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David Paiz
David Paiz

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Anderson

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
UTL/RHP

Birthdate:
10/16/1991

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


video camera Red Raider Profile - 2012
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HITTING - CAREER-HIGHS (entering 2012 season):
Games Played (Season): 56 (2011)
Games Started (Season): 56 (2011)
At-Bats: 6, vs. Oklahoma State (5/20/11)
Runs: 3, vs. UTSA (4/5/11)
Hits: 3 5x, at Kansas State (4/22/11)*
RBI: 3, vs. Northern Illinois (2/27/11)
Doubles: 2, at Kansas State (4/22/11)
Triples: 1, at Kansas State (4/22/11)
Home Runs: 1 2x, at Missouri (5/15/11)*
Walks: 2 3x, vs. New Mexico (4/26/11)*
Strikeouts: 3 3x, vs. Oklahoma (5/26/11)*
Stolen Bases: 1, at Dallas Baptist (3/22/11)
Hit Streak: 8 games (2/24-3/5/11)
* Indicates most recent high

PITCHING - CAREER-HIGHS (entering 2012 season):
Innings Pitched: 6.1 2x, at Texas (4/15/11)*
Longest Start (IP): 6.1 2x, at Texas (4/15/11)*
Shortest Start (IP): 2.2, at Missouri (5/13/11)
Longest Relief Outing (IP): 4.0, vs. Northwestern (2/20/11)
Hits Allowed: 9 2x, vs. Oklahoma State (5/20/11)*
Runs Allowed: 9, at Oklahoma (4/1/11)
ER Allowed: 7 2x, vs. Oklahoma State (5/20/11)*
Walks: 4, at Missouri (5/13/11)
Strikeouts: 6, vs. Northwestern (2/20/11)
Wild Pitches: 1 4x, at Missouri (5/13/11)*
Hit Batters: 2 3x, vs. Kansas (4/29/11)*
HR Allowed: 2, vs. Oklahoma State (5/20/11)
Pitch Count: 100, vs. Texas A&M (4/8/11)
* Indicates most recent high

