Galazin and Shaw each homer to help lead Red Storm.
Duo helped St. John’s register a series sweep against La Salle.
Red Storm pitching tosses combined three-hit shutout in opener.
Catcher finishes 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI to lead Red Storm.
St. John's returns 20 letterwinners from a squad that went 41-16 last season.
Missed the entire season due to injury.
As a Junior (2016):
Made eight appearances, six of which were starts… registered a 2-5 record with a 6.43 ERA… struck out 21 batters while allowing just 14 walks… made a relief appearances in the Red Storm’s season opener against Richmond (Feb. 19)… threw 5.0 innings of relief at Florida State, allowing two earned runs (March 5)… tossed 6.0 innings of one-run ball, but registered a no-decision at Southern Illinois (March 12)… picked up his first win of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against La Salle, striking out eight and allowing just two hits in 6.0 innings of scoreless work (March 26)… recorded his second-straight victory with 5.2 innings of work against NYIT (April 1).
At Herkimer College (2015)
A second team All-Region III honoree and an All-Mountain Valley Conference selection ... made nine appearances, including eight starts, and went 8-0 with a 2.37 ERA and one complete game ... racked up 43 strikeouts in 38.0 innings pitched ... tossed a perfect game in a 5.0 inning run-rule victory against SUNY Adirondack ... helped Generals win the Region III Championship, place third at the NJCAA Division III World Series and finish with a 48-6 record.
At Fulton-Montgomery Community College (2014)
Played in five games for the Raiders before a season-ending injury ... went 0-1 with a 1.69 ERA in two pitching appearances, both starts ... had four strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work ... also batted .308 (4-for-13) with one double, one home run and seven RBI.
A three-year letterwinner for the Sir Bills ... a two-time team captain ... earned fourth team All-State honors and garnered Fulton County Athlete of the Year accolades as a senior ... a three-time first team Foothills Council All-Star ... also earned four wrestling letters and two football letters ... a three-year wrestling team captain.
Joseph James Nellis ... born in Gloversville, N.Y. ... son of Jim and Marlene Nellis ... has a younger sister, Morgan ... chose St. John's for its academics and baseball tradition ... lists his parents as the people he most admires ... lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete ... majoring in sport management.