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31   Marc LaMacchia
Marc LaMacchia

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Palm Harbor, FL

High School:
East Lake HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
P

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right


Junior who will open the season as FSU’s No. 2 starter behind All-American Matt Lynch…had an outstanding sopho-more season as he went 11-2…ERA of 3.38 ranked fifth in the ACC…throws in the low 90’s and has a very good curveball …has the second-best breaking ball in the ACC according to Baseball America…defeated Clemson in the ACC Championship game on 5/25 as he worked eight innings and allowed just one run…had a 3-0 record against conference opponents, which included wins at No. 1 Clemson (5/19) and against No. 5 Georgia Tech (4/21)…drafted in the 18th round by the St. Louis Cardinals out of high school.

2002 AS A SOPHOMORE: Moved into the weekend rotation as the third starter for the series at Miami (April 14)...defeated then-No. 1 Clemson (May 19), allowing three runs on six hits in six innings of work to help the Seminoles pick up their first-ever sweep at Clemson...had a perfect 3-0 record against ACC opponents ...ranked fifth among ACC pitchers with an ERA of 3.38...finished second on the team with 11 victories...only gave up one home run in his first nine appearances of the season...had a season-high seven strikeouts three separate times (Siena, The Cita-del, Duke)...didn’t pick up his first loss until March 31 at Wake Forest...earned his seventh win of the season against then-No. 5 Georgia Tech (April 21) after allowing one run on seven hits in six innings of work...picked up his 10th win of the sea-son in the ACC Championship Game (May 25) against Clemson while pitching a season-long eight innings and only giving up one run.

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Tied for fourth on the team with nine starts…took over as a weekend starter during the middle of the season…picked up conference victories against Virginia, NC State and North Carolina…best game of the year came in ACC play when he defeated Virginia on 3/11, giving up just one earned run in 8.1 innings of work with seven strikeouts and one walk…struck out a season-high eight and picked up a win in five innings vs. St. Joseph’s (3/6)…improved to 5-0 on 3/24 with a victory over UNC…ranked fifth on the team with 47 strikeouts.

PREP: Went 8-2 with a .0996 ERA while recording 135 strikeouts and walking 45 in 91.1 innings as senior…led East Lake to the first 6A Regional playoff in school history…a second team 6A all-state pitcher…the top rated standout pitcher according to Dave Rawnsley of Baseball America…a three-time St. Petersburg Times Class of the County honoree… named to the Dunedin Classic All-Tournament team…won team MVP and pitcher of the year award at East Lake...a member of FCA and an honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Drafted in the 18th round by the St. Louis Cardinals…major is communication studies…born on March 27, 1982.

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