Solid right-handed hurler who is expected to be called upon in middle and late relief this season ... Competed for the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League last summer ... Played during summer 2008 for the Eau Claire (Wis.) Express in the Northwoods League ... Over 29 innings, compiled a mark of 3-1 with a 2.67 earned run average ... Walked eight and struck out 22 in 27 innings ... Drafted out of high school in 2006 in the 44th round by the Boston Red Sox.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2009
Made 26 appearances out of the bullpen to lead the team ... Allowed six base on balls in his 34.1 innings pitched, an average of 1.57 walks per nine innings ... Longest relief stint was three innings vs. Pacific on Feb.28 ... Had a season-high three strikeouts in that contest ... Picked up a win at TCU on March 29 after one inning of relief ... Other victory came at Long Beach State on April 9 ... Recorded his first collegiate save on March 23 in the win over Southern Utah ... In that game, he came on in the ninth inning after SUU had taken an 8-7 in the bottom of the eighth and proceeded to retire the next three batters in order to close out the contest ... Prior to his appearance against Utah on May 16, he had given up five earned runs in his previous 12 appearances ... Had only one wild pitch in 34.1 innings of work.
Played two seasons of baseball at the College of Southern Nevada under coach Tim Chambers ... In 2008, had a record of 3-2 with a save and a 3.55 earned run average over nine appearances including six starts ... Did not commit an error in 14 chances on the mound ... During his freshman year went 5-4 with one save and a 3.72 ERA ... Made 14 appearances (10 starts), striking out 56 while walking only 14 over 55.2 innings.
Won three varsity baseball letters at Sierra Vista High School in Las Vegas ... Coached there by Nathan Selby ... Was a pitcher and first baseman ... As a senior, hit .442 with six home runs ... Team won state title his junior year (2005) as he compiled a 7-0 mark with 87 strikeouts ... Was the winning pitcher at the state and regional finals ... Earned student of the month honors at Sierra Vista.
Andrew Patrick Leary was born Dec. 9, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Son of Patrick and Cari Leary ... Father played baseball (shortstop) at UNLV in 1972-73 ... Enjoys playing basketball, golf and tennis ... Was recruited by UNLV, LSU, Arkansas and Kansas State in addition to SDSU ... Favorite athlete is Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero ... A social science major at San Diego State who is looking forward to a career in professional baseball.