HIGH SCHOOLWon two varsity letters at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, Calif. playing for Coach Ryan Thompson ... Helped the Falcons to an Eastern League title as a senior in 2010 ... Made 10 starts and recorded four complete games including a pair of shutouts ... Compiled a record of 7-4 with a 2.38 earned run average ... Struck out 59 over 64.2 innings and held opponents to a .231 batting average ... A first-team all-Eastern League and second-team all-Division II selection as a junior in 2009 ... Record of 7-2 with one save and a 1.88 earned run average ... Seven of his 14 appearances came in a starting role as he tossed three complete games ... Opponents hit .237 against him ... Named to the San Diego Union-Tribune all-academic team honoree in both 2009 and 2010.
PERSONALPhilip George Walby was born on July 24, 1992 in Macomb, Mich. ... Son of Philip and Judy Walby ... Plans to have a career in professional baseball and one day own a business ... Favorite athlete is Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol ... Interests include music, cooking and going to the beach ... Also recruited by Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana and Loyola Marymount ... A business administration major at SDSU.