(Notre Dame, Ind.) The Holy Cross Saints baseball program is pleased to announce the signing of local Mishawaka Marian pitcher Adam Janowiak to the class of 2017.
Janowiak will be a senior at Marian this year, and looks to have a bounce back year on the mound after not being able to pitch last season with an arm injury.
Over the last six years, Janowiak has also been a vital member of the nationally recognized Michiana Clippers Travel Baseball team coached by lead Saints assistant coach Todd Marazita. Over these six seasons, Janowiak has helped the Clippers enjoy a number of successes including posting a 294-57-2 record.
"Adam is one of those kids we could always count on to take the mound and compete," said Saints assistant Todd Marazita. As a result, Janowiak has gone up against some of the nation's top travel teams such as the East Cobb Astros, Kentucky Baseball Club, North Carolina Cains, MSA Black, and the Ohio Force.
Janowiak's mound performance was instrumental in the team's 2010 national ranking of #14 by Perfect Game while pitching in some of the nation's most competitive venues such as Cooperstown, New York, Cocoa Beach, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Tempe, Arizona, and Omaha, Nebraska.
"Being a part of the Clippers program has allowed me to develop the work ethic and experience that is necessary to compete at the collegiate level," said Janowiak. "I'm very excited to be continuing my playing career at Holy Cross and am looking forward to playing for coach Brian Blondell and the Saints."
"Adam will bring the type of bull dog mentality we'd like to have in our rotation," said head coach Brian Blondell. "Even though he missed last year with an arm injury his dedication to the game and willingness to get back to the mound is very impressive to us. We expect a bounce back senior season for the Marian Knights."
Stay tuned to www.hcsaints.com for all news and information regarding the 2013 Saints baseball team. The Saints will kick-of fthe season on February 23rd with a home double-header against Grace College at Coveleski Stadium.