23  Frankie Vanderka
Frankie Vanderka

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Levittown, N.Y.

High School:
MacArthur

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
01/30/1992

B/T:
R/R


2014: Made 12 starts, hurling five complete games and two shutouts...finished the season 4-5 with a 3.33 ERA...led the team with 81 innings pitched...ranked in the America East top 10 in ERA, opponent's batting average (.226), innings pitched and strikeouts (49)...named first-team All-America East...threw a complete game shutout, limiting Fordham to three singles while striking out 11 in 6-0 victory (March 8)...named America East Pitcher of the Week for his efforts...threw his third career no-hitter, blanking Albany over nine innings and striking out 10 in a 7-0 win over Albany (March 22)...nameda Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the America East Pitcher of the Week, the ECAC Pitcher of the Week and an NCAA.com Top Performer of the Week for his no-hitter...threw an eight-inning complete game and allowed just one run at Hartford (March 29)...held Maine to one earned run over six innings (May 3)...pitched a complete game and allowed just three runs on seven hits in 5-3 win at UMBC (May 9).

2013: Started 15 games and developed into the Seawolves ace...8-4 with a 2.80 ERA and 59 strikeouts over 99-2/3 innings...named first-team All-America East...second in the nation in complete games (8)....pitched six scoreless innings and struck out two on the road in his first start of the season against Florida International (2/16)... Named America East Pitcher of The Week (2/18)...tossed a no-hitter, the second of his career, in Stony Brook's 2-0 win at Fordham (3/10)...finished nine hitless innings and struck out six while walking three...named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the America East Pitcher of the Week and the CollegeBaseballInsider.com Northeast Region Pitcher of the Week...threw a complete game, three hit shutout while striking out seven in a 8-0 home win over UMBC (3/30)...limited Binghamton to one run over seven innings in a complete game 5-1 win (4/27)...tossed a complete game by holding UMBC to one earned run over seven innings in a 5-3 victory (5/4)...pitched his eighth complete game of the year and limited Hartford to one run over seven innings in a 2-1 victory over the Hawks (5/17).

2012: Hurled three-hitter in game three of Super Regional against LSU to send Seawolves to College World Series ... allowed just two runs and struck out five ... threw 6.2 innings of relief to earn win against Missouri St. at Coral Gables Regional (6/3) ...Selected to All-America East second team as relief pitcher ... threw 5.0 innings in season-opening (2/24-2/26) round robin at Nicholls State ... allowed only two hits and had five strikeouts ... pitched 3.0 scoreless innings to earn victory against Alabama State in season-opener (2/24) ... tossed 2.0 perfect innings to pick up the save against Nicholls State (2/27) ... allowed 2 hits in 6.0 scoreless innings of relief against Kansas (3/9) ... allowed just one run and one hit in complete-game effort at Yale (3/17) ... pitched 6.0 innings at Holy Cross (3/25) ... allowed three runs on four hits ... did not walk a batter ... tossed 2.0 innings of scoreless relief to earn save in second game against Binghamton (4/6) ... pitched final 1.2 innings to earn save against Hartford (4/20) ... struck out season-high four batters in 4.0 innings against CCSU (4/24) ... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief at UMBC (4/29).

2011: Made 10 appearances including seven starts ... went 2-2 with 4.38 ERA ... struck out 34 batters in 39.0 innings ... held opponents to a .245 batting average ... pitched a scoreless inning against Florida Atlantic (2/27) in first career appearance ... allowed a run in 1.1 innings against No. 17 North Carolina (3/5) ... tossed 6.0 shutout innings to earn win against Michigan (3/13) in first career career start ... threw no-hitter against NJIT on March 18 ... first no-hitter in program history ... struck out season-high 13 batters, walked two ... named America East Pitcher of the Week on March 21 ... also named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Magazine ... named the National Pitcher of the Week by the NCBWA ... allowed two runs in 6.1 innings against New York Tech (4/3) ... allowed one run in 4.1 innings against Rhode Island (4/20).

High School: A three year letterwinner for head coach Steve Costello at MacArthur High School in Levittown, N.Y. ... the right-handeder pitcher was an all-county and all-state selection as junior ... named the conference MVP ... an all-league pick as a sophomore ... three year member of the MacArthur honor roll ... earned the Teacher's Choice and Class Leadership Award ... named to the National Society of High School Scholars.

Personal: Frankie Vanderka ... born Jan. 30, 1992 ... son of Frank & Lauri ... has one sister (Ali) ... father, Frank, played with the Columbus Clippers, the AAA team of the New York Yankees.

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