Longest game of the season for Green Wave ends in 3-2 defeat
Greenies end four-game road trip and host their first C-USA weekend series in three weeks
First time Greenies have traveled to Lafayette since 2003
Rizzotti and Gibaut hold Southern Miss to four hits while Greenies collect 11 hits at the plate
Both teams sit at 3-3 in conference play
|Rizzotti's Career Honors|
|2013||Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week (2/18)|
|2013||CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Performer Honor Roll (2/18)|
|2013||College Sports Madness All C-USA Second Team|
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): A College Sports Madness All-Conference USA Second Team member... Appeared in 12 games, all starts...served as the staff ace throughout the season...went 5-4 with a 2.22 ERA in 81.0 innings pitched...allowed 71 hits and only 20 earned runs, while issuing 23 walks and striking out 57...pitched two complete games on the season, tying for the team lead...led the squad in strikeouts (57), fewest earned runs (20), ERA (2.22) and tied for second in wins (5)...third in Conference USA in ERA (2.22), second in earned runs allowed (20) and tenth in hits allowed (71)...had one of the greatest pitching performances in Tulane history during his first career start, throwing a complete game, one-hit shutout with five strikeouts versus Sam Houston State (2/15) during the season opener...earned Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week honors, as well as CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Performer Honor Roll honors for his performance...pitched 6.0 innings while fanning six in a losing effort against Notre Dame (2/22)...struck out 10 in 7.0 innings at Alabama (3/1), becoming the first opposing pitcher to record 10 or more strikeouts at Alabama and get the win since Kentucky's Aaron Lovett did so on May 21, 2008...notched a victory in 8.0 innings of work against High Point (3/8)...pitched another 8.0 innings - but in a losing effort - against UTSA (3/15)...recorded four strikeouts and a win against Memphis (3/22)...went a solid 8.0 innings at Rice (3/28), but was still credited with the loss after allowing four earned runs...picked up a victory at Southern Miss (4/5) with a five strikeout, 7.0 inning performance...got a no decision against ECU (4/12), despite going 8.2 innings...fanned eight at Marshall (4/26) in a no decision...picked up the loss in 4.0 innings of work against Houston (5/3), leaving the game early with an injury that would cost him his next two starts...rejoined the rotation at the Conference USA Championship, going 3.1 innings in a start versus Southern Miss (5/22) in a no decision...drafted in the 25th round (748th overall) by the San Diego Padres in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Prior to Tulane
2012 (Grayson College): Attended Grayson College but did not compete in baseball.
2011 (TCU): Appeared in six games, all in relief...threw four and two-thirds innings and held opponents scoreless in three of his six outings...posted a scoreless outing in his collegiate debut against Houston Baptist (3/13)...tossed back-to-back scoreless innings against New Mexico (4/9) and at San Diego State (4/15)...the Horned Frogs were 6-0 in games he pitched.
About Tony Rizzotti
Prep: Lettered twice for head coach Curt Culbertson at James Martin High School...selected as team MVP during his junior and senior seasons...earned Second Team All-State as a senior and was an Honorable Mention All-State selection as a junior...was named the District 4-5A Most Valuable Player as a senior...garnered All-District 4-5A as a junior and senior...named to the Perfect Game First Team All-Region squad as a senior...participated in the North Texas All-Star Game and was a member of the Area Code Games Rangers squad...participated in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in 2010.
Personal: Born Joseph Anthony Rizzotti III on April 21, 1992...the son of Joseph, Jr. and Patricia Rizzotti...has one sister; Lauren.