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John Santoianni
John  Santoianni


Souderton, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 238





On Santoianni: A power pitcher out of the Villanova bullpen who was effective against both lefties and righties during his career … Contributed in the late innings and had an ability to generate swings and misses with both his fastball and breaking pitches.

Career: Pitched in 49 career games, all out of the bullpen … Logged 37 1/3 career innings and held opponents to a .221 batting average against him … Gave up 30 hits and no home runs to 190 batters faced, while striking out 36 and averaging 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings … Allowed 25 runs (24 earned) and issued 45 walks … Had one save.

2017: Appeared in 16 games out of the bullpen and logged 10 2/3 innings … Recorded 14 strikeouts and averaged 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings … Allowed 10 earned runs on 12 hits, and issued 14 walks … Compiled an 8.44 ERA and opponents batted .279 against him … Did not allow a home run to the 58 batters he faced … Did not allow an earned run in 11 of his 16 appearances … Pitched a scoreless inning and struck out the side at USF; BIG EAST: Made four appearances in conference play … Gave up just one hit and one earned run over 2 2/3 innings, while walking five and striking out three … BIG EAST batters were 1-for-7 (.143) against him … Pitched a season-high 1 2/3 scoreless innings while walking one and striking out three against conference champion Xavier.

2016: Made 19 relief appearances and logged 14 1/3 innings pitched … Held opponents to a .226 batting average against him, giving up 12 hits and nine runs (eight earned) while walking 19 and striking out nine … Did not allow a home run to the 76 batters he faced … Was unscored on in 15 of his 19 outings … Matched a season high with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and two strikeouts at Saint Joseph’s … Had a stretch of five scoreless appearances from February 27 through March 6, and later a stretch of eight scoreless outings from April 6 through May 15; BIG EAST: Pitched in seven conference games … Allowed two hits and three earned runs while walking nine and striking out two in four innings pitched … Held opponents to going 2-for-12 (.167) against him … All three earned runs he allowed came in his final outing of the seven BIG EAST appearances … Pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings over two appearances in the Creighton series.

2015: Pitched in 13 games out of the bullpen and recorded one save to go with a 3.65 ERA in 12 1/3 innings of work … Faced 53 batters and allowed just five hits while holding opponents to a miniscule .128 batting average against him … Had 13 strikeouts and averaged 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings … Charged with five earned runs and issued 10 walks … Recorded the final four outs against Rutgers to earn a save … Gave up just one earned run over 11 1/3 innings in his final nine outings of the season; Had a season-high three strikeouts on two occasions, both against Saint Joseph’s; BIG EAST: Appeared in four conference games and gave up just one hit over 4 2/3 scoreless innings … Walked three and struck out four … Opposing batters were 1-for-12 (.083) against him … Pitched a season-high two scoreless innings with a walk and two strikeouts against Georgetown … Worked a perfect inning with a strikeout at Creighton.

2014: Made one relief appearance against Penn in which he allowed a hit and an earned run while walking two.

Souderton High School: Earned three varsity letters as a pitcher and an outfielder … Earned first team all-league honors as a senior in 2013 … High school teammate of current Villanova football player Javon White.

Personal: Born 4/27/95 in Souderton, Pa. … Older of two children of Michael and Donna Santoianni … Has a younger sister, Adelina … Chose Villanova for its closeness to home and because it was a great fit with a mix of athletic and academic opportunities … Political Science major.