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Link & blockquote via Creighton Baseball...
2008 (Senior): Venditte is arguably college baseball’s most unique player as the only ambidextrous pitcher in the country ... He returned to Creighton for his senior season after being drafted in the 45th round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees... He was a near consensus preseason All-American, including first-team by Rivals.com ... Finished with a 9-3 record, a 3.34 ERA and seven saves in a team-high 86.1 innings ... Appeared in 37 games, leading the Valley and ranking second nationally ... Finished career with 110 appearances, second-most in school history and fourth-most in MVC history ... Ranked among MVC leaders with 101 strikeouts, 86.1 innings pitched, nine wins and seven saves ... Recorded a strikeout with his right and left arm in 17 of his 35 appearances this year and 39 different times in his career ... His 101 K's tied for sixth-most in a season at CU ... His 255 career strikeouts are tied for fifth-most in school history ... Finished 10th in career innings pitched, with 248.1 ... Served as team’s closer or long reliever, he threw 3+ innings in 15 different games ... Earned win with four innings of one-run ball against #5 Wichita State (April 12) ... Made only second career start against #10 Nebraska at Rosenblatt (April 23) ... Named MVC Pitcher of the Week on April 14 after recording two saves in a doubleheader sweep of North Dakota State (April 9) and a win over #5 Wichita State (April 12) ... Led the team in strikeouts for a third straight season, despite relief role ... Owned close to a 4:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his career (255 K’s, 64 BB) ... Third player in CU history with two seasons of 90 or more strikeouts (Dan Smith, Alan Benes) ... Father, Pat Venditte Sr., entered Omaha Oldtimers Baseball Association Hall of Fame on May 14 ... Throws a fastball and curve ball from the right side and a slider from the left side ... Naturally right handed thrower, he is also a switch hitter.


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