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    Martin Viramontes
    Martin Viramontes

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    High School:
    Bullard

    Last College:
    Loyola Marymount

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 230

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Bats-Throws:
    Right-Right

    06/27/2013

    Catching Up with Trojans in the Minor Leagues

    22 Trojans are competing in the minors with hopes of one day making the big leagues.

    06/19/2012

    New Crop Of Trojans Begin Professional Careers

    Five 2012 USC players come to terns with major league clubs.

    06/07/2012

    Five Trojans Earn Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Honors

    Kevin Swick and Andrew Triggs earn first team recognition.

    06/07/2012

    Five Trojans Earn Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Honors

    Kevin Swick and Andrew Triggs earn first team recognition.

    06/06/2012

    Three Trojans Selected On Day Two Of 2012 MLB Draft.

    Senior Andrew Triggs selected in the 19th round by the Kansas City Royals

    2012
    Viramontes made 20 appearances as a senior in 2012 ... Led the team with five saves and finished with 28.2 innings pitched ... Tallied 29 strikeouts ... Had a season-high four strikeouts in two innings in a victory over Pepperdine (4/3) ... Also struck out four in a 1.2-inning save vs. Oregon State (4/28) ... Had 10 games where he struck out at least two batters ... Finished with a 1-2 record ... Earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors ... Was drafted in the 28th round (875th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2012 MLB First Year Players Draft.

    College
    Viramontes spent four seasons at Loyola Marymount University and holds senior athletic status after utilizing a medical redshirt in 2009...he was drafted in the 27th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.

    At LMU

    2010
    He appeared in 15 games, starting 14, as a redshirt sophomore... posted a 4-7 record with a 7.53 ERA over 71.2 innings... struck out 59 batters... strikeouts placed second on the team in that category... tossed a complete-game shutout in a victory over Saint Mary's on May 2... carried a no-hitter through two out and two strikes in the ninth inning in that game, striking out a season-best nine along the way... named WCC Pitcher of the Week on May 3 and CollegeBaseballInsider.com's West Region Pitcher of the Week on May 4... also named to College Baseball Foundation's National All-Star Lineup on May 5 for his effort against the Gaels... his one shutout placed third in the WCC, while the complete game ranked tied for ninth... in WCC games alone, posted a 2-3 record and a 9.32 ERA... tossed 37.2 innings against WCC foes while striking out 26... recorded victories over Fresno State, Albany, Saint Mary's and Santa Clara.

    2009
    He was expected to be LMU's Friday starter before suffering an injury early in the season... utilized medical redshirt... prior to the injury, appeared in and started three games... posted a 7.11 ERA and did not factor in a decision... pitched only 6.1 innings and struck out four... made the start in LMU's season-opener on February 20 versus Utah before pitching only an inning as a starter and exiting due to injury in back-to-back games against Long Beach State and Holy Cross on February 25 and 28.

    2008
    He made 10 starts for the Lions as a freshman... finished the year with a 3-6 record and a 6.26 ERA... posted a team-high tying 55 strikeouts in 54.2 innings of work... notched a season-high 13 strikeouts in his collegiate debut against UC Santa Barbara on March 1... posted 10 punch outs en route to his first collegiate victory on March 8 versus San Diego State... dealt five or more innings in eight of his 10 starts on the year, including six or more in six of those eight... pitched a season-high 7.1 innings and allowed just one run on three hits against Portland on March 29... recorded victories over San Diego State, California on March 15 and Santa Clara on May 2... named to Baseball America's "Top Newcomers" list for the West Coast Conference... named to Cape Cod League All-Star Team en route to finishing the summer with a 2-2 record and a 3.75 ERA... pitched 36 innings and struck out 23 hitters.

    High School
    A 2007 graduate of Bullard High School in Fresno, Calif... earned varsity letters in his sophomore, junior and senior years for coach Chad Thornhill... garnered All-League honors in his junior and senior years while earning All-State and All-CIF recognition after his senior campaign... a member of the Brewers Area Code squad... was named to the Principal's Honor Roll and a Scholar-Athlete.

    Personal
    He is a business major at USC...parents are Martin and Theresa...lists John Wooden as his biggest sports hero...enjoys drawing and playing the piano...lists Kolten Wong of the University of Hawaii as the toughest person he has competed against...birthday is July 12, 1989.

    USC Career Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2012 3.14 1-2 20 0 5 28.2 23 13 10 14 29 0 3 0 .221
    Career 3.14 1-2 20 0 5 28.2 23 13 10 14 29 0 3 0 .221

    Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2012 6.08 0-2 10 0 0 11.1 13 5 5 2 3 1 0 0 .302
    Career 6.08 0-2 10 0 0 11.1 13 5 5 2 3 1 0 0 .301