|Josh Copskey 34
GENERAL: The most experienced pitcher on the staff...Tall, athletic righty with an above-average fast ball...Ability to locate pitches, and mix in his change-up make him difficult to hit...Great movement and confidence are chief assets on the hill...Has added a legitimate breaking ball to his repertoire and now has confidence with all three pitches regardless of the count...Proven winner in pressure situations and critical conference games.
AS A JUNIOR: Tossed 46.2 innings making 11 appearances and 10 starts...Posted a 3.21 ERA at home...Registered an impressive performance against UMASS, pitching seven innings, allowing four hits and just one earned run.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Spent the majority of 2002 as the Saints' number two starter...Owned a 3-5 overall record and a 3.79 ERA...Finished season second on the team with 80.2 innings pitched...Registered a 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio and held opponents to a .297 batting average...Second on the team with four complete games...Finished second on the team with four complete games...Had great success against conference foes posting a 3-2 mark and a 2.19 ERA.
IN THE SUMMER OF 2001: Played for the Quakertown Blazers of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season tied for the team lead in victories (5) after posting a 5-2 conference record...Recorded a 2-0 record against the teams that qualified for the MAAC Tournament...Overall ERA of 4.48 was fifth on the team and 3.23 MAAC ERA is third on the squad...Led the Saints in innings pitched (70.1) and averaged just 2.2 walks per nine innings...Tied for the team-lead with three pick-offs.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Was named All-Conference and All-South Jersey as a senior...Also excelled in basketball as he was named Second Team All-State and All South Jersey as a senior at Gloucester.
ROSSI ON COPSKEY: "Josh has the most experience of our returning pitchers and is capable of having a big senior year. He has worked hard at developing a consistent breaking ball, and regaining the velocity on his fast ball in the off-season. If he pitches with confidence, he should regain his effective form and earn quality innings."
STRENGTHS: Lively Arm, Movement, Control
|YEAR ||G ||GS ||CG ||IP ||H ||R ||ER ||BB ||SO ||W-L ||ERA ||PCT|
|2001 ||14 ||13 ||1 ||70.1 ||86 ||48 ||35 ||17 ||31 ||5-5 ||4.48 ||.500|
|STAT ||AGAINST (Most Recent)|
|Innings Pitched ||9.0-Twice(Canisius 4/22/01)|
|Strike Outs ||5-Twice (St. Peter's 4/29/01)|
|First Win ||Rider (3/19/01)|
|First Shut-Out ||Niagara (4/8/01)|