2011 (Freshman)
Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America... All-Big 12 first team (Coaches)... Big 12 All-Freshman Team (Coaches)... Big 12 All-Freshman Team (College Baseball Daily)... John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List... became the eighth Texas Tech player to be named a Freshman All-American... became the first Red Raider freshman to earn first team All-Big 12 honors since 2006 (Roger Kieschnick)... one of only three freshmen in the nation to be named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List... one of only two players from the Big 12 to make the list... HITTING... played in and started 56 games while starting in right field (26 games), designated hitter (22 games), pitcher (9 games) and left field (8 games)... batted cleanup 14 times, six-hole 12 times, eight-hole 11 times, seven-hole nine times and three-hole twice... batted .284 (60-for-211) with 24 runs, 13 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 27 RBI, 81 total bases, 21 walks, 1-of-1 stolen bases, .384 slugging percentage, .350 on-base percentage and fielded .938 (54 putouts, 6 assists, 4 errors)... in games when also pitching batted .242 (15-for-62) with four runs, three doubles, one home run, eight RBI, six walks, .339 slugging percentage and .304 on-base percentage... in 19 games (19 starts) against nationally-ranked opponents batted .264 (19-for-72) with two runs, one double, 10 RBI, seven walks, .278 slugging percentage and .325 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in 26 games (26 starts) batted .280 (28-for-100) with seven runs, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 10 RBI, nine walks, .380 slugging percentage and a .339 on-base percentage... ranked 33rd in the league batting .280 during Big 12 games... ranked fourth among Big 12 freshmen in batting... in 33 home games batted .246 (31-for-126) with 14 runs, eight doubles, one home run, 19 RBI, 16 walks, .333 slugging percentage and .326 on-base percentage... led team in at-bats and doubles in games played at home... in 23 road/neutral site games batted .341 (29-for-85) with 10 runs, five doubles, one triple, one home run, eight RBI, five walks, .459 slugging percentage and .387 on-base percentage... tied for the team lead in batting average (Reid Redman) and led the team in hits and triples in games played on the road/neutral site... marks second straight year a freshman has led Tech in batting in road/neutral site games (Jamodrick McGruder, 2010)... in two games at the Big 12 Championship batted .143 (1-for-7) with an RBI... batted .407 (22-for-54) against left-handed pitching... batted .242 (38-for-157) against right-handed pitching... batted .264 (32-for-121) with runners on base... batted .311 (28-for-90) with the bases empty... batted .286 (2-for-7) with the bases loaded... batted .200 (15-for-75) with runners in scoring position... batted .215 (17-for-79) with two outs... recorded eight two-out RBI... tallied five go-ahead RBI... posted four infield base hits... collected one outfield assist... had one game-winning RBI... second on the team with 18 multi-hit games, including five three-hit games... among team leaders with seven multiple RBI games, including one three-RBI contest... recorded a season-high eight-game hit streak (2/24-3/5) batting .406 (13-for-32) with three runs, three doubles, eight RBI, two walks, .500 slugging percentage and .441 on-base percentage... ranked second on the team reaching base safely in 22 consecutive games... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made career debut going 3-for-4 with a run, double, two RBI and a walk on Opening Day against Western Michigan (2/18)... marked second consecutive season a Red Raider freshman had three hits on Opening Day (Barrett Barnes, 2010)... tallied three hits in back-to-back games against Northern Illinois (2/26-27) going 3-for-5 with two runs, a double and two RBI and then going 3-for-5 with a double and a season-high three RBI... hit first career home run going 2-for-4 with two RBI against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/12)... went 3-for-4 matching a season-high in hits with a stolen base at Dallas Baptist (3/22)... went 3-for-4 with two runs, two doubles and a triple at Kansas State (4/22)... became the second Tech player during the season with three extra-base hits in a game (Stephen Hagen, at Baylor) and just the eighth Red Raider over the last four years to post three extra-base hits in a single-game... became the first Tech freshmen with three extra-base hits in a game since 2007 (Taylor Ashby - 3 doubles - at Kansas State - 4/1/07)... went 2-for-4 with a double in series opener at Missouri (5/13)... went 2-for-3 and hit second home run of the season at Missouri (5/15) in the series finale... went 2-for-6 with two RBI with a season-high six at-bats in series opener against No. 22 Oklahoma State (5/20)... PITCHING... made 17 appearances - 9 starts - while pitching primarily as the Red Raiders' Friday-night starter throughout the Big 12 season... went 3-5 with a 6.93 ERA in 50.2 innings with one save, combined on one shutout, allowed 63 hits, 44 runs (39 earned) with 34 strikeouts, 17 walks allowed while opponents batted .309... third on the team in starts... fifth on the team in innings pitched... in eight relief outings posted a 6.75 ERA in 10.2 innings while retiring 7-of-8 first batters and allowing 1-of-7 inherited runners to score... became the first Red Raider in over 10 years to record a base hit and earn a save in the same game while going 1-for-3 at the plate (started as the DH) and entering the game in the eighth inning and pitched 1.2 innings to receive first career save in 3-0 victory over Nebraska (3/27)... in seven appearances (4 starts) against nationally-ranked opponents went 0-3 with a 10.57 ERA in 23.0 innings with 38 hits allowed, 30 runs allowed (27 earned) with 13 strikeouts and seven walks allowed while opponents batted .365... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... made 10 appearances (7 starts) with a 0-4 record, 7.01 ERA with one save and combined on one shutout in 34.2 innings and allowed 45 hits, 31 runs (27 earned) with 23 strikeouts and 12 walks allowed while opponents batted .313... led the team with 23 strikeouts in league play... marked the first time a freshmen led the Red Raiders in strikeouts during Big 12 play since 2006 (Miles Morgan, 57)... in nine appearances (4 starts) in home games went 3-0 with a 5.65 ERA with one save in 28.2 innings with 34 hits allowed, 19 runs (18 earned) with 25 strikeouts and six walks while opponents batted .306... in eight appearances (5 starts) in road/neutral site games went 0-5 with an 8.59 ERA in 22.0 innings with 29 hits allowed, 25 runs (21 earned) with nine strikeouts and 11 walks while opponents batted .312... made one appearances at the Big 12 Championship throwing just 0.1 inning while allowing four runs and four hits... opposing left-handed batters hit .282 (24-for-85)... opposing right-handed batters hit .328 (39-for-119)... opposing batters hit .347 (34-for-98) with runners on base... opposing batters hit .274 (29-for-106) with the bases empty... opposing batters hit .378 (28-for-74) with two outs... averaged 6.04 strikeouts/9 innings... pitched at least five innings in three of nine starts... team went 8-9 during his appearances and 4-5 during his starts... made six scoreless appearances... struck out at least five batters on two occasions... had one pickoff... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... earned first career win in debut outing while throwing four-shutout innings (longest relief outing of the season) with a season-high six strikeouts while allowing three hits and two walks against Northwestern (2/20)... became the first Red Raider freshman to win his first career game while pitching in a relief role since 2008 (Robbie Kilcrease, vs. New Mexico State - 4/22/08)... improved to 2-0 with a win over UNLV (3/1) during first career start while going five innings with two strikeouts and allowing three runs on five hits... earned third victory in a relief role going 1.2 innings while not allowing a run or hit with two strikeouts against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/13)... recorded first career save in 1.2 innings of scoreless relief against Nebraska (3/27) to help combine on the 3-0 shutout over the Huskers... made first career Big 12 start in a loss at No. 7 Oklahoma (4/1) while allowing nine runs (7 earned) on nine hits in four innings with two strikeouts... took the no decision in Tech's series opening win over No. 5 Texas A&M (4/8) while setting a season-high with 6.1 innings pitched with four strikeouts and allowing two runs on seven hits while throwing a season-high 100 pitches... tallied back-to-back six-plus innings starts going 6.1 innings while allowing three runs on four hits with a strikeout and three walks at No. 4 Texas (4/15)... member of the 2010 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (Dean's List)... member of the 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Anderson High School for head coach Gilbert Prather... four-time All-District selection... Dell Diamond All-Star... earned unanimous first team all-district as a senior... All-Centex second team and named to Team Texas as a senior... also received Academic All-District as a senior... led team in batting during sophomore and junior seasons... as a junior batted .450 with 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs and was 7-of-8 in stolen bases with a .492 on-base percentage and fielded .958... played for Action Baseball Club during the summers.

PERSONAL
David Charles Paiz, Jr... born October 16, 1991, in Austin, Texas... son of David, Sr. and Janalee Paiz... has three younger siblings, Heather, Leticia and Darek... a sociology criminology concentrated major at Texas Tech.

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