College Information - 2012
Sophomore infielder and pitcher for head coach Charlie Hickey at Central Connecticut State University...NEC Player of the Week (Apr. 30)...Starting infielder and closer for the Blue Devils...Topped team in games pitched (18), saves (seven) and strikeouts per game (8.53)...Accrued a 2-1 mound mark with a 3.20 earned run average...Struck out 24 batters and walked three in 25.1 innings...Did not allow an earned run in 13 appearances...At plate, batted .317 with one home run and 16 RBI...Totaled 39 hits, 21 runs, four doubles and 16 walks...Garnered a .411 on-base percentage...Had 11 multi-hit and three multi-RBI games...Struck out four in 2.1 shutout innings to earn victory at BIG EAST member Villanoval also had two hits and scored twice (Mar. 11)...Drove in four runs in a series with Quinnipiac (Mar. 30-Apr. 1)...Tossed a season high four frames and struck out six versus Wagner, singled and scored the winning run in the 12th (Apr. 27)...Had a season and career high three hits at Mount St. Mary's and swatted first home run (May 11)...Finished Mount series with seven hits and two multi-hit efforts (May 10-May 12).
Finished his rookie collegiate campaign as one of two closers for the Blue Devils; listed as a utiliy player...Led the team in overall appearances (18), relief appearances (18) and saves (four)...Ranked fifth in the Northeast Conference in saves...Carved out a 2-2 record and a 4.28 earned run average...Struck out 30 batters in 27.1 innings pitched...Did not allow a home run...As batter, recorded two singles, scored three runs and drove in one...Struck out two and pitched one scoreless inning in collegiate debut at Navy (Mar.5)...Retired the only batter he faced against Bryant to earn first victory (Mar. 19)...Pocketed saves over Wagner, Iona, Mount St. Mary's and Fairfield ...Pitched two innings and struck out two versus Iona (Apr. 6)...Drove in first collegiate run with a sacrifice fly against Holy Cross (Apr. 12)...Logged season highs in innings (4.2) and strikeouts (eight) in a 12-inning victory over Quinnipiac; did not allow a run (May 1).
Attended Ichabod Crane Central High School in Valatie, N.Y....Multiple-sport athlete in golf, basketball and baseball...Part of two Section II Patroon Conference championships (2006, 2010)...2010 New York State Sportswriters Association Class A All-State second team...2010 Patroon Conference Most Valuable Player...2009 All-Patroon Conference first team...2009 Perfect Game Preseason All-America Underclass honorable mention...2010 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-Northeast Region honorable mention.
Has participated in several Perfect Game events including the 2009 World Wood Bat Association World Championship, 2009 PG WWBA Northeast Qualifier #2, PG WWBA Northeast Qualifier #1 and the 2008 Upstate New York Showcase...Product of the South Troy Dodgers program; pitched for the Dodgers last summer.