Dutchmen Add Depth With Three More Pitchers

By: Rob Lepelstat

Dutchmen add three more pitchers for the upcoming season including UAlbany righty hurler Nick Bird.
May 9, 2018
Pitchers Nick Bird (UAlbany), Anthony Fanelli (Manhattan) and Dalton Harvey (Illinois State) have all signed with the Dutchmen, bringing three talented hurlers with collegiate experience to Albany for the upcoming season. Bird builds on a strong alumni of Great Danes to sport Dutchmen blue including Connor Powers (2016), JT Genovese (2015), Eric Mueller (2015), and Austin Chase (2012). 
Bird, a redshirt sophomore, has been a valuable piece of the UAlbany pitching staff currently ranked second in the America East conference in ERA (5.01) coming into this week. Bird has allowed seven earned runs while striking out five batters over eight innings pitched in six appearances for the Great Danes this season.
The right handed hurler spent last summer with the Amsterdam Mohawks of the PGCBL. In 12 appearances for the Mohawks, Bird was 2-0 with 13 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched.
Before transferring to UAlbany after his freshman season, Bird attended Dominican College in 2015-16. He made 11 appearances with three starts going 2-1 with one save and a 4.38 ERA in 39.0 innings pitched.
He was also a three-year letter winner in baseball and basketball at Schalmont High School in Schenectady, NY where he was a two-time Colonial Council First Team All Star and helped lead them to a 2015 Class B State Championship. 
Well known for his sidearm delivery, which baseball experts refer to as an 'angle guy', Bird will be a big part of the Dutchmen bullpen in 2018.
Currently in 2018, Fanelli has been strong in his junior season with 13 strikeouts in 13 innings pitched for the Jaspers. 
Fanelli pitched two innings in two appearances for Manhattan during the 2017 season, finishing with one strikeout and just one earned run. 
While at Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School in Queens, NY, the right handed hurler earned the Coaches Award as a senior while helping the Crusaders to the No. 6 ranking in the Dioscese. Fanelli was also named the Team MVP as a sophomore.
Fanelli pitches an 86-89 MPH fastball with a very good slider. 
Baseball runs in the family as his uncle Domenic Fanelli played baseball at CW Post from 1991-94. 
Harvey transferred to Illinois State for the 2018 campaign infollowing his first two seasons at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas. In 10 appearances in 2018, Harvey has been impressive with eleven strikeouts in ten innings pitched. 
During his sophomore season in 2017, the righty hurler posted a 3.50 ERA with 39 strikeouts and 11 saves in 22 appearances over 25.2 innings pitched. 
Harvey earned All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College West Team honors as a sophomore. He also ranked second in KJCAA and fourth in NJCAA in saves.
He also helped the team set a KJCAA conference wins record with a 21-11 mark (.656) in 2017.
His 2016 freshman season was just as successful, finishing with a 3.68 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 18 appearances over 32.1 innings pitched. 
Harvey’s dad Todd played 12 seasons in the NHL with the Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers.


Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

April 2024
March 2024
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
January 2022
July 2021
June 2021
March 2021
May 2020
March 2020
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
November 2018
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
February 2017
January 2017
November 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
October 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
Ignite Business Solutions