2004 (Senior): Was selected in the 14th round of the Major League Draft by the San Francisco Giants... made a significant contribution on the mound this season as a reliever and a weekend starter... finished the season with a 9-5 record and a 4.63 ERA... was second on the team in innings pitched (107.0) and strikeouts (88)... walked only 27 batters all season... struggled in his first outing of the season against Dallas Baptist on Feb. 5... gave up three runs (two earned) and struck out four in 3.2 innings of work... best outing of the season came in a relief effort against Texas State... didn't allow a hit or walk in six innings, striking out six on Feb. 15... made the move into the rotation on Feb. 20 against Dallas Baptist... picked up his first win in a Horned Frog uniform with a six-inning performance... surrendered only one run on three hits and struck out eight... got a no-decision following a six-inning stint against Texas Tech on Feb. 27... allowed four runs (two earned) in six innings... suffered his first defeat against Arizona on March 11... gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits... rebounded to pick up a win against NCAA qualifier Oklahoma on March 16... pitched two scoreless and hitless innings of relief, striking out three... shut down Memphis on March 20... allowed a run on six hits in five innings, striking out six... suffered two straight losses, one to Houston (March 27) and Southern Miss (April 3)... rebounded to pick up a win over Cincinnati (April 9)... allowed only two runs in 6.2 innings... left with the lead against USF following seven strong innings of work, but got a no-decision... won back-to-back games against Louisville (April 30) and UAB (May 7)... won three consecutive games to up his record to 9-4, topping Charlotte (May 21), Louisville (May 27) and Houston (May 29)... wins against Louisville and Houston came in the Frogs Conference USA Tournament run... turned in longest outing of the season against Louisville to help the Frogs stave off elimination, allowing three runs on eight hits... shut down the Cougar offense in a relief effort two days later to help the Frogs advance into the championship game... didn't allow a run or a hit in two innings... earned All-Tournament team for his efforts.
At Texas: Was a major contributor for the Longhorns, compiling an 8-2 record with a 3.43 ERA in three seasons... he played a key role in the Longhorns 2002 National Championship as he was undefeated on the mound at 5-0... Earned all-Big 12 Honorable Mention plaudits for his efforts his sophomore season... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls all three seasons at Texas.
High School: Only played baseball for two seasons at James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas... was a dominating pitcher for the Mustangs... compiled a 12-3 record in a two-year span... struck out 110 batters in 75 innings of work as a senior... outstanding numbers earned him all-state honors... was selected to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Assoc. All-Star Team in 2000.
Personal: Full name is Eugene M. Espineli... born on September 8, 1982... son of Thelma Espineli... has two sisters, Theresa and Lorene... majoring in sports management.