27 - Vincent Roberts
Vincent Roberts
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R
EXP: TR
Previous School: Modesto College

2011

Vincent Roberts earned All-Big West Conference Honorable Mention distinctions after his first season at Cal State Northridge and finished the year with the best ERA on staff at 3.44 and the most strikeouts (55) in 81.0 innings. Against Big West opponents, he had a 2.20 ERA with a 3-1 record (3-6 overall) and a .217 batting average against. He struck out seven batters in 4.0 innings on the mound, allowing just two hits vs. Seattle University (2/19 Gm. 1), gave up only two hits in 6.0 innings and struck out seven hitters in a loss against Valparaiso (2/27 Gm. 1). He struck out six batters in 5.2 innings against Lamar (3/4), pitched 7.0 innings and struck out five vs. Lafayette (3/11), and pitched 6.0 innings in his first relief appearance, striking out three at UC Irvine (4/3). Roberts came on in relief and pitched 3.2 innings, striking out three at Cal Poly (4/16), threw 3.2 innings and recorded one strikeout against UC Davis (4/30), and pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and struck out four against UC Santa Barbara to earn his first victory of the season (5/6). He had the best outing of the season when he threw a complete game four-hit shutout at Long Beach State (5/20), the first complete game shutout for the Matadors since 2006. He followed up his gem at Long Beach with a strong outing against Cal State Fullerton (5/27), allowing just an unearned run and two hits in 6.2 innings for his third win of the season.

MODESTO COLLEGE

Vincent Roberts lettered and captained Coach Rodriguez' Pirates of the Big 8 Conference as a pitcher from 2008-10.

FRED C. BEYER HIGH SCHOOL

Roberts was a three sport athlete for the Patriots of the Modesto Metro Conference, starting for the football, basketball and baseball teams. He earned First Team All-League honors as an outfielder in 2007 and First Team All-League honors as a third baseman in 2008.

MATADOR MEMO

Born on July 17, 1990 in Modesto, Calif. ... Parents are Jean and Gary Roberts ... Has one sister, Angela, and one brother, Garrett ... Cousin Brian Roche played three seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs ... Played in the Goodwill Series (baseball) in Australia in 2007 ... Lists among his favorites the Tampa Bay Rays, pitcher Stephen Strasburg and television show Entourage ... The best athlete he has played against is Bryce Harper.