Photos from St. John's Baseball's 15-8 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on April 23, 2017
Second Team All-BIG EAST Selection… Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American… made 21 appearances, all in relief, for the Red Storm… compiled a 7-1 record, good enough for the second-highest win total on the team behind Sean Mooney, and a 2.34 ERA… recorded one save… struck out 39 batters and surrendered 14 walks on the season… made his collegiate debut against Western Carolina, allowing a hit and a walk in a scoreless frame (Feb. 17)… allowed one run on three hits in 3.2 huge innings of relief in the Red Storm’s win over defending national champion Coastal Carolina, striking out three (Feb. 20)… tossed a scoreless ninth inning against Kansas State (Feb. 24)… picked up his first collegiate win at No. 7 North Carolina, throwing three innings of perfect relief with four strikeouts to down the Tar Heels (March 1)… suffered his lone loss of the season at No. 9 East Carolina (March 4)… recorded his first and only save of the season against Iona (March 17)… threw 1.2 scoreless innings against Maine (March 26)… picked up the win with 1.1 scoreless frames against Wagner (March 29)… surrendered no walks and no hits and 1.1 innings against Columbia (April 5)… threw 2.2 huge innings in the series opener against Creighton, allowing two hits, a walk and striking out three (April 7)… had a career-day against Butler, throwing five innings of shutout ball, striking out six, allowing just two hits and getting the win (April 14)… picked up the win against Seton Hall, allowing just one hit in 3.1 frames of work (April 30)… gave up no earned runs in 5.2 innings of work to register his fifth win of the year in the second game of a doubleheader against Xavier (May 14)… struck out four in 4.1 scoreless frames against Villanova to improve to 6-1 (May 19)… recorded the victory in the Red Storm’s 3-2 win over Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Tournament, allowing just one hit and a pair of walks over three scoreless frames (May 26)… punched out two and allowed just two hits in 2.2 scoreless innings against Xavier (May 28).
At Iona Prep:
A four-year letter winner for the Gaels… served as a team captain his senior year… led Iona Prep to a CHSAA City Championship as a senior… named the 2016 CHSAA Player of the Year, Journal News Westchester/Putnam Player of the Year and MSG Varsity Hudson Valley Player of the Year… went 9-2 with a 1.01 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 69 innings in 2016, throwing two no-hitters in the process… also led the team with a .321 batting average.
Joseph Peter LaSorsa… born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.… son of Gregory and Diana LaSorsa… has three older siblings, Cara, Christina and Matt… chose St. John’s for its athletic history, coaching staff and location… lists his favorite sports memory as leading Iona Prep to a CHSAA Championship… plans to major in business… took part in a number of community service trips at Iona Prep, traveling to New Orleans and Brownsville, Texas… made the honor roll in every semester of his high school career… lists his father and brother as the people he admires most and fellow Iona Prep grad Colin Moran as his favorite athlete.