Arizona State University
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5-10 / 185
A talented transfer from Arizona State, Franco will spent his final season at the collegiate level as a start-up guy for the Wildcat pitching staff... One of the staff’s most versatile pitchers with the ability to not only start, but close out games... Played in some big games as a Sun Devil and was a key component in their run to the 2000 Pac-10 title... Brings that big-game experience to this staff.
at arizona state (2000-01)
A two-year letterwinner as a relief pitcher at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. ... Helped the Sun Devils to a final No. 22 ranking in both Baseball America and Baseball Weekly in 2001 with 37-20-1 record and 14-10 mark in Pac-10 play... Posted a 3-1 record and 8.27 ERA his junior campaign in 18 appearances from the bullpen... Tallied 22 strikeouts and nine walks in 20.2 innings pitched... Went 2-0 in Pac-10 play and 1-1 in non-conference action... Picked up Pac-10 wins against California and Arizona... Best outing of the year came against California on March 17 in two innings of shutout ball to pick up the win... Went 1-0 record and a 2.61 ERA in games in January and February... In his three wins combined for a 0.82 ERA, allowing only eight hits and one earned run in 11.0 combined innings... Helped the Sun Devils to a share of the Pac-10 title in 2000 with a 44-15 record and 17-7 mark in conference play... Lost to Texas, 9-7, in the NCAA Super Regional and finished the year at No. 12 in Baseball America and No. 16 in Baseball Weekly... Tallied an 8-2 record and 3.24 ERA his sophomore season in one start and 26 total appearances... His eight wins were the second-most of the team in 2000... Totaled 51 strikeouts and 21 walks in 50.0 innings pitched... Posted a 5-0 record in conference games with a 2.70 ERA... Went 3-2 with a 3.71 ERA in non-conference games... Averaged 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings pitched... Was 5-2 at home and led the team with a 2.33 ERA and 3-0 record away from ASU... Posted a 2.41 ERA in games ASU won... Held lefties to a .265 batting average, while righties didn’t fare much better at .264... Coached by Pat Murphy.
at dixie state college (1999)
A one-year letterwinner as a starting pitcher at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah... Posted a 9-1 record from the mound... Coached by Mike Littlewood.
at taylorsville high school (1995-98)
A three-year letterwinner in baseball at Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Utah... A three-year starter as a pitcher... Earned all-state accolades as a junior and senior... Selected as the Class 5A state and region most valuable player as a senior... Holds the school records for wins, ERA and strikeouts... Posted a .570 batting average in 1998... Also compiled a 12-1 record from the mound with a 1.84 ERA... Helped the Warriors to the Class 5A state championship with a 5-0 mark from the mound and a .500 batting average... Lettered two years in basketball... Coached in baseball by Steve Cramblitt.
(Full name: Franco Paul Pezely) was born Jan. 24, 1980, in Salt Lake City, Utah … He is the son of John Pezely and Delores Pezely... The youngest of three children, Franco has a brother, Tony (26), and a sister, Marissa (24)... Is planning a major in social science.