Height: 6' 0" Weight: 190 lbs
School: Delaware State
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
College Information - 2012
Sophomore catcher for head coach J.P. Blandin at Delaware State University...All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team...Starting catcher for the Hornets...Team won 40 games and advanced to the MEAC tournament championship game...Played and started 53 games, missed just five contests...Drew 37 starts at catcher and 15 at designated hitter...Set career highs in nearly every offensive category including batting average (.318), hits (49), runs scored (47), runs batted in (42), walks (35), HBP (17) and on-base percentage (.481)...Potted 12 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games...Defensively, commited two errors in 210 total chances for a .990 fielding percentage...Threw out 10 runners attempting to steal...Clubbed three hits, drove in two runs and scored two runs against Lincoln (Pa.) (Feb. 29)...Knocked in a season high four runs on three hits against in-state rival Delaware (Mar. 7)...Went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored versus Norfolk State (Apr. 7)...Worked three walks against UMES (Apr. 20) and LaSalle (Apr. 25)...Totaled five RBI in a three-game series with Coppin State (May 5-6)...Hit first collegiate home run in MEAC tournament versus Savannah State (May 17)...Went 4-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored against North Carolina A&T in the MEAC tournament (May 18).
Earned playing time behind the plate as a true freshman for the Hornets...Platooned at starting catcher and made several starts at designated hitter...Appeared in 38 games overall and started 28...Batted .277 with one home run, 15 RBI, 26 hits, 14 runs scored, five doubles and 12 walks...Strong defensive catcher, tied for first on team with a .981 fielding percentage in 155 total chances...Threw out nine runners attemping to steal...Made collegiate debut against SEC member Arkansas (Feb. 18)...Had two hits, walked twice and scored three runs versus Hartford (Mar. 19)...Smashed four hits combined in back-to-back games against UMES (Apr. 2-3)...Went 2-for-5 with a season high three RBI at Florida A&M (Apr. 13).
Attended Marist High School in Bayonne, N.J....Four-year varsity starter for the Royal Knights...Twice named New Jersey Non-Public All-State second team (2009, 2010)...Three-time selection to the Hudson Reporter All-Area first team (2008, 2009, 2010)...Three-time selection Jersey Journal Faa's Dream Team (2008, 2009, 2010)...Three-time selection, All-Hudson County Division A (2008, 2009, 2010); named All-Hudson County Division A second team (2007)...2010 Scholastic Baseball Coaches 33rd Annual All-Star Game; represented Hudson County....2010 Under Armour Preseason All-American...2010 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-Northeast Region second team...Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason All-American (2008, 2009, 2010)...Junior season, batted .601 with five home runs and 43 RBI...Sophomore season, batted .570 with six home runs and 37 RBI.
Given named is Eduardo Sorondo...Spent last summer in the Far West League with the Neptune Beach Pearl...Has competed in several Perfect Game events including the 2009 PG World Wood Bat Association 2010 Grads or 17U National Championship, 2008 Mid-Atlantic Top Prospect Showcase, 2008 New Jersey Shore State Showcase, 2008 PG WWBA Northeast Qualifier #2 and the 2008 PG WWBA Northeast Qualifier #1...Participated in the 4th Annual International Power Showcase; represented New Jersey.