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Mike Sgaramella
Mike  Sgaramella

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Florham Park, N.J.

High School:
Seton Hall Prep

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 188

Position:
P

Experience:
SR

Bats/Throws:
R/L

03/21/2017

Baseball at Saint Joseph's

Villanova took on local rival Saint Joseph's on March 21, 2017 in Merion Station, Pa.

On Sgaramella: Talented left-handed pitcher with a wealth of potential ... Was one of the team's most dependable pitchers as a freshman, before having his sophomore campaign interrupted due to an injury ... Features a deep repertoire and commands all of his pitches well ... Works with an above average fastball and effective secondary pitches ... Capable of working deep into games and will continue to improve as he gains more experience ... Will be in the mix to earn a starting role on the team this season.

Career: Has pitched in 21 games with 16 starts over the last two seasons, which includes missing part of his sophomore season with an injury ... Has a 4-9 record with a 5.81 ERA in 93.0 innings pitched ... Has allowed 114 hits and 67 runs (60 earned) while walking 35 and striking out 73 ... Opponents are batting .307 against him.

2016: Pitched in eight games with seven starts before being shut down with an injury for the remainder of the season ... Went 0-6 with a 9.77 ERA while logging 31 1/3 innings ... Allowed 48 hits and 35 runs (34 earned) with 17 walks and 25 strikeouts ... Pitched into the seventh inning against Illinois and was charged with four earned runs on seven hits ... Had his best start of the season against Sacred Heart, going 6 2/3 innings and allowing just two earned runs while walking none and striking out seven; BIG EAST: Pitched once in relief in BIG EAST play, going two innings and allowing a run on two hits against St. John's ... Walked one and struck out one in the outing.

2015: Earned All-Big Five honors and led the team in both ERA and strikeouts as a freshman ... Tied for the team lead in victories ... Made 13 appearances with nine starts and was 4-3 with a 3.79 ERA ... Pitched 61 2/3 innings and gave up 66 hits ... Opposing batters hit .277 against him ... Allowed 32 runs (26 earned) with 18 walks and 48 strikeouts ... Gave up four home runs ... Pitched into at least the sixth inning in six of his nine starts ... Went 5 1/3 innings in his first collegiate start against Mount St. Mary's to earn a win ... Had a season-high 10 strikeouts and gave up just one earned run over six innings in a win over La Salle ... Named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll and earned Big Five Pitcher of the Week honors after that start ... Gave up two earned runs and had six strikeouts over six innings in a win over Lafayette ... Started and pitched into the sixth inning in the Liberty Bell Classic championship game against Rider at Citizens Bank Park; BIG EAST: Appeared in three conference games with one start ... Went 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 14 2/3 innings ... Allowed 17 hits and eight runs (six earned) with four walks and six strikeouts ... Pitched six innings of relief and allowed just one earned run in the first game of a doubleheader against Seton Hall ... Started and logged six innings in the final game of the season at Creighton.

Seton Hall Prep: Earned three varsity letters as a pitcher for the baseball team and was a teammate of fellow Wildcats freshman Lukas DeRenzi ... Earned second team all-county honors as a senior and was an honorable mention pick his junior year ... Compiled a career 2.07 ERA.

Personal: Born 9/18/95 in Florham Park, N.J. ... One of four children of Mike and Lisa Sgaramella ... Siblings are Nicole (23), Bobby (19) and Steven (16) ... Chose to attend Villanova for the school's excellent academic reputation and for the rich tradition of the baseball team ... Communication major.

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