Developed into one of the Bears’ top pitchers last season, contributing as both a starter and a reliever…throws in the mid-80s with a slider and change-up...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2002): Made 19 appearances with three starts, going 5-3 with a 3.43 ERA…opponents batted .244 against him…had four strikeouts in 5.3 innings in a May 3 start at Arizona…picked up the win in a Apr. 26 start at Washington, throwing a career-high 8.0 innings with five hits, no earned runs, three walks and four strikeouts…earned win in Apr. 18 start versus USC (7.3 innings, seven hits, two runs, one walk, three strikeouts)…won in relief Apr. 6 at UCLA (4.3 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, one strikeout)…won in relief Mar. 14 versus UC Irvine (3.7 innings, three hits, no runs, two strikeouts) and Feb. 16 versus Nebraska (1.3 innings, one hit, one run, one walk, two strikeouts)…
AT UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND (2001-02): As a freshman went 2-1 with a 5.09 ERA...made 18 appearances, throwing 40.7 innings with 20 walks and 34 strikeouts...made two appearances as sophomore before redshirting, throwing 4.0 innings with six hits, two earned runs, no walks and seven strikeouts...
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Manogue High School was league MVP, First Zone Team and state MVP as a senior...helped lead his team to a 36-3 record and the 2000 league and state titles...also as a senior led his team with a school-record 23 doubles, and had 14 home runs and 66 RBI...played two years of varsity basketball as well, leading his team to 29-4 record and a 2000 state championship, while earning first team all-league and second team all-state honors…majoring in American studies...grandfather, Varnell Padgett, Sr., graduated from Cal in 1950…parents are Varney and Nancy Padgett...born May 6, 1982 in San Jose, CA.
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