Quirarte entered the season as the Matadors' Sunday starter ... had a season-long 8.2 inning outing on Apr. 1 vs. Cal State Fullerton ... had a season-high seven punch outs vs. UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 29 ... from Feb. 24 to Mar. 20, surrendered just one earned run over seven appearances and nine innings, striking out 12 ... struck out the first three batters he faced against Texas Tech on Mar. 3 ... tossed a scoreless inning against UC Irvine on May 20 ... tallied first win of the year against UNLV on Jan. 28 ... earned a victory after 6.1 shutout innings against Loyola Marymount on Mar. 20.
Quirarte appeared in 18 games for the Matadors, making 13 starts ... vs. Nevada on Feb. 4, tossed six scoreless innings, scattering two hits and striking out three in a win ... struck out seven on Feb. 11 vs. New Orleans, part of a six inning effort in which he surrendered just two earned runs ... pitched a four-hit, complete game shut out Apr. 30 at UC Santa Barbara ... pitched 7.1 innings vs. UC Irvine on May 20, allowing just one earned run on five hits and notching three strikeouts ... earned his fourth win of the season vs. UC Davis on May 7, allowing just one earned run in a six inning effort ... finished the year with a 4.50 ERA.
OXNARD AND HUENEME HS
Quirarte played for two seasons at Hueneme and Oxnard High Schools in Oxnard, Calif. ... earned three all-league honors, two all-county awards and was named team MVP twice ... Oxnard High won the league championship in 2004 and 2005, as well as the 2004 state title ... averaged over .400 for three straight seasons ... graduated from Oxnard HS in 2005 with a 3.1 grade point average.
Born December 20, 1986 in Ventura, Calif. ... parents are Antonia and Roberto Quirarte ... has two sisters, Laura and Jackie and three brothers, Bobee, Angel and Erik ... was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2005 .... also recruited by Arizona State, Loyola Marymount, UCLA and UC Irvine ... favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers, the TV show "Family Guy" and the movie "Office Space" ... favorite website is baseballamerica.com ... major is undecided.