College Experience: University at Albany
Local utility player back in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League for the second season in a row...Spent the 2011 summer with the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs...Batted .278 over 28 games and drove in 13 runs...Cranked out just about a hit per game with 27 total hits.
College Information - 2012
Sophomore utility player for head coach John Mueller at the University at Albany....All-America East second team...America East Player of the Week (Apr. 22)...Leading hitter for UAlbany in second collegiate season...Topped the Great Danes with a .318 batting average and .398 on-base percentage...Saw playing time in 48 games and made 41 starts...Batted .318 with one home run, 29 RBI, 48 hits and 29 runs scored...Totaled 10 overall extra-base hits including seven doubles and two triples...Laid down six sacrifice hits...Walked 15 times...Smacked a two-run single at nationally-ranked Miami (Fla.) (Feb. 26)...Slugged his second collegiate home run at NYIT and finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and three runs (Mar. 11)...Blasted out a season and career high four hits at Central Conn. State (Mar. 14)...Hit a walk-off single as a pinch hitter at America East champ Stony Brook (Apr. 15)...Exploded for 11 hits and three three-hit games in a four-game series at UMBC; seven RBI and five runs as well (Apr. 20-21)...Had three hits and scored thrice versus Maine (May 5)...Drove in three scores at Binghamton (May 13).
Helped Great Danes to the America East conference tournament...Started 44 games for UAlbany and batted .231 with two home runs and 18 RBI...Tallied 36 hits, 16 runs, seven doubles, 20 walks and six stolen bases...Started as a right fielder, first baseman, catcher and at designated hitter...Made collegiate debut at San Jose State (Feb. 23); had eight at-bats and the game lasted 17 innings...Slammed a three-run home run at New York Tech (Mar. 12)...Cracked a two-run home run and finished with three RBI and two hits at LeMoyne (Apr. 19)
Attended Mayfield Central High School in Mayfield, N.Y....Five-year varsity baseball player as a pitcher and catcher...Pitched right and left-handed in high school...2010 New York State Sports Writers Association Class C all-state first team...2010 Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry Male Athlete of the Year...2010 Western Athletic Conference North Division Co-Most Valuable Player...2010 All-WAC first team...2010 Albany Times-Union Small School all-star...Batted .532 with seven home runs, 39 RBI and 33 hits; went 5-6-1 on the mound with 92 strikeouts and 34 walks in 12 starts as a senior.