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    14 Joe Vicini  
    Joe Vicini

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rural Valley, Pa.

    High School:
    West Shamokin

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 205

    Position:
    Pitcher

    B-T:
    R-L


    SENIOR YEAR: 2009
    Appeared in just four games due to injury, throwing 3 1/3 innings without allowing a walk while striking out four ... allowed two hits in an inning and a third against USF (2/22) ... allowed one hit and struck out two in 1 1/3 against EMU (3/4) ... made an appearance in the Hoosiers' Big Ten Tournament win over Purdue (5/20).

    JUNIOR YEAR: 2008
    Appeared in 11 games, throwing 11 2/3 innings ... did not record a decision and had a 6.94 ERA with 12 strikeouts on the year ... pitched a shutout inning against Fresno State (3/9) ... struck out four in two innings against Utah (3/13) ... threw two scoreless innings against Miami (4/2) ... allowed one hit in two innings against Ball State (4/16) ... allowed one hit in a shutout inning against Michigan (4/26).

    SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2007
    Led the team with 23 appearances and made one start ... finished the season with a 2-1 record, two saves and a 4.88 ERA ... posted scoreless appearances out of the bullpen in each of his first four games, allowing just one hit in his first 6 1/3 innings of work ... threw 2/3 of an inning, walking one, to pick up his first save, against Florida A&M (3/17) ... picked up a win in relief by pitching out of a two-on, two-out jam in the ninth inning against Michigan State (3/30) ... earned his second save of the season by hurling the final 2/3 of an inning against Northwestern (4/9) ... earned a win with 2 2/3 innings of shutout ball out of the bullpen against Purdue (4/14) ... struck out four in 4 2/3 innings of relief work against Minnesota (5/18).

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2006
    Led the team with five wins and 19 appearances and tied for the club lead with three saves ... finished the year 5-4 with a 3.93 ERA, which ranked second on the squad, and pitched 50 1/3 innings with 29 punchouts threw four scoreless innings of relief at Penn State (4/29), holding the Nittany Lions to three hits ... carded his third save of the year with a scoreless frame against Ohio State (4/22) ... pitched a career-high 6 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run on five hits with one walk and four Ks, at Northwestern (4/10) ... in his first career start, he tossed four innings to earn the win at Michigan State (4/1) ... posted his second save with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless ball the previous game vs. Hartford (3/25) ... in the 3 2/3, retired 11 of the 12 batters he faced and surrendered one hit with no walks and a career-best six punchouts ... tossed 4 2/3 shutout innings and gave up just two hits en route to his first career victory, against Indiana State (3/7).

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Recorded a 2.60 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 34 innings while holding opponents to a .198 batting average in 2005 ... went 5-2 with a 0.86 ERA and 80 Ks in 53 innings of work during the 2004 season ... named conference pitcher of the year in 2004 and 2005 ... honored with the 2005 National Guard Outstanding Athlete & Scholar award in 2005 ... earned Who's Who Among High School Students honor from 2003-05 ... also played soccer ... has one sister, Kathryn, and one brother, Benjamin ... parents are Joseph and Allison Vicini.

    Birthdate: Dec. 31, 1986
    Major: Sport marketing and management

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