R.J. Hively
R.J. Hively


Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:

Last College:
Santa Ana College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215





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Hively, Mathis, Kirksey All Taken In Day Three Of Draft


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Rebels Down Aggies To Advance To Regional Championship Game

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Freshmen Drive In Four Runs In Eighth Inning Rally For Rebels


Rebels Advance To NCAA Tournament, Face TCU In Opening Game

Rebels, Horned Frogs Face Off At 12:35 P.M. Friday

2012: Made 19 appearances on the season, including 12 starts ... Opened the season as a starting pitcher for the Rebels in the weekend rotation before moving to the bullpen to help bolster the back end of the pitching staff ... Drafted in the 19th round of the MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks ... Posted a 5-6 record with four saves and a 3.02 ERA through 83.1 innings of work ... Struck out 98 and walked only 20 while allowing 38 runs - 28 earned - on 70 hits ... Held opponents to a .222 batting average against ... Combined for three shutouts on the season: Houston (3/10), No. 15 Arkansas (4/21) and Southern Miss (5/1) ... Picked up wins against UNC-Wilmington (2/25), Miami (Ohio) (3/3), Houston (3/10), at Mississippi State (4/28) and Tennessee (5/13) ... Picked up his four saves against No. 15 Arkansas (4/21), Southern Miss (5/1), Tennessee (5/11) and No. 8 Texas A&M (6/2) ... Struck out a career-high nine batters against Houston (3/10) ... Worked a season-long 8.0 innings in a start at Alabama (3/24) allowing one unearned run on four hits with eight strikeouts and no walks ... Worked a season-long 6.0 innings in relief against No. 4 LSU (5/4), allowing two runs on four hits with six innings in a 13.0 inning game to open the series ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Made three appearances at the College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M ... Picked up a save against No. 8 Texas A&M (6/2) to put the Rebels in the championship game of the regional ... Worked 5.2 innings in the start against TCU (6/3) in the first championship game of the regional, taking a loss with four runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts ...

Made 13 appearances on the season, drawing one start on the mound ... Posted a 1-2 record with a 7.85 ERA in 18.1 innings of work ... Struck out 16 with seven walks ... Made his first appearance in relief against Wright State (2/20) with 0.1 innings of work and allowed three runs on four hits with a strikeout ... Missed four weeks of competition due to injury ... Combined for a shutout of Samford (3/22) with 1.0 inning of relief work in his second appearance .... Suffered his first loss in relief vs. No. 20 Southern Miss (4/12), allowing three runs on three hits with three walks in 1.0 inning of work ... Took his second loss in relief at Auburn (4/23), allowing three runs on three hits with a walk in 2.1 innings of work ... Picked up the win in relief at Arkansas State (5/4), working 3.0 innings and allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts ... Made his only start against Southeast Missouri (5/17) and worked 3.0 innings, allowing three runs - two earned - on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts ... The 3.0 innings of work against Arkansas State and Southeast Missouri were a season-long ...

Earned a letter under head coach Dan Snedden at Santa Ana Junior College in Santa Ana, California ... Posted a 5-4 record with five saves in 21 appearances as he served as both a starter and a closer ... Posted a 3.06 ERA with 77 strikeouts and 40 walks in 79.1 IP ... Named a second team All-California selection ... Named Most Valuable Pitcher on his team ...

CAL STATE FULLERTON: Signed with Cal State Fullerton out of high school, but red shirted due to injury and did not see action ... Transferred to Santa Ana Junior college ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered two years under head coach Dane Illertson at Troy High School in Fullerton, California ... Two-time All-Freeway league selection ... Two-time Northwood League All-Star ...

MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Rick and Ellie Hively ... Born: November 27, 1988 ... Signed to play baseball with Cal State Fullerton out of high school ... Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 26th round of the 2010 MLB Draft ... Father, Rick, played football for Washington State.

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