On Darling: Versatile fourth-year letterwinner who will
split catching duties and can also take mound as one of team's
top relievers ... has shown great improvement in the last two
As a Junior (2004): Made contributions on both
sides of plate as well as on pitching mound ... Played in 20
games on offensive side and appeared in another 10 as a pitcher
... led staff with 3.16 ERA ... went 2-2 with two saves in 25.2
innings ... produced 21 strikeouts and just six walks ... posted
wins over Hartford and UMBC ... saved games against St. Bonaventure
and FDU ... struck out six in 5.0 innings against Maine ... fanned
four in 2.0 innings at Hartford ... allowed just two earned runs
in first 17.1 innings or work ... had three multi-hit and multi-RBI
games with bat.
As a Sophomore (2003): Made 23 starts behind the plate
... had an on-base percentage of .365, which ranked third on
team ... had four multi-hit games ... on mound posted one win
in three starts ... made eight appearances and held a team-best
4.05 ERA in 26.2 innings ... strikeout-to-walk ratio was better
than 2-to-1 (21-9) ... earned save against Siena ... struck out
five in 3.2 no-hit innings against Stony Brook.
As a Freshman (2002): Appeared in seven games in
backup catcher role ... scored two runs against Lehigh ... recorded
High School: Versatile player for Whitesboro High
School ... played three positions: catcher, outfield and pitcher
... earned all-league honors ... led team to league championship
and sectional runner-up finish ... also competed in hockey ...
Personal: Born January 7, 1983 ... Parents are
Mary and Don Darling ... majoring in pre-med.