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Joey Graziano
Joey  Graziano

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Berkeley Heights, N.J.

High School:
Governor Livingston

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
RHP

As a Junior (2015)
Made 18 relief appearances … went 2-0 with a 6.11 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 17.2 innings of work … had one strikeout in 1.0 shutout frame for the win against Southern Illinois (May 15) … allowed one unearned run in 1.0 inning of work against Albany (May 5) … tossed 1.0 scoreless inning against Villanova (April 26) … worked 1.0 scoreless frame against Princeton (April 15) … totaled three strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless innings to earn the win at Butler (April 4) … tossed 1.0 shutout frame against Rider (March 29) … had two strikeouts in 2.2 scoreless innings against Hofstra (March 25).

As a Sophomore (2014)
Appeared in 18 games, including seven starts … posted a 2-3 record to go with a 6.06 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 35.2 innings of work … went 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in 16.2 innings of work in 11 bullpen appearances … had two strikeouts in 1.0 scoreless frame at Seton Hall (May 17) … earned the win with 3.1 shutout frames of relief against Saint Peter’s (May 13) … had one strikeout in 1.0 shutout frame against Creighton (May 11) … worked 2.0 scoreless innings against Princeton (April 29) … pitched 1.0 shutout inning against Georgetown (April 27) … tossed 2.2 shutout frames of relief to earn the win against Towson (April 1) … struck out five and allowed one run in 4.0 innings of work to take a no-decision in a start against James Madison (March 22) … allowed one unearned run in 3.0 innings of relief against Saint Joseph’s (Feb. 22).

As a Freshman (2013)
Made 24 appearances, all in relief … went 3-0 with three saves and a bullpen-best 3.24 ERA … totaled 37 strikeouts in 41.2 innings … allowed just a .164 opponent batting average … worked 15 scoreless appearances, including two streaks of five-consecutive scoreless outings … tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in BIG EAST Tournament action against Pittsburgh (May 22) … had two strikeouts in 2.2 scoreless innings at Miami (May 4) … had two strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless frames against Iona (May 1) … worked 2.1 innings of one-run ball to earn the win against then-No. 8 Louisville (April 21) … tossed 2.0 scoreless innings to combine on a shutout and earn the save against Connecticut (April 5) … totaled three strikeouts in 3.0 scoreless frames to earn the win against NYIT (April 1) … had four strikeouts and allowed one run in 2.1 innings of work against Cincinnati (March 28) to register first-career win … retired only batter faced with a game-ending strikeout to record the save at LIU Brooklyn (March 20) … worked 0.2 scoreless innings at Radford (March 10) to register first-career save … tossed 2.2 scoreless frames at East Carolina (March 2) … surrendered two runs in 2.1 innings of work against FGCU (Feb. 15) in collegiate-debut.

At Governor Livingston
Earned four letters for the Highlanders … served as team captain as a senior … a three-time first team All-Union County honoree … a two-time first team All-Union County Conference selection … earned first team All-Group II honors as a senior … helped squad win NJSIAA Group II State Championship as a junior … also earned two football letters. Personal
Joseph Anthony Graziano, Jr. … born in Summit, N.J. … son of Joe and Janet Graziano … has an older sister, Tara, a younger sister, Brianna, and a younger brother, Anthony … chose St. John’s for the coaching staff and academics … lists his mother as the person he most admires … lists Mike Vick as his favorite athlete … majoring in marketing.

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