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20 Mike Castellani

Career Statistics Entering 2017:
Pitching - 3.72 ERA, 10-5, 43 appearances, 13 games started, 1 save, 145.1 IP, 163 hits, 78 runs, 60 earned runs, 46 walks, 79 strikeouts, 34 doubles, 5 triples, 7 home runs, .291 batting average against, 6 wild pitches, 11 hit by pitches, 4 balks.

Career: Ranks 10th in program history in ERA (3.72) entering 2017 season.

2016: Began year as a member of starting rotation ... first nine appearances were starts ... final four appearances were in relief ... as a starter, pitched game two of Patriot League weekend series ... 3-4 with a 5.34 ERA ... 31 strikeouts in 59.0 innings ... 4.80 ERA as a starter ... opened season with wins in both of his first two starts against James Madison and Tennessee Tech ... 2-0 with a 3.44 ERA in regular-season road games ... third on team with 4.54 innings pitched per appearance ... ranked first in Patriot League in pickoffs (5).

2015: Pitched mainly out of the bullpen before moving into starting rotation for second Patriot League series ... 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA in 28.2 innings of relief ... yielded just 25 hits out of the bullpen ... 1-1 with a 4.78 ERA in 26.1 innings as a starter ... allowed just three earned runs in final two starts (15.0 IP) ... 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 28 strikeouts overall ... season-high six strikeouts came in 7.2 innings of relief in 6-5 loss at Navy ... team-high six pickoffs ranked second in Patriot League ... ninth in Patriot League in ERA (3.27).

2014: Team's top reliever ... had a 20.2 consecutive scoreless innings streak over 11 appearances from March 1 to April 12 ... allowed just two earned runs over final 17 appearances (30.2 IP) ... saw action in 18 games overall and totaled 31.1 innings ... did not allow a hit in five consecutive outings (6.1 IP) in late March and early April ... allowed just 21 hits and five runs all season ... did not allow first extra-base hit until April 16 at Towson ... posted 3-0 record ... earned wins against Illinois State, Bowling Green and Columbia ... ERA dipped as low as 1.29 during the season.

High School: Graduated from Avon Old Farms School in 2013 ... three-year baseball letterwinner ... also a three-year member of cross country team ... earned one letter in basketball ... captain and MVP of baseball team as a senior ... posted lowest ERA (0.14) in Founder’s League as a senior.

Personal: Michael Anthony Castellani ... born March 18, 1995 in Hartford, Connecticut ... son of David and Helen Castellani ... father was a member of the golf team at Holy Cross ... has one sister, Rebecca ... majoring in history.

Position: Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Avon, Conn.
High School: Avon Old Farms
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