Four Pitchers Combine for Four-Hit Shutout of the Crusaders
2011 SEASON: Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the Second Round as the 85th overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft... named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team and unanimously chosen for the Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team... honored as an NEIBA First Team All-Star... served as a co-captain of the 2011 Huskies... played and started in 51 games after missing 15 during the middle os the season due to an injury... recorded a .965 fielding percentage... had 62 hits in 190 at bats for a .326 batting average... stole 23 bases in 29 attempts... earned an on-base percentage of .425... and a slugging percentage of .437... recorded two triples and a double in three at bats vs. Purdue during the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge (2/18)... also went 2-for-4 with four runs batted in vs. Michigan (2/20) in the same tournament... went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and his first home run of the season at San Diego State (3/5)... hit in nine-straight games during the BIG EAST Tournament and NCAA Regional at Clemson (5/25-6/6).
2010 SEASON: Appeared in 63 games, pitched in four... had a pitching record of 1-0 with a zero ERA in six innings of work... pitched two innings, while recording the win vs. Rutgers (5/29)... had a batting average of .300 and led the team with 267 at bats... also led the Huskies with 34 stolen bases... had 80 hits and 29 walks... scored 57 runs while batcollecting 43 RBI... recorded an on-base percentage of .367 and a slugging percentage of .375... went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in vs. Bryant (4/27). 2010 SUMMER: Hit .212 with the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Baseball League... recorded 17 stolen bases, 24 runs and 31 hits in 43 games played.
2009 SEASON: As a freshman...played in 51 games while starting 48...batted .288 in 191 at-bats... recorded 55 hits, 34 runs scored and 20 RBI...had 13 multiple-hitgames, including a 4-for-5 performance with two runs scored and two RBI against Pittsburgh (May 9)... registered a 16-game hitting streak, the longest for the Huskies during the season...hit two home runs as a freshman and had four multiple-RBI games...went 3-for-4 with three runs scored against Bucknell (March 14). 2009 SUMMER: Had 26 hits, 14 RBI and 28 runs scored while playing with the Westhampton Aviators of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four year varsity letter winner at East Longmeadow High... named the Republican Player of the Year as a junior and senior and the Republican Pitcher of the Year as a senior... led his team to the Western Massachusetts Division I Selectional as a junior and to the Suburban League title for three seasons... All-Region selection for his senior year... posted a career record of 21-3... was a Massachusetts State All-Star... also lettered in basketball while scoring 1,129 career points and being named a Massachusetts All-Star and All-Western First Team member... a National Honor Society member... ranked 17th in his class of 233.
PERSONAL: A sport management major... born on March 15, 1990... his uncle Raphael Cerrato is the head baseball coach at the University of New Haven... his brother Michael is a freshman on the baseball team at Holy Cross.