Four Red Storm pitchers combine to total 10 strikeouts.
St. John's returns 20 letterwinners from a squad that went 41-16 last season.
Photos from the Red Storm's 9-3 win over Albany on Tues., April 11, 2017.
Made 10 appearances, six of which were starts… went 0-2 with a 4.61 ERA… allowed one unearned run in two innings of relief against UMBC (Feb. 25)… made his first start against Saint Peter’s, striking out three and allowing one run in four innings of work (March 22)… punched out five in 4.2 frames against Wagner, surrendering two runs (March 29)… suffered his first loss of the season against Columbia (April 5)… allowed just one hit in four innings of shutout work against Albany (April 11)… struck out six and allowed only one earned run in 4.2 frames against NYIT (April 18)… made his final start of the season against Princeton (April 26)… surrendered no earned runs in 2.2 frames of work against Iona (May 2)… tossed a scoreless inning against Villanova (May 18).
As a Freshman (2016):
Made 13 appearances, three of which were starts… compiled a 1-2 record with a 4.60 ERA… threw 1.2 innings of hitless relief at UNCW (Feb. 20)… struck out three in two innings and registered the win at Iona (March 8)… made his first collegiate start against Wagner (March 30)… threw a hitless inning of relief against Iona (May 3).
At Lake Region Union
A four-year letterwinner for the Rangers ... a two-time team captain ... earned USA Today All-USA Vermont Player of the Year honors as a senior ... also garnered both Mountain League and Caledonian Record Player of the Year accolades as a senior ... a three-time first team All-Mountain League selection ... an honorable mention All-Mountain League honoree as a freshman ... a 2015 second team Perfect Game Preseason All-Northeast Region choice ... tossed four no-hitters ... also earned three basketball letters.
Matthew Jared Messier ... born in Newport, Vt. ... son of Andre and Kim Messier ... has an older brother, Darik ... chose St. John's for the coaching staff and academics ... lists his father as the person he most admires ... lists Max Scherzer as his favorite athlete ... majoring in criminal justice.