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Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Savannah, Ga.
High School: Benedictine Military

Bio

Career Statistics

2017 (Stats): Tabbed the No. 33 ACC prospect in the 2018 draft class by D1Baseball.com ... Missed the season due to injury.

2016 (Stats): Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Made 15 relief appearances ... Saw the most time of any Duke freshman pitcher ... Went 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA ... Allowed four earned runs over 19.2 innings ... Struck out 21, walked six and hit one batter ... Limited opponents to a .169 batting average ... Made his collegiate debut March 1 against Davidson, tossing a scoreless inning in relief ... Earned his fi rst career win May 10 versus Longwood, covering 2.1 frames ... Fanned a season-high three batters March 25 at Wake Forest ... Notched his second win May 19 in Duke’s come-from-behind, 10-inning victory at Pitt ... Recorded the fi nal fi ve outs versus the Panthers ... Entered the game with the bases loaded in the ninth and proceeded to strike out two straight batters to escape the jam ... Returned for a scoreless 10th to secure the win.

High School: Two-year letterwinner under coach Kevin Farmer at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Ga. ... Also lettered one season at Savannah Country Day School in 2012 ... Listed as the No. 160 overall prospect in Perfect Game’s High School Class of 2015 rankings ... Tabbed the No. 59 right-hander in the country and No. 21 overall prospect in the state of Georgia by Perfect Game ... Earned 2015 Perfect Game Third Team Preseason All-America honors ... Garnered 2015 Perfect Game Preseason All-Southeast Region first team accolades ... As a senior, went 5-2 with a 0.56 ERA and two saves ... Allowed three earned runs and four walks while striking out 54 batters over 37.0 innings ... Led Benedictine to the 2014 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AA state baseball title ... Pitched a seven-inning complete game in the Cadets’ 7-2 win over Greater Athletic Christian to help the Cadets’ clinch their second state baseball title and first since 1961 ... Went 8-2 as a junior in 2014 ... Posted a 2.34 ERA and two saves ... Issued 20 walks and amassed 64 strikeouts in 53.2 innings ... Posted an 8-0 record for the Benedictine junior varsity team as a sophomore while sitting out one varsity year due to Georgia high school transfer rules ... Earned the Savannah Day School Cy Young Pitching Award, Rookie of the Year Award and Headmaster’s Highest GPA Award as a freshman in 2012 ... Also picked up GHSA Region 3A honorable mention accolades ... Played travel ball for Marucci Elite Baseball ... Led Marucci Elite to the 2014 Perfect Game Super 25 national championship and Deep South Region championship ... Participated in the New York Mets Metropolitan Classic in 2014 ... Earned all-tournament team honors at the 2014 Oakley Battle of the Borders All-American Game ... 2015 Best of Preps Male Academic Athlete of the Year ... Benedictine Class of 2015 Headmaster’s Student-Athlete of the Year ... AP Scholar ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born Alfred Edward Pesto III on Aug. 23, 1996 in Lexington, Ky. ... The son of Alfred and Pamela Pesto ... Has one younger brother (William) ... Father played baseball at Spring Hill College from 1982-86 ... Majoring in history with a certificate in policy journalism and media studies.

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