Sam Hliboki - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#40 Sam Hliboki


Class Sophomore
Height 6'3''
Weight 210
Hometown Los Angeles, Calif.
High School Harvard Westlake

Head coach Tim Corbin on Hliboki: “Sam is mature, on task and competitive. He competes very well academically and athletically. No non-sense kind of personality on the field. He has the right kind of expectations for himself and is immersed in trying to reach his full potential. Sam is very athletic and is very adept in all phases of pitching. Low maintenance kid who is very enjoyable to be around.”

Student-Athlete Features — Hliboki Looks to Continue Early Success

As a Freshman (2020)

  • Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • Nation’s No. 35-ranked freshman pitcher (D1Baseball)
  • Did not allow a run in 15.2 innings
  • Permitted just two hits in 15.2 frames (five appearances)
  • Held opponents to a .043 batting average
  • Posted a 16-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio
  • Allowed just one extra-base hit, coming in his first appearance
  • Earned a team-best two saves
  • Tossed five hitless relief innings at No. 6 UCLA (March 6)

The Hliboki File

  • Prepped at Harvard Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • 2019 Mission League Pitcher of the Year
  • 2019 Daily News Pitcher of the Year
  • 2019 California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section first-team honoree
  • 2018 MaxPreps California large Schools All-State honoree
  • 2018 Mission League Pitcher of the Year
  • 2018 Daily News Pitcher of the Year
  • Four-year varsity record of 23-3 and 13-1 mark in league play
  • Went 9-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 0.78 WHIP in 72 innings as senior
  • Helped team to California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section runner-up in 2016 and ‘19
  • Full name is Samuel Walden Hliboki
  • Son of Jim and Hildi
  • Brother to Maddie