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#38 Mike Volpe
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Carmel, N.Y.
High School: Carmel H.S.
Major: Exercise Science

Veteran righthander who continues to improve ... versatile pitcher who can start or relieve ... adds depth to the Tigers’ pitching staff ... could see action as a starter ... could also be used out of bullpen ... has a good fastball with movement and an effective curveball  ... product of same program as former Tiger righthander Tyler Bugna ... had a terrific summer pitching for Woodstock in the Shenandoah Valley League last summer ... earned a spot on the Valley League all-star roster ... led Woodstock with a 5-2 record and a 3.75 E.R.A. ... tied for sixth in wins in the Valley League ... pitched 50.1 innings and struck out 52 batters with only 12 walks ... very good student who has been named to the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s List three times.


2012 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games as a junior with four starts ... compiled an 0-1 record with an 8.31 E.R.A. ... made season debut at Louisiana Lafay ette and pitched one inning ... helped Tigers record an 11-0 shut win over UMBC by pitching 0.1 inning and striking out only hitter he faced ... made first start of season against Buffalo ... pitched 2.1 innings but received a no-decision ... pitched two scoreless innings of relief in win at Delaware State ... received another shared shutout by pitching scoreless ninth inning to complete Brandon Gonnella’s 9-0 win at Elon ... threw two innings of relief against Georgia State and gave up two runs on four hits ... pitched best game of season as a starter at Maryland ... threw six innings against the Terps, allowing one run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts ... didn’t receive a decision in Tigers’ 2-1 loss ... threw two innings as starter at UNC Wilmington  in Tigers’ loss ... started against Hofstra and gave up two runs on five hits in a no-decision ... helped Tigers to an 11-10 win over James Madison by pitching 0.2 scoreless innings of relief ... pitched 2.1 innings of relief in Tigers’ 16-8 win over George Mason in CAA Tournament.


2011 SEASON: Pitched in 13 games as a sophomore ... made three starts ... posted a 1-3  record with a 7.92 E.R.A. ... pitched 25.0 innings ... allowed 20 walks ... recorded 16 strikeouts ... earned first win of the year in season opener, a 7-5 victory over Gardner-Webb ... pitched two scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits while striking out three ... struggled in relief appearance against Minnesota, walking two batters ... threw two innings of relief in Tigers’ loss to Fordham ... pitched three effective innings of relief at Georgia State, allowing one run in Tigers’ 5-4 loss ... gave up lone run in eighth inning of tie game, taking the loss ... made first start of season against Marist and allowed three runs in two innings, absorbing second loss in a row ... gave up one earned run in 2.2 innings of relief at Virginia ... pitched two shutout innings in Tigers’ 10-9 victory over UMBC ... turned in very strong relief performance at Old Dominion, shutting out ODU on four hits in 3.2 innings of work ... struck out five batters in Tigers’ 6-3 loss ... walked four batters and struck out two in 1.2 innings of relief against Delaware ... struggled with control in 0.1 innings of work at Delaware State ... made second start of the season in Tigers’ 3-2 win over Maryland but did not figure in the decision ... gave up two runs on three hits in 3.1 innings against the Terrapins ... suffered third loss of season in starting role at UMBC ... pitched one scoreless inning of relief in season finale against William and Mary.


2010 SEASON: Pitched in 17 games as a freshman ... made three starts ... posted a 1-2 record ... pitched 28.0 innings ... allowed 18 walks ... recorded 22 strikeouts ... made college debut against Ohio University with 1.1 innings of relief pitching ... also threw 1.2 innings of relief at #2 Arizona State ... suffered first loss of season in relief at Maryland due to three walks in 0.2 innings in Tigers’ 4-2 loss ... pitched better as the season went on ... allowed one run on one hit with three strikeouts in two effective innings of relief against Mount St. Mary’s in 12-3 Tiger win ... gave up one run on three hits in one inning of relief against UMBC ... struck out only two batters he faced in 0.2 innings of relief in 8-5 loss to #1 Virginia ... gave up one run on hit in 1.2 innings of 17-4 loss to Cavaliers ... made first career start against Bucknell ... pitched three innings and gave up three runs on four hits in Tigers’ 12-3 loss ... suffered second loss of season to Bucknell ... pitched finest game of season at Maryland in Tigers’ 3-1 victory ... started against the Terrapins and threw five shutout innings, allowing only four hits with no walks and two strikeouts ... also made a start at Delaware State ... pitched four innings but received a no-decision in Tigers’ 20-10 win ... threw 1.1 innings of shutout relief against Hofstra ... gave up one earned run in one inning of relief against Maryland in 10-5 loss.


BACKGROUND:
Three-time All-League pitcher ... posted a career record of 15-9 with a 2.01 E.R.A. ... pitched a no-hitter in final start of high school career ... earned All-Section honors as a senior ... struck out 165 batters in 152 innings for the Rams ... also batted .313 for Coach Robert Shilling ... helped the Rams reach the Sectional finals as a sophomore ... also played basketball in high school ... earned High Honor Roll status four years in a row.


PERSONAL: Has one younger sister ... lists parents as the people he admires the most ... hobbies include video games and watching movies ... avid fan of the New York Yankees ... favorite player is Mariano Rivera ... lists “Happy Gilmore” as his favorite movie ... favorite actor is Adam Sandler ... enjoys music by Eminem and Lil Wayne ... most memorable experience was earning first collegiate win over Maryland in 2010 ... father is a mechanic who works with building equipment ... mother is a lieutenant in the New York City police department ... son of Anthony and Ruth Volpe ... born on January 8, 1991 in Carmel, N.Y. ... major is  exercise science.

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