|Hometown:||Corpus Christi, Texas|
2010 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 29 games for the Islanders in his first season, starting four … threw 42 innings, posting a 1-4 record with one save and an 8.14 ERA … his 29 appearances led the team … struck out two apiece in first two outings of the year … collected the save against Texas State (3/6) … made his first start of the year at Texas (4/7), surrendering just two hits and one earned run in four innings … tossed three scoreless innings at Stephen F. Austin (4/17) … got the win over Texas Southern (4/28) with three solid frames … struck out five in four innings against Central Arkansas (5/8) … had a season-high six punchouts in three innings against Sam Houston State (5/21) … pitched over the summer for Front Range in the Valley Baseball League going 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA with 11 Ks in 11 2/3 innings.
Alvin Junior College: Played at Alvin for head coach Brian Alexander … helped lead team to region title and JUCO World Series … Dolphins finished the season 42-18 … tossed 48 innings posting a 5-2 record with a 4.32 ERA.
High School: Prepped at Miller High School in Corpus Christi for head coach Luis Garcia … finished his career by going 4-2 with a 1.73 ERA and 72 strikeouts as a senior … twice named all-district first team and was team MVP as a senior … also played football, leading team to playoffs, and was all-district at quarterback.
Personal: Chris Pena was born March 12, 1989, in Corpus Christi … son of Daniel and Ida Pena … has four sisters, Jennifer, Danielle, Kristin and Ashley … majoring in health sciences.