|High School:||San Ramon Valley HS|
|College:||College of San Mateo|
PRIOR TO SACRAMENTO STATE: Played two seasons at Diablo Valley College and one year at College of San Mateo...Named second team all-Golden Gate Conference in 2013...Made 13 appearances with 11 starts and 77.1 innings pitched in 2013, recording a 4.19 ERA with 46 strikeouts...Pitched 71.1 innings as a freshman at Diablo Valley with 51 strikeouts and a 3.15 ERA...Threw a complete game 2-hit shutout against Ohlone in Super Regional in 2011.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years for head coach Chris deClercq at San Ramon Valley HS...As a junior in 2009 named team MVP and first team all-East Bay Athletic League after he led the league in hitting and strikeouts...Had 57 strikeouts in 36.1 innings as a junior while also hitting .471 with 16 RBIs...Hit .421 with 10 RBIs as a senior.
PERSONAL: Parents are Dave and Carol Palsha...Brother, Ryan, was a 16th round MLB draft pick in 2009 and pitched four years in the Baltimore Orioles organization...Majoring in communications.