Get to know: Shay Maltese


Andrew Martinez

As the Matadors’ closer this season, right-handed senior Shay Maltese has struck out 38 batters in just 34 innings. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo / Daily Sundial


Major: Information Systems

Position: Relief pitcher

Experience: Redshirt senior

Hometown: Superior, Colorado

High School: Monarch High School



Food:  Chipotle

Music: Eric Church

Movie: Out Cold

TV: Entourage

Team: Colorado Rockies

Player: Troy Tulowitzki



Hardest part about being a student athlete: Managing time and the back and forth between practice and school

Most embarrassing moment: Twitter trivia announcement over the PA during a home game that had teammates dying with laughter

Hobbies:  Fishing, snowboarding



When I started playing: 6-years-old

Position played: Shortstop

Pitch repotoire: Fastball, slider, changeup

Strikeout pitch: slider

Needs improvement: Execution percentage

Best batter faced: Ryon Healy of Oregon

Pregame ritual: Throw with Michael Coates

Superstition: Never step on the foul line

Favorite baseball moment: Last summer, with Bryce Rutherford and Alexis Mercado played on Brazos Valley Bombers and won the summer collegiate national championship



Personal: Finish degree, work in sabermetrics field in baseball

Team: Compete every day



Who I look up to: My father

Where I see myself in 10 years: Staying related in baseball, always being a part of the game