Staten Island, NY | Head Coach Michael Mauro and the College of Staten Island baseball program is proud to announce the celebratory signing of Midwood High School senior Steven Guercio. The pitcher, who has also played the infield, has been a sensational force for the Hornets during his career and will be looking to bring that energy to the Dolphins in 2018-19.
The Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year award winner in 2017, Guercio has been a varsity player during his junior and senior years at Midwood, catching the eye of the Dolphins coaching staff. He is another valuable arm that will be added to what has been a stellar CSI staff in the past and moving forward. He is looking forward to stepping out onto the Staten Island diamond as a freshman next year.
“I chose CSI because it seems like a great fit for me,” he said. “The team looks good, and I feel like can have a great impact by putting max effort in whatever I’m doing.”
Guercio is certainly making his presence felt as a reliever for the Hornets since going varsity in 2017. He appeared in 10 games his junior season, boasting a 1.31 ERA through 16 innings, going 2-1 with five saves. This season he has been just as strong, going 3-4 as a starter and reliever with a stingy 1.30 ERA. Through 27 innings, he has fanned 33 batters while walking only five. He has also had some turns at first and third base at Midwood and lends himself to club teams with the Brooklyn Angels and Joe Torre’s Titans.
Coach Mauro has enjoyed what he has seen in Guercio, and can’t wait to see his young star in a Dolphins uniform. “At six-foot-five he has a huge frame and a live arm. He’s going to be that kid that four years from now is going to be something special,” said Mauro. “Assistant Coach Pat Daddio and I have watched him pitch and he can come right in and present himself as a great acquisition. We are very excited. This freshman class of pitchers we have brought in have the potential to be one of the greatest classes ever at CSI, and Steven is a big reason why.”
Son of Maurice and Lacey Guercio, Steven, who achieved Second Honors in the classroom at Midwood, has a pair of older sisters, Alessandra and Stefanie.
The CSI Baseball program is fresh off of another terrific season that concluded with a fourth-straight CUNYAC title. The team graduated a crop of six seniors and are bringing in one of their biggest recruiting classes in time for 2018-19.