53 - Vinnie Pestano
Vinnie Pestano
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anaheim Hills, Calif.
High School: Canyon HS
Position: Pitcher
B/T: R/R
Experience: 2V

TITANS `05: Served as the team's closer in 2005 and was just one save shy the Big West Conference lead, saving 13 games for the Titans, earning an honorable mention from the conference for his effort • Appeared in 34 games (finishing 32), just two off the conference lead behind Pacific's Josh Smith • Pitched in his longest outing of the season May 3 against San Diego State, allowing just one hit over 3.1 scoreless innings to earn his third victory of the season • Collected 49 strikeouts in 50.1 innings of work • Picked up four saves in four straight appearances twice, from Feb. 25 to Mar. 5, fanning 10 opponents in 7.1 innings of work, and again from Apr.12 to Apr. 24 where he struck out five over seven innings • Saved games on back-to-back days just twice in 2005, (June 5 and 6), both coming in the Regionals.

TITANS `04: Led the team and was sixth in the conference in appearances with 30 • Collected his first collegiate win vs. Minnesota on Mar. 14 when he went 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing only two hits • Had his longest appearances of the season Jan. 30 vs. Stanford and Feb. 14 vs. Arizona, where he went a career-high 3.2 innings.

CANYON H.S.: Was a four-year letterman for Coach Joe Hoggatt • Won a total of 20 games in three years, including going 10-3 with a 2.34 ERA as a senior • Named All-CIF, all-league, All-Orange County and Team MVP as a senior • Also earned second-team All-CIF and all-league honors as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born on February 20, 1985, in Newport Beach, Calif. • Parents are William and Mary Anne Pestano • Full name is Vincent William Pestano • Has one older sister (Melissa) • Says his parents have been his greatest influence • If not playing in the majors, would like to be a SWAT sniper • Enjoys watching movies and has collected over 200 DVDs • Favorites include: Kansas City Royals (team), "Catfish" Hunter (player), Steven Segal and John Wayne (actor), Angelina Jolie (actress), Baseball Tonight (TV show), Tuesdays with Morrie (book), Italian (food).