Vessella had an 8-2 record with a 1.85 earned-run average. He surrendered just 17 earned runs and had 91 strikeouts in 14 appearances. In Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play, he was 5-0 with a 1.31 ERA ? tops in SCIAC ? and held his opponents to a .199 batting average. In his six conference starts, he threw two complete games, which included a 16-strikeout shutout against Occidental College.
Nationally, Vessella ranked 48th among all players in ERA, 24th in victories and 38th in strikeouts for nine innings.
Along with his school honor, Vessella was also a first-team All-SCIAC selection, a first-team West Region and is a strong All-American candidate.
"I have been lucky because I have been able to kind of grow into my position as a pitcher," Vessella said. "I feel I've learned a lot as a pitcher the last few years, and I think that has helped me be more successful."