17  Chris Heston
Chris Heston


Palm Bay, Fla.

High School:

Last College:
Seminole College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 180





Right-handed transfer from Seminole Community College ... Penciled in as the Saturday starter heading into the season ... Three-pitch guy with good command and can throw all three pitches for strikes ... 2008: Transfer from Seminole Community College where he played for head coach Mike Nicholson and ECU graduate Ricky Plante (assistant coach) ... Posted an 8-9 overall record with 88 strikeouts in 107.2 innings with a 4.76 ERA in two years at Seminole ... During sophomore season went 2-5 in 17 appearances (eight starts), fanning 47 while walking 22 in 56.2 innings ... Ranked among the team leaders in opposing BA and innings pitched (3rd); appearances, ERA and strikeouts (4th) ... Selected to pitch in the Florida Junior College All-Star Game in Lakeland, Fla. ... As a freshman recorded a 6-4 record with one save, struck out 41 batters in 51 innings with an ERA of 4.41 ... Made 11 appearances with eight starts ... Notched first win against Hillsborough in a 16-7 decision after throwing 2 2/3 innings allowing three hits ... In first collegiate outing, picked up lone save against Brevard in game one of a double-header ... Picked up wins against Hillsborough, Polk, Cecil, Lake City (twice) and UCF ... Played summer ball for Altamonte Springs in the Florida Collegiate League where he pitched 33 innings striking out 40 and walking only nine ... Posted a 3.51 ERA and a 2-2 record ... High School: Played for Head Coach Jason Birchfield at Bayside ... Recorded a 6-3 slate with a 1.15 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 55 innings ... Drafted out of Bayside by the Minnesota Twins in the 2007 Major League Draft ... Personal: Full name is Christopher Lee Heston ... Born April 10, 1988 in Palm Bay, Fla. ... Son of James Heston and Teresa Thomas ... Has one sibling (Heather) ... Played high school and one year of junior college baseball with current teammate Jared Avchen ... Four-year honor roll selection ... Intended major is business administration with an economics minor.