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#40 Sam Hliboki


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

Head coach Tim Corbin on Hliboki: “Sam suffered an arm Injury in the middle of the year. Unfortunately, it will limit his opportunities this coming year. He has worked very hard to put himself in position to get back healthy. I love what he is doing and will look forward to his rise once he gets back on the mound for us. Has grown as a leader for our team.”

Student-Athlete Features — Hliboki Looks to Continue Early Success

As a Junior (2022)
• Did not make an appearance

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Made nine appearances on the season, including one start
• Totaled 20.0 innings, while earning two saves
• Season debut in opening game of double-header versus Wright State (Feb. 22); fanned two, walked two and allowed a hit in 2.0 innings of work
• Struck out a season-high of seven in the 5-4 win over Georgia State (Feb. 27)
• Fanned two batters in three consecutive appearances spanning March 6-16

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
• Majoring in human and organizational development