39 - Paul Twining
Paul Twining
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Shoreline, Wash.
High School: Seattle Prep
Position: RHP

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JUNIOR (2011): Made 18 relief appearances and posted a 8.17 ERA and 1-1 record … struck out 14 in 25.1 total innings pitched … pitched 1.0 inning in the season-opener at South Carolina on Feb. 18 … vs. Albany on Feb. 27, pitched 0.2 innings … pitched 2.0 innings of relief with a strikeout at Stanford on Mar. 1 … struck out one batter in 0.1 innings at Cal on Mar. 8 … in Mar. 11 vs. Utah pitched 2.0 innings with two strikeouts … threw a shutout inning vs. Brown on Mar. 28 … on Mar. 30 vs. UC Davis pitch 1.0 inning in relief … pitched a perfect inning of relief on Apr. 2 vs. CSU Bakersfield … recorded a strikeout in 1.0 inning vs. LMU on Apr. 10 … on Apr. 19 vs. Stanford pitched an inning in relief … retired the only batter he faced on Apr. 23 at San Francisco … on Apr. 26 pitched a shutout inning vs. Pacific … struck out two in 2.1 innings against Gonzaga on Apr. 29 … on May 1 vs. Gonzaga, struck out one in 1.0 inning … pitched a perfect inning vs. Cal on May 3 … on May 8 at Pepperdine, pitched 4.2 shutout innings in relief while striking out three to pick up his first win of the season … struck out two in 2.2 innings of relief vs. San Diego on May 20 … on May 22 vs. San Diego pitched 1.2 innings and struck out one.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Struck out 20 batters in 19 innings out of the bullpen in 2010 … was extremely effective early in the season, providing SCU with six scoreless appearances in his first seven outings … had back-to-back scoreless appearances against Nevada February 19 and 20 in the season’s opening weekend – striking out a season-high three against Nevada (2/19) on Opening Day … walked just one during his first five appearances … equaled a season-high by fanning three batters against Stanford (4/13) … went on to make 17 total appearances, going 0-1 with an ERA of 9.00.

FRESHMAN (2009): Made 14 appearances and four midweek starts ... went 0-2 as a starter, fanning 13 and walking four in 14 1/3 innings ... two of those starts came against Stanford and a third against then-No. 18 Cal Poly ... struck out a season-high five in his first collegiate start, going four innings vs. Stanford (Apr. 15) ... used 10 times out of the bullpen, registering a strikeout in all but one relief appearance ... finished the year with 22 Ks in 25 2/3 innings.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Seattle Prep in Seattle, Wash. ... played for Coach Ed Paulter ... captained his baseball and football teams in 2008 ... named an All-Metro League First Team outfielder and pitcher as both a junior and senior ... team-leader in wins and strikeouts as a senior, helping Seattle Prep to a top 10 state ranking ... Seattle Prep won the 2008 Metro League title in 2008 and advanced to state tournament play for the third consecutive season ... also played football and was an all-league quarterback in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born in Seattle, Wash. ... son of Dan and Theresa Twining ... has three older siblings: Jimmy, Anne Marie and Jeff ... enjoys playing football and watching sports on TV ... majoring in Mechanical Engineering ... excellent student who scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT.