Overview — This two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection starts the year as the No. 3 starter behind Josh Karp and Jon Brandt … An outstanding competitor who has a moving fastball, a sinking fastball, a sinking change up, a curveball, a slider and a cutter … “He brings with him a lot of dice to roll,” said Head Coach Gary Adams … “I don’t think anyone competes as much as Bobby does. He wants to throw in the big games and he wants to finish games. He’s the fist-pumping, high-fiving guy. He brings a ton of energy to the field on game day. Guys know he’s competing all the time. Bobby’s not going to overpower you, but he is going to outcompete you,” observed Assistant Coach Gary Adcock.
2000 (As A Junior) — Began the year in the bullpen before taking over as the No. 3 pitcher in the weekend starting rotation … Named All-Pac-10 honorable mention.
Notes: Led UCLA with 91.0 innings pitched … Broke a UCLA single-season record of hit batters with 21, surpassing the record set by Rick Heineman with 15 in 1995 … The NCAA record is 25 set by March Valdes of Florida in 1993.
Inside the Numbers: Appeared in relief in the Bruins’ first game of the Oklahoma City Regional vs. Delaware on May 26 and held the Blue Hens to one unearned run on four hits through four innings to earn a victory and allow UCLA to post the ninth inning 13-12 win … At Washington State on April 30, tied a career-high going eight innings and allowed just one run on six hits en route to picking up his sixth victory of the season … Held WSU to just one extra base hit and retired the side in order four times … Also went eight innings vs. Bradley on March 12, allowing three earned runs on five hits while striking out eight … Struck out a career and season-high nine batters in the second game of the double header vs. Harvard on March 18 … Earned a save in his first appearance of the season at Hawaii on February 4, pitching four scoreless innings and allowing just one hit while striking out five … Picked up wins in three consecutive starts vs. Bradley, Harvard and Washington, March 12-27.
1999 (As A Sophomore) - The most versatile pitcher on the staff, Roe appeared in a team-high 25 games (tied with Cislak), making eight starts ... Average outing was 3.1 innings ... Was perhaps UCLA's best pitcher in jams.
Notes: Had one of the best outings of the year at then-No. 2 Rice, in his native Texas, 2/13 ... Pitched 7.1 innings, allowing two earned runs off seven hits to get the win ... Got out of two bases-loaded jams with only one run scored in that game ... Retired all four batters he faced vs. ASU, striking out two, 4/16 ... Pitched a career-high eight innings and got the win in UCLA's series-clinching victory over USC, 5/2 ... Named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention squad.
1998 (Summer) - Pitched for the Plano Cowboys under coach Andy Harvey.
1998 (As A Freshman) - Role: Began the season as the top lefthanded reliever but soon became the team's closer ... Appeared in a team-high 24 games.
Notes: Honored as the best pitcher on the staff at the team banquet ...Set UCLA's all-time saves record for a freshman with seven ... Earned Freshmen All-America honors (Collegiate Baseball) ... Did not allow an earned run in 14 of his 24 appearances and allowed one earned run or less in 18 of his 24 appearances ... Played a pivotal role in eight of UCLA's 11 league victories, earning four wins and four saves ... Pitched a scoreless inning in his collegiate debut on 1/29 at Hawaii ... Pitched four scoreless innings at Georgia Tech on 2/07 to earn his first collegiate save, protecting a 10-9 lead ... Earn two saves on the same day at California, pitching 3.1 shutout innings, 2/15 ... Allowed just one run in 3.2 innings at USC on 3/01 to earn his first collegiate win ... Did not allow an earned run in 4.1 innings on 4/12 vs. Arizona, earning the victory.
1997 (Summer) - Pitched and played first base for the Red River Reds in the Lone Star League under coach Mark Rexrode with Bruin teammate Adam Berry ... Named MVP of the Indiana Tournament after pitching a one-hit shutout (no walks).
Plano Senior HS (Plano, TX) - Lettered in baseball for one year under coach Terry Tuck ... Named District 5A MVP and Newcomer of the Year after posting a 1.44 ERA his senior season ... Walked just six batters in 60 innings ... Did not walk a batter in district play, breaking a school record ... Did not allow a home run and went undefeated in district play ... Played in the Area Code Games in 1996.
Personal - Also recruited by Texas, Florida State, Yale, Georgia and South Carolina ...Enrolled in the Film School ... His parents are Robert and Connie Roe ... Has two younger brothers, Michael and Kyle ... Full name is Robert E. Roe ... Born on Dec. 15, 1978, in Columbia, S.C.