21 - Jeff Roth|
|Hometown:||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Golden West JC|
AS A SENIOR (2009)
Accepted a dual role as one of the Hornets most depended on arms on the mound, as well as valuable bat in the lineup...went 2-3 on the mound, posting a team-high six saves...second on the team with a 4.34 ERA...saw the hill 17 starts, including two starts...made 44 appearances as a hitter, including 41 starts...made 18 starts in right field, 13 starts in left, six at first base and four at designated hitter...hit .312 with 11 homers and 40 RBI...stepped up his average to .325 during conference play...finished second on the team in slugging percentage at .584...hit two game-winning home runs on the road...hit a solo homer in the top of the 11th to defeat San Francisco on March 17...also picked up the win on the mound in that contest...also hit a game-winner in the top of the eighth of the Hornets wild 14-13 victory over Nevada on May 8...hit first career grand slam against Cornell on March 21.
AS A JUNIOR (2008)
One of three Hornets to appear in 21 games out of the bullpen...posted a 2-4 record with four saves and a 5.33 ERA as the team’s closer...pitched 25.1 innings, giving up 15 earned runs on 30 hits, striking out 11 while walking 12...struck out multiple batters on three occasions and posted a stretch in the middle of the season of six straight appearances without a run or walk allowed...also made 16 appearances as a designated hitter and infielder for the Hornets, making five starts at DH and one at second base...hit .185 with five singles and four RBI.
PRIOR TO SACRAMENTO STATE
Played two seasons for Burt Villareal at Golden West Junior College...earned all-Orange Empire honors in 2006 after posting perfect a 5-0 record with a 3.80 ERA...struck out 24 batters in 42.2 innings pitched...pitched a complete game two-hitter against Riverside Community College.
A 2005 graduate of Ocean View HS in Huntington Beach, Calif...led team to the CIF Southern Section Division III title in 2005, while being named Section MVP...hit .387 with four home runs and 25 RBI...posted an ERA of 1.00 in 84 innings pitched with 88 strikeouts...threw seven complete games...also was named MVP of the Golden West League in both 2004 and 2005, while being named second team all-league in 2003 as a sophomore...was also a standout soccer player, earning all-GWL honors as a goalkeeper.
Born Sept. 2, 1987...parents are Randy and Pam Roth...youngest of five boys...majoring in communication studies...would like to become a high school coach after college.