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  Paul Knapic
Paul Knapic
Player Profile
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Bayside, NY

High School:
Archbishop Molloy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 230

Position:
P

Throws/Bats::
Right/Right

Paul Knapic, born June 20, 1979 … voted BC baseball team MVP in the fall of 2000 … played for the Hyannis Mets in the Cape Cod league and the Rhode Island Gulls in the NECBL in the summer of 2000 … the Gulls (including Mike Hubbard and Jed Rogers) went on to compete for the league championship series … Paul redshirted his freshman season at BC.

AS A JUNIOR: Owned a 3.86 ERA in 25.2 innings and a team-low .211 opponent batting average ... went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in Florida ... struck out at least six batters in four outings ... gave up one earned run and five hits in 7.0 innings vs. Michigan (March 3) ... allowed five hits in 5.0 + innings vs. Wagner (March 10) ... Through March 12, ranked third among league leaders in strikeouts (28) and fourth in opponent batting average (.182) ... tied a career-high nine strikeouts in loss to Florida Atlantic (Feb. 11).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Named to the 2000 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … in five appearances, earned a pair of wins and a pair of losses … surrendered 21 hits (only four for extra bases) and 14 earned runs in 23.2 innings of work for a 5.32 ERA … posted wins against Brown and Harvard University … allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work in BC’s 8-1 win over Brown … struck out a career-high nine batters while allowing just five hits and one earned run in the Eagles’ 4-3 win over the Crimson (April 13); four of his nine strikeouts against HU came with the bases loaded … in the Pittsburgh contest (May 14), Knapic struck out two batters and allowed no hits in 1.0 inning of work.

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in five games, making one start … posted a record of 1-0 with a 10.97 ERA in 10.2 innings of work … battled for 6.0 innings in a 9-7 victory over Holy Cross (April 20) to pick up his first win as a collegian; recorded five strikeouts in that contest … struck out the side in his only inning of work against Connecticut (May 20).

BEFORE BC: Earned “Athlete of the Year,” from the Queens Courier after his senior season (1997) at Archbishop Molloy … earned All-Borough honors from the Queens Courier after his junior season … went 5-0 with six saves during his senior season for head coach Jack Curran … offered a contract by the Seattle Mariners as a non-drafted free agent.

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the Carroll School of Management as a finance major … earned All-American scholar honors from the United States Achievement Academy … a member of the National Honor Society at Archbishop Molloy … Paul and his younger brother Alen are the children of Gracijela and Albert Knapic.

Knapic's Pitching Stats

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
1999 10.97 1-0 5 1 0 0 10.2 15 16 13 6 10
2000 5.32 2-2 5 4 0 0 23.2 21 16 14 18 25
2001 3.86 3-2 5 5 0 0 25.2 20 14 11 18 29
Total 5.70 6-4 15 10 0 0 60.0 56 46 38 42 64

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