Overview — Will be used in long to middle relief work ... Strong competitor who has a fastball, slider, split-finger repertoire ... “We are hoping Mike can regain the success he had as a freshman,” said Pitching Coach Gary Adcock.
2002 — Appeared in 17 games, with two spot starts ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 7.78 ERA ... Pitched three innings in both starts for his longest career outings ... Recorded a save on April 16 at UC Riverside, retiring the last batter of the game ... Tallied his first win of the season at Arizona, (May 12) allowing one hit in one inning of action ... Had a career-high four strikeouts in three innings at Cal State Fullerton on May 21 ... Allowed one earned run, while striking out two in two inning outing against defending national champion Miami (Mar. 24) ... Strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.9 was second-best among Bruin relief pitchers.
2001 - Proved to be the Bruins’ premier middle reliever, surrendering just six earned runs in 18 appearances … Compiled a team-best 2.25 ERA in 24 innings of work with a strikeout-to-walk ration of over 2-to-1 … Gave up just one run over a six-week stretch (March 30-May 11, nine games) … Got two outs to record first collegiate victory against Oregon State May 11 … Pitched 1.2 innings to pick up first career save May 19 at Arizona State … Worked between two and three innings six times, including a season-high 2.2 March 11 against Arizona … ERA bottomed out at 1.77 after defeating OSU.
Foothill HS (Santa Ana, CA) — Earned three varsity letters under Vince Brown … Holds the school’s strikeout record … Named All-League … Also earned two letters in football under Casey Mazzota … Played quarterback for the football team.
Personal — Favorite player is Pedro Martinez?… His parents are Tom and Teresa Castillo … Has an older brother, Tom, and a younger sister, Jessica … His career objective is to become a doctor of psychology … All of his relatives are USC alums but he chose to attend UCLA because it provides both great baseball and a great school … Born on March 27, 1982 in Long Beach, California … Full name: Michael William Castillo … Psychology major.
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