|Previous School:||Poway HS|
Tommy Simis returned for another full season for the Matadors in 2011 and finished the season with a .258 batting average, 11 doubles, four home runs and 29 RBI. He appeared in all but one game for the Matadors (51 starts) and was second on the team in multi-hit games (16) and led the squad with 10 multi-RBI performances. he went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI vs. Seattle University (2/20), went 2-for-5 with two hits, two RBI and two runs scored against Valparaiso (2/26), and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the win at Lamar (3/6). He hit 2-for-4 with two RBI in the win over San Diego State (3/8), went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Lafayette (3/12 Gm. 1), and hit 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored vs. UNLV (3/15). Simis went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Sacramento State (3/18 Gm. 2) and hit his first home run of the year and had two RBI the next day (3/19). He hit 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. LMU (3/25), went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run vs. Bakersfield (4/8), and went 2-for-4 and drove in the tying and winning runs with a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth against UCSB (4/12). He had a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth against Pacific (4/22) and a three-run double in his next at-bat (4/23) to collect his first two three-RBI games of the year. Simis went 2-for-4 with a two-run single at San Diego State (5/10), went 2-for-5 against UC Riverside (5/15) and his two-out solo home run in the bottom of the ninth sparked a six-run rally to force extras. He scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th of that game. Simis went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base at Long Beach State (5/22) and had a 2-for-4 day with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the season finale against Cal State Fullerton (5/29).
Tommy Simis participated in seven games, had six at-bats, drove in one run, hit one home run, and scored once before redshirting the remainder of the season.
Simis made his Matador debut in the weekend series against Columbia University and hit 2-for-3 with one RBI in game one of a doubleheader vs. Columbia (3/21). He hit his first double of the season in game two vs. Columbia (3/22), collected one hit in his only at-bat at LMU (3/24), and hit another double vs. UNLV (3/31). He drove in one RBI in back-to-back games vs. UNLV (3/31 and 4/1), hit a season and career-high four RBI, including the tying and winning runs vs. Pepperdine (4/21), and drove in his eighth run of the season vs. UC Riverside (4/25). He batted 3-for-3 with 2 RBI and a double at UC Irvine (5/2), scored two runs vs. USC (5/10), and finished the year with three multi-hit games and one of only two Matadors to drive in four runs in a game. Simis started 19 games at second base, splitting time at that position, and had a season-high seven assists vs. USC (5/10), the most of any Matador this season and finished fourth on the team with an on base percentage of .387.
POWAY HIGH SCHOOL
Simis was a three-year letterwinner in baseball for coach Bob Parry and the Titans, and was named captain all three seasons. He batted .350 and had a fielding percentage of .990 during his high school career and was a member of the 2006 and 2008 CIF State and Palomar League championship teams. He was also named MVP for his success during the 2008 season.
Parents are Vicki and Richard Simis ... Has three older siblings, brother Steven and sisters Natalie and Melissa ... Favorites include the San Diego Padres, Chris Farley, Queen Latifah, "Family Guy", pizza, and the band Angels & Airways ... Chose CSUN because of the campus and its proximity to his parent's home in San Diego ... Winning the CIF Championship is his greatest athletic accomplishment ... Once played against Tony Gwynn in a wiffle ball game ... Finds the adrenaline rush while making a big play the best thing about being an athlete ... Pregame ritual includes listening to Angels & Airwaves and dousing his bat with holy water ... Enjoys playing video games, bowling, and relaxing by the pool during his free time ... Visits Facebook.com often ... Would like to switch places with Jonathan Papelbon for a day.