FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY RAVENS
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Position: Starting Pitcher
"Jose has put together one incredible season for us this year. Every time out he gave us a real good chance to win and dominated many of his starts. That combined with him pitching less then an inning last year as our starting shortstop makes it even more impressive. His nine wins, strikeouts to walk ratio and batting average against are incredible."
Franklin Pierce Coach Jayson King
Despite being the starting shortstop for Franklin Pierce last season, Jose emerged to become the Northeast-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year and an All-Northeast-10 First Team selection his first year on the mound. He has been one of the elite hurlers in the country, currently second in the nation in ERA and in the top five in hits allowed per nine innings and strikeouts per nine innings.
His personal highlight of the year was on March 15 in Florida, when he threw a complete game nine inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts against Saint Michael's. The no-hitter was part of a streak of 16.2 consecutive innings without allowing a hit. With the East Regional on the line, Jose made just his second relief appearance of the season to record the final five outs and help FPU advance to the 2010 CWS.
Jose Macias Honors:
- Daktronics All-America First Team
- American Baseball Coaches Association All-America First Team
- National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America First Team
- Daktronics East Region Pitcher of the Year
- ABCA East Region Pitcher of the Year
- NCBWA East Region Pitcher of the Year
- Northeast-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year
- All-Conference First Team
- Two-time Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Week selection
- College Baseball Foundation/Diamond Sports weekly National All-Star Lineup (March 23)
- No-hitter with 12 strikeouts against Saint Michael's (March 15)
- Fourth in the nation in strikeouts (110)
- Seventh in hits allowed per nine innings (5.21)
- Ninth in strikeouts per nine innings (11.69)
- Streak of 16.2 innings without allowing a hit
- Started the first game of the NCAA Championship National Finals for the Ravens, pitching eight innings without allowing an earned run, gave up three hits, walked three and struck out eight
Get to know Jose:
- In a season full of outstanding accomplishments and success what has been your most memorable moment?
"The last game of the East Regional last weekend"
(Macias threw the final 1.2 innings out of the bullpen on two days' rest to close out the Sunday sweep of SCSU and advance to the DII Championships)
- If you were asked to talk to a recruit and talk to him about joining the team, what would be the major reason for him to choose your school?
“It's a great baseball program. [Jayson King] is a great baseball coach. They're real serious about baseball here. I think it's the best baseball program in the Northeast."
- Who has been most influential in your development as a player?
It would have to be my parents. They've always supported me, whatever I wanted to do and wherever I've wanted to go. They've always had my back.”
- What do you like to do when you're not playing baseball?
"I dunno… Run, sleep, video games, I guess."
- What are your plans for the summer?
"Playing for the Keene Swamp Bats in the NECBL"