On Battipaglia: Experienced and versatile pitcher who has great presence on the mound ... Throws with good velocity and is capable of pitching in the late innings out of the bullpen or as a starter ... Has greatly improved his secondary pitches.
Career: Has pitched in 43 games with four starts ... Owns a 3-3 record and a 5.25 ERA in 84.0 innings pitched ... Allowed 88 hits and 62 runs (49 earned) while walking 45 and striking out 77 (8.3 strikeouts/nine innings) ... Opponents are hitting .271 against him and he has allowed just four home runs to 390 batters faced.
BIG EAST Regular Season: Appeared in 18 games with one start and is 0-1 with a 5.27 ERA ... Has pitched 27 1/3 innings and struck out 23 batters (7.6 strikeouts/nine innings) ... Allowed 34 hits and 24 runs (16 earned) while issuing 18 walks ... Opponents are batting .298 against him.
2011: Pitched in 11 games with four starts and went 2-2 with a 5.01 ERA ... Logged 32 1/3 innings and allowed 34 hits (.272 opponent batting average) while striking out 27 (7.5 strikeouts/nine innings) ... Allowed 28 runs (18 earned) and issued 18 walks ... Gave up just one home run to 153 batters faced ... Won his first two starts of the year against North Carolina Central and Lehigh ... Surrendered one earned run and struck out four over five innings against North Carolina Central ... In the start versus Lehigh established career highs with eight innings pitched and six strikeouts in a 5-2 victory ... Wound up with a 3.54 ERA in his four starts (20 1/3 innings pitched, eight earned runs); BIG EAST: Appeared in four games with one start (versus Seton Hall) and recorded an 0-1 record and a 1.86 ERA in 9 2/3 innings pitched ... Allowed 14 hits and eight runs (two earned) with five walks and six strikeouts ... Threw four innings of relief and allowed just one run at Cincinnati ... Pitched scoreless innings against both Connecticut and Georgetown.
2010: Became one of the team's trusted late-inning relievers and appeared in 19 games with a 1-1 record and a 4.89 ERA ... Pitched 35.0 innings and allowed 34 hits and 20 runs (19 earned) while walking 17 and striking out 31 ... Opponents batted just .256 against him ... Did not allow an earned run in 10 of his 19 appearances ... Went two innings or more in 10 of his relief outings and three or more innings on three occasions ... Logged three hitless innings of relief and tied a season-high with four strikeouts against Marist ... Pitched 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief in a win over Saint Joseph's ... Earned first collegiate win versus Duquesne; BIG EAST: Logged seven appearances and pitched 10.0 innings with a 7.20 ERA ... Allowed eight earned runs on 12 hits while walking seven and striking out 11 ... Pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts at Louisville ... Threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts at USF.
2009: Pitched in 13 games out of the bullpen and compiled a 0-0 record and a 5.94 ERA in 16 2/3 innings pitched ... Allowed 20 hits and 14 runs (11 earned) ... Issued 10 walks and struck out 19 ... Opponents batted .299 against him ... Pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout in his collegiate debut against New York Tech ... Had a stretch of six appearances during the middle of the season in which he logged 8 2/3 consecutive innings without surrendering an earned run; BIG EAST: Pitched in seven games and registered a 7.04 ERA in 7 2/3 innings ... Allowed eight hits and eight runs (six earned) with six walks and six strikeouts ... Pitched two innings of relief without allowing an earned run versus Cincinnati ... Made consecutive relief appearances against Louisville and combined to pitch 2 2/3 hitless innings while retiring eight of the nine batters he faced.
Somers High School: Earned three letters in baseball and two in basketball ... Named a Top 20 player in New York and a Top 300 player in the nation by Perfect Game ... 2008 Rawlings All-Region Team ... Chosen to Rise Magazine New York-Metro All-Area squad ... Four-year member of the National Honor Society and National Foreign Language Honor Society ... Received his school's Excellence in Math Award.
Personal: Born 2/4/90 in Danbury, Conn. ... Oldest of three children of Vincent and Ellen Battipaglia ... Siblings are Michelle (17) and Nicole (15) ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its athletic and academic programs ... Majoring in Finance and is a two-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star.