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Rich Armento
Rich  Armento

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bayside, N.Y.

High School:
St. Francis Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

As a Junior (2008)

Made 16 appearances, including one start ... posted a 7.66 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 22.1 innings of work ... worked 2.0 scoreless innings and had two strikeouts against FDU (April 30) ... tossed a shutout inning at Notre Dame (April 27) ... tallied two strikeouts in 2.0 shutout innings at Wagner (April 9) ... had one strikeout in 1.0 scoreless inning against Seton Hall (March 30) ... made first career start, allowing three earned runs and tallying three strikeouts in 3.1 innings against Columbia (March 25) ... picked up two strikeouts in a scoreless inning at Fairfield (March 18) ... worked 2.0 scoreless innings against Fairfield (March 15).

As a Sophomore (2007)

Made 11 appearances and posted a 3.27 ERA in 11.0 innings of work ... allowed one run and struck out one batter in 2.0 innings against NYIT (May 15) ... gave up two unearned runs in 1.2 innings in the second game of a double-header against Iona (May 9) ... struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings against West Virginia (April 28) ... worked 2.0 scoreless innings against Princeton (April 24) ... allowed a run and struck out two in an inning of work in the second game of a double-header with FDU (April 11) ... allowed a run and struck out one batter in an inning of work at Lamar (March 4) ... worked 0.2 scoreless innings with one strikeout against Duke (Feb. 24).

As a Freshman (2006)

Had a 2.67 ERA in a team-high 24 appearances ... was 1-3 with five saves and 28 strikeouts in 30.1 innings ... allowed just seven of a team-high 26 inherited runners to score ... led the team and was tied for fifth in the BIG EAST with five saves ... tied for fourth in the league with four saves in conference games ... allowed just 1.48 extra-base hits per nine innings and averaged 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings ... worked 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings in earning his fifth save of the season against Seton Hall (May 6) ... picked up his fourth save of the season in the series opener at Rutgers (April 28), allowing one hit and striking out one in 0.2 innings ... saved the series finale against Georgetown (April 2) and the series opener at Pittsburgh (April 8) in back-to-back BIG EAST appearances ... tallied seven strikeouts in 2.2 innings at Villanova (March 25) to earn first career win ... allowed just one hit to go along with six strikeouts in 3.0 innings against Quinnipiac (March 19) ... earned his first career save at East Tennessee State (March 5), allowing two hits and no earned runs in 2.0 innings ... made his collegiate debut in the season opener at Texas Tech (Feb. 19).

At St. Francis Prep

A four-year letterwinner at St. Francis Prep in nearby Bayside, N.Y. ... an all-city selection and Player of the Year by Newsday and Times-Ledger as a pitcher/designated hitter in 2005... was the team's Most Valuable Player his sophomore and senior seasons and received the Primetime Player Award as a junior ... went a perfect 10-0 with a 1.80 ERA his senior season ... struck out 112 in 67.0 innings on the mound and hit .495 with four home runs at the plate.

Personal

Richard M. Armento ... born son of Richard Armento and Noraida Cartagena ... has two brothers, Joseph Medina and James Medina ... brother Joseph is a St. John's alum ... came to St. John's for its background in both athletics and academics ... lists Roger Clemens as the his favorite athlete and person he admires most ... major is undecided.

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