Recent College of Staten Island and standout baseball star John Esposito recently signed a professional contact with the Staten Island FerryHawks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Staten Island native, who recently wrapped up his Dolphins career early last month, spent five years with the CSI Baseball program and ranks in the top ten in numerous pitching categories, and made his debut with the FerryHawks this past Thursday!

Esposito ranks among the top five for the Dolphins all-time in innings-pitched with over 200, top five in strikeouts with 206, and is tied for the most strikeouts in a single game in program history with 18. Esposito joins CSI Baseball Head Coach Michael Mauro on the FerryHawks squad after it was announced earlier in the month that Mauro had joined the team’s coaching staff.

Esposito was joined by Mauro at his contract signing with the Staten Island FerryHawks ahead of yesterday’s game

Esposito wouldn’t have to wait long to make his professional debut as he took the mound for 2.2 innings in Thursday’s FerryHawks loss against the Long Island Ducks. Coming out of the bullpen in his debut, Esposito pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh inning before being charged with a single run in the eighth. In his 2.2 innings of work, he allowed just that one run and two base hits with no walks.

Esposito during his first professional outing for the Staten island FerryHawks during last night’s game (photo: @andrewkaplanphoto)

For a complete recap of Thursday’s game via the Staten Island FerryHawks official website, click here.  For the complete box score, click here.

By: CSI Athletics