25 Simon Rosenbaum
25 Simon Rosenbaum
Height: 6-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Los Altos Hills, Calif.
High School: Los Altos
Position: 1B/P
Major: Economics
Bats/Throws: R/R

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his second season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team, where he is a pitcher and a first baseman...Did not pitch as a sophomore after undergoing offseason surgery on his elbow...Played for Israel in the 2014 European Pool C Championships, earning Most Outstanding Player honors by batting 9-for-17 with four home runs and 10 RBI to lead Israel to a first place finish. 

2014: Rawlings/ABCA First-Team All-American...D3baseball.com First-Team All-American...D3baseball.com West Region Player of the Year...SCIAC Player of the Year...NCBWA National Division III Player of the Week (March 5)...Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District team...SCIAC All-Academic...Appeared in 38 games for the Sagehens (36 starts) and reached base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch in all 38...Batted .474 with eight homers and 47 RBI...Led the nation in on base percentage (.578) and doubles per game (0.61), while ranking second in batting average (.474) and fifth in slugging percentage (.822)...Hit .505 in SCIAC games (.901 slugging)...Had a 20-game hitting streak snapped at No. 1 Linfield, when he was 0-for-3 with a walk (before hitting 3-for-6 in the final two games of the series)...Earned NCBWA National Player of the Week honors after batting 8-for-8 with 10 RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Redlands, including eight RBI in the opening game...Finished the weekend series with Redlands 11-for-12 with two homers and 12 RBI...Also had nine RBI in a doubleheader against La Verne, including 4-for-5 with two homers and seven RBI in the nightcap...Was 4-for-5 with four doubles in a game against Caltech...Batted 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a win over Chapman.

2013: D3baseball.com West Region Rookie of the Year...Third-team All-West Region...Second-team All-SCIAC...Two time SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week (all sports)...Appeared in 23 games before being lost for the season with an injury...Still earned several postseason honors despite playing a half-year, due to hitting .398 with four homers and 29 RBI in 23 games, while tallying a 5-1 record and a 2.03 ERA on the mound...Had his only pitching defeat on the day he was injured at La Verne, when he left in the first inning with the score 0-0 and runners on base...Batted 4-for-4 with a home run in his first collegiate game at the plate against Pacific, and then threw seven shutout innings in his first collegiate start on the mound against defending West Region champion (and No. 6 ranked) Whitworth...Earned his first SCIAC Athlete of the Week award after his stellar debuts...Also earned the SCIAC honor after batting 8-for-13 with a grand slam in a three-game series with Redlands, while throwing a complete game to get the win in the rubber game...Allowed no earned runs to get the win in the final game of a series with nationally ranked Cal Lutheran, which would go on to win the SCIAC title...Had five RBI and a pitching win in the Chapman series.

High School: Attended Los Altos High School, where he played baseball and basketball for the Eagles…Played 3 years of varsity baseball…Was an All-League selection his junior and senior year year…As a junior, helped the Eagles to the CCS Championship Game, where they lost in extra innings…Best memory was celebrating the semifinal win with his teammates to the song “Jump Around”…Captured a league title his senior year… Also played three years of Varsity Basketball…Named team MVP for basketball junior and senior years as well an All-League selection…Named Los Altos High School Senior Athlete of the Year…An AP Scholar…Student of the Month selection for April of his senior year.

Personal: Attends Pomona College, where he majors in economics and minors in mathematics...Interested specifically in sports economics…Lists "Econometrics" and "Behavioral Economics" as the most interesting courses he has taken while at Pomona...Has two younger brothers…Hobbies include basketball, video games and collecting quotes…Favorite athletes are Hunter Pence and Stephen Curry…Favorite book is Moneyball and favorite movie is Pink Panther Strikes Again…Lists John Wooden and Winston Churchill as the public figures he most admires…Interested in pursuing a career in sports, possibly as a journalist or a broadcaster…Volunteered at The Friendship Circle through the Sunday Circle program since eighth grade…In addition to playing for Israel in the Summer of 2014, he also played for the Wenatchee Applesox in the West Coast League...Chose Pomona for "A high standard of academics, the chance to play baseball in college, and the beautiful Southern California sunshine."