GENERAL: Tall lefty who played in several national tournaments in high school...One of the best high school pitchers in central New York from 2008 to 2010.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made four appearances with one start...Went 0-1 with a 14.21 ERA and six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings pitched...Threw a hitless inning of relief in collegiate debut at Dayton (3/18)...Also threw a scoreless inning in a 4-3 win over Bryant (5/3).
BEFORE SIENA: A four-year member of the Liverpool High School varsity baseball team...A two-time All-Area selection, and a Central New York High School Baseball All-Star as a senior...Also a two-year member of Liverpool's football team, playing quarterback and defensive back.
ROSSI ON O'KIPNEY: "Matt will need to continue to work on his command to receive quality innings this spring. He's a hard worker, and we hope he'll figure it out in a short period of time."