Left-handed hurler who will begin his Aztec career as a relief specialist ... Was named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior Honorable Mention Team prior to his senior season of prep baseball ... Played summer baseball of the San Diego Dirtbags in 2011 and 2012 ... Member of the San Diego Show during summer of 2010.
Earned a pair of varsity letters as a baseball player at San Marcos (Calif.) High School ... Was coached there by former San Diego State pitcher Jeff Dufek ... Played first base and in the outfield in addition to pitching duties ... A first-team all-Avocado East League selection as a senior ... Compiled a pitching record of 8-3 with one save and a 2.68 earned run average that season ... Struck out 91 batters in 77.1 innings ... Also batted .337 with 24 runs scored ... Was a second-team all-league honoree as a junior ... Record of 6-5 with a 3.09 earned run average.
Collin Jay Orellana was born May 19, 1994, in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Jeff and Nalani Orellana ... Sister, Whitney, played softball at Illinois-Chicago ... Favorite athlete is former major league pitcher Randy Johnson ... Enjoys wakeboarding and watching ESPN ... A pre-physical therapy major at San Diego State.