#13 Anthony Meo
6-2, 185, RHP, Jr.
Cranston, R.I. / Cranston West HS
Preseason All-American and National Player of the Year Candidate ... Invited to the Team USA tryouts in the Summer of 2010 ... Also in the summer of 2010, played in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Bourne Braves, going 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA in five starts with a WHIP of 1.09 ... Enters his junior season eighth on the CCU career ERA list (2.75), 11th (tied) on the career wins list (22) and 15th on the career opponent batting average list (.232) ... Ranked 43rd-best player in NCAA Division I on the 2011 Preseason College Baseball Daily Top 100.
2010 (So.): One of 25 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top player in college baseball by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and one of 30 semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given by USA Baseball ... First team All-American and District IV Player of the Year by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ... Second team All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball ... Third team All-American and first team All-Atlantic Region by American Baseball Coaches Association ... Unanimous Big South Pitcher of the Year, going 8-0 with a 1.27 ERA in league play, and first team All-Big South ... Big South All-Tournament ... Struck out eight in seven innings of work in the 11-2 win over VMI May 26 in the Big South Tournament ... Improved to 13-1 on the season with the VMI win and tied Scott Sturkie (2001), Ron Deubel (1999) and Steve Smith (1979) for most wins in a season in the CCU record book ... The Crons Brand Big South Pitcher of the Week for games played May 10-16. Earned his Big South-leading 11th win of the season in Coastal Carolina's 5-2 victory at Liberty to open a key Conference series featuring the League's top two squads ... Led the Big South and ranked second in the NCAA with 13 wins ... Ranked second in the Big South 29th nationally in ERA (2.61) ... Ranked second in the Big South and 77th in the NCAA with 94 strikeouts ... Additionally ranked second in the Big South, while ranking seventh on the CCU single-season list, in opponent batting average (.230) as well as ranking third in the league in innings pitched (96.2) ... Gave Coastal 3.0 solid inning s of work (third, fourth and fifth innings) in the Chants' 11-10 win over College of Charleston (June 7) to advance CCU to the Super Regional ... In the game, he struck out four, walked two and allowed just one hit ... Meo went 7.1 innings and allowed just five hits and two runs (both in the eighth inning) to snap the Flames' 15-game Conference win streak ... Tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in the win over Radford (May 20) ... Did not allow an earned run in five innings of work in the 24-10 win over Gardner-Webb (April 17) ... In the 14-4 win over High Point (April 10), struck out four and gave up two runs in six innings of work ... Earned the victory over Presbyterian (April 3), striking out seven in five innings of work ... Despite taking the loss against San Diego (March 28), allowed just one earned run with six hits and six strikeouts in 8.2 innings, his longest career outing ... Allowed just one hit in five innings of work to improve to 4-0 in a 7-1 win over The Citadel (March 23 )... Struck out seven Bulldogs in the win ... Struck out four and gave up just two runs in six innings in a 13-4 win over Michigan (March 13) ... Struck out three in six innings in the win over Toledo (March 5) ... Earned the win Feb. 26 against James Madison, striking out six in five innings of work ... Struck out four in 2.2 innings of work against Virginia Tech (Feb. 20).
2009 (Fr.): Tabbed Freshman All-American team by the NCBWA, Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball and Ping! Baseball ... Named first team All-Big South ... Ranked second in the Big South for ERA (2.93), tied for second in wins (9) and was sixth in strikeouts (68) ... His nine wins also ranked 31st in the NCAA and set a CCU record by a freshman ... Made 17 appearances and 13 starts on the mound with 76.2 innings pitched ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters against VMI (May 10) ... Became the first Chanticleer freshman to start on opening day in the Gary Gilmore era ... Struck out six and gave up just two hits in six innings in a win over Southern Illinois (Feb. 20) ... Had eight strikeouts against Albany (March 6) in five innings of work ... Earned the win in a Big South Tournament game against High Point (May 22), striking out six and allowing just two runs in seven innings of work ... Had seven strikeouts in a win over Charleston Southern (May 16) ... Allowed just two home runs all season ... Picked up a big strikeout in an inning of relief at Tennessee (March 17) ... Allowed just two hits in seven innings of work against Gardner-Webb (April 5).
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Was 7-2 with three saves his senior season at Cranston West ... Had 95 strikeouts in 53 innings in 2008 ... Was a first team All-State selection his final two seasons ... Helped Cranston West to back-to-back state championships ... Was the state championship's Most Valuable Player after going 9-0 with a 0.77 earned-run average his junior year ... Earned the team's and the division's MVP and was the Falcons' Pitcher of the Year his final three seasons ... Played on the New York Yankees team at the Area Code Games California ... Was an Honor Roll student at Cranston West.
Personal: Born Feb. 19, 1990... Son of Anthony and Tina Massimino.
Meo's Career Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF / AVG WP HPB BK SAC 2009 2.93 9-2 17-13 0 0/1 0 76.2 67 32 25 32 68 15 0 2 287/.233 14 7 2 7 2010 2.61 13-2 18-16 0 0/1 0 96.2 82 39 28 34 94 14 0 6 356/.230 12 8 0 8 CAREER 2.75 22-4 35-29 0 0/2 0 173.1 149 71 53 66 162 29 0 8 739/.232 26 15 2 15