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Chris Toneguzzi
Chris Toneguzzi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Thunder Bay, Ontario

High School:
St. Patrick HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 250

Position:
RHP



O Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, 4/19/2004

SUMMER 2005
Played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Was a post-season all-star selection ... Posted eight saves in 22 relief appearances, with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 2.05 in 26.1 innings ... Stuck out 31 of the 100 batters faced while walking just four.

JUNIOR / 2005
Appeared in a Purdue-record 30 games on the hill, all out of the bullpen ... Was 2-2 with six saves, with an ERA of 1.43 ... Struck out 38 batters in 37.2 innings ... Took the mound in 14 Big Ten games, posting a 1-0 record with five saves ... Had a 0.53 ERA and struck out 20 batters in 17.0 innings.
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Struck out the side in one inning vs. Mississippi (3/5) ... Fanned three batters in 2.2 innings of relief vs. Ohio State, allowing just one hit ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out two, to pick up a win vs. Minnesota (5/1) ... Recorded two saves in the Indiana series (5/20-22) ... Appeared in three games during the Big Ten Tournament (5/26-28), tossing four scoreless innings.

SUMMER 2004
Played for the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods League ... Named to the mid-season all-star team for the league's North Division ... Took the mound in 22 games and posted a franchise-record 16 saves ... Struck out 26 batters in 21.2 innings of work.

SOPHOMORE / 2004
Started 13 games on the hill for the Boilermakers, appearing in 15 total ... Was 5-4 with a 5.46 earned-run average ... Recorded one complete game and one save ... Fanned 48 batters in 64.1 innings ... Was 4-1 in eight appearances in Big Ten action, striking out 30 in 39.2 innings of work.
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Posted first win of the season in a 1-0 combined shutout against Lipscomb (2/28), yielding just two hits in 6.0 innings ... Recorded first collegiate save with 3.0 innings of shutout ball against Cleveland State (3/27). I Fanned a career-best eight batters in a win over Northwestern (4/18), holding the Wildcats to one unearned run in 7.0 innings ... Earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors for his outing against Northwestern ... Won a 2-1 complete game vs. Indiana (5/22), limiting the Hoosiers to four hits while striking out six in 7.0 innings.

FRESHMAN / 2003
Made 11 appearances on the mound, including 10 starts ... Posted a 4-3 record with a 6.02 earned run average ... Struck out 24 batters in 43.1 innings ... Was 2-3 in eight starts during the Big Ten season.
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Pitched 2.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in his collegiate debut vs. Kentucky (3/9) ... Recorded wins in his first two starts ... Had first win vs. Middle Tennessee State (3/16) with 5.0 innings of work, yielding one run on three hits with five strikeouts ... Allowed two runs in 5.0 innings vs. Miami (Ohio) (3/23) for second win ... Hurled 7.0 innings for a complete-game win against Illinois (4/6), striking out five ... Defeated Northwestern (4/12), with 6.0 innings on the hill, yielding three runs while fanning two.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned two letters in baseball at St. Patrick High School ... Selected to the Team Canada National Junior Team during his senior year ... Named team MVP as a junior and senior ... Posted a 2.85 ERA in 19.2 innings with 26 strikeouts, earning the school's Athlete of the Year honor as a senior ... Earned four letters in volleyball and two in basketball, garnering team MVP honors in volleyball as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL
Full name is Chris George Toneguzzi ... Was born on Feb. 6, 1983, in Thunder Bay, Ontario ... Son of Roy and Dixie Toneguzzi ... Has one brother, Darren, and one sister, Leah ... Majoring in law and society ... Was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th round of the 2002 draft.