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Paul Jacinto Athlete Profile

#15 Paul Jacinto

Paul Jacinto
Position: Right Hand Pitcher Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 Roster Years: 1999 | 2002-2004 Hometown: Encinitas, CA Last School: LaCosta High School


Born in Santa Monica, Calif., ... parents are David and Anne ... grandfather Alvin Jacinto played for the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants and with former BYU Baseball Coach Glen Tuckett with the Salt Lake Bees ... father David swam and played water polo for BYU, uncles Scott, Brett and Mark Favero were swimmers for BYU and uncle Rex Favero swam for UCLA ... is an Eagle Scout ... served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Brazil ... majoring in business management.

Before BYU

Prepped at LaCosta High where he was student body vice president and won the Norma Jean Academic Scholarship ... lettered three times in baseball and once in soccer ... was all-conference and all-academic ... was team MVP ... had a 7-1 record with a 1.88 ERA and a .450 batting average ... was a third baseman for most of his prep career ... recruited by Michigan and UNLV ... coached by Justin Machado (Cal-Sonoma).


Year   Avg.   G-GS   AB   R   H   2B   3B   HR   RBI   TB   BB   SO
2004 1.000 1-0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
1999 11.52 1-1 11 4 0 1 27.1 43 38 35 23 20
2002 7.83 2-3 14 9 0 0 56.1 77 57 49 28 42
2003 4.14 10-5 18 13 4 0 113.0 101 58 52 38 83
2004 5.55 3-9 21 14 1 3 94.0 110 67 58 21 70
TOTAL 6.01 16-18 64 40 5 4 290.2 331 220 194 110 215

1999 | Freshman Year

Had 11 appearances for the Cougars in 1999 and posted a 1-1 record with an 11.52 ERA in 27.1 innings.

2002 | Sophomore Year

Was the third pitcher in the starting rotation ... his first victory came in relief at Hawai`i in a game televised live on the Islands ... his second victory came at the University of Washington, getting him off to a 2-0 start ... had a 10-5 lead in a game over San Diego State in Provo, later suspended for completion in San Diego ... struck out five players in three innings of relief at the University of Pacific ... had good performances at Air Force and against New Mexico in Provo.

2003 | Junior Year

Selected as the Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Year ... got off to an 0-4 start, then won six games in a row ... five of BYU's 11 one-run losses in 2003 were with Jacinto as the starter ... his 7-6 victory over host New Mexico in the opening round of the MWC Tournament was one of six one-run victories for the Cougars ... compiled a 9-1 record in MWC action with a 4.12 ERA ... named MWC Pitcher of the Week for his complete game, one-hit outing against UNLV in Provo in a 3-1 victory ... lost a three-hitter in a complete game in a 1-0 decision against Northwestern in BYU's tournament at Arizona ... set an MWC record for league games with a .222 opposing batting average, and set junior MWC games only marks with 74.1 innings and 9 wins ... threw a three-hitter in seven innings of work for a 17-2 victory over Air Force ... struck out a season-high eight batters in seven innings of a 25-4 victory at AFA ... also struck out eight batters in six innings of the 7-5 victory at San Diego State.

2004 | Senior Year

One of three Cougars and the only BYU pitcher named to the All-Mountain West Conference baseball team as selected by the league's head coaches ... threw a seven-hit complete game at New Mexico on April 2, but lost 1-0 ... named MWC Pitcher of the Week after picking up a win and a save in two relief appearances against San Diego State ... recorded a win and a save against Air Force in the same series for the second time in the year ... after moving from starter to reliever mid-way through the season, BYU won 14 of its final 19 regular season games as Jacinto went 3-1 with three saves during the stretch ... led the team along with Lance Beus in appearances with 21 ... led the team in strikeouts with 70 and saves with three ... second on the team in games started with 14 and innings pitched with 94 ... entered a game for the first time in his collegiate career as a designated hitter against Air Force and went 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored and a RBI single, finishing his career with a perfect 1.000 batting average.