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27 Mike Gazzola

GENERAL: Co-captain...southpaw who is expected bring veteran leadership to the starting rotation again... crafty starter with good experience under his belt... product of a top CHSAA program... possesses good knowledge of the game.

2009: MAAC Pitcher of the Year... selected to MAAC All-Tournament Team...posted a 7-1 overall record and was 5-0 in MAAC contests... registered a team-best 4.15 ERA... logged a 3.75 ERA in league contests... delivered four complete game efforts in wins over Temple (3/13, Marist (4/4), Rider (5/9), and Rider (5/21) in the opening contest of the MAAC Tournament... twirled nine dominant innings allowing just one earned run and five hits in a 2-1 postseason victory over Rider at Waterfront Park in Trenton, N.J... named MAAC Pitcher of the Week on March 16... Manhattan went 11-2 in 13 games started... notched a season-high eight strikeouts in a win over Marist (4/4)... struck out 54 batters and yielded a .256 batting average against... tossed seven shutout innings in a victory over Canisius (4/25)... walked just 43 batters in 93.1 innings of action.

2008: MAAC All-Academic selection... posted a 4-3 record with 4.35 ERA over 12 appearances... started five games during the regular-season... named MAAC Pitcher of the Week on May 5... registered 35 strikeouts over 41.1 innings of action... harbored a 2.82 ERA during the regular season... earned wins versus Niagara (4/12), Marist (5/3), Saint Peter's (5/11) and Fairfield (5/14)... allowed just two earned runs over last 18 innings pitched during the regular season... tallied a season-high five strikeouts twice (5/11 & 5/15)... yielded a .268 batting average... played summer ball for Peekskill Robins of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.

2007: Appeared and started five games before suffering season-ending injury... granted a medical red-shirt... worked 19.2 innings... longest outing was 6.1 innings at Liberty (3/3), tallying three strikeouts... a MAAC All-Academic selection.

2006: Appeared in 14 games, making eight starts... posted a 4-4 record with a 4.86 ERA... struck out 52 batters in 46.1 innings of work... named MAAC Pitcher of the Week on April 23 and May 14... made collegiate debut at #15 Tulane (3/4)... made first collegiate start at Fordham (5/3)... picked up first collegiate win vs. Siena (3/25), striking out nine over 6.2 innings... did not allow a run while posting seven strikeouts over 6.0 innings in win over Lehigh (4/19)... tallied a season-high 11 strikeouts in win vs. Columbia (4/26)... worked 2.0 innings against Miami (6/3) at the NCAA Regional... played his summer baseball for the Manchester Silkworms of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL).

BEFORE MANHATTAN: Team won Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Championship in 2003... named All-Westchester County First Team... received All-Bronx/Westchester First Team recognition... honored as All-CHSAA and All-City Honorable Mention.. selected to New York All-State Fifth Team in 2004.

PERSONAL: Majoring in business... the son of John and Dianne Gazzola... has three siblings, John, Chris, and Meghan.

Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 192
Year: Senior
Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.
High School: Iona Prep

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