On Applegate: Durable reliever who has made 40 appearances over the past two seasons ... Versatile righty who can fill a number of roles out of the bullpen ... Features good movement on his pitches and should continue to be a key contributor this season.
Career: Has pitched in 40 games out of the bullpen and is 1-3 with one save and a 6.47 ERA in 40 1/3 innings pitched ... Has held opponents to a .253 batting average against him with 40 hits allowed ... Has given up 35 runs (29 earned) with 26 walks and 36 strikeouts ... Averages 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings and has allowed three home runs to 194 batters faced.
2017: Led the team with 23 appearances, all of which came in relief ... Logged 20 1/3 innings and went 1-3 with one save and an 8.85 ERA ... Had 20 strikeouts and averaged 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings ... Gave up 20 hits and held opponents to a .253 batting average against him ... Issued 17 walks and yielded 22 runs (20 earned) ... Allowed two home runs to 103 batters faced ... Earned his first collegiate win against Central Michigan, recording five outs in a 4-3 victory; BIG EAST: Appeared in eight conference games and went 0-2 with one save and a 6.75 ERA in 8.0 innings ... Pitched a season-high two innings and retired all six batters he faced to earn a save against Butler ... Struck out three of the four batters he faced over 1 1/3 innings in a 3-2 victory over conference champion Xavier.
2016: Pitched in 17 games out of the bullpen and compiled a 4.05 ERA in 20.0 innings ... Allowed 20 hits and held opponents to a .253 batting average ... Was charged with 13 runs (nine earned) while walking nine and striking out 16 ... Gave up one home run to the 91 batters he faced ... Made his collegiate debut with a scoreless inning against Stetson ... Surrendered just one earned run on seven hits while striking out six over his first six appearances of the season between March 4 and April 6 ... Pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts against Hartford during that stretch; BIG EAST: Made eight relief appearances in BIG EAST action and pitched to a 6.10 ERA over 10 1/3 innings ... Allowed 11 hits and 11 runs (seven earned) with six walks and eight strikeouts ... League batters hit .262 against him ... Worked a season-high three innings and had three strikeouts at Xavier.
Club Baseball: Played for the Marucci Elite and NJ `9ers club teams ... His Marucci team won the World Wooten Bat Tournament in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Earned second team All-Northeast recognition from Perfect Game.
Hun School: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball as a guard ... Pitched and played the outfield for the baseball team, and was selected as the 2015 Prep Player of the Year ... Three-time All-MAPL first team selection from his sophomore through senior seasons ... Two-time first team all-area choice as a junior and a senior ... Named a top player to watch in Mercer County by NJ.com and was selected as a preseason All-American by UnderArmour prior to his senior season ... Batted .325 during his scholastic career ... As a senior, compiled a 9-0 record and a 0.76 ERA to lead the MAPL in both categories ... Had the second-highest win total as a pitcher in school history ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically three times.
Personal: Born 9/3/97 in Columbus, N.J. ... Older of two sons of Robert and Diane Applegate ... Has a younger brother, Carson (14), and coaches his youth baseball and basketball teams ... Also enjoys playing the piano in his spare time ... Mother is a 1988 graduate from the Villanova College of Nursing ... Chose to attend Villanova for the opportunity to enroll in a renowned nursing program and also for the chance to play Division I baseball ... Nursing major.