Rider Baseball BIO
1 Paul Sparano

At Rider:
Business Administration major…led the 2016 pitching staff in appearances with 24…owned the second best earned run average on the 2016 team…opponents batted just .238 against him…MAAC opponents batted just .184 against him…led the team with five saves, all five against MAAC teams…12 of his 24 appearances were scoreless…had nine consecutive outings late in the year where he did not allow an earned run…credited with the wins over Rutgers, Lehigh and Saint Peter’s last season…was fourth on the 2015 team in games started…pitched in 15 games as a rookie, starting five… his 15 appearances was fifth most on the 2015 team… earned the win over St. Joseph’s when he started and pitched 6.2 innings, his longest collegiate outing…began his collegiate career with two relief innings in a win over Virginia Tech, allowing one unearned run while notching his first collegiate K…struck out three Monmouth batters in 3.1 innings in his last outing…struck out three Lehigh batters in 3.2 innings.

At Ewing High School:
Twice earned First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Area honors…was The Trentonian Player of the Year…twice selected to play in the Carpenter Cup tournament…in 2013 was the American Legion Pitcher of the Year…in 2012 was the American Legion Rookie of the Year.

Position: Pitcher
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ewing, NJ
High School: Ewing
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