Mike Francisco is a left-handed pitcher from Villanova who comes to Newport after being drafted in the 45th round in the 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. For Villanova this past season Mike appeared in 25 games, all in relief, going 2-2 with 7 saves and a 3.46 ERA. In 26 innings Mike struck out 35 batters and walked just 12. For his career at Villanova, Mike has a 3.73 ERA and 11 saves. Born to Greg and Fran Francisco, Mike has two older siblings.