On the CCU career lists, ranks third in ERA (2.29) -- second in the Division I era, sixth in saves (14) and third in appearances (107) ... The CCU record for appearances in 117 by Byron Binda from 2002-05 ... Played a key role in Cotuit winning the 2012 Cape Cod Western Division and having the best record in the league (30-14) ... Was 8-0 on the mound for Cotuit, leading the Cape in wins (two more than the next closest) and he tied for fourth in the Cape in saves (4) ... Ranked second in the Cape in strikeouts (56) and fourth with a 2.28 ERA ... Tied for the Cape lead in games pitched (23) and ranked second in the Cape in innings pitched (51.1; leader was 51.2).
2012 (Jr.): Named 2012 Big South Tournament Co-MVP (with teammate Aaron Burke) ... Voted second team All-Big South ... Had a Big South best 11 saves for the 2012 season and his ERA of 2.10 ranked second in the league ... Ranked 30th in the NCAA with his 11 saves and 31st in the NCAA in ERA at 2.10 ... The 11 saves ranks third on the CCU single-season list ... Tied with Aaron Burke for the Big South lead with 35 appearances, which ranks fourth on the CCU single-season list, and his .247 opponent batting average ranked eighth in the conference ... IN BIG SOUTH ONLY GAMES, had an ERA of 0.34 to rank second and his five saves in league play ranked second while his .182 opponent batting average in Big South game led the league ... Had three saves (Iowa, North Carolina State and Illinois) in his first four appearances with a 0.00 ERA, striking out four in 4.2 innings ... Was named the The Crons Brand Big South Pitcher of the Week ... Recorded two saves during the week and did not allow a run in three relief appearances for the Chanticleers ... Pitched the final 1.1 innings in the 1-0 win over Iowa, entering the game in the eighth with runners on second and third with two outs and recording a strikeout to end the inning ... In the ninth, he retired all three batters faced, including two K's to earn the save ... Saved Coastal's 3-2 win over NC State, pitching the ninth inning ... Candidate for pitcher of the week April 10-15, going 1-0 with two saves in four games ... Had saves versus The Citadel and in the VMI second game while getting the win in the VMI series finale ... Pitched a career-long 6.2 innings and tied a career-best with seven strikeouts in getting the win at Michigan (5/8) ... Allowed no runs, scattered four hits and one walk ... Got his 11th save in the second Charleston Southern game .. Entered the game with a 3-1 lead and retired all nine batters faced with two Ks ... Earned Big South Tournament co-MVP honors as he pitched 11.1 scoreless innings in getting two wins (in four CCU games) ... Pitched six scoreless innings to get the win versus Radford, scattering four hits and getting four K's ... In the championship game, pitched 5.1 scoreless to get the win over Liberty ... Scattered five hits and a walk with five K's ... Entered with CCU leading 3-1, but Liberty had runners on first and second with no out ... On a bunt attempt, Connolly made a diving catch and, from his knees, turned to double off the runner at second ... Pitched 4.1 innings, allowing one run, in the elimination game versus Clemson in the NCAA Columbia Regional as he scattered five hits and four walks with three strikeouts.
2011 (So.): Led the Big South with 32 appearances .Was 0-1 with three saves ... Pitched 42.0 innings with a 2.79 ERA ... Struck out 36 with 13 walks ... Helped Coastal in three combined shutouts (San Diego, VMI and Radford) ... Pitched 3.2 innings allowing no hits with two strikeouts in Coastal's 43-inning scoreless innings streak ... After a tough first outing in 2011, pitched 9.1 shutout innings over six appearances with two hits, three walks and 11 strikeouts ... Earned his first career save, pitching the final three innings in a 6-1 win over Western Kentucky ... Second save came versus UAB, pitching the final three innings in the 4-3 win by scattering six hits ... Was lauded by former Major Leaguer and TV analyst Morgan Ensberg with his assortment of pitches in the Saturday Liberty win ... Entered that Liberty game with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the first, allowing just a sacrifice fly ... With UNC Wilmington scoring three runs in the ninth, Connolly came out of the bullpen to strikeout the only batter he faced to secure the win ... Had two solid outings in the Big South Tournament, pitching 2.1 scoreless over two outings, including a two strikeouts in the ninth inning of the title game ... Struck out one in 0.2 innings in the 13-1 win over Connecticut in the NCAA Clemson Regional.
2010: (Fr.): Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball and Ping! Baseball ... Second team All-Big South ... Set the CCU single-season record with 40 appearances which also led the Big South ... Posted a 3-0 record with a 2.15 ERA, ranking 10th on the CCU single-season ERA list (all divisions) and second on the CCU single-season list in the Division I era ... Combined for four shutouts, serving as the primary set-up man for closer Austin Fleet ... Appeared in 15 Big South games, going 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA, striking out 18 in 19 innings with just three walks ... Picked up his first career win, going 1.2 innings versus Wake Forest ... Entered the Wake Forest game with CCU trailing 4-1 and did not allow a base runner, striking out one ... Second win helped Coastal take game one of a weekend series at Charleston Southern, entering the game in the eighth and retiring all six batters he faced, including a strikeout ... Pitched a season-high 4.1 scoreless innings with a season-high seven strikeouts, allowing just one hit and one walk, in a 7-3 victory over The Citadel for his third win of the season.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Was an All-State and All-Region 2A selection as well as earning a spot on the State 2A All-Star Team ... Helped Bishop England High School to a 2009 2A state championship ... Had a 13-0 record his senior season on the mound ... Earned three varsity letters with the Battling Bishops ... Played summer baseball for the Diamond Devils, who were the Under-17 Perfect Game World Champions and the Under-17 CABA World Champions ... Helped Bishop England to a state championship his sophomore season.