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Preston Guilmet
Preston Guilmet


Citrus Heights, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195




Arizona Career Stats (PDF)

Selected in the 22nd Round of the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Okaland A's with the 664th overall pick.

2007 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year ... 2008 and 2007 first-team All-Pac-10 ... 2007 first-team Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America All-America selection ... 2007 second-team ABCA, and NCBWA All-American ... Semifinalist for the 2007 Roger Clemens Award.

Arizona 2009
Returns to Arizona after turning down professional offers from the Oakland A's ... Will serve as UA's top starter for a fourth straight season ... One of the top strikeout pitchers in UA history, he could break several all-time UA pitching records with another standout season.

Arizona 2008
Season: Appeared in 16 games - all starts ... First Team All-Pac-10 selection for a second straight year ... Finished with a 6-4 record and posted an ERA of 4.38 ... Struck-out 93 batters in 96.2 innings of work, while walking only 22 ... Arizona won 11 of the 18 games he started ... Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (4/29) ... Coral Gables Super Regional (June 6 -8): Started Game 1 of the series, pitching 4.1 innings and allowed three runs on three hits to go with four strikeouts ... California (May 2-4): Pitched 6.1 innings while striking out eight batters, but allowed seven runs on seven hits ... at Oregon State (April 25-27): Pitched a complete game shutout against the Beavers, allowing only five and a walk, while striking out 10 ... Indiana State (April 11-13): Tossed 7.2 innings and struck out 10 batters while only allowing two runs to earn fourth win of the season ... at Washington (April 4-6): Earned a tough loss in an outing in which he pitched 6.1 innings and allowed only one run on four hits ... at UCLA (March 28-30): Pitched 7 innings and allowed only three runs to go with five strikeouts ... USC (March 21-22): Allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work to earn third win of season ... Cal State Fullerton (March 14-16): Pitched 7.2 innings and struck out seven while allowing only three runs and four hits in series-opening victory ... Whataburger Classic (March 7-9): Opened tournament with a scoreless eight-inning outing where he struck out 12 batters while walking none ... Sacramento State (Feb. 29 - March 2): Tossed seven innings and struck out 11 batters while allowing only three runs to earn first victory of season ... at Georgia (Feb.22): Opened season with a 4-inning outing in which he gave up eight runs (four earned) on seven hits.

Arizona 2007
Season: Appeared in 17 games, making 16 starts ... Set an Arizona single-season and career record with four Pac-10 Player of the Week wins ... Single-season and career record three-time Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week ... Went 12-2 with a 1.87 ERA and 146 Ks in 135 innings pitched ... Had a better than 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season ... Posted the lowest individual ERA at Arizona since 1975 ... Fourth-most strikeouts in a season in school history ... Most individual wins for a season at UA since Scott Erickson in 1989 ... Tossed the 10th-most innings in single season in school history ... Threw five complete games, including two CG shutouts ... NCAA Wichita Regional (June 1-4): Won his 12th game of the year with seven innings of work against Oral Roberts in the opening round of the tournament. Struck out 11 while allowing just three runs on seven hits ... Tossed two scoreless innings against Wichita State in his only relief appearance of the season in the regional championship game ... at No. 6 Arizona State (May 23-25): Was charged with his second loss of the season after allowing four earned runs on six hits over six innings. Struck out seven in the loss ... Washington (May 18-20): Tossed a complete game three-hitter to improve to 11-1 in a 7-0 shutout win over the Huskies ... Struck out seven and walked two in his second straight CG ... USC (May 12-14): Picked up his team-leading 10th win of the year with a complete game effort against the Trojans ... Struck out nine and walked only one in his fourth CG of the year ... Liberty (May 4-6): Tossed seven shutout innings in a one-hit start against the Flames. Went 5 2/3 hitless innings before finally allowing a two-out single in the sixth. Struck out six and walked none for his team-leading ninth win of the season ... Pac-10/National Pitcher of the Week ... at UCLA (April 27-29): Was charged with his first loss of the season despite allowing just four runs on nine hits over seven innings ... Finished the contest with nine strikeouts and only two walks ... at Washington State (April 20-22): Won his eighth game of the season with eight solid innings of work on the mound. Surrendered just one run on seven hits while striking out 12 and walking three ... at Stanford (April 13-15): Went nine innings for a fourth straight start in a complete game victory over the Cardinal. Allowed one run on five hits and struck out a career-high 15 in the win ... Pac-10/National Pitcher of the Week ... California (April 5-7): Tossed nine shutout innings in a no-decision effort against the Golden Bears. Battled Cal's Tyson Ross to a 0-0 tie through nine innings in a game the Wildcats eventually won 1-0 in 11 innings. Struck out six and walk four ... No. 2 Oregon State (March 30-April 1): Picked up his second straight complete game win in a 5-4 win over the defending national champions. Struck out 10 and walked two while allowing three earned runs on seven hits over nine innings ... Northern Colorado (March 24-25): Tossed his first career complete game in a 12-0, three-hit shutout win over the Bears. Finished the CG with 11 Ks and only one walk ... at Hawaii (March 9-11): Tossed eight scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over the Rainbows. Tied his then-career-high with 12 strikeouts, while allowing just five hits in the win ... Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week ... Eastern Michigan (March 2-4): Picked up his third win of the year in 7 2/3 innings of work. Allowed two runs on 12 hits and finished with five strikeouts and no walks in the victory ... at UNLV (Feb. 23-25): Settled down to hold the Rebels to just one run on three hits over 5 2/3 innings after allowing four runs on four hits in the first inning in a no-decision effort. Finished with seven Ks and just one walk in 6 2/3 IP ... at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 16-18): Defeated 2006 Player of the Year Wes Roemer in a pitcher's duel in Fullerton. Did not give up an earned run in 7 2/3 innings pitched. Surrendered just five hits and one walk, while striking out nine in the 2-1 Arizona victory ... Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week ... New Mexico (Feb. 9-11): Gave up three runs on five hits in six innings in a no-decision start. Struck out four and walked one in the 9-6 Arizona win ... Gonzaga (Feb. 2-4): Started the 2007 season with eight hitless innings against the Bulldogs. Settled for a one-hitter over 8 1/3 innings to open the year 1-0. Final line for the season-opener - 8 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K in a 14-0 Arizona shutout win ... National Pitcher of the Week.

