Began the 2012 season as a member of the starting rotation and moved to the bullpen halfway through the year ... In line to continue middle relief duties when the 2013 campaign gets underway ... Pitched for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska League during the summer of 2012 ... Earned first-team All-Star accolades ... Appeared in 18 contests compiling a record of 2-2 with seven saves and a 2.06 earned run average ... Recorded 39 strikeouts over 26.2 innings ... Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 50th round of the 2011 Major League draft ... Played for the Orange County Pioneers during the summers of 2010 and 2011 ... Member of the Anderson Arsenal squad in the summer of 2009 and competed for the Oakland A's scout team in 2008.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Made 10 starting appearances to begin the season and finished with seven relief stints ... Picked up his first win as a starter in the contest vs. San Francisco on March 3 ... Went six innings in that game allowing one earned run on two hits ... Had another six-inning outing in his next game, a start vs. St. Mary's (March 10) in which he notched his second win of the year ... Gave up just one run on four hits against the Gaels ... Recorded a season-high 13 strikeouts in that game vs. the St. Mary's, the most by an Aztec pitcher during the season ... Third win came against Air Force on March 31 ... Picked up a save in the win at TCU on May 18 when he gave up no runs on two hits with three strikeouts over the final two innings ... Did not surrender a home run during the course of the season (57.2 innings pitched) ... Named to the Mountain West All-Academic Team.
Played two seasons at Cypress Junior College under Coach Scott Pickler ... As a sophomore saw action in short and long relief along with spot duty as a starter and closer ... Finished the year with a record of 1-4 and a 5.45 earned run average ... Had 37 strikeouts over 36.1 innings ... Saw limited action during his freshman campaign, compiling a 4.82 earned run average in 9.1 innings pitched ... Cypress advanced to the Regionals in 2011 after playing in the Super Regional in 2010.
Earned a pair of varsity letters as a baseball player at El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif. ... Played there under Coach Steve Gulotti ... A second-team all-Century League selection as a senior ... Also won the EDHS Cy Young Award ... Was named to the North Orange County All-Star team as well as the Century League All-Star squad ... As the team's No. 1 starter compiled a record of 8-2 with a 2.83 earned run average ... In his lone plate appearance had an RBI double ... During the Anderson Bat National Classic defeated Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), the No. 1-ranked team in the nation at the time ... Saw limited action as a reliever as a junior, going 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA in 11.2 innings of work.
Travis Aaron Pitcher was born Jan. 30, 1991, in Orange, Calif. ... Son of Larry and Cheri Pitcher ... Enjoys snowboarding, volleyball, the beach and playing ping pong in his spare time ... Favorite athlete is Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay ... Was also recruited by Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Irvine and Brigham Young ... Majoring in criminal justice at SDSU ... Plans for a career in pro baseball or as a firefighter.