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R.J. Alvarez
R.J.  Alvarez


Royal Palm Beach, FL

High School:
Cardinal Newman HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180




2012 Baseball Top Ten Highlights: No. 4 - R.J. Alvarez's Performance as Closer

Junior earned all-conference and all-region honors in 2012


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Coach McCormack reflects on 2012 season, community involvement, professional baseball and sneak peak for 2013 season


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Baseball's R.J. Alvarez Earns Second Team All-South Central Region Honors

Junior reliever went 5-0 with eight saves in 2012

Sophomore (2011):Ranked second on team with six victories and made 15 starts on the season...finished second on squad with 72 strikeouts...tossed six shutout innings to pick up first victory of the season against Seton Hall (3/12)...struck out eight batters in six innings of work against Sun Belt Conference foe Arkansas-Little Rock (5/15)...scattered four hits over six innings to pick up league victory over Middle Tennessee State (3/27)...had five starts with six or more strikeouts...also posted victories over FIU (3/20/11), South Alabama (4/10), Louisiana-Monroe (4/17) and Troy (5/1)...had productive summer pitching in relief for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League.

Freshman (2010): Burst onto the scene as one of the most electric arms on the FAU pitching staff...started the season in the bullpen and weekday starter, but was promoted to the No. 3 Sunday starter's role halfway through the year...appeared in 16 games and started 11...went 3-1 with a 5.10 ERA...struck out 49 batters in 60 innings pitched and allowed a .286 batting average...earned his first collegiate victory after pitching four shutout innings against Cornell (3/24)...pitched six strong innings and allowed one run off five hits in the series-clinching victory over ULM (4/25)...played summer ball for the Bourne Braves of the prestigious Cape Cod League, appearing in league's all-star game at Fenway Park (7/28)...pitched a scoreless eighth inning to preserve the West team`s victory.

High School:
Played at Cardinal Newman High School for Head Coach Jack Kokinda...was a first team all-conference selection his junior and senior season...he was an all-area selection his senior season...played in the Dick Houser and FACA State all-star games.

Personal: Management major...son of Roy and Susie Alvarez.

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