The DiamondDawgs announced the signing of sophomore pitcher Vincent Vitacco from Rider University for the 2019 season.
– Made 17 appearances and seven starts on the mound for the Broncs as a freshman.
– Was once named the MAAC Rookie of the Week.
– He went 0-5 with two saves, a 7.60 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 45 innings of work.
– In his collegiate debut, he tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to earn the save against Ohio on February 16.
– Pitched a scoreless inning of relief to earn the save against Delaware State on February 26.
– Started his career with five scoreless innings.
– He had four scoreless appearances out of the bullpen.
– Struck out a career-high six batters in 3.2 innings of work at Fairfield on April 8.
– Tossed six or more innings in three of his seven starts.
– Pitched 7.1 innings against Manhattan with strikeouts while surrendering two earned runs on April 22.
Vitacco is a right-handed pitcher out of Monsignor Farrell High School on Staten Island…posted a 16-1 record, allowing just 19 runs in 134.1 innings for a 0.98 earned run average with 97 strikeouts over his three years…in the playoffs, he is 5-0 with a 1.00 ERA…named to the Staten Island Advance All-Star Team as a junior, while also earning Monsignor Farrell’s Most Versatile Player Award…also led the Lions to the CHSAA Championship as a sophomore…he hit .325 over his three seasons at the plate.
Son of Joseph Vitacco and Denise Sciarrino.
The DiamondDawgs also announced the signing of sophomore LHP pitcher Tyler Faccenda from Division 1 Lafayette College for the 2019 season. Coming out of high school Tyler was ranked as the 13th best LHP from New Jersey and the 300th best LHP in the country.
2018: Made eight appearances out of the bullpen with 13 strikeouts in 13.1 innings of work…pitched two perfect innings in relief against Army on 4/14 with a strikeout.
At Morristown Beard: 2016, 2017 All-Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference…2016 Daily Record All-Area Team…2016 NJ All-Prep Team…2016 Garden State Underclass Games Participant…2016 Perfect Game All-WWBA Tournament Team.