2023 (Fifth-year): Appeared in five games as a fifth-year senior, coming off a medical redshirt one season prior ... pitched 6.0 innings with seven earned runs allowed ... Threw three strikeouts ... Had a scoreless inning in his season debut at Tennessee Tech on March 18 ... Had two strikeouts over 2.0 innings in his final outing of the season on Senior Day against UNC Asheville ... Also allowed just one run on one hit in 1.0 inning against a challenging offense in nationally-ranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater ... Did not record any decisions.
2022 (Senior): Medically redshirted the 2022 season.
2021 (Junior): Acosta had one of the best starts to the season in the league out of the bullpen … The junior righty made 11 appearances in relief for the Blue and Gold, holding a 0-2 record and a 5.29 ERA … He began the season with eight straight shutout appearances, striking out 11 batters in 13 innings of work without allowing an earned run and giving up one hit … In his final three outings, Acosta allowed nine earned runs in 2.1 innings of work … He matched a career-best outing against Wofford (4/10) going three innings in relief, allowing an unearned run and a hit … Concluded the year with two saves.
2020 (Sophomore)*: Made five appearances out of the bullpen throughout the shortened season … Tossed a season-high 2.1 innings vs Georgia State (3/1) … Had two shutout outings including a four-strikeout day in two innings vs Toledo (2/15) … Concluded the season with 14 strikeouts in 8.1 innings of work with a 4.32 ERA, allowing just four earned runs on five hits.
2019 (Freshman): Made nine appearances as a rookie, tossing 10.2 innings ... Finished the year with a 1-0 record, a 7.59 ERA and one save ... Picked up his first collegiate save in an impressive relief outing vs. Georgetown on March 30, pitching 3.0 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and just one hit allowed ... Picked up his first collegiate win in his next appearance vs. Radford on April 2 with three more scoreless innings in a 6-5 win, mowing down nine straight hitters with two strikeouts.
Prior to ETSU: Lettered four seasons at Vineland High School in Vineland, New Jersey as a right-handed pitcher and middle infielder for head coach John Malatesta … Led the Red and Gray to a conference championship his junior season, earning the start and the win in the deciding game.
Personal: Born July 27, 2000 ... From Vineland, N.J. … Son of Joseph and Alicia Acosta … Majoring in Business.
*2020 season was shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic