Three St. John's freshman honored
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After getting their St. John’s careers off on the right foot during the shortened 2020 season, Sonny Fauci, David Glancy and Jake Lazzaro have been named Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

The three Johnnies mark the first Freshman All-America selections for St. John’s since Sean Mooney and Joe LaSorsa took home the honors following the 2017 campaign.

Fauci, a 6-foot-3 right-hander from Old Bridge, New Jersey, made five appearances, one of which was a start, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 12.2 innings of work. Holding opponents to a .200 batting average, he fanned nine batters and surrendered only three walks during that span.

Fauci made his first collegiate start in the Red Storm’s penultimate game of the season against Saint Peter’s, allowing no earned runs and one hit while striking out five in six innings of work.

Also a Garden State native, Glancy led the Red Storm in nearly every offensive category after closing the season on the strongest of terms. The outfielder hit .423, paced the team with three home runs and 12 RBIs and logged three doubles.

In his final two appearances of the season against Iona and Saint Peter’s, Glancy went 7-for-9 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs. A lion’s share of that production came against Saint Peter’s, as Glancy went 4-for-5 with two homers, two doubles and eight RBIs in a 21-1 rout of the Peacocks.

His eight RBIs were the most by a St. John’s player in a single game since Paul Karmas recorded 10 against New Orleans in 2010.

Lazzaro rounds out the Red Storm’s contingent of Freshman All-America MVPs after finishing second on the team with a .327 batting average in 14 appearances, 13 of which were starts.

Lazzaro earned Big East Player of the Week honors on February 24 after leading the Red Storm to a series victory over the California Golden Bears, hitting .400 and reaching base at a .538 clip over three games in Berkeley.

The Long Island native recorded four three-hit outings in just 13 games with an at-bat and went for two bases on four of his team-high 16 hits.

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