34 - Brian Slover
Brian Slover
Born: 06/10/1988
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Covina, CA
High School: South Hills
Position: RHP/1B
Bats/Throws: R/R
EXP: 2V

2009

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft with pick #250 in the 8th Round ... Brian Slover limited Pepperdine to only two hits in 3.0 innings pitched, and struck out four batters (2/22) ... pitched 1.1 innings and struck out two batters vs. Texas Tech (2/27) ... pitched 1.1 innings in-relief and struckout two batters vs. Evansville (3/3) ... struckout two batters in 1.0 innings pitched (3/4 vs. Evansville) ... struckout another three batters, and collected his first hit of the season in his only appearance at Nebraska (3/8) ... fanned three batters in each of his relief stints vs. San Jose State (3/15) and BYU (3/17) ... fanned two batters in 1.2 innings at LMU (3/24) pitched 1.0 (3/28) and 2.0 (3/29) innings of no-hit ball vs. UCSB in the Matadors two victories over their conference rival ... pitched 1.0 inning and allowed zero runs or hits vs. UNLV (4/1) ... struckout two batters and allowed only one hit at Cal Poly (4/3) ... pitched a season-high 3.1 innings, allowed only two hits, and struckout four batters at Cal Poly (4/4) ... currently possesses the lowest ERA on staff at 0.37 (4/8) ... picked up his fourth save of the season vs. Cal State Bakersfield (4/14) ... allowed zero runs in 2.0 innings pitched and picked up his fifth save at Long Beach State (4/18) ... struckout four batters for the third time this season and allowed zero earned runs for the second straight game for his second win of the season in CSUN's 11-inning victory vs. Pepperdine ... drove in his first two runs of the season at UNLV (4/28) ... batted 2-for-2, added another three RBI's to his total, hit his first double of the season, and blasted his first home run as a Matador over a light tower in left field at UNLV (4/29) ... struckout three batters in 2.0 innings pitched at UC Irvine (5/3) ... earned his sixth save of the season vs. USC (5/9) ... earned his team-leading seventh save of the season vs. Pacific (5/15) ... finished the game with two hits, one RBI, and scored the winning run at Cal State Bakersfield (5/19) ... drove in two RBI's at UC Davis (5/24) ... was named to the 2009 All-Big West Conference Second team and one of only two relievers in the Conference to finish the season with a sub-2.00 ERA.

2008

Slover was a redshirt during the 2008 season.

2007

Slover contributed at the plate and on the mound as a freshman, collecting 26 at bats and 16.0 innings pitched ... got his first hit of the season on Apr. 21 vs. UCLA, a pinch hit single ... logged a double on Apr. 22 at UCLA, part of a 2-for-4 day ... collected four RBI and a run scored for the year ... appeared in 15 games as a pitcher, including one start ... struck out 11 in 16.0 innings ... recorded 2.0 hitless innings on Apr. 15 at Long Beach State ... struck out two in one inning against Pacific on May 25 ... tallied a season-high three strikeouts vs. Oklahoma State on Feb. 25.

SOUTH HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

A two-sport athlete for the Huskies, Slover was decorated as both a football and baseball player ... earned second-team all-league honors as a sophomore pitcher, all-valley honors as a junior outfielder, and first-team all-league honors as a senior catcher ... helped guide his baseball team to four consecutive league titles.

PERSONAL

Born June 10, 1988 in Fontana ... parents are Brian and Patty Jo ... has one brother, David ... roots for the Los Angeles Angels, and enjoys watching Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Troy Glaus ... other favorites include fried shrimp, the television show "Real TV", and the movie "Talladega Nights" ... chose Cal State Northridge for a chance to play Division I baseball and to get a college education ... also received scholarship offers for football ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "the excitement of the competition", the toughest thing is "the hard work it takes to be successful" ... best advice he's ever received is "never give up" ... major is Kinesiology.

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