|Craig Marcellus 31
GENERAL: A southpaw who comes from a top program and possesses an excellent arsenal...Worked his way into the MAAC rotation over his first two seasons and will again see meaningful innings this year...Changes pace well and controls the game well...Has a good baseball IQ and works within his ability...Tough on left-handed batters...Possesses good pickoff move.
AS A JUNIOR: Missed most of the season due to injury...Appeared in three games in relief.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished second on the staff with 11 starts...Won three of final five decisions after beginning the year 0-4...Picked up first career victory, hurling seven innings of five-hit, one-run baseball vs. Niagara (3/23)...Last six innings or more in five starts...Limited lefties to .234 batting average against...Won back-to-back starts against Binghamton (4/15) and Cornell (4/22), allowing just six hits and two runs over 13 innings of work...Led staff with three pickoffs.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started nine of the 12 games he pitched in, earning several MAAC starts...Tossed 55.1 innings and notched 15 strikeouts...Had a record of 0-5 with an ERA of 5.37...Gave up one earned run on seven hits in seven innings pitched at Tulane (3/17).
BEFORE SIENA: Garnered All-County, All-League, and All-Section selections for baseball as a senior...Named Class AA Pitcher of the Year in 2006...Named Poughkeepsie Journal Pitcher of the Year in 2006.
ROSSI ON MARCELLUS: "Craig missed most of the '09 season with an injury. How quickly his rehab takes will determine his effectiveness and the amount of innings he will receive."
MARCELLUS CAREER BESTS
First Start: New Orleans (2-26-07)
First Win: Niagara (3-23-08)
Most Strikeouts: 5 - Twice