Giovannoni appeared in 11 games and started six games for Pacific pitching 36 1/3 innings. He recorded a career high 20 strikeouts and finished the season with 4.95 strikeouts per nine innings. He had a 2.70 ERA against West Coast Conference opponents and a 2.77 ERA for seven games in the month of April. His best start of the season came against USF not allowing a run on eight hits in five innings pitched while also striking out three resulting in a 9-5 win for the Tigers.
Giovannoni pitched for the Marysville Gold Sox alongside McKay Koissian this summer. He had a 4.63 ERA in his 11 starts in the Horizon Air Summer Series League. That total included one complete game.
Giovannoni hit his stride late, pitching to a 4.00 ERA in WCC play. He had nine appearances without allowing an earned run. Against Pepperdine on May 20, Giovannoni entered the game with the bases loaded and stranded all three runners. Twice he had multi-strikeout games, getting two Ks on February 27 against Northwestern and on April 3 against Gonzaga.
In his first season at Pacific, Giovannoni saw action in 11 contests earning one start. He pitched 24.0 innings for the Tigers with the bulk of his innings coming in relief out of the pen. He earned his first collegiate start against Stanford on April 6 in a contest in which Pacific downed the Cardinal, 4-3. In the game, Giovannoni went 5.0 innings while alloing just two hits and two runs while striking out two as he came away with a no decision.
A local product out of Linden High School, Giovannoni graduated in 2014 as a three sport athlete in baseball, basketball and football. Giovannoni proved to be a dominant force for the Lions on the diamond as he went 8-2 with a 2.16 ERA as a senior while leading the Lions to a their second-straight perfect record in league play. He earned all-league, all-area, and all-state honors for his performance as he also was an ace with the bat after posting a .382 average. As a junior, Giovannoni appeared in 20 contests as a pitcher while posting an 11-3 record and picking up three saves while leading the Lions to a 15-0 mark in league play. In 80.1 innings pitched, the righty tallied a 0.96 ERA while striking out 128 and walking just 23. At the plate, he recorded 44 hits in 107 at bats for a .411 average while driving in 35 RBI and scoring 23 runs. For his play he was named the Mother Load League's Most Outstanding Player in 2013.
A Stockton native, Justin is the son Marcy and James Giovannoni. He has one younger sister and is majoring in Sports Pedagogy.