Junior starting pitcher is 4-0 over his last five starts, earns first honor of season
Villanova opened a three-game series with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 1, 2016.
Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.
Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.
Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.
Career: Pitched in 53 career games with 49 starts and one complete game … At the time of his graduation ranked second in school history with 249 career strikeouts, as well as sixth in innings pitched (277.1) and seventh in ERA (3.57) … Had a 13-23 record despite his low ERA and holding opponents to a .249 batting average against him … Allowed 254 hits and 133 runs (110 earned) while issuing 122 walks … Gave up just eight home runs to 1,211 batters faced … Opposing hitters had just a .325 slugging percentage against him in his four seasons … Averaged 8.2 hits allowed per nine innings and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings … Had four double-digit strikeout games.
2017: First team All-BIG EAST … Philadelphia Big 5 Pitcher of the Year … Was named to the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll six times during the season … At the end of the regular season was ranked second in the BIG EAST in strikeouts, third in ERA and sixth in hits allowed per nine innings … Also ranked 32nd nationally in strikeouts per nine innings … Made 12 starts and pitched one complete game … Led the pitching staff in ERA, wins, strikeouts and innings pitched … Faced 314 batters without allowing a home run … Pitched six innings or more in nine consecutive starts, including going at least seven innings four times … Reached double digits in strikeouts three times, and had eight or more strikeouts in eight of his 12 starts … Went 4-6 with a 2.44 ERA … His ERA was the lowest by a Wildcats starting pitcher since 1995 … Pitched 73 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .213 batting average against him … Gave up just 56 hits (6.8 hits allowed per nine innings) and 25 runs (20 earned) while walking 37 and racking up 91 strikeouts … Opposing batters had a slugging percentage of just .259 against him … Put together a stretch of four starts from March 3 through March 3 through April 8 in which he gave up just two earned runs and had 33 strikeouts over 25.0 innings pitched (0.72 ERA) … Hurled seven scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and just three hits allowed to record his first win of the season against Iowa … Struck out nine and gave up a run on five hits in a win over Saint Joseph’s; BIG EAST: Started in all six conference series and went 2-2 with a 2.04 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP … Allowed just 28 hits while striking out 47 in 39 2/3 innings … BIG EAST batters hit .199 against him and he gave up just 11 runs (nine earned) while walking 19 … Averaged 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings … Allowed just six extra-base hits to 165 batters faced … Had a season-high 11 strikeouts over six scoreless innings to earn a 1-0 win over conference champion Xavier … Tossed a season-high eight scoreless innings and struck out 10 in a 4-0 win over Georgetown … Allowed two hits over 7 2/3 scoreless frames in the second game of a doubleheader at Butler … Tossed a seven-inning complete game against Seton Hall in which he scattered two runs on six hits while walking three and striking out five.
2016: First team All-BIG EAST … Philadelphia Big 5 Co-Pitcher of the Year and selection to the All-Big 5 team … Became the first Villanova pitcher to earn first team All-BIG EAST honors since two-way player Dan Boublis achieved that distinction in 1998 … Tallied the lowest ERA by a Wildcats starting pitcher since 2000 … Ranked third in the BIG EAST in strikeouts and fourth in ERA … Made 15 appearances with 14 starts, and logged 88 2/3 innings … Pitched seven innings or more in seven of his starts, including going at least six innings in each of his six starts against BIG EAST opponents … Went 6-4 with a 2.64 ERA for the season … Had as many strikeouts as hits allowed (79) … Gave up 34 runs (26 earned) and issued 30 walks … Surrendered five home runs to 376 batters faced …. Recorded a season-high nine strikeouts on three occasions, including against Fordham to earn his first win of the year … That game, on March 11, kicked off a stretch of seven starts in which he went 5-0 with a 1.46 ERA … He had 50 strikeouts and allowed just 34 hits over 49 1/3 innings during the seven-game stretch; BIG EAST: Started six games in league play and went 3-2 with a 1.51 ERA and a .166 opponent batting average … Gave up just 24 hits in 41 2/3 innings while striking out 32 and walking 18 … Tied for second in the BIG EAST in strikeouts in conference games, and had the lowest ERA and opposing batting average of any starting pitcher in league play … Allowed just two hits and an earned run while matching a season high with nine strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings to earn a win over Butler … Took a no-decision against Seton Hall despite pitching eight scoreless innings and allowing just one hit on a bunt single … Gave up just two earned runs on 10 hits spanning 14 1/3 innings in his final two starts of the year against Georgetown and Xavier.
2015: Made 12 starts and was 1-6 with a 5.46 ERA … Logged 57 2/3 innings and allowed 64 hits and 38 runs (35 earned) while issuing 30 walks and recording 36 strikeouts … Gave up just one home run to 267 batters faced … Opponents hit .296 against him … Worked on a limited pitch count early in the season while recovering from an injury … Pitched a combined six scoreless innings in his first two outings of the year … Allowed just two hits and a run to go along with a season-high eight strikeouts against Hofstra … Struck out seven against Wagner while allowing two runs on five hits in five innings; BIG EAST: Started six conference games and was 1-3 with a 7.36 ERA … Pitched 29 1/3 innings and gave up 42 hits and 27 runs (24 earned) with 10 walks and nine strikeouts … Did not allow a home run … Batters hit .356 against him … Earned his lone win of the season against Seton Hall with six innings of work … Logged seven innings and allowed three earned runs on eight hits in a no-decision against Xavier.
2014: Led the team in ERA as a freshman with a 4.55 mark in 57 1/3 innings … Appeared in 14 games overall with 11 starts … Allowed 55 hits and 35 runs (29 earned) while walking 25 and striking out 43 … Held opponents to a .263 batting average against him … Went 2-7 on the season … In his first collegiate start went seven-plus scoreless innings against St. Peter’s and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning … Finished the day with 10 strikeouts and just one hit and three walks allowed … Recorded two pickoffs on the season … Pitched into at least the sixth inning in six of his 11 starts … Allowed two earned runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings against Northeastern; BIG EAST: Started in every conference series and was 2-3 with a 4.09 ERA in those six starts … Gave up 33 hits in 33.0 innings and opposing batters hit .275 against him … Allowed 19 runs (15 earned) with 14 walks and 21 strikeouts … Surrendered three earned runs or less in all six of his starts … Earned his first collegiate win against St. John’s, allowing three earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings … Also picked up a win against Georgetown with two runs on six hits allowed in 5 1/3 innings … Gave up two earned runs in six innings at Xavier.
Club Baseball: Played for the Mechanicsburg Cardinals Twilight team in 2012 and 2013 … Compiled a 0.76 ERA with 76 strikeouts during his time on the team.
Cumberland Valley High School: Earned three varsity letters … As a senior in 2013 earned all-state honors and was named to the All-Sentinel Team … Also was a Patriot News Big 11 selection … Two-time first team all-conference selection as both a pitcher and a first baseman his junior and senior years … Struck out 101 batters with a 1.21 ERA … Named to the Academic Honor Roll and was an inductee to the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 4/3/95 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. … Younger of two sons of Jim and Peggy Schryver … Has an older brother, Drew … Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its nationally-ranked Engineering school and the opportunity play Division I baseball … Took a liking to the campus upon his first visit to the school … Hobbies include snowboarding and playing hockey and basketball … Mechanical Engineering major.