Eduard Pongs was born Oct. 21, 1992, in Anaheim Hills, Calif. ... Son of Ed and Gina Pongs ... Older sister, Mandy, played softball at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) ... Enjoys golf and cars ... List favorite player as Houston Astros first baseman/outfielder Darren Erstad ... Was also recruited by UC Riverside ... Majoring in marine biology at San Diego State with career plans in that field.