Matt Carasiti bio
Player: Matt Carasiti
Jersey Number: 45
School: St. John’s University
Hometown: Berlin, Conn.
Height, Weight: 6-3, 200
Best Baseball Memory: Walk-off win at North Carolina.
Greatest Baseball Accomplishment: Getting drafted.
Favorite Player Growing Up: Ken Griffey Jr.
Most Influential Player/Role Model: Scott Brown, pitching coach at St. John’s.
Favorite Food: Steak.
Favorite Pregame Meal: Chicken and pasta.
Off-field hobbies: Guitar, video games.
Favorite Movie: “The Hunger Games.”
Matt Carasiti picked up the victory in one of the biggest wins in St. John’s baseball history.
The junior, who was drafted in the sixth round by the Colorado Rockies, was the winning pitcher in the Red Storm’s 9-5 win over North Carolina in the NCAA Regionals this season.
St. John’s reached the Super Regional for the first time in school history, losing to Arizona in its bid to qualify for the College World Series.
Carasiti, who joined the Grand Junction Rockies only a couple of days before they left for the season opener in Ogden, threw 5 1/3 innings in the regional final, allowing four runs and winning his third straight game.
He went 7-5 with a 3.98 ERA this season and opted to sign after his junior year. Carasiti was third on the team in innings pitched with 83 2/3, struck out 64 and walked 31.
The Texas Rangers drafted Carasiti out of high school in the 36th round (pick No. 1,804) in 2009, but after being the team captain and four-year letterman, he opted for college.
Carasiti was a Louisville Slugger All-American, the Northeast Coca Cola Player of the year and the Gatorade Connecticut Player of the year as a senior at Berlin High School.