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#26 Alex Estrella
Position: Left Handed Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 155
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Sierra Vista HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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 REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2015): Tied for the team lead in appearances with 25 after not pitching in 2014 … went 2-2 with one save and a 5.28 ERA over 30.2 innings … struck out 22 … earned his save by striking out three in 3.0 scoreless innings of relief against Oregon State on Feb. 16 … had a streak of 7.2 scoreless innings between Feb. 16 and March 14 … first win came vs. No. 19 Texas Tech on March 31 when he tossed 1.1 scoreless innings … struck out a season-high five in a season-long 3.2 innings vs. Air Force on April 11 to earn his second win ... earned Academic All-District honors from CoSIDA and was also named to UNM's All-Academic Team.

 JUNIOR (2015): Redshirt season

SOPHOMORE (2013): Appeared in 17 games, including five starts, and went 0-1 with a 6.68 ERA and one save ... earned his save by allowing only two runs in the final three innings at Air Force on April 6 ... allowed two earned runs or fewer in 14 of his 17 outings ... his best outing came when he started the second game of a doubleheader against Nevada on March 24 ... tied a season-high by going four innings and allowed two runs on three hits with three strikeouts ... struck out a career-high four at New Mexico St. on April 1 ... was one of a record 16 players on the team to be named Academic All-Mountain West and was also named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete for a second straight season.

FRESHMAN (2012): Made six appearances, all in relief ... made collegiate debut on Feb. 19 against Nevada ... recorded a 2.89 ERA in his 9.1 innings of work ... pitched two innings and struck out two against Stephen F. Austin on Mar. 28, Texas Tech on Apr. 24, and New Mexico St. on May 15 ... allowed only one run over his last eight innings of work.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 12, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nev., to Jackie and Frankie Estrella ... has an older brother, Chris, and an older sister, Samantha ... attended Sierra Vista High School in Las Vegas where he was a first team all-state outfielder, and a first team all-region pitcher ... received the National Academic-Athlete Army Reserve Award in 2011 ... double majoring in economics and finance ... favorite athletes are Matt Ryan and Justin Verlander ... favorite movie is The Hangover.

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