Mike Modica enters his fourth season with the Patriots and is expected to start on the weekends... Has good fastball and an excellent breaking pitch.
2009: Earned second-team All-American status, the highest honor ever afforded a Mason pitcher... Named first-team All-CAA... Named South Jersey Baseball Coaches Association University Pitcher of the Year... Put together an 11-2 record with 75 strikeouts in 87 innings... Allowed the opposition to hit just .239 with a 4.34 ERA... Had the lone complete game by the Patriots... Finished his career second all-time at Mason in strikeouts and third in wins and innings pitched... Won 22 games with 221 strikeouts in 268.1 innings pitched... Holds the school record for most career starts... His 7.41 strikeouts per nine innings are seventh-most in school history... His 11 wins are second-most in school history in a single season... Won 10 straight decisions beginning with March 7 outing against Army when he allowed two runs on four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings... Followed that up with one runs allowed on six hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings against Lehigh (March 14)... Against Old Dominion, allowed just two earned runs on three hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts in eight innings... Picked up CAA Pitcher of the Week after allowing just one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings against UNC Wilmington (4/4)... Allowed just one earned run on six hits and four walks in six innings against VCU (4/18)... On April 25 against Hofstra allowed just two earned runs on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts while going the distance... Went to 11-1 with a CAA Tournament win over Old Dominion (5/21) giving up three earned runs in six and one-third innings of work... Had a 3.83 ERA in final eight starts... Struck out six or more batters in eight starts.
2008: Appeared in 14 games with 13 starts and one complete game... Put together a 4-5 record with a 7.09 ERA... Pitched 72 and one-third innings with 78 strikeouts... Led the team in innings pitched, strikeouts and games started... Tied for third on the team in wins... His 78 strikeouts tied Major-Leaguer Shawn Camp for fifth-most in a single-season in school history... Averaged 9.71 strikeouts per nine innings, seventh-best single-season mark at Mason... Is 15th all-time at Mason in career strikeouts and eighth in strikeouts-per-nine innings... Season's first win came on March 9 allowing two runs on seven hits in seven innings against VCU... Beat Hofstra with a complete game win on April 12, striking out 10... Also struck out 10 against Towson on April 5... Beat Delaware allowing two earned runs in seven innings on April 26... Beat William & Mary allowing five runs in seven innings... Went 3-1 in final four decisions... From March 9 through April 26, a span of nine appearances and eight starts, went 3-2 with a 4.69 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 48 innings... Selected in the 46th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by Houston.
2007: Appeared in 16 games for Mason with 12 starts... Was second on the team with four wins and third with 59 and one-third innings pitched... Also third on the team with 46 strikeouts... Had a 4-7 mark with an 8.04 ERA... Was named CAA Pitcher of the Week after beating then-No. 1 Clemson (Feb. 17), 5-1... Allowed just one hit in six innings againt the Tigers... Was in the weekend rotation for his first eight appearances completing that run with seven strikeouts in five and one-third innigns against Delaware... Had eight strikeouts in a seven-inning outing against Longwood, surrendering just four hits... Pitched well in relief at Towson, allowing just one run in three innings... Was superb in a season-ending loss to Delaware in the CAA Tournament, striking out nine in five and one-third and leaving the game having surrendered only one earned run.
2006: Pitched in 13 games with eight starts for the Patriots.. Had one complete game and a 3-3 record... Struck out 22 batters in 49 and two-thirds innings pitched... Strongnest performance of the season came in a win at Temple... Allowed one unearned run on eight hits with one walk and eight strikeouts over nine innings... Also have up just one earned run on five hits in a win againt Coppin State... Struggled in final fou appearances, seeing ERA rise from 5.77 to 7.97.
PREP: Earned four varsity letters playing for the Minutemen... As a senior, named All-Conference, All-South Jersey and All-State... Recorded 9-3 record with 107 strikeouts... Recorded the win in the All-State game against North Jersey... As a junior, selected All-Conference... Also served as team captain as a senior and a junior... As a sophomore, named Most Improved Player on the team... Finished career with more than 200 strikeouts and a 1.23 ERA.
PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Ryan Modica... Born December 16, 1986... Parents are Rosann and John Modica... Has one sister, Meghan, 21... A 2005 graduate of Washington Township High School... Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 45th round of the 2005 Major League Amateur Draft... Also recruited by Duke, Indiana, Rider, Maryland and Southeast Louisiana... Major is undeclared.
CAREER MASON PITCHING STATISTICS