|Ken Grant 30
GENERAL: Tall, over-powering pitcher who can dominate on the hill...Good command of all pitches...Fast ball is top choice, but confident in off-speed arsenal as well...Adept at keeping hitters off-balance and getting the clutch strikeout with men on base...Has spent time in weekend rotation in each of the last three years...Will be a weekend starter this year, and counted on to anchor Siena's pitching corps.
AS A RED-SHIRT JUNIOR: Started in 11 of 13 games in which he appeared in, tallying a 4.37 ERA with a 5-2 record...Pitched a two-hit shutout at nationally ranked Central Florida (3/5) after which he was selected MAAC co-Pitcher of the Week...Allowed only 66 hits in 70 innings pitched, including one homerun during the regular season...Set a perfect record in MAAC play (4-0 record) while posting a 3.88 ERA.
AS A RED-SHIRT SOPHOMORE: Compiled a 3-5 record and a 4.84 ERA...Struck out 38 batters and walked just 16 in 57.2 innings of work...Tossed seven innings without allowing an earned run and struck out six at Rider (3/27)...Pitched seven innings without allowing an earned run and allowed only three hits in win over Fairfield (4/17).
IN 2003: Red-Shirted season
AS A FRESHMAN: Named to Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Honorable Mention Team...Placed in Rossi's weekend rotation from the start of conference play and responded...Second on team with five victories (5-4) and 45 strikeouts...Made 14 appearances and eight starts...Pitched 55 innings and walked just 25 batters...Registered a 4-3 record with a 4.86 ERA in conference games and a 2.08 ERA against Tournament teams...Struck out 15 batters in tough-luck loss against Rider (4/7/02).
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Named Delaware County Player of the Year...Lettered for three years in baseball and two years in basketball...Named team MVP in his senior season.
ROSSI ON GRANT: "Ken has had a great career already at Siena, and we expect that he will build on his success this spring. He has shown signs of dominance, but we will need that on a consistent basis if we are going to compete for the conference championship."
STRENGTHS...Size, Velocity, Control