Great outings from Hernandez, Slaney not enough.
The Spartans got solid contributions from their bullpen Tuesday night.
San Jose State had just three hits on the afternoon heading into the ninth inning.
San Jose State played well in all three phases Sunday afternoon.
An eight-run seventh inning propelled the Spartans to their first win of the season.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans…Appeared in 45 games and made six starts over his first three campaigns…One of only two seniors to have played all four years at San José State (Mitch Ravizza)…Awarded the “Best Sport-tech Innovation” at the 2015 Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge for his mobile pitch-tracking application…The most experienced right-hander on the staff in 2016.
2015: Tied for second on the team with 17 appearances…Started four games…Finished with a 1-3 record and 4.86 ERA in 33.1 innings…Went 10 consecutive appearances spanning almost two months without working in a home game (3/15-5/10)… Threw 9.0 scoreless innings to start the season…Recorded a career-high four strikeouts against Northern Colorado (2/22)… Made his first start of the season (third career) against Northern Colorado (2/22)… Struck out a career-high five hitters at Cal Poly (5/5)… Worked a career-high 4.1 innings in relief against Santa Clara (5/12).
2014: Appeared 20 times out of the bullpen…Finished with an 0-4 record and a 7.88 ERA in 32 innings of work…Pitched two shutout innings against San Diego State in the Mountain West Championship tournament (5/21) …Tossed two hitless innings at Nevada (2/28)…Two scoreless innings at San Francisco where he struck out a season-high three batters (4/8)…Allowed one earned run over his final four appearances of the year (8.1 innings).
2013: Appeared in eight games and made two starts as a pitcher…Went 0-1 with a 13.14 ERA in 12.1 innings for the year…Struck out two in a 2.1-inning start at USF (5/14)…Gave up 16 earned runs over first four appearances and only two earned over the last four appearances…Allowed two hits and zero runs in four innings across three straight appearances (4/21-5/7).
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, Calif. …A two-time letterwinner for the Mustangs…Struck out 43 batters in 49.2 innings of work as a senior…Had 11 strikeouts and no walks in a 2012 game against Oak Grove High School…Finished senior season with a 4.37 ERA…Averaged one strikeout per inning in 2011 and was a second-team All-De Anza League selection.
ROSS: A business administration major with a concentration in management information systems…Enjoys snowboarding and camping…Born in Mountain View, Calif. …Now calls Sunnyvale, Calif., his hometown.