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Max Gamboa
Max  Gamboa

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mill Valley, Calif.

High School:
Tamalpais HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 185

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2V

Bats/Throws:
R/R


10/10/2017

Waves in the Pros 2017 Recap

Pepperdine has produced a total of 34 major league players.

06/14/2017

Five Waves Selected in 2017 MLB Draft

Pepperdine has had a total of 33 former players go on to play in the majors.

03/11/2017

Saturday Afternoon Pitcher's Duel Goes to Cal

The Waves have four more home games on the schedule next week.

02/25/2017

Waves Come up Clutch at Texas A&M in 2-1 Win

Pepperdine has five games remaining in Texas.

08/25/2016

Baseball: Summer League Recap

The Waves visited summer ball leagues from coast to coast this offseason.

03/18/2017

Baseball vs. Long Beach (3/18/2017)

Baseball vs. Long Beach (3/18/2017)

02/18/2017

Baseball vs. Saint Joseph's (2/18/17)

Baseball vs. Saint Joseph's (2/18/17)

02/26/2016

Baseball vs. Texas A&M

Baseball vs. Texas A&M

Gamboa Career Stats/Highs Get Acrobat Reader

2017 MLB DRAFT: Drafted in the 18th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers … Signed.

JUNIOR/2017: Made six starts in seven appearances for the Waves as a junior … Posted a 5.05 ERA in 35.2 innings pitched … Notched 36 strikeouts to 17 walks … Tossed a career-best 8.2 innings and had a career-high 13 strikeouts against Cal (3/11) … Also hit double digits with 10 strikeouts and just two walks in a win at No. 20 Texas A&M (2/25).

SOPHOMORE/2016: Appeared in 19 games on the mound for the Waves, making five starts as a sophomore in 2016 … Posted a 3.74 ERA (fifth best on the team) in 53.0 innings pitched … Struck out 52 batters and walked 22 … Gave up 50 hits and 28 runs (22 earned) … Opponents hit .258 against him … Recorded one save and a 2-9 record … Tossed a career-high 6.0 innings twice on the year … Struck out a career-best seven batters against Saint Mary’s (5/15) … Picked up a crucial win over BYU (5/7) to give the Waves a series win with 6.0 innings pitched, five strikeouts and just one run given up … Also picked up a win over San Francisco (4/2) to give the Waves a series win.

FRESHMAN/2015: Pitched in 43.2 innings, making 27 appearances all in relief for the Waves as a freshman … Had an ERA of 2.89 … Led the team with eight saves … Had 41 strikeouts on the season … Compiled a 6-2 record … Held opponents to a .204 batting average … Tossed a season-high 5.0 innings against Hawaii (2/26) … Struck out four batters against Clemson (5/30) and USC (4/14).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two varsity seasons at Tamalpais High School under head coach Scott Osder, graduating in 2014 … Went 8-2 with a 1.54 ERA and 63 strikeouts as a senior … Named most valuable pitcher as a senior … Team won a CIF North Coast Section Division II title in 2014 … Also played Water Polo.

CLUB: Competed for the Bay Area Warriors Blue Team 18U in 2012 and 2013, Milwaukee Brewers Scout Team in 2013 and on the Trosky Baseball Senior Fall Classic Team in 2013 … in 2014 with the California Warriors pitched seven games (13.2 innings) going 1-1, with one save, eight strikeouts and a 2.63 ERA …

PERSONAL: Born in Greenbrae, Calif. to Martin and Annette Gamboa … Has two sisters, Jillian and Nicole … Majoring in sports administration … Chose Pepperdine, “because of the fit for me with academics and athletics, and also the great coaching staff.”

FAVORITES: Felix Hernandez (pro athlete); San Francisco Giants (pro team); Freakonomics (book); The Dark Knight (movie); Game of Thrones (TV show); The Weeknd (musical artist); Prime Rib (food); Football (sport besides baseball)

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