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Jim Wladyka
Jim  Wladyka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rutherford, N.J.

High School:
Rutherford

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
05/15/1983

2004: Appeared in 14 games, making seven starts ... Posted a 3-3 record with a 3.81 earned run average ... Allowed 29 runs (21 earned) on 52 hits in 49.2 innings pitched ... Walked 21 batters and struck out 33 ... Went 0-2 with a 4.76 ERA in conference games ... Took the loss in a strong outing against TCU (3/5), throwing 4.2 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits, with one walk and a career-high nine strikeouts ... Had his best outing of the season against UNC-Asheville, throwing 6.0 innings, yielding one earned run on two hits, with two walks and one strikeout in a 7-1 win.

2003: Appeared in 18 games, starting 11 ... Finished the season with a 2-3 record and a 6.03 earned run average ... Fifth on the team with 18 appearances ... Was in the starting rotation, but moved into a long relief role midway through the campaign ... Third on the team in innings pitched (65.2) ... Allowed 48 runs, 44 earned, on 83 hits, with 21 walks and 45 strikeouts ... Picked up his first win of the season in an 8-3 decision over Pittsburgh (3/31), allowing one run on five hits, with one walk and a career-high eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings ... Threw a seven-inning complete game shutout against Georgetown (8-3, 4/13), giving up four hits, with two walks and four strikeouts ... In a long relief effort during a 7-3 loss at Virginia Tech (5/3), threw 4.2 innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits with five strikeouts.

2002: Wladkka was a valuable contributor in his first season for the Red Storm appearing in 15 games last season and compiling a respectable 3.84 earned run average, while posting a 4-4 record. ... As a freshman, he led the team with 75 innings pitched and 12 games started, striking out 30 and allowing only one stolen base ... He worked primarily as a starter and pitched a complete game against Monmouth (3/17/02), allowing only four hits, two earned runs and striking out three ... Wladyka recorded a season high five strikeouts against Rutgers (5/19/02) in a 3-1 victory ... Won his final three decisions of the season, posting a 3-0 record with a 3.00 earned run average in wins over New York Tech, Seton Hall and Rutgers. Posted a 3-1 record in BIG EAST action.

At Rutherford: Named to Collegiate Baseball first team All-American as a senior ... Also named to the first team all-state utility and first team all-county utility during that same year ... Finished his high school career with 100 hits and 300 strikeouts ... Wladyka helped Rutherford win the Bergen County Championship as a junior, when he was named second team all-state (utility), first-team all-county (utility) ... He was named the YMCA Bergen County High School Athlete of the Year as a senior.

Personal: Born on May 15, 1983 in Belleville, New Jersey ... The son of Joe and Joan Wladyka ... Has two sisters, Beth (23), who went to Notre Dame, Lauren (21), who went to Villanova, and a brother, Joe, who attends Notre Dame ... Majoring in business ... Lists winning the Bergen County Championship as a junior and throwing consecutive no-hitters as a sophomore and a senior as the most thrilling moments in his athletic career ... Lists his parents as the most influential people in his athletic career ... Superstitions: "I go through the same pitching routine during my pre-game bullpen every game." ... Also recruited by Fordham, Montclair State, Fairfield and Manhattan ... Nickname is Suga.

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