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GENERAL: Physically gifted pitcher with a tremendous upside... Showed he can be effective at the highest level as a freshman...Comes to Siena from one of the strongest baseball programs in Central New York...Sister, Alaina, is a 2004 graduate from Syracuse University.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started once in 12 appearances on the mound...Struck out 12 and walked 12 in 20.1 innings...Finished season with a 2-0 record and a 7.08 ERA...Struck out two and gave up three earned runs on six hits in five innings in Siena's stunning upset of #5 Tennessee (3/15).
BEFORE SIENA: Third in Cicero North Syracuse's starting rotation, where he spent time as a closer during his senior season...Pitched in 40 innings, with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 0.53... Allowed only three earned runs, struck out 58 batters, and walked seven during his final season with CNS... Named to the All-League Second Team that same year...Made the Central New York Third Team and was named to the Central New York Empire State Games this past summer.
ROSSI ON POTRIKUS: "JJ showed that he can pitch at this level as a freshman. He was on the mound for five inning sin our win at Tennessee. He pitches with great confidence and will be a valuable contributor this spring."