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A.J. Puckett
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A.J.  Puckett

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Danville, Calif.

High School:
De La Salle HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2V

Bats/Throws:
R/R

04/25/2016

Puckett Grabs Second Straight Weekly Honor

Puckett has won two the the Waves' three weekly awards this year.

04/22/2016

Puckett Continues Dominance With Complete-Game Shutout of Portland

A.J. Puckett leads the WCC with a 1.01 ERA.

04/21/2016

Puckett Named to National Pitcher of the Year Watch List

The Waves ace hasn't allowed an earned run in six starts.

04/15/2016

Waves Open Series With Strong 6-0 Win at LMU

Pepperdine sends Max Gamboa to the mound tomorrow night at LMU.

04/09/2016

Waves Win 7-1 Behind Another Strong Outing From Puckett

A.J. Puckett now has a 1.31 ERA and 5-2 record.

04/01/2016

Baseball vs. San Francisco

Baseball vs. San Francisco

02/26/2016

Baseball vs. Texas A&M

Baseball vs. Texas A&M

Puckett career stats Get Acrobat Reader

2015/SOPHOMORE: Made 15 starts for the Waves as a sophomore … Tossed 97.1 innings … Led the team in strikeouts with 81 on the year and gave up just 31 walks … Had a career-high 10 strikeouts against Hawaii (3/1) … Had a win loss record of 7-5 and an ERA of 4.35 … Posted a total of two shutouts this season … Allowed a .273 opponent batting average … Tossed a complete-game shutout against Saint Mary’s (4/17), giving up five hits and no walks to earn WCC Pitcher of the Week … Also tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout against Hawaii (2/28).

2014/FRESHMAN: Made 23 appearances on the mound for the Waves in 2014 ... Started one game ... Compiled a 2-2 record and 3.58 ERA on the year ... Was fourth on the team with 50.1 innings pitched ... Struck out 43 batters and allowed 24 walks ... Allowed a .234 opponents batting average ... Made three appearances in the postseason, pitching 7.0 innings ... Picked up his first win when he threw 5.0 scoreless relief innings against then-No. 3 Cal Poly (4/29), striking out a career-high seven batters ... Threw 3.0 relief innings against Gonzaga (5/17) as the Waves came back for an 8-6 win ... Struck out six batters in 3.0 innings pitched against UNC Wilmington (3/4).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. ... Played two varsity seasons for head coach David Jeans ... Posted a 19-8 career record with 106 strikeouts ... Had a 2.56 ERA with 59 strikeouts as a senior and a 2.41 ERA with 47 strikeouts as a junior ... Was an All-East Bay Athletic League honorable mention as a junior and senior ... Given the team Cy Young award as a junior and senior ... Team won the EBAL and NCS championship in 2012 ... Drafted in the 35th round by the Athletics.

CLUB: Played two seasons for the Danville Hoots and one with the Southern California Renegades ... Named MVP of the Lou Gehrig Strikeout Tournament ... Won a Western Regional Championship with the Renegades and NorCal Championship with the Hoots.

PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... Parents are Jeff and Brenda Puckett ... Has two brothers, Jake and Jeff ... Chose Pepperdine because he wanted to continue playing baseball in a faith-based environment with high academic standards.

FAVORITES: Nolan Ryan (athlete); Oakland Athletics (team); Lightning Thief (book); For the Love of the Game (movie); Big Bang Theory (TV show); 30 Seconds to Mars (musical artist); Chinese food (food); Football (sport other than baseball)

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