Left Handed Pitcher
Florida Christian School
2014 ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM (Senior CLASS Award)
2013 PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM (NCBWA)
2012 HURRICANE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Saw action in 13 games…Totaled 10.2 innings with a 6.75 ERA…Struck out 11 batters…Did not allow earned run in 11 of 13 appearances…Went season-long 1.1 innings against Virginia (March 23)…Struck out two batters in three outings: against Florida (Feb. 22), Boston College (March 7) and Virginia Tech (April 4)…Did not allow any runs over final seven outings spanning 7.2 innings.
Finished among bullpen leaders in several categories, including appearances (28, first), wins (three, second), innings pitched (29.2, third), saves (two, second) and strikeouts (30, first)…Allowed 24 earned runs across 29.2 innings (7.28 ERA)…Pitched 2.1 scoreless frames against Florida State (April 7), striking out season-high three batters…Recorded season-long stretch of six shutout appearances (7.0 innings) from April 5 through April 20…Went season-long 2.2 innings against Boston College (April 28)…Recorded at least one strikeout in 22 of 28 appearances.
Named Team MVP after a dominant season out of the bullpen…Split time as a closer late in the year, ranking second on the team with seven saves…Finished the season with the lowest ERA on the staff (1.40) and the most appearances of any pitcher (39)…Allowed only six earned runs across 38.2 innings of work, striking out 44 batters compared to only 11 walks…Held opponents to an impressive .193 batting average while allowing only four extra-base hits all season…Picked up his first win of the year in the team’s extra-inning contest against Rutgers (Feb. 18), pitching one scoreless inning…Earned his first save of the season by working the final 2/3 of an inning against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 22)…Went a career-best 12.2 innings without allowing an earned run from March 13 – April 18…Worked a season-long 2.2 innings against Florida State (Paril 22), matching a career-high with four strikeouts…Threw 2.1 scoreless innings against Virginia (April 30), striking out three batters…Picked up saves late in the regular season against Wake Forest (May 13) and Georgia Tech (May 18), along with another in an ACC Tournament match-up with North Carolina (May 24)…Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in the team’s NCAA Tournament finale against Missouri State (June 2)…
Posted a 1-0 record in two starts across 18 appearances as a freshman on the mound for the Hurricanes… Recorded a 5.27 ERA in 27 ½ innings tossed on the campaign… Allowed 18 runs (16 earned) on 33 hits and fanned 27 batters… Tossed a season-long four frames in a UMiami win over Florida Gulf Coast (Mar. 23)… Struck-out a season-high four batters against Appalachian State (Feb. 25)… Picked up his first collegiate win in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships against North Carolina (May 26) after tossing an inning and fanning two batters… Threw three complete innings at Florida (June 5) in the NCAA Gainesville [Fla.] Regional where he allowed three hits and struck-out one with a batter walked… Did not allow a run in that contest against the Gators…
Attended Gulliver Prep for two years before transferring to Florida Christian School to complete his high school education his junior and senior year… Played his baseball at FCS for head coach Ernie Padron… Helped his team achieve a district championship in 2010… Named First Team All-State following a year in which he collected an 8-1 record on the hill, posting an ERA of 1.02, and fanning 65 batters… Played in the 2010 Florida All-Star Game…
Full name is Alfonso Salcines… Prefers to go by “AJ”… Son of Al and Dr. Damaris Salcines… Has two siblings – Curtis and Stephanie… Major is Undeclared…