Pepperdine has had a total of 33 former players go on to play in the majors.
The Waves have four more home games on the schedule next week.
Pepperdine has five games remaining in Texas.
The Waves visited summer ball leagues from coast to coast this offseason.
Pepperdine sits in fourth place at the moment and is just two games out of first.
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)