A left-hander who is expected to compete for a mid-week starting job ... Has improved his stuff considerably since making the team as a walk-on ... Throws a plus-breaking ball ... Gets good movement on his fastball ... Keeps getting better and better.
2006-07: Saw limited relief duty in nine games ... Came in with two runners on and no outs in the 10th inning against UNC Asheville ... Gave up two hits, but got out of the inning with a double play and a strikeout in a 9-6 win ... Pitched two innings in game one against North Carolina A&T ... Allowed four runs on three hits and three walks ... Also struck out two batters ... Came in and got the last out against Marist ... Pitched briefly in the first game against UNC ... Pitched 2.1 innings in the home win over Richmond ... Gave up two runs on four hits ... Worked 2.1 innings at home against JMU ... Allowed one run on one hit ... Worked a shutout inning of relief in game two against Duke ... Pitched 12 total innings with no decisions and a 6.00 earned run average.
High School: Played in a conference championship game all four years at Mount Saint Joseph, pitching in either the semifinal or title game every year, including two years on the varsity squad and two years on the jayvee team ... Lettered two years as a varsity pitcher for Coach David Norton ... Compiled a 7-2 record on the mound as a senior in 2005 ... Pitched a one-hit shutout in the league semifinal game at Cal Ripken's Ironbird Stadium ... Also registered a victory in the 2004 semifinal game, setting the stage for a conference title.
Personal: David Lee Zappacosta ... Born 2/12/87 in Baltimore, MD ... Son of Ronald Zappacosta and the late Diane Kraus ... Enrolled in marketing.