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DEREK PELUSO -- Baseball

March 12, 2012

Derek Peluso is a senior pitcher for the Point Park University baseball team, and he is this week's Featured Athlete (March 12). He is a native of Zelienople, Pa., and a graduate of Seneca Valley High School.

The 6-2 right-hander is in his second year as the Pioneers' No. 1 starter. He is 2-0 with a 5.09 ERA thus far. Peluso had a career game in his last outing with a 13 strikeouts in a complete-game win over Trinity Christian (IL) on March 9.

Peluso was an All-AMC Honorable Mention selection last year when he had a 7-1 record with a 3.41 ERA. He was the leader of the pitching staff that carrried the Pioneers to a record of 38-13 and the finals of the AMC Tournament.

For his career, Peluso is 11-9 with a 5.29 ERA in 144.1 IP. His 13 strikeouts March 9 give him 101 for his career.