College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 34 with Michigan State senior RHP Tony Bucciferro. The Joliet, Illinois native attended Minooka Community High School. His high school career saw him go 21-1 with an ERA of 1.50 in two years on the varsity squad.
As a freshman in 2009, he went a respectable 5-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 71.0 innings of work. He struck out a team-high 61 while walking just 12 while being named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team.
In his sophomore season in 2010, he became the Spartans number 3 starter going 7-5 with a 5.08 ERA while having a team high two shutouts. Tony was second on the team and 10th in the conference with 88.2 innings pitched, which also ranked 10th most in an MSU single-season.
He spent the summer of 2010 in the NECBL with the Newport Gulls going 4-1 and an ERA of 0.82 over 44.0 innings pitched. He had 42 strikeouts walking eight on the summer.
His junior season saw him move up to the Spartans number 2 starter role going 8-3 with a 3.38 ERA. He ranked among the Big Ten leaders in wins (tied for second with 8), strikeouts (third with 66), starts (tied for third with 15), innings pitched (fourth with 101.1) and opposing batting average (seventh at .258.
Tony spent the summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Brewster Whitecaps. He had a solid summer going 2-4 with an ERA of 1.79 in 55.1 innings of work. He pitched a scoreless inning at Fenway Park in the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game while being named to the end of the season All-League team.
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