Fineas Del Bonta-Smith to Join the Chico Heat


Chico, CA:  The Chico Heat have announced the addition of pitcher Fineas Del Bonta-Smith, from San Jose State University for the 2018 summer season.  Del Bonta-Smith, from Soquel, CA is in his first year with the Spartans.

2017 – San Joaquin Delta College (Sophomore)

Made 20 appearances, with one start; went 3-2 with one save; 39 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched; .275 ERA; .221 OPA

2016 – University of Pacific (Freshman)

First on the team in appearances as a freshman, playing in 22 games out of the bullpen.  He would go 4-3 with a 5.01 ERA.  His first career win came after he pitched 2.2 scoreless innings in relief on March 4 against Northern Colorado.  His first save came with a perfect inning of relief on March 12 against Washington.  Del Bonta-Smith struck out 25 men in his 32.1 innings, including a five-strikeout performance against Fresno State on April 12.
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