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Anthony Varvaro
Anthony  Varvaro

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Curtis

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
10/31/1984

2004: A second-team All-BIG EAST selection ... Led the team in starts, wins and innings pitched and was second in strikeouts ... Posted an 8-3 record with a 3.63 earned run average in 89.1 innings pitched ... Allowed 53 runs (36 earned) on 76 hits with 54 walks and 76 strikeouts ... Opponents hit only .232 against him all season ... In conference action, went 4-3 with a 2.66 earned run average, the fourth-best mark in the BIG EAST ... Gave up 13 earned runs in 44.0 innings pitched during league play ... Won his first game of the season against Lamar (2/27/04), throwing 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with eight strikeouts ... Improved to 3-0 overall in a 5-1 win over Georgetown (3/28/04), throwing 6.0 innings, allowing one run on one hit, walking six and striking out two ... Threw his second career complete game against Virginia Tech (4/4/04), allowing no runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts ... Took his first loss of the season at Notre Dame (4/12/04), allowing seven runs (two earned) on eight hits in 5.1 innings ... Improved to 6-1 in a 10-4 win at Boston College (4/18/04), allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits in 7.0 innings ... Had the best performance of his career in the opening game of the BIG EAST Tournament against Pittsburgh (5/27/04), throwing 8.0 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts ... In the opening game of the NCAA Regional against Long Beach State (6/4/04), went 6.1 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.

2003: A member of the starting rotation all season ... Appeared in 15 games, starting 10 ... Finished the season with a 4-6 record and a 4.83 earned run average ... Gave up 49 runs (34 earned) on 71 hits in 63.1 innings pitched ... Walked 29 batters and struck out 56 ... Third on the team in strikeouts (56), fifth on the team in appearances (15) and ERA (4.83) and fourth in innings pitched (63.1) ... Picked up his first collegiate win with two innings of scoreless relief in a 4-3 win over Coastal Carolina (2/28) ... Threw six innings - allowing one unearned run on five hits with three walks and a career-high eight strikeouts - in a 7-1 win against Pittsburgh (3/30), his first BIG EAST win ... Allowed one run on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 6.2 innings during a 5-1 win over Georgetown (4/12) ... Had the best outing of the season against Boston College (5/10), going nine innings in a shutout, allowing five hits, walking four and striking out seven in a 13-0 win.

At Curtis: Played football and baseball at Curtis, serving as the team captain of both teams as a junior and senior ... A Staten Island Advance all-star in both sports, and a New York Daily News all-star in baseball ... Varvaro earned first-team All-City honors in baseball as a senior, when he recorded 93 strikeouts in 62.2 innings pitched ... Threw a no-hitter in the City Playoffs, striking out 15 in the process.

Personal: Born on October 31, 1984 in Staten Island ... The son of Torrence and Paulette Varvaro ... His brother, Torrence II, plays football at Southern Connecticut State ... Lists his parents as the most influential people in his athletic career ... Selected St. John's over Seton Hall, Rutgers and Pittsburgh.

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