USF Baseball BIO
7 Randy Fontanez
Game By Game: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
2010: Made a career-high 15 starts as the Bulls' No. 1 starter... Went 5.1 or more innings in all 15 starts with four complete games and two shutouts... Fought his way to a 5-7 record with a 3.59 overall ERA ... Suffered a loss in two of his complete games ... Set career highs in strikeouts (105) and innings pitched (110.1)... Led the BIG EAST in both categories ... Went 5-2 in BIG EAST play with a 3.28 ERA in nine starts with batters hitting just .231 against him ... Named to 2010 All-BIG EAST Second Team... Threw the first no-hitter of 2010 season in Division 1 baseball and first in USF history in 18 years against Notre Dame (3/26)... Struck out a career-high 12 batters on his way to his first career shutout... Threw just 119 pitches on the night, 80 of which were strikes ... The win marked the first of the season... As result of the no-hitter, was named National Pitcher of the Week by Louisville Slugger, TheCollegeBaseballBlog.com, CollegeBaseball360.com , College Baseball Foundation and Diamond Sport's and CollegeBaseballInsider.com in addition to being recognized by the BIG EAST Conference as the top weekly hurler... Followed his no-hitter with a complete game loss at Cincinnati (4/1)... Struck out 10 Hoyas in 7.0 innings against Georgetown (4/9)... Named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week after a complete-game shutout of Villanova (4/23)... Did not allow a run while scattering just three hits, striking out five and walking one... Again followed a complete game with another complete-game loss vs. Seton Hall (4/30)... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll following 7.0 superb innings, yielding four hits while striking out six lead USF to a 12-1 win over No. 19 UConn (5/14) ... Handed UConn ace Matt Barnes his first loss of the season.
2009: Was the starting pitcher for 13 games ... Threw a team high 99 innings and had team high winning percentage of .700 ... Had a team best 3.09 ERA and led the team in runners picked off with four ... Recorded a total of seven wins and allowed a 34 runs to score ... Was second on the team in opposing batting average with a .250 ... Led the team in ground ball outs with 131 and fly ball outs with 88 ... Allowed an average of 2.18 walks per game, 3.82 runs per game and 8.18 hits per game which was the best on the team ... Recorded the most wins during BIG EAST play with a record of 6-1 ... Had an ERA of 2.69 in BIG EAST games ... Pitched a total of 63.2 innings in BIG EAST games which was the highest on the team ... Allowed four sacrifice flies in BIG EAST games which was tied for third best in the BIG EAST ... ERA of 2.25 in the BIG EAST Tournament ... Made one appearance in the BIG EAST tournament and pitched eight innings ... Record of 1-0 in the tournament ... Was named BIG EAST player of the week (5/4) ... Helped lead USF to victory against Pittsburgh ... Pitched nine innings and allowed one run against Pittsburgh (4/3) ... Helped USF to victory against Georgetown ... Pitched eight innings and allowed three runs against Georgetown (4/9) ... Led USF to win against West Virginia ... Pitched nine innings and allowed three runs against West Virginia (4/24) ... Picked up victory against Cincinnati ... Pitched nine innings and allowed two runs against Cincinnati (5/1).
2008: Made 13 appearances, all starts in his rookie campaign ... Tossed a team high 81.1 innings and 58 strikeouts ... One combined shutout ... Five wins tied for the team-high ... Recorded second-best ERA on the team (3.54) in his freshman season ... Also held the best win-loss percentage of .625 ... Averaged 6.26 innings in each outing ... Led the league in runners picked off with four ... Tied for eighth in the BIG EAST in batters struck out looking with 14 ... Sixth in the league in innings pitched with 59.2 BIG EAST innings ... Nine strikeouts against Savannah State (3/8) was the team-best for the year ... Recorded at least three strikeouts in all but one appearance, which was his first-ever game at USF ... Collegiate debut was Feb. 24 against Indiana State, a five-inning start for the rookie ... Had six strikeouts in 3.2 innings in his second appearance (3/2), which was against Oklahoma State ... Best outing of the season was his first win, a start against Savannah State (3/8), when he had nine Ks in 7.0 innings, allowing no runs and only four hits ... Earned his first BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll award for the performance ... Recorded seven Ks three games later, against Georgetown on March 28 ... In that game he pitched 8.0 innings, allowing no earned runs and picking up his second-career win ... Earned second BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll of the year for that appearance ... Recorded back-to-back wins on April 19 at Rutgers and April 26 against Villanova ... Longest outing of the season was 8.1 innings in the second game against St. John's on May 10 ... Came back the next week with another eight-inning performance on May 16 against Notre Dame ... Ended the season with a 12-5 victory over West Virginia in the BIG EAST Championships ... Had six strikeouts in that game.
High School: Three-year letter winner at Oviedo HS ... Three-year second team all-conference pitcher his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... As a senior was a first team all-county shortstop ... Recorded a 1.11 ERA with 81 strikeouts in 75.2 innings his senior season ... In 2006, he posted a 1.66 ERA, striking out 38 batters in 38 innings pitched ... Held a 4-2 record while posting the top ERA among 6A District 3 schools in the state of Florida ... Also led all players with 24 RBI, batting .319 in 30 games played ... Played for the Florida Legends Baseball Club in 2007, making five appearances and picking up one victory in 8.2 innings ... Recipient of the Athletic/Academic Award.
Personal: Randy Fontanez was born May 18, 1989 in Orlando, Fla. ... Son of Randy and Wilma Fontanez ... Enjoys sports, playing video games and hanging out with friends ... Greatest athletic thrill was winning the district title in the last inning when Oviedo was down by three.