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20 Mike Castellani

Career Statistics 
Pitching - 3.64 ERA, 15-6, 56 appearances, 25 starts, 3 complete games, 1 save, 222.2 IP, 243 hits, 90 earned runs, 63 walks, 136 strikeouts, 46 doubles, 8 triples, 12 home runs, .283 batting average against, 10 wild pitchers, 15 hit by pitches, 4 balks.

Career: Leaves Bucknell ranked 7th in wins (15), 8th in appearances (56), 9th in innings pitched (222.2) and 11th in ERA (3.64). Patriot League All-Tournament Team (2017).

2017: Member of starting rotation ... appeared in 13 games, making 12 starts ... as a starter, pitched game four of Patriot League weekend series twice before moving up as the team's No. 2 pitcher ... 5-1 with a 3.49 ERA ... 57 strikeouts in 77.1 innings ... was 3-0 on the mound in league games ... pitched back-to-back complete shutouts in victories over Cornell and Lehigh, earning Patriot League Pitcher of the Week honors on both occassions ... tossed a three-hit complete game shutout in the series-clinching win at Navy in the Patriot League Semifinal Series, earning Bison Athlete of the Week recognition ... ranked second on the team in ERA (3.49), innings pitched (77.1) and strikeouts (57) ... led the Patriot League in shutouts (3) and pickoffs (7) ... finished third in the Patriot League in wins (5) and innings pitched (77.1) ... fourth in the Patriot League in ERA (3.49) ... landed a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.  

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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