Arizona 2006
Appeared in 19 games, making 14 starts ... Went 3-7 with a 4.80 ERA in team-high 93 2/3 innings of work ... Led Arizona with 87 strikeouts on the year ... Was pressed into the Friday starter role after sophomore Eric Berger went down with an injury in early March ... at USC (May 26-28): Struck out a season-high nine batters over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision start against the Trojans ... Washington State (May 13-15): Tied a season-high with seven innings of work in a no-decision start against the Cougars ... at Washington (April 28-30): Was charged with a loss despite giving up five runs over a season-high-tying seven innings of work. Struck out eight and walked none in the game ... Southern Utah (April 25-26): Tossed a scoreless inning of relief ... UCLA (April 13-14): Gave up two runs over five innings in a no-decision effort against the Bruins ... at Cal (March 30-April 1): Was charged with a hard-luck loss after giving up three unearned runs over seven innings in a 3-2 loss to the Bears. Struck out five and walked one ... UC Irvine (March 25-26): Won his second game of the year after limiting UCI to one unearned run on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. Struck out five and walked none ... No. 7 Cal State Fullerton (March 17-19): Was charged with his third loss of the year despite holding the Titans to four runs over 6 1/3 innings ... vs. No 11 Nebraska (March 4): Was handed his first career loss in spite of holding the No. 11 Huskers to two runs on six hits over s a season-high seven innings. Finished the game with seven Ks against two walks ... La Salle (Feb. 24-26): Picked up his first career win in his first career start. Went seven innings, and held the Explorers to one run on six hits over a season-high seven innings. Struck out eight and walked none ... New Mexico (Feb. 17-19): Tossed four shutout innings in a relief appearance against the Lobos ... Loyola Marymount (Feb. 3-5): Went 3 2/3 innings in his collegiate debut. Gave up just one run on four hits while finishing with six strikeouts and no walks.

High School
Graduated from Oakmont High School in Roseville, Calif., in 2005 ... Played infield and pitched for coach Dean Perkins ... Oakmont went 24-5 his senior season and won the Pioneer Valley Conference championship with a 12-0 record ... Team captain his junior and senior seasons ... Two-time all-metro honoree ... 2005 Roseville Player of the Year ... 2004 and 2005 male athlete of the season at Oakmont ... Went 9-1 with three saves and a 0.50 ERA on the mound his senior year ... Gave up just five earned runs in 70 1/3 innings pitched ... Threw eight complete games and had five shut outs ... Finished with a Pioneer Valley League-best 114 strikeouts against just 10 walks in 2005.

Summer Leagues
Participated at the 2004 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.

Full name: Preston Blake Guilmet ... Born: 7/27/87 in Roseville, Calif. ... Son of Roger and Cathy Guilmet ... Has a sister, Heather Myron ... Majoring in animal sciences.