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32   Matt DiBlasi
Matt DiBlasi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clearwater, FL

High School:
Countryside HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
P

Birthdate:
12/13/1983

B/T:
L/L


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2005: Florida State's top set-up man pitched in a single-season career-high 39 games...recorded career-bests for ERA (2.76), innings pitched (42.1), strikeouts (44) and victories (one)...had the team's fourth-best ERA and third-best opponent batting average (.217)...finished eight games (second on the team) and struck out 20 batters looking (third on the team)...third among pitchers with more than six innings of work for K's per nine innings...the only FSU pitcher on the Seminoles' post-season roster who did not allowed a homerun in 2005...Florida State earned victories in 25 of DiBlasi's 39 appearances... outstanding strikeout to walk ratio of nearly 3.1:1 with 44 strikeouts and only 14 walks issued... tied for second in the ACC and sixth nationally with 39 appearances...fifth in the ACC for appearances in conference games... had the third best opponent batting average on the Seminole staff (.217) and third best opponent batting average against righthanded hitters (.190)...22 strikeouts in 24 appearances against NCAA Tournament teams...first career victory came to open the series against Duke in one-third of an inning pitched out of the bullpen ...more strikeouts in 2005 (44) than during his first two seasons combined (36)...of his 39 appearances only six went for 2.0 innings or more...season-high 4.1 innings pitched came in the Super Regional against Florida...outstanding in relief with 1.2 innings pitched and no hits or runs allowed in Florida State's victory over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2004): An emerging left-hander who improved on almost all his numbers from his freshman campaign...appeared in more games (24 versus 14) and lowered his ERA from 5.14 as a freshman to 3.85 last season...his 3.85 ERA was the third-lowest among the staff and he shared the team lead with one combined shutout ...only four hurlers had more appearances than DiBlasi in 2004...opponents hit just .257 off the sophomore in 2004...was third on the team with two saves...an excellent fielding pitcher who posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in seven chances...tied for fourth on the team with six games finished...picked off the second-most runners of any FSU pitcher in 2004...only three Seminole hurlers did a better job against opponents with runners on as DiBlasi held batters to just a .250 average...had the team's fifth best opponent batting average against lefties at .255...no Seminole regular did better at closing out an inning as DiBlasi limited opponents to just a .156 average with two outs in a frame giving up just five hits in 32 at bats...posted a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.2 to 1.

FRESHMAN YEAR (2003): Worked a scoreless inning of relief vs. Siena (3/4), striking out two...went one inning without giving up a hit or a run vs. St. Joseph's (3/12) ...pitched one scoreless inning vs. Wake Forest (4/5) and did not allow a hit, striking out one and walking one...struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief vs. Clemson (4/11)... pitched a scoreless inning of relief at Duke (5/17)... worked a scoreless inning of relief vs. Rutgers (NCAA Regional) on 5/31...allowed two runs on two hits against Texas (6/8) in game one of the Super Regional.

PREP: A three-year starter at Countryside High School...named first team All-County and All- Suncoast as a senior...a second team All-County as a junior as he led the county with a 0.99 ERA... honorable mention All-County as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Born on December 13, 1983 ...son of Phil and Judy DiBlasi...brother Mike was a pitcher at Florida State from 1997-2000...major is social science...attended the same high school as former Seminole Kevin Richmond.

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