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    Derick Velazquez
    Derick Velazquez

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Los Banos, Calif.

    High School:
    Los Banos HS

    Last College:
    Merced College

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 200

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Bats/Throws:
    R-R

    07/16/2014

    Fifty Bulldogs Selected as Mountain West Scholar-Athletes

    Fresno State's soccer and volleyball soccer squads led the way with six and five honors, respectively.

    07/08/2014

    'Dogs Cap Season With 129 Combined Academic All-MW Honors

    Two of the department's 12 winter and spring sports - baseball and women's swimming and diving - scored 17 selections each.

    07/08/2014

    Fifty Bulldogs Selected as Mountain West Scholar-Athletes

    Fresno State's soccer and volleyball soccer squads led the way with six and five honors, respectively.

    07/07/2014

    Eighty-Six 'Dogs Honored to Academic All-MW Teams

    Two of the department's 12 winter and spring sports - baseball and women's swimming and diving - scored 17 selections each.

    06/06/2014

    Luplow, Velazquez Selected in MLB Draft

    Two Fresno State Bulldogs hear their names called on the second day of the 2014 MLB First-Year Draft

    Last Updated: June 24, 2014

    2014 (Junior): Appeared in 28 games, 24 in relief and made four starts ... earned 3-5 season record ... owned a 4.79 season ERA in 56.1 innings worked ... in 24 relief appearances and 41.2 innings pitched, posted a 2.59 ERA with 31 strikeouts against seven walks - opponents' batting average was .226 ... in four starts and 14.2 innings pitched, posted a 11.05 ERA with seven strikeouts against three walks - opponents' batting average was .435 ... was the pitcher of record in each of his four starts, one win and three losses ... number of appearances (28) ranked second on the team and was the sixth-most in the Mountain West ... finished nine games - ranked second on the team and tied for ninth-most in the MW ... posted three saves, which tied for the eighth-most in the conference ... picked up first career Division I save on March 8 vs. Air Force, retired seven batters in a row to close out 7-5 win in 3.0 IP ... second save earned was on May 16 at San Diego State while the third was at the Mountain West Tournament in the opening round matchup vs. Nevada ... in seven relief appearances held the opponent without a hit (min. 1.0 IP).

    2013 (Sophomore): Made 17 appearances, earning 11 starts ... finished the season 4-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 75.2 innings pitched ... struck out 52 hitters and walked 36 ... finished the season with two complete games ... named 2013 Academic All-MW ... earned first collegiate victory with complete game win over USC on March 2.

    Prior to Fresno State: Played his freshman collegiate season at Merced College, where he helped lead the team to a 28-13 record and recorded an 11-0 record with a 1.43 earned run average as a standout pitcher ... earned junior college All-American, Nor-Cal Player of the Year, Central Valley Conference Co-Most Valuable Player, and first-team All-CVC honors ... also posted a .337 batting average with a home run as a designated hitter ... following the season, the Baltimore Orioles drafted him in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.

    High School: A three-year baseball letterwinner at Los Banos High School , where he helped lead the team to a 19-10 record as a senior ... earned Central Coast Section Scholar Athlete and Western Athletic Conference Co-Pitcher of the Year honors ... named to Merced County All-Star Game ... hit .538 as a junior and .425 as a senior.

    Personal: Born No. 28, 1993 in Salinas, Calif. ... hometown is Gonzalez, Calif. ... mother is Maria Sanchez ... enjoys fishing and playing basketball ... favorite athlete is Derek Jeter because they share the same first name and Jeter is a very humble athlete ... biggest athletic thrill was pitching at the Oakland Coliseum ... most admires his mom and everyone who helped him get to where he is today ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the quality of the baseball program and being close to home ... also recruited by USC, CSU Northridge and Ole Miss ... majoring in criminology.

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