|High School:||El Dorado HS|
TITANS `09: Logged 27.1 innings in 25 appearances (second on the team) entirely out of the bullpen Picked up his first collegiate win in his third appearance of the year, a two-inning, three-strikeout performance at San Diego State on Feb. 24 Struck out a season-high three batters on three occasions His longest outing of the year came on Mar. 7 when he went 2.2 innings in relief in the Titans' 11-6 win over Oral Roberts Allowed just three extra-base hits (two doubles and a triple) all year Allowed a run in just four of his 25 appearances.
SANTA ANA COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, Calif., under former Titan assistant and long-time Don skipper Don Sneddon Was named the 2008 Southern California Pitcher of the Year as well as the Orange Empire Conference Pitcher of the Year following his sophomore season's 8-4 record with a 3.09 ERA Struck out 89 in 113.2 innings in 2008 while holding his opponents to a .231 batting average over 18 appearances Had 3 complete games including a one-hit shutout against L.A. Harbor on Feb. 9, 2008 Was 1-2 with a 6.04 ERA as a freshman in 13 appearances out of the bullpen in 2007 Struck out 16 in 28.1 innings for the Dons, making one start.
EL DORADO HS:Was a two-year letterwinner in baseball at El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif., under Head Coach Steve Gullotti Named the Century League's Co-Most Valuable Player his senior year in 2006 Was also an All-CIF and all-county player for the Golden Hawks his senior year.
PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 4, 1988, in Fullerton, Calif. Parents are Ronnie and Rhonda Mertins Has an older brother (Kurt), a younger brother (Kent) and a younger sister (Kristi) Full name is Kyle Robert Mertins Majoring in kinesiology Models his game after Angels reliever Scot Shields Says his greatest baseball influence is coaching legend Don Sneddon Favorites include: Megan Fox (actor), "The Hangover" (movie), Lil Wayne and Drake (musical artists), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Detroit Tigers (teams), facebook.com (websites).
MERTINS' DIV. I CAREER HIGHS
Innings Pitched:2.2, Mar. 7, 2009 at Southern Miss
Strikeouts:3, 3 times, last on May 17, 2009 at UCLA
Hits Allowed:5, 2 times, last on Apr. 29, 2009 vs. USC
Runs Allowed:4, Mar. 7, 2009 at Southern Miss
Earned Runs Allowed:3, Mar. 7, 2009 at Southern Miss
Walks Allowed:3, Mar. 7, 2009 at Southern Miss