TITANS ’12: Dimitri DeLaFuente led the Titan pitching staff with 22 appearances • Pitched 30.2 innings with a 1-1 record and a 3.52 ERA • Walked 11 with 18 strikeouts • His win came on March 31 vs. Cal State Northridge (8-6) with season-long 3.1 innings of 3-hit, 1-run ball • Loss came on Apr. 24 at Loyola Marymount (6-5) when he surrendered a tie-breaking solo home run to Shon Roe to lead off the eighth inning • pitched 3 scoreless, hitless innings with season-best 4 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over San Diego State on Feb. 28 • His ERA jumped from 2.25 to 3.52 over his last 3 appearances (5 ER in 2.2 IP).
TITANS `11: Was originally on the Titans' 2011 roster but was dropped after transfer issues. Did not play baseball in 2011.
CYPRESS COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Cypress College in Cypress, Calif., under Head Coach Scott Pickler • Hit .333 with 3 home runs and 29 RBI as a freshman • Was a second-team All-Orange Empire Conference catcher as a sophomore in 2010 after batting .397 with 8 home runs and 37 RBI.
SOUTH HILLS HS: Was a four-year letter winner at South Hills High School in Covina, Calif., under Head Coach Kevin Smith • Was a four-time All-San Antonio League honoree, earning an honorable mention nod as a freshman, and first-team recognition in his last 3 seasons • Hit .330 with a home run and 23 RBI as a sophomore and was named an all-area honorable mention • Earned All-CIF recognition as a junior after hitting .400 with 3 home runs and 33 RBI; Was also named his team's MVP • Wrapped up his high school career by hitting .480 with 3 home runs and received all-area accolades • Also played varsity football for the Huskies for 3 years.
PERSONAL: Born on June 25, 1990, in Covina, Calif. • Greek name is Dimitrios Papantonopoulous • Parents are Mauricio and Ruth DeLaFuente • Has two younger sisters (Lauren and Isabella) • Major is criminal justice • Models his game after Mariano Rivera • Favorites include: Alex Rodriguez (baseball player), Yankee Stadium (stadium), Kobe Bryant (athlete), Drake and Lil Wayne (musical artist), "Next Friday" (movie) and New York Yankees (team), Benihana (restaurant), Blake Lively (actress).
Innings Pitched: 3.1, March 31, 2012, vs. Cal State Northridge
Strikeouts: 4, Feb. 26, 2012, vs. San Diego State
Hits Allowed: 5, May 12, 2012, at UC Santa Barbara
Runs Allowed: 3, May 12, 2012, at UC Santa Barbara
Earned Runs Allowed: 3, May 12, 2012, at UC Santa Barbara
Walks Allowed: 2, May 19, 2012, vs. UC Riverside