|John Lannan 31
...A tall, crafty lefty with loads of potential...Has great control and a deceptive arsenal...Emerged as one of the team's most consistent starters last year, earning a spot in the weekend rotation...Has All-MAAC potential this spring.
AS A SOPHOMORE...Posted a 7-3 record and a 3.84 ERA in 72.2 innings of work...Struck out 54 batters and walked 31...Held opponents to a .241 batting average...Was 5-1 with a 2.61 in MAAC games...Picked up a complete game win at Saint Peter's (5/9), allowing only one earned run and striking out eight players in nine innings of work.
AS A FRESHMAN...Tossed 44.2 innings compiling an ERA of 5.44...Appeared in 12 games, making five starts...Held opponents to a .289 batting average...Got the starting nod to face then #1 Florida State, and more than held his own (3/6/03)...Pitched 5.2 innings allowing five hits and two earned runs...Best performance came in his first career conference start against MAAC Champion LeMoyne College (5/16/03) in which he pitched six strong innings, allowing seven hits, and three earned runs.
IN HIGH SCHOOL...As a junior at Chaminade High School Lanan finished the year 4-1 with a 1.66 ERA over 33.2 innings... The following summer, he pitched for the State Champion Williamsport team.
ROSSI ON LANAN..."John had a breakthrough season and evolved into one of our most reliable pitchers last season. He has great confidence in all his pitches and locates the ball extremely well. We expect to have a chance each time he steps on the mound."
STRENGTHS...Power, Velocity, Control