Vinny Messana is a 25-year-old graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, NY where he studied sports journalism. He is the Editor-in-Chief. Previously, he was a scout for Baseball Info Solutions in Pennsylvania. He has covered high school sports for Newsday. His work has been featured on Mets Blog, ESPN NY, and was a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report.
Prior to his career in journalism he was a pitcher. Messana went 6-0 with a 0.68 ERA during his senior year at Centereach High School. For his feats he was named League III MVP as well as All-League, All-County, All-Long Island and All-State.
He went on to play for Farmingdale State College. During his two years there he recorded a win-loss total of 8-5 to go along with 80 strikeouts in 70 innings.
He then transferred to Adelphi University where he pitched in the Fall ’11 season. During the Winter he suffered a shoulder injury which required labrum surgery. He was unable to recover and ultimately had his career cut short.