Fairfield, CT – Head Coach Nick Giaquinto has announced two more players that will join the Pioneers Baseball Program in the class of 2017. SHU baseball will welcome left handed pitcher John Sostarich out of Greenlawn, New York and right handed pitcher Breton LaRose from Ogdensburg, New York.
Sostarich, a 6'1'' 170 pound lefty out of Greenlawn, New York, comes to Sacred Heart after playing for Head Coach John Phelan at St. Anthony's Catholic High School in Huntington, New York. As a junior, Sostarich notched a 1.90 ERA and 0.950 whip in 40 innings pitched en route to being named to the All-League team. He led his team all the way to the final game of the Long Island C.H.S.S.A Championship.
Sostarich on why he chose to become a Pioneer:
"The reason I chose SHU was because I knew I could improve my skills, and contribute to the team. I also felt a welcoming feeling, and knew that I wanted to spend my next 4 years there"
LaRose is a 6'3'' 185 pound right-handed pitcher out of Ogdensburg, New York who played high school baseball at Ogdensburg Free Academy. He has a 1.74 career ERA in 95 varsity innings with 107 strikeouts. He has been named to the All-NAC first team. Off the field, LaRose is a member of the National Honor Society and played four years of basketball. Breton is the nephew of Sacred Heart softball Co-Head Coach, Bippy Luckie.
LaRose on why he chose SHU:
"Sacred Heart's academic and athletic programs are the perfect match that I had hoped to find. I enjoyed meeting the coaching staff and players; they were "All In" for the program. I look forward to being part of the Pioneer program and I am very grateful for the opportunity."