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Giulietti pitches Wichita to division title
Former AE Pitcher of Year continues pro career in independent league
August 25, 2013Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - Former Binghamton pitching ace James Giulietti has made quite an impression on his new teammates in Wichita. In just his second start with the independent league WingNuts, Giulietti (2-0, 3.00 ERA) allowed two earned runs in six innings, steering Wichita to its fourth American Association Central Division title in the last five years.
Giulietti, a 2011 BU graduate playing his third season of professional ball, scattered five hits and struck out five to get the win over Grand Prairie on Friday.
In his first start for the WingNuts on August 18 - the day he signed with the team - Giulietti struck out eight and allowed just two hits in six innings of work in a 7-1 Wichita win.
Before signing with Wichita, the 24-year-old left-hander was 4-3 with a 1.56 ERA for Fort Worth Cats of the United League. Giulietti struck out 52 in 57.2 innings for the Cats.
A Long Island native, Giulietti pitched for the Bearcats from 2008-11. His brilliant junior season ended with America East Pitcher of the Year honors after an 8-2 campaign and 2.15 ERA. He won 21 collegiate games in 39 starts for BU and racked up 192 career strikeouts.
Giulietti is among five former Bearcat hurlers playing pro ball. Fellow left-hander Scott Diamond is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA with Triple-A Rochester. Murphy Smith (8-8, 3.64 for Double-A Midland), Mike Augliera (8-6, 4.40 for Class-A Advanced Salem) and Lee Sosa (1-3, 3.44 for Class-A Vermont) are also having solid seasons for their respective clubs.