Little Falls, NY – The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) has announced that former player and 2017 PGCBL Champion Nick Caregnato will be returning to the dugout for the 2019 season, not as a player, but as the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs Pitching Coach.
DiamondDawg owner Travis Heiser was very excited to make the announcement, “When you are able to add a coach to your organization that is a not only PGCBL champion but also a former player who understands how we do things and knows our expectations as a team it’s a great day.”
Coach Caregnato is a former division 1 pitcher who attended North Carolina Central University. Currently, he is in graduate school pursuing a degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration.
2018: Made 19 appearances with five starts, and threw a team fourth-most 48.2 innings. Collected a staff second-most 59 strikeouts, and had an average of 10.91 strikeouts per nine innings, the third-highest in a season at NCCU. Had his best career appearances against North Carolina A&T (April 15) when he pitched 6.1 innings with a career-high eight strikeouts and allowed just one hit. Caregnato struck out seven batters over 3.1 innings without an earned run against Norfolk State (April 11). Made nine appearances without allowing an earned run and one without allowing a hit. Named MEAC All-Academic.
2017: Made 16 appearances with one start and pitched 21 innings with 19 strikeouts. Made five appearances without allowing an earned run, and five without giving up a hit. Struck out a season-high seven batters in long relief against Campbell (April 18) when he pitched five innings with just three hits and two walks with no earned runs.
2015-2016: Cumberland County College (2015-16): Made 27 appearances and eight starts over two seasons with a 10-1 record, 74 strikeouts and a 2.44 ERA over 73.2 innings. Made six starts in his freshman year with a 5-0 record and 1.23 ERA