|High School:||DePaul Catholic|
2011: Played in 27 games for UMBC, switching between DH and Pitcher... Made five starts on the hill for the Retrievers going 1-4 in a total of ten appearances... At the plate he matched a career-high with three hits against UMASS in Winter Haven, Fla. ... Named to the America East Honor Roll.
2010: Appeared in 42 games, starting 40, while making 10 appearances and five starts on the mound… Hit .242 with three home runs, 19 RBI and a team-high 11 doubles… Hit a career-high three hits and two doubles against Long Island on March 15… Recorded six multi-hit games… Named to the America East Honor Roll.
2009: Appeared in 9 games, starting one… Struck out two, two different times; against Georgetown on April 21 and Hartford on April 26… Named an “All-Star Among Us” by Major League Baseball and People for his work with his non-profit organization, Perfect Pitch HRD Inc., which raises money for mentally and physically handicapped children and young adults… Named to the America East Honor Roll.
Background: Played for DePaul Catholic in Wayne, N.J, where he was named to the Passaic County Baseball All-Decade team for infield/DH…. Earned First Team All-Passaic County honors by the Star-Ledger and Herald News in 2008... Named to Second Team All-Northern Hills Conference and Third Team All-State All-Non-Public his senior year… Earned First Team All-Passaic County and All-Northern Hills Conference honors his junior year, along with Herald NewsSecond Team All-Area… President of Perfect Pitch HRD Inc., a non-profit corporation that benefits mentally and physically handicapped children and young adults. To date the organization has raised over $150,000… Has earned numerous of awards and honors for his service with Perfect Pitch HRD Inc., including the Daily Points of Light Award, given to him by President George W. Bush in 2006, and a State of New Jersey Proclamation, awarded by Governor Jon S. Corzine in 2006…Son of Lisa and Gino Pesci… Has a younger sister, Christina… Born Oct. 28, 1989… Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a goal to work in non-profit administration.