40 Robert Della Polla
40 Robert Della Polla
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Havertown, Pa.
High School: St. Joseph's Preparatory
Position: P
Major: Accounting
Bats/Throws: L/L

Game-by-game statistics (2013)

Four-year letterwinner who was one of the most successful pitchers in Scranton history. ... Appeared in 42 games, including 30 as a starter. ... Posted a career record of 16-11 with a 4.90 ERA and 12 complete games. ... Posted 199 career strikeouts in 189 innings.

Senior Year (2013): Made 11 starts on the mound, leading the team with a career-high seven victories. ... Finished 7-3 with a 4.15 ERA and five complete games. ... His seven victories are the most on record in Scranton history (some statistics are not available at this time). ... Struck out a career-high 77 batters in 65 innings, also a career high. ... His 77 strikeouts are the fourth-most in a single season at Scranton since 1990. ... Struck out eight or more in five different starts. ... Allowed five or less hits in seven of his 11 starts. ... Allowed two runs in four innings to earn the win in a season-opening 11-4 victory over Albright in the first game on March 2 at Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J. ... Allowed three runs in six innings to earn the victory in an 11-8 win at York on March 9. ... Struck out a career-high 18 in a four-hit shutout in a 26-0 win over Crown on March 27 in Winter Haven, Fla. ... Limited Maryood to three hits and a walk while striking out eight in six shutout innings in a 3-1 win on March 1. ... Picked up his third straight victory by allowing one run on two hits while striking out nine in a complete game 3-1 win over Susquehanna on April 6. ... Held Catholic to one earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out six in a 5-4 win on April 27. ... Tossed a complete game in a 5-4 win over Catholic in the Landmark Conference playoff opener on May 4. He allowed four runs on six hits while striking out 11.

Junior Year (2012): Made eight starts on the mound, including a career-high five complete games. ... Finished 4-4 with a 4.47 ERA. ... Recorded 53 strikeouts in 48.1 innings ... Held opponents to a .267 batting average. ... Tossed a complete game two-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 5-2 win over Albright on March 3 at Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J. ... Went the distance, allowing two earned runs on six hits in a 3-2 loss to Neumann on March 10 in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out nine in a complete game victory in a 5-2 win over Juniata on March 17 at Connell Park. ... Allowed just two runs in eight innings while striking out six for a complete game loss in a 3-2 defeat at Drew on April 20 in Madison, N.J. ... Fanned a career-high 11 while going the distance in a 4-3 win at Catholic on April 28 in Washington, D.C.

Sophomore Year (2011): Pitched in 10 games, nine as a starter, while serving as one of the team's conference starters ... Posted a 5-2 record with a 3.84 ERA in 61 innings ... Threw two complete games (March 24 vs. Western Connecticut, April 22 vs. Catholic) ... Allowed 67 hits while striking out 59 and walking just 15 ... Helped the Royals earn their first conference win of the season by throwing six solid innings in a 13-4 win over USMMA in the second game of a doubleheader on March 19 at Kings Point ... Threw a complete game, allowing thre runs (two earned) on six hits while striking out six in a 4-3 win over Western Connecticut on March 24 in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Threw eight shutout innings, allowing two hits while striking out seven, in a 13-1 victory over Drew at Connell Park on April 15. ... Beat Catholic, 8-1, with seven strong innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out seven on April 22 at Connell Park ... Scattered 13 hits while allowing four runs in 7.1 innings against Susquehanna in the Landmark Conference playoffs on May 8.

Freshman Year (2010):  Tall, lanky left-hander who made 13 appearances and started twice (vs. Minnesota-Morris in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader on March 16 in Ft. Myers, Florida, and against Millikin in the second game of non-conference doubleheader on March 17, again in Florida)...lowered his ERA from 40.50 after his first outing to 14.11 by season's end...a short-reliever who did not allow an earned run in five appearances...struck out 10 batters, including three in a 1.1 innings of work against Misericordia on April 7 at Connell Park and in an inning of work against Wilkes on April 29 in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

Awards & Honors
Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Week (April 8, 2013)
Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete (Baseball, 2013)
Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012, 2013)
Landmark Conference Spring All-Academic Team (2012, 2013)
University of Scranton Willensky Award recipient (2013)