On Deck -- Returning from the bullpen to potentially be one of UCLA's four starting pitchers. "We're looking for Simon to be a frontline Division I, Pac-10 starter for us," Savage said. "He's an incredible competitor."
2004 - Made 24 appearances, all in relief... Led UCLA with five saves on the year... Tops on the team with 14 games finished... Fourth on the squad with a 4.50 ERA... His 42 strikeouts ranked fourth among Bruins, while his .234 opposing batting average was third... Picked up his first save against Hawaii-Hilo in a hitless three-inning performance... Notched a one-out save against nationally-ranked Texas A&M, striking out the final batter of the game... Third save of the season came at Arizona as UCLA won 4-3... First win on the year came at California, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings of relief... Threw a season-high 3.2 innings against USC on May 1 to earn his fourth save of the season... Struck-out a season-high five batters and allowed only two hits... In his last regular season outing at Oregon State on May 29, notched his fifth save... Did not allow a run, while striking out four in the last three innings of action.
2003 (Summer) -- Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League... Posted a 2.51 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 28.2 innings of action.
2003 -- Appeared in 25 games for the Bruins, including nine on the mound... Made six starts in the outfield (four in left, two in right and one in center) and one as a pitcher... Posted a save in his collegiate pitching debut on February 1 against Cal State Northridge... Struck out four batters without allowing a walk in four frames against the Matadors... Threw four solid innings against Hawaii on February 7, striking out four in four innings... Only allowed one earned run in 4.2 innings of relief work against crosstown rival USC on March 8... Notched his first win on March 22 against Wichita State, allowing only one run, while striking out three in three innings... Went 2-for-4 with a career-high two RBI at UC Santa Barbara on February 18.
Bishop Amat HS (La Puente) -- Four-year letterwinner in baseball as a pitcher and centerfielder and three-year letterwinner in football as a wide receiver and cornerback for head coaches Ken Kendrena and Mike Difiori, respectively... Posted a 13-0 record on the mound with a 1.36 ERA to lead Bishop Amat to a second-place finish in USA Today's Super 25 Ranking and the California State Championship in 2002... 2002 Second-team USA Today All-American... Named CIF Division IV Player of the Year in his senior season... All-State's Senior of the Year in 2002... Also named 2002 league and team MVP... Hit .536 with three home runs and stole 35 bases in 2002... Recorded 10 wins in 11 decisions with a 1.26 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 2001.
Personal -- Full Name: Adam Madrid Simon... Born on January 26, 1984 in Garfield, California... Parents are Barron Simon and Susan Madrid-Simon... Has an older sister, Camille... Most memorable athletic experience is winning back to back CIF Championships... Roots for the Atlanta Braves... Patterns his play after Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez... History major.
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