What are the chances two pitchers from the same high school would produce three of the best performances in the Big East Tournament?
What are the chances they would both be from a school in Connecticut and not Florida or California?
Chances are good when they both come from the first class program at Berlin High School.
Anthony Marzi pitched UConn past top-seeded Louisville in a semifinal game and Matt Carasiti won two games for the St. John's Red Storm, including the championship win as Carasiti and his teammates will now play in the NCAA Tournament.
Tournament Most Outstanding Player Carasiti earned his second win in five days and second baseman Bret Dennis drove in three runs as St. John’s won its record seventh BIG EAST Baseball Championship with a 7-3 victory against USF Sunday afternoon at Bright House Field.
The tournament title was the second in three years for St. John’s and the third for head coach Ed Blankmeyer. The Red Storm, who came in as the No. 2 seed and finished as the only unbeaten team in the tournament, won the Big East’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and will make their third straight trip to the NCAA tournament.
Carasiti worked 6.2 innings and allowed just four hits and three runs (two earned) Sunday. He struck out four and walked one to pick up his second win of the tournament and improve to 6-5 overall. He became the 10th pitcher in Big East Championship history to win two games in the tournament.
For ESPN's interview with Carasiti after the game go to:
(bigeast.org contributed to the article.)