#40 Sam Hliboki


Class Freshman
Height 6'3''
Weight 200 LBS
Hometown Los Angeles, Calif.
High School Harvard Westlake

Head coach Tim Corbin on Hliboki: “Sam is another young pitcher in our program who does not appear to be young. He is skilled, smart, savvy, can field his position and is very competitive. He threw very well in the fall and has continued that progression of success on into the early winter.”

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