MARCH 9, 2018 - 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. So far this season, he has made three apperances with two starts for SJSU.
Last season with San Joaquin Delta College, Fineas made 20 appearances, with one start; went 3-2 with one saves. He had 39 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched.
As a freshman, pitched at the University of Pacific, where he pitched 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.
In High-School, Del Bonta-Smith led the Soquel Knights to four straight California Coastal League titles while in high school. He was named to First Team All-League three times and was the Pitcher of the Year as a senior when he went 8-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 4 complete games. Del Bonta-Smith struck out 55 in 53.2 innings that year while also hitting .305 with 24 RBI at the plate. Del Bonta-Smith was also a Scholar Athlete and played basketball and football for Soquel.
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