5 Alex Valenti
5 Alex Valenti
Height: 5-10
Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: 2015
Hometown: Lawrence, Mass.
High School: Central Catholic
Position: RHP
Major: Business
Bats/Throws: R/R


GNAC Pitcher of the Year: 2015
All-GNAC: 1st Team (2015)
CoSIDA Academic All-District: 2015
GNAC All-Tournament (2012, 2014)
GNAC All-Academic (2013, 2014, 2015)

2015: Appeared in 10 games for the Monks with 10 starts during his senior campaign…posted a 3-4 record on the bump with a 3.86 ERA …was second on the team with 56 innings pitched…surrendered 57 hits to opponents… struck out a team leading 60 batters while only walking 29 guys…allowed 24 earned runs all season long…pitched one complete game and only allowed nine extra base hits all season long…also held batters to a .259 batting average…made his first start of his senior year versus Lynchburg College on February 15th, tossing 5.2 innings, only allowing three earned runs, two walks, and struck out four…on February 28th, versus Pitt-Greensburg, tossed six innings while only allowing one earned run on four walks and seven strikeouts…tossed a complete game versus Lasell College on April 2nd while allowing no runs, on only two walks and seven strikeouts…threw five innings versus Anna Maria College on April 11th while allowing no runs, on two walks and seven strikeouts…threw a gem to open up the GNAC tournament versus Lasell College on April 23rd, tossed a complete game, allowing zero runs, on four walks, and a whopping eight strikeouts…was named GNAC Pitcher of the Year.

2014: Posted a 4-4 record with a 3.76 ERA in 11starts as a junior captain…fanned 50 batters with 30 walks in 55 innings…allowed a .233 opponent’s battingaverage…ranked third in the team in strikeouts and yielded just nine extra-base hits all season…picked up his first win of the season after allowing two runs off seven hits with fourK’s in five innings versus Clark University on March1st…was the hard-luck loser in a 3-1 setback at the hands of Wheaton College after allowing two earned run off eight hits with six strikeouts on March 9th…earned his second win of the year after allowing one earned run off five hits with six punchouts in six innings against Norwich University on April6th…was brilliant in a 3-2 conference win over Anna Maria College on April 13th, when he scattered four hits with no earned runs and six K’s over seven frames…tossed seven innings of one-hit ball with five strikeouts in an 8-0 triumph over Gordon College on April 29th…allowed six hits with sixK’s in a 4-3 NCAA Tournament loss to MIT on May 16th.

2013: Appeared in nine games, making six starts over 41.1 innings his sophomore season…posted a 1.74 ERA while only walking nine batters and striking out 32…held opponents to a batting average of .208…recorded the sixth lowest ERA (1.74) in school history, posted a WHIP (0.99) under1.00 for only the eighth time in program history…ranked third on the team and in the conference in ERA (1.74)…ranked second on the team in WHIP (0.99) and was the only pitcher with over 30 innings of work and less than 10 walks…opened his sophomore campaign on March 11th with a victory over the #1ranked team in the country - Wheaton College - with a five inning effort, allowing one run on four hits and striking out four in a2-1 Monks win…tossed seven innings against Curry College on April 4th while striking out nine and giving up only two runs in the St. Joe's 11-3 win…six days later struck out nine against Norwich to earn his third win of the season tossing a complete game with only two earned runs in an 8-2 seven inning victory...appeared in two NCAA Regional games, working 2/3 innings in both contests without yielding a run…earned GNAC All-Academic honors.

2012: Appeared in 14 games with four starts on the mound as a freshman…went 2-1 with three saves along with a 2.21 ERA and 31 K’s in 36.2 innings…allowed 11 walks and a .237 opponents’ batting average…ranked second on the SJC staff in both ERA and saves…made his first collegiate appearance in a victory over Endicott College on March13th…allowed one earned run off three hits with a strikeout in one inning versus the Gulls…made his first NCAA start on March 15th against Curry College, yielding one run off four hits with three K’s in six innings…fanned three in a ninning of relief and collected his first save in a win over Albertus Magnus College on March 31st…picked up his first college win after fanning three over four scoreless frames in an extra-inning victory over Suffolk University on April1st…improved to 2-0 with a personal-best eight K’s in an 8-3 triumph over Maine-Farmington on April 13th…collected his second save in a 5-4 win over Norwich University on April18th…earned another save after fanning a pair in two scoreless innings against Suffolk in a GNAC Tournament quarterfinal win on April 26th…allowed one unearned run off three hits while striking out three in 3.1 innings of relief versus Trinity College in the NCAA Regional Tournament on May17th…collected GNAC All-Tournament honors. 

High School: Pitched for Marc Pelletier at Central Catholic High School…Garnered Merrimack Valley Conference All Star honors senior year…hit .458 with 1 HR,18 RBI and 16 senior year…went 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA with 32K’s in 32 innings on the mound…played summer ball under Kevin Bartlett for Lawrence Legion Post 15…was a Legion All-Star after hitting .400 and going  2-1 with a 2.50ERA, with 19 K’s in 14 innings pitched.

Personal: Alex Valenti…son of Roberto and Linda Valenti…majoring in Business.