GENERAL: A talented pitcher with exceptional command and a great knowledge of the game...Has added velocity and strength throughout his career...Poised and confident on the mound with a strong breaking pitch. ...Emerged as the team's closer as a sophomore, but moved back into the starting rotation as a junior...Will be one of the top options in MAAC play this year.
AS A JUNIOR: Started 10 games of the 13 games in which he appeared... Ended the season with an overall record of 3-6 and a 5.46 ERA...Posted 43 strikeouts and only 16 walks in 62.2 innings of work...Led the Saints with five complete games...Pitched seven scoreless innings against Iona (4/29) to grab his third victory and only shutout of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Notched a 3.04 ERA, while starting in 1 of 11 games in which he appeared in...Pitched 23.2 innings, striking out 19 batters, while allowing only eight earned runs and five walks, finishing the season with a 1-2 record...Recorded a team-high three saves...Worked 2 1/3 scoreless innings in final week of season earning the save as Siena swept archrival LeMoyne (5/19).
AS A FRESHMAN: Made 10 appearances and three starts. ...Recorded a 4.07ERA and 19 strikeouts in 24.1 innings of work. ...Walked just nine batters. ...In his last start of the season at Cornell (4/28) he pitched a complete game allowing just two runs and not walking a batter in six innings of work.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Earned five Team MVP awards while playing soccer, basketball and baseball at nearby Cairo-Durham...Selected as a Patroon Conference and Schoharie County First Team All-Star after posting a 5-2 record as a junior...His accomplishments also earned him Team MVP honors and a nomination for the High School Heisman Award.
ROSSI ON PACIFICO: "James emerged as one of our conference starters last season, and will again compete for one of the three top spots in our rotation this spring. He has great command and improved velocity. I am expecting big things from James this season."