#26 Tommy Kister
Pos: P
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: SR
Major: Kinesiology & Physical Education
Parents: Tommy & Cathy
Birthday: February 1
Hometown: Saugus, CA
High School: Saugus
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2014:  Making the leap from closer to starter should be a smooth one for a hurler who has the same mindset in either role…a gritty, bulldog competitor, he enjoys challenging batters with an assortment of pitches…has fine command over three pitches, including a slider that batters beat into the ground…uses his off-speed offering to get outs…fields his position well and holds runners at bay. 

2013:  Pegged as the club’s closer out of training camp, he developed into one of the nation’s best, saving a school-record 10 games while picking up three wins…made a staff-high 27 appearances, allowing no runs in 20 of those…went a season-high three innings on a trio of occasions, registering a save in each of those…registered the GSAC Tournament championship-clinching save vs. San Diego Christian on 5/4/2013 in 1.1 innings of work...picked up a pair saves in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round, both against San Diego Christian, including the series clincher on 5/11/2013.

2012: Fulfilled pre-season expectations with a stellar season, developing into a first-rate closer…led the club with 23 appearances, all out of the bullpen, and four saves…allowed earned runs in only six of those outings…tossed a season-high four innings of scoreless ball vs. San Diego Christian on 3/8/12 and picked up the win in the process…struck out a season-best four batters in three innings of scoreless relief vs. Menlo on 2/18/12…did not allow a run in each game in which he recorded a save.

2011: First-year hurler appeared in 18 games, 17 of those out of the bullpen…picked up two victories in relief…his one win as a starter came on 2/17/11 vs. La Sierra when he struck out four and gave up no earned runs over five innings…picked up his first win out of the pen vs. Westmont on 4/2/11 when he pitched four innings of one-run ball.

Saugus HS: A two-year performer for the Centurions and Coach John Maggiora…won six games as a junior and was named All-Foothill League honorable mention…went 5-3 in his final prep season with a league-best 1.95 earned run average...named Foothill League Pitcher of the Year and first-team all-league.