Saturday, February 28, 2015

Baseball: Two Gloucester Catholic pitchers commit to D-1 colleges

Baseball: Two Gloucester Catholic pitchers commit to D-1 colleges



By Phil Anastasia

Gloucester Catholic pitchers Steve Mondile and Dante Scafidi committed to Division I college programs in the last week.

Mondile, a senior right-hander, has committed to Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

Scafidi, a junior left-hander, has committed to Rutgers in New Brunswick.

Mondile was 4-0 last season as Gloucester Catholic went 26-4 and won its fourth consecutive Non-Public state title.

Mondile had a 2.51 ERA with 40 strikeouts and 12 walks in 30 2/3 innings.

At Longwood, he will join a program that competes in the Big South Conference with teams such as Campbell, High Point, Coastal Carolina and UNC-Ashville.

Scafidi pitched just five scoreless innings last season because of an injury. He was 1-0 with 11 strikeouts, two walks and one hit.

Mondile and Scafidi are expected to be in the rotation with junior right-hander John Murphy, who has committed to Maryland; senior right-hander Mike Mercer; and sophomore right-hander Tyler Mondile, Steve's brother, for a Rams team to projects as one of the top squads in the state again in 2014.

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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