27 Joe Gruntkosky
27 Joe Gruntkosky
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: 2014
Hometown: Peabody, Mass.
High School: Peabody
Position: RHP
Major: Communications
Bats/Throws: R/R


GNAC Honor Roll: 4/11/11

2012: Appeared in nine games with seven starts on the hill…posted a 3.12 ERA and a 3-2 record with 46 strikeouts in 49 innings…struck out seven and allowed three runs off four hits in six frames to pick up the victory against Framingham State on March 12th…tossed three innings of one-hit ball with four K’s in a win over Western New England on March 17th…fanned a career-high 10 batters in eight shutout innings to earn the victory against UMass.-Boston on March 30th…collected the winning decision after yielding two earned runs off six hits with five K’s in six frames against Southern Maine on April 4th…struck out four in six innings against Johnson & Wales University on April 20th…allowed two earned runs off eight hits with five strikeouts in an NCAA Regional Tournament loss at the hands of Trinity College on May 17th. 

2011: Made 15 appearances with three starts during his rookie season…went 4-3 with three saves and a 3.35 ERA…fanned 35 batters with 41 hits and 11 walks allowed in 37.2 innings…led the SJC staff in saves and ranked second in ERA and appearances and third in K’s…also went 1-2 with a double and an RBI with the bat…notched his first collegiate start versus Franklin & Marshall on March 14th when he allowed two earned runs off three walks and four hits with a pair of punch-outs in 1.2 innings…proceeded to allow just one earned run over his next 15 innings to lower his ERA to 1.62 as of April 10th…recorded his first NCAA save with two K’s in two perfect frames against Roger Williams on March 25th…picked up another save in his next appearance with a flawless inning against Husson on March 31st…pitched a gem against Johnson & Wales on April 10th to earn his first collegiate victory…allowed six hits – all singles – and struck out a career-best seven batters against the Wildcats that day…fanned six in 3.2 innings versus Daniel Webster on April 22nd…was the winning pitcher in the GNAC Championship game after tossing 3.2 scoreless innings with four strikeouts against Suffolk University on May 1st…made three appearances in the NCAA Tournament…picked up a save with a K in 0.2 innings in the Monks’ opening-round victory over Wheaton College on May 18th…yielded one run off three hits with a strikeout versus Tufts University on May 20th…pitched the next day and suffered the loss after allowing two runs off three hits with three K’s against Wheaton…listed on the GNAC Weekly Honor Roll on April 11th.

High School: Played varsity baseball for Mark Bettencourt at Peabody High School...named Lynn Item Player of the Year, Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Salem News All-Star and Team MVP as a senior...hit .360 with seven home runs and 25 RBI and went 7-2 on the mound during his senior campaign...played for Kenn Johnson as a member of the Peabody Legion team and hit .400 with 17 RBI and was 6-0 on the hill during the summer of 2010.

Personal: Joseph Gruntkosky, born November 13th, 1991...son of Barbara and Bob Gruntkosky...majoring in Communications.