Made six starts for the Walla Walla Sweets of the West Coast League...Went 3-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched...selected to the West Coast League All-Star Game... named the No. 2 overall prospect from the West Coast League by Baseball America.
Four-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Camarillo High School (Camarillo, Calif.) under head coach Richard Jaquez...selected in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros...went 8-3 with a 0.94 ERA during his senior season (2012), logging 105 strikeouts and just 26 walks in 66.2 innings pitched...earned first-team All-CIF and All-State honors as a senior...went 6-1 with a 1.54 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 50 innings as a junior (2011)...named a Perfect Game All-American in 2011...two-time Pacific View League and All-County Pitcher of the Year (2011-12)...threw a perfect game against arch rival Rio Mesa High School during his junior season...compiled a string of 33 consecutive batters retired in March 2011...at the plate as a junior, batted .456 with two home runs, 41 hits and 15 RBI...was an honorable mention all-Pacific View League selection as a sophomore in 2010...batted .246 with one home run, 10 doubles and 14 RBI in 28 games as a freshman (did not pitch as a freshman)...ranked No. 19 in Perfect Game USA's list of the top 300 prospects eligible for the 2012 MLB Draft...ranked No. 53 on Baseball America's top 500 2012 MLB Draft eligible player list...listed by Baseball America as one of the top 20 prospects at the 2011 Perfect Game National Showcase...selected to USA Baseball's 18U National Team Trials Roster in June 2011...selected to compete for USA Baseball's 18U National Team at the 2011 COPABE `AAA' 18U Junior Pan American Championships in Cartegna, Colombia (Nov. 17-27, 2011).
Full name: Hunter Austin Virant...born January 22, 1994 in Camarillo, Calif...parents are John and Karen Virant...has a brother, Jonathan, and an older sister, Katie...admires Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee...intends to be a Geography/Environmental Studies major.