Perfect Game recently named SLU's Vito Perna as the 18th ranked prospect in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League's top prospects for his performance this past summer. Perna, playing for the Brockton Rox in Brockton, MA, finished the summer with a 3.10 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record. He recorded two saves and fanned 46 batters over 40.2 innings pitched. Pulling double duty as a 3B the junior to be hit .320 with five doubles, three HR's, and 23 RBI's in 147 at-bats.
The 6'5 215lb Perna, signed in the early signing period with the Lions out of Jones County Junior College in Ellisvile, MS. At Jones County Perna led the Bobcats to the 2011 NJCAA Div II Championship game, as he posted an 11-1 record and a 2.20 ERA. At the plate he hit .344 with seven HR's and 58 RBI's. The Laurel, MS native finished the 2012 season with a 10-1 record to go along with two saves and a 2.03 ERA. Once again the RHP/3B was solid at the plate hitting .358 with seven HR's and 52 RBI's.
Perna prepped at West Jones High School.