Attended Herkimer County Community College 2008-2010. Completing his Associates Degree. Barone had a stellar two-year career at HCCC both on the field and in the classroom. He helped lead the Generals to two Region III Final Four appearances and a #1 overall regional ranking in 2010. In the Generals’ 2010 Region III Championship run, he picked up a complete game victory on the mound over conference rival Hudson Valley Community College, as well as a World Series victory over Nassau in Tyler, Texas. The Generals ended their season at the NCJAA Division III World Series in Tyler, TX with a 35-14 overall record.
Barone was an All-Region pitcher and selected for the First-Team All Conference and All-Tournament Team for the Region III tournament. He batted .432 on the year with 28 RBIs and went 5-2 on the mound with six complete games and four shutouts. He also led the team in Wins and Strikeouts with 72.
Recruited on an Athletic Scholarship 2010-2011 as a pitcher for the Mount Olive College (NC) Trojans, Barone, played his junior year at Division II #1 ranked Mt. Olive College (NC) and was a solid contributor out of the bullpen for the 34-6 Trojans. Barone made appearances in the Trojans Southeast Regional Championship and National Finals of the 2011 NCAA Division II Baseball. Finish his college career at The College of Saint Rose.
Signed first professional contract in 2013 for the Alphine Cowboys of Texas in the Independent League.
I saw the video clip below and thought thought of All-Star. Luca is loving his hitting clinic and is looking forward to the pitching as well.