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Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.J.
High School: St. Joseph
Major: Computer Science


Career Statistics

2017 (Stats): Selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 22nd round (No. 655 overall) of the 2017 MLB Draft ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Elected team captain ... Saw time as both a starter and a reliever ... Made 22 appearances with six starts on the mound ... Went 2-4 with a 5.03 ERA ... Struck out 45 batters in 48.1 innings ... Posted career highs in appearances (22), innings (48.1) and strikeouts (45) ... Duke's opening day starter Feb. 17 versus Gonzaga, fanning a season-high seven batters ... Did not allow an earned run in 6.1 innings Feb. 24 versus Army West Point to earn the win ... Also recorded the win against Princeton March 3, throwing 5.2 innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts ... 

2016 (Stats)Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 37th round (No. 1097 overall) of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Elected to the team's leadership council ... Made 19 appearances on the mound with three starts ... Went 1-1 with a 3.95 ERA ... Allowed 12 earned runs over 27.1 innings ... Struck out 36 batters and walked 20 ... Held opposing hitters to a .194 batting average ... Earned his first career win April 13, throwing 2.0 scoreless frames against NCCU ... Struck out a season-high six batters in that contest.

2015 (Stats): Made 12 relief appearances … Went 0-0 with a 7.45 ERA … Allowed eight earned runs on nine hits over 9.2 innings … Struck out 14 batters and walked 11 … Made his collegiate debut Feb. 14 at California … Struck out the first batter he faced on three pitches … Fanned a season-high five batters March 18 against Columbia … Played for the Harrisonburg Turks of the Valley Baseball League over the summer.

2014: Did not see game action.

High School: Lettered three seasons under head coach Steve Bucchignano at St. Joseph High School ... Named to the 2013 Perfect Game All-Northeast Region second team ... Struck out 43 batters over 36.0 innings as a senior, posting a 3.89 ERA ... Totaled 25 strikeouts in 24.0 innings of work as a junior ... One of the nation's top 1,000 prospects according to Perfect Game Crosschecker ... Also played for the NJ Marlins travel team ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball, leading St. Joseph to the state championships in 2012 and 2013 ... Garnered all-area honorable mention accolades as a senior in basketball ... Four-time Middlesex County champion ... An Eagle Scout ... Graduated Summa Cum Laude ... 2013 Scholar-Athlete Award recipient ... Vice president of the National Honor Society ... National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student ... Member of the Science National Honor Society.

Personal: Born James John Ziemba on Aug. 10, 1994 in New Brunswick, N.J. ... The son of Jim and Maureen Ziemba ... Has one younger sister (Mary) ... Majored in computer science with a certificate in markets and management studies. 


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