19 - Joe Spizzirri
Joe Spizzirri
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
High School: JSerra JS
Previous College: Notre Dame
Position: LHP

Joins the Tigers after graduating from Notre Dame in May with a degree in Finance.

Prior to Pacific (Notre Dame):
Senior (2011):  Appeared in two games, logging 1.2 innings pitched on the year, striking out one. Junior (2010): Made six appearances out of the Irish bullpen and went 0-0 with a 5.19 ERA. Allowed nine hits in 8.2 innings of work while striking out four and walking five. Did not allow a run in four of six appearances. Retired four of the six first batters he faced. Struck out the only batter he faced in first career appearance on Mar. 10 at UTPA. Tossed a scoreless inning of relief versus Pacific on Mar. 12. Worked a scoreless inning of relief against UIC on Mar. 24. Tossed 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings of relief against Central Michigan on May 12.
Sophomore: (2009): Did not see any game action during the spring.  Started game three for the Gold in the 2008 Blue-Gold World Series, and worked 4.2 innings with two earned runs. His five strikeouts were the most of any Gold pitcher in series. Freshman (2008): Did not see any game action during the spring.  Tossed 1.0 hitless inning of relief for the Gold in its 2007 Blue-Gold Series clinching victory.

Club:
(2009) Named an All-Star after making 12 appearances and two starts for the California Collegiate League’s Academy Barons, sporting a 1-2 record with a 3.08 earned run average in 26.1 innings of work. Struck out 25 as opponents hit just .232 against him. (2008) Selected to the 2008 Rawlings California Cup All-Tournament Team and invited to the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas. Made 11 appearances for the Barons, including six starts. Posted a 3.38 earned run average in 34.2 innings of work. Struck out 33 and walked 14 as opponents batted .273 against him.

High School:
Four-year baseball letterwinner at JSerra High School, serving as both a pitcher and first baseman (he also played football at JSHS). Named the JSerra scholar-athlete of the year in 2004, 2006 and 2007. A three-year baseball team captain who threw first no-hitter and hit first home run in the young history of the program. Named JSHS athlete of the year in 2006. Posted a 0.00 ERA in 2007 before seeing season cut short by injury. Received 2005 coaches’ award and played in 2006 North-South All-Star Game. Finished second at 2006 Duke Snider Home Run Derby, in Fallbrook, Calif. Played in Connie Mack tournament with Motor Patrol team (in Long Beach, Calif.). Also a three-year letterwinner in football as quarterback at JSerra, serving as a team captain in his sophomore and junior seasons. Named football team’s offensive MVP in 2006, when he led the league and country with 29 touchdown passes . Class valedictorian and member of National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation. Served as team mentor with Impact Leadership, a service organization .

Personal:
Joseph Marc Spizzirri. Son of Marc and Candace Spizzirri. Working on Master's Degree.