|Hometown:||San Mateo, Calif.|
In his first season with the Tigers, Besse appeared in eight games pitching 7 1/3 innings recording five strikeouts and allowing only six hits.
While pitching for Serra High School in San Mateo, put up a 1.32 ERA over his three years of varsity. He had a 0.84 ERA as a junior, going 4-0 in 26 innings, then followed that up with a 4-1 record as a senior, going 4-1 in 25 innings. He also struck out 30 and gave up just 32 hits and walks as a senior. Besse also played on the basketball team, which won the Division II state championship.
The son of Marc and Kristen, Besse has two brothers. They are Paul and Luke. Besse is majoring in business at Pacific.