Left-hander who adds depth to the Golden Eagles' bullpen ... Coaching staff worked with him in the offseason and made adjustments to his mechanics to help his command ... Worked hard the looks to compete for playing time this season in either short relief or as a situational pitcher ... Throws three pitches for strikes, fastball, curve and change-up.
2005 (r-So.): Made nine relief appearances ... Finished with an 0-1 record with a 6.75 ERA in 16.0 innings pitched ... Struck out 11 and walked 13 and opponents hit .254 off him ... Season-high three strikeouts against Mississippi Valley State (3/23) ... Season high three innings at East Carolina (4/10) and against Southeastern Louisiana (5/4) ... Pitched three innings at ECU, giving up one unearned run on three hits, walked one and struck out two ... Struck out three batters in two innings against Mississippi Valley State (3/23) ... Pitched three innings of relief against Southeastern Louisiana (5/4), giving up one run one hit, walking one and striking out one.
2004 (r-Fr.): Saw action in 12 games and started two ... Posted a 0-0 record and a 6.12 ERA in 25.0 innings pitched ... Struck out 18 and walked 15 ... Three or more strikeouts four times ... Pitched 3.0 innings of relief at Alabama (3/10), not giving up a hit and striking out three ... Gave up one hit in 1.1 innings against South Alabama (2/24) ... Pitched 1.0 inning against Oklahoma State (3/6), giving up one hit and striking out one ... Gave up one run on three hits, walked one and struck out two in 3.2 innings against East Carolina (5/20) ... Pitched 1.1 innings at UAB (5/1), giving up one run on two hits and striking out one ...
2003 (Fr.): Redshirted.
Prep: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Gerry Garidel at Catholic High ... Posted an 8-3 record with a 3.18 ERA in 58.1 innings pitched ... Struck out 75 batters and walked only 22 ... Hit .380 with five doubles, four home runs and drove in 25 runs ... A first-team all-district hitter and a second-team all-district pitcher ... Helped lead Catholic High to the district championship (5-5A) in 2000 and 2001 and the regional championship in 2001 ... Two-year member of the student council ... Served as a student minister.
Personal: Son of John and Jan Valluzzo ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration with a minor in business administration ... Enjoys playing golf in his spare time ... Born August 27, 1983.