Date of Birth: 12/04/1991
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 200 lbs
Hometown: Liverpool, N.Y.
College Information - 2012
Sophomore pitcher for head coach Ron Torgalski at the University at Buffalo....Saw limited action in his second season with the Bulls...Made eight appearances overall and started twice...Struck out 10 batters in 14.2 innings...Lost lone decision...Compiled a 14.73 earned run average...Logged a season high three innings at Kentucky (Feb. 24) and at Central Michigan (Mar. 25)...Fanned three in three frames at UK (Feb. 24)...Tossed one scoreless inning at Morehead State (Mar. 4).
Utilized as a reliever and spot starter as a true freshman at UB...Pitched in 13 games and made four starts; threw one complete game...Turned in a 1-1 mound mark with a 7.23 earned run average...Struck out 22 and walked 17 in 42.1 innings...Fifth on the team in innings pitched and tied for fifth in strikeouts...Made collegiate debut at New Mexico State, pitched two and one-third innings (Feb. 27)...Retired eight of 10 batters he faced and struck out three at Delaware State (Mar. 4)...Starting debut came at North Carolina State; held Wolfpack to four runs on four hits over seven innings and struck out five (Mar. 15)...Fired a six-hit complete game at St. Bonaventure (Mar. 22)...Recorded season highs in innings pitched (eight) and strikeouts (six) versus rival Canisius (Mar. 30).
Attended Liverpool High School in Liverpoool, N.Y....Three-year member of Liverpool varsity baseball team...2010 Central New York Counties League All-National Division second team...Member of three CNYCL National Division championship teams...Senior season, went 5-1 with a 2.30 earned run average.
Full name is John Cory Folk...Pitched last summer for the New York Collegiate Baseball League's Syracuse Salt Cats...Product of the Syracuse SportsZone Chiefs program.