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Columbia junior Dario Pizzano
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Bobby McDuffie

Pizzano, Giel Named Top Prospects in Respective Summer Baseball Leagues

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 09/14/2011
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NEW YORK - Coming off outstanding summer baseball seasons, Columbia juniors Dario Pizzano and Tim Giel were ranked among the top prospects in their respective summer leagues.

Baseball America recently ranked Pizzano as the #9 prospect who played in the New England Collegiate Baseball League for Major League Baseball's 2012 June Amateur Draft. 

Playing for the North Shore Navigators in the NECBL, Pizzano was named the league's most improved player and a starting outfielder in the league's all-star game.  He batted .340 with four home runs, 13 doubles and 30 runs batted in.  Pizzano was just one of three current Ivy Leaguers to be ranked among the top 10 prospects in a summer baseball league.

Perfect Game USA recently ranked Giel as the #71 prospect for the 2012 June Amateur Draft who played in the Northwoods League, spread out over the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario.

Playing for the Green Bay Bullfrogs, Giel set a single-season record for wins (seven) and owned a 2.33 earned run average in 12 starts.

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