31 - John Colella
John Colella
Height: 6-2
Weight: 214
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Herndon, Va.
High School: Chantilly
Position: RHP

2012: Named first team All-Patriot League … Earned New England All-Star honors … Chosen to the ACBA All-Northeast first team … Appeared in a school record 29 games with one start … finished with a 6-1 record, while registering a school record 11 saves … Had an team-best ERA of 2.32 in 54-1/3 innings of work … Ranked second on the team with 53 strikeouts and a .202 opponent batting average … Struck out a season-best five batters against Albany (3/17) … Posted saves against Charlotte (3/6), Winthrop (3/9), Boston College (3/20), Massachusetts (3/27), Bucknell (3/31 & 4/1), Marist (4/4), Lehigh (4/20 & 4/21), Army (4/28) and Navy (5/12) … Did not allow a run in 17 outings, and did not surrender a hit in 11 of his appearances … Gave up just eight extra-base hits all year … Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2011: Named to the New England All-Star team … Broke Holy Cross single season records with nine saves and 24 appearances  … Finished with a 3-2 record … Had a team-low ERA of 3.00 in 42 innings of work … Struck out 40 batters, third highest on the team … Recorded saves against Princeton (3/13), Albany (3/18), Boston College (3/23), Columbia (3/27), Lafayette (4/17 & 4/18), Brown (4/21), Navy (4/24) and Lehigh (4/30) … Struck out a season-high six batters against Lafayette (4/18) … Recorded eight hitless outings … Did not allow a run to score in 19 of his appearances … Gave up just seven extra base hits … Allowed 16 runs (14 earned) on 31 hits total … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Made nine appearances, starting three contests … Finished with a 0-2  record … Had an ERA of 8.86 in 21-1/3 innings of work … Struck out 13 batters …  Earned his first collegiate start against Harvard (4/1), pitching 4-2/3 innings, allowing no runs on just one hit with a season-high five strikeouts … Saw his first collegiate action in relief at Ga. Southern (2/27),  pitching one inning … Did not allow a hit in one inning of relief against NJIT (3/28) … Also made starts against CCSU (4/13) and Connecticut (4/22).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years of varsity baseball as a pitcher under head coach Kevin Ford at Chantilly H.S. ... Named captain and team MVP his senior year ... Earned first team All-District and second team All-Region honors in 2009 ...  Qualified for the state tournament for the first time in school history (2008) ... Va.  High School Coaches Association All-Star (2009) ... Recorded a career-high 17 strikeouts in the Concorde district semifinals (2009) ... Finished senior year with a 1.85 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 79-1/3 innings.

PERSONAL: Son of John and Andrea Colella ... Has three sisters (Laurel, Olivia and Leandra) ... Majoring in History.

Colella's Career Statistics

Year APP-S W-L SV ERA IP H R ER BB SO HBP
2010 9-3 0-2 0 8.86 21.1 31 29 21 12 13 2
2011 24-0 3-2 9 3.00 42.0 31 16 14 16 40 5
2012 29-1 6-1 11 2.32 54.1 39 15 14 29 53 4
TOTAL 62-4 9-5 20 3.75 117.2 101 60 49 57 106 11