Junior right-hander who is expected to be the Hens' closer this spring after spending the past two seasons as a starter • named 2017 co-captain with fellow pitcher Nick Spadafino • owns career record of 11-7 with a 4.72 ERA in 25 games with 24 starts • has 116 strikeouts in 152 career innings pitched.
2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Started and appeared in 14 games as team's No. 1 pitcher • Opening Day starter vs. Stetson (won game with eight strikeouts and one hit in six innings) • was named the Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week (Mar. 14) • threw seven one run innings against Binghamton (3/11) after throwing seven shutout innings the week prior against UMass Lowell (3/5) • had seven starts with five or more strikeouts • opened the season with back-to-back eight strikeout performances.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Named to CAA All-Rookie Team • selected the UD Pitching MVP • finished 4-3 with a 4.11 ERA in 11 appearances on the year • made 10 starts for the Blue Hens, allowing 34 runs (28 earned) and striking out 43 batters in 61.1 innings of work • gave up just one unearned run in 6.2 innings to pick up his first win of the year over Canisius • fired a complete game victory over Hofstra, allowing one run on four hits with five strikeouts • named CAA Pitcher of the Week and ECAC South Rookie of the Week on Mar. 23 following his effort vs. the Pride • scattered eight hits and surrendered two runs while striking out seven to pick up a win at James Madison • earned his final victory of the year at Elon.
Attended Toms River North High School • played basketball and baseball in high school • was a starting pitcher and outfielder • won a conference and county championship his senior season • two time All-Conference first team selection • two time All-County selection • tallied a 0.72 ERA during his senior year.
Ronald James "Ron" Marinaccio ("mare-uh-nachio") • son of Renee and Ron Marinaccio • born July 1, 1995 • has one younger brother, Patrick • lists the Knicks, Yankees, and Giants as is favorite teams • criminal justice major at Delaware.