Summer 1999: Played for the Cotuit Kettlers in the Cape Cod League. Junior (1999): Named to the All-Conference USA First Team...Named to the NCBWA Super Team-Honorable Mention...LSWA All-Louisiana College Baseball First Team...Recorded ERA of 3.34...Recorded 131 K's while walking 36...Undefeated in Conference USA play (6-0) and 11-1 on the year...Led C-USA in innings pitched (124), batters struck out looking (46) and batters struck out (131)...Among the top-10 in C-USA in ERA (3.34), wins (11) and games started (17)...Opponents hit .264 against Bonilla...Pitched first career shut out against Memphis, giving up two hits and striking out eight...Compiled 3.57 ERA in postseason play with 17 strikeouts, 16 hits and four walks in 17 2/3 innings pitched ... Led the team in strikeouts in a single game with 13 vs. Louisville...Pitched complete games against Elon College, Louisville and Memphis...In C-USA play, pitched 61 2/3 innings, gave up 63 hits, struck out 68 and gave up 19 earned runs...Earned Conference USA Pitcher of the Week and Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Week Honors (4/26).
Junior College (1997-98): Pitched for the Cougars of Lassen Community College in Susanville, Calif....Was an All-Northern California selection...All-conference selection...Starting pitcher at the California Junior College All-Star Game...Team made a regional appearance in 1997...Team ranked third in the state of California...Preseason All-American as a sophomore...Named to the Dean's High Honors List at Lassen.
High School: Earned three letters under head coach Richard Bangert while at Galena High School (Nev.)...Baseball team made two playoff appearances...As a senior he was a member of the second team all-conference...Also earned three letters in soccer... soccer team made two playoff appearances...As a senior he was named to the first team all-conference as a senior midfielder.
Personal: Born 8/16/78 in San Salvador, El Salvador...Son of Jose and Norma Bonilla...has one older sister, Virginia...intended major at Tulane is Journalism.
Bonilla's 1999 Accolades - All-Conference USA First Team (RHP), NCBWA Super Team - honorable mention, LSWA All-Louisiana College Baseball First Team, LSWA Pitcher of the Week (4/26), C-USA Pitcher of the Week (4/26), Best Pitcher