14 Vinny Lally
14 Vinny Lally
Birth Date: 10/11/1989
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Wharton
Position: P
2009: As a member of the weekend starting rotation, finished at 3-3 with a 7.68 ERA in 34 innings pitched...Struck out 33 batters...Allowed four hits and two earned runs in five innings to earn the win on March 17 at Towson...Came within two outs of a perfect game, striking out nine and allowing just one hit in a March 28 win at Princeton...Earned Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honors for that performance...Pitched 6.2 innings of a seven inning game against Sacred Heart, scattering four hits without allowing an earned run to earn the win...Retired all five batters he faced on April 23 at Hartford, striking out four with Yale holding a one-run lead in the seventh inning...Scattered four hits and one earned run while piling up five strikeouts in an April 25 start against Brown, left a 1-1 game after six innings that the Bulldogs would go on to win, 6-2.

2008: Awarded the David M. Darst Hustle Cup as rookie of the year, an award he shared with Andy Megee...Appeared in a Yale freshman record 23 games out of the bullpen, the second-highest single-season total in school history...Served mostly as a situational lefty, pitching 22.1 innings...Recorded 21 strikeouts on the season...Made first career appearance at George Washington on March 2, pitching 0.1 innings...Tossed 1.2 innings of no-hit ball in the win over South Carolina on March 11, striking out two...Took the loss at Gardner-Webb on March 17, but earned first collegiate win at Presbyterian the next day after throwing 1.2 innings of two-hit, shutout ball...Gave up just one hit and struck out three in 2.1 innings against Cornell on April 6...Posted four strikeouts in 2.1 innings at Dartmouth on April 20...Threw a career-high four innings and recorded a career-high five strikeouts in game two of the doubleheader at Brown on April 26.

Stuper Says: "Vinny was invaluable out of the bullpen as a freshman last year, but we are moving him into the starting rotation for 2009. He had a good summer and came back to New Haven ready to go. His velocity and his off-speed pitches have improved and I look for him to have a really good year."

Getting to Know Vinny

Parents' Names: Michael and Nora Lally
Major: Economics
Best Athletic Moment: Being selected to try out for the junior national team
Favorite MLB Team: New York Yankees
Favorite MLB Player: Andy Pettitte
Favorite Quote: "Concentration is location."
Biggest Inspiration: John Stuper
One word to describe yourself as a person: hard working
One word to describe yourself as a player: confident
Why Yale?: Yale has my ideal combination of academics and athletics.
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Stefan Schropp, because he knows a lot about the game.
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: Chris Walsh; He's one of the hardest working guys on the team.

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2008....  6.04   1-1    23   0   0   0/1     0   22.1   21   18   15   14   21   2   0   1   106   .256   2   4   4   2  0
2009....  7.68   3-3    12   9   1   1/0     0   34.0   33   33   29   28   33   6   0   1   161   .256   2   4   0   0  0
TOTAL...  7.03   4-4    35   9   1   1/1     0   56.1   54   51   44   42   54   8   0   2   267   .256   4   8   4   2  0