33 - Sylvia Santos
Sylvia Santos
Born: 12/11/1980
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brawley, Calif.
High School: Brawley Union HS
Position: RH Pitcher
2003: Will be used mainly as a closer and reliever, but could see some sport starts depending on the performance of the rest of the staff...2002: Bothered by a sore pitching arm, Santos made 11 appearances, starting the year 2-0...Threw a complete game shutout against Southern Utah (2/8)...Had three complete games in seven starts...Allowed just nine base-on-balls in 45.0 innings of work, striking out 19...Was one of just ten pitchers in the Big West to earn a save, throwing 1.2 perfect innings against Utah State (4/27) to seal the win...Had a team second-best 2.1-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio...Posted a 1.45 ERA in conference play, holding opponents to a team-best .133 batting average in 9.2 innings of work...Stepped up to the plate vs. Providence (2/22) for her first career collegiate at-bat...2001: Established herself as one of the Gauchos top two arms earning the most wins on the squad with seven, also good for a tenth place tie in conference...Ranked amongst the Big West's top ten in seven categories (W, GS, IP, appearances, relief appearances, games finished, strikeouts looking)...Worked 134.1 innings in 32 appearances, with 20 starts, all Gaucho highs and Big West marks of tenth, fourth(tie) and tenth(tie) respectively...Fanned 65 batters, catching 26 looking to finish with the seventh highest total in conference...Held opponents to a .267 average...Threw a team high nine complete games and earned one save in twelve relief appearances, the most on the Gauchos staff and third most in the Big West...Tied for fifth in conference finishing 10 games...2000: Emerged as a reliable arm in the second half of season...Finished with 2.65 ERA, second on team...Threw a ten-inning, five-hit gem in a loss to nationally ranked Long Beach State...Opponents' average of .276 against her also second on team...High School: Prepped for Chris Velasco at Brawley Union...Named First Team All-Imperial Valley League twice...Hit .423 as a senior while limiting opponents to two hits per game... Also played four years of basketball...A Brawley Union scholar athlete...Travel Ball: Played for the Eclipse travel squad...Personal: Sylvia Santos was born December 11, 1980 in Brawley, CA....Is a double-major in History and Religious Studies...Would like to pursue graduate school upon graduation...Belongs to FCA at UCSB...Enjoys watching "Good Will Hunting" and "It's A Wonderful Life"...Lists Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and "Hamlet" as favorites...Likes to read Ivey's "Cheesehead"...Roots for the Dodgers and Diamondbacks...Favorite athletes are Sean Green and Paul LaDuca...Nicknamed "Sylv"...Daughter of John and Olga Santos.

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