Fordham Baseball Adds Jimmy Murphy to Recruiting Class for Next Season
June 13, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - Fordham baseball head coach Kevin Leighton announced the addition of right-handed pitcher Jimmy Murphy (South Orange, N.J./Columbia) to this year's recruiting class, joining the Rams' nine early signees.
A 5-11 right-handed pitcher, Murphy made a big impact at Columbia High School as a senior, as he was named team MVP and the Essex County Player of the Year. He went 3-1 with 93 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched, while walking just nine. He also allowed only ten runs on the season with six being earned. He earned All-Conference honors twice in both 2010 and 2012, while receiving All-County accolades in 2011.
"We are very excited that Jimmy has decided to further his education and baseball career here at Fordham," said Leighton. "He knows how to pitch, throws a lot of strikes, and has shown an upper 80's to low 90's fastball with very good off-speed pitches."
Murphy is joined in this year's recruiting class by infielder Joseph DeVito (Plainview, N.Y./Holy Trinity), infielder Ian Edmiston (Charlotte, N.C./Lake Norman), left-handed pitcher Connor Fuller (Auburn, Mass./Auburn), catcher Charles Galiano (Dix Hills, N.Y./Commack), right-handed pitcher Cody Johnson (Sea Cliff, N.Y./North Shore), right-handed pitcher Brett Kennedy (Brigantine, N.J./Atlantic City), outfielder Ryan McNally (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII), infielder Joseph Runco (Spring Brook Township, Pa./North Pocono), and right-handed pitcher Joseph Serrapica (Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan).