Sciacca drives in three runs, Beermann and Jones power Villanova with home runs
Sciacca had three runs batted in for Villanova
Both players hit home runs as Villanova salvages final game of series
All four of the runs in the game scored with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning
All of the runs scored in the game came in the last two innings
Villanova opened a three-game series with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 1, 2016.
Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.
Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.
Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.
Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.
Career: Played in 194 career games with 163 starts … Batted .255 (157-for-615) and reached base via a walk or hit by pitch (combined 146 times) almost as many times as he did via a hit … Drew 101 walks and was hit by a pitch 45 times, compared with striking out just 115 times in 777 plate appearances … Owned a career .396 on-base percentage and a .354 slugging percentage … Had 108 runs scored and 67 runs batted in … Totaled 28 doubles, nine triples and five home runs … Had 28 stolen bases in 41 tries … Collected 12 sacrifice bunts and four sacrifice flies … Was primarily a starter during his career but also had success in a pinch hitting role … Tallied a .552 on-base percentage in 29 career plate appearances as a pinch hitter … That included going 8-for-21 (.381) with five walks, three hit by pitch and six RBI … Played second base, shortstop, third base and the corner outfield spots during his career … Compiled a .954 fielding percentage with 277 putouts, 94 assists and 18 errors in 387 total chances.
2016: Earned All-BIG EAST honors for the second straight year and was a second team all-conference selection … Started all 51 games he played in and batted .261 (52-for-199) with a .377 on-base percentage and a .397 slugging percentage … Led the team and ranked sixth in the BIG EAST with 33 walks … Also was hit by a pitch five times and struck out just 29 times in 242 plate appearances … Had 30 runs scored and 23 RBI while collecting 12 doubles, three triples and three home runs … Led the team in triples and was second in doubles … Stole 10 bases in 13 tries … Had 15 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games … Went 2-for-5 with a double, walk, hit by pitch and season-high three RBI against Boston College … Had a double and his first home run of the season at Florida State … Reached base in all four of his plate appearances against Penn, going 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and two walks … Totaled 92 putouts, 26 assists and six errors (.952 fielding percentage) in the field while playing both left field and shortstop … Made 37 starts in left field and 14 at short; BIG EAST: One of three players on the team to hit over .300 in conference play … Started all 18 BIG EAST games and led the conference with 89 plate appearances during league play … Also ranked third in conference games in walks, ninth in on-base percentage and 10th in slugging percentage … Batted .301 (22-for-73) with a .420 on-base percentage and a .479 slugging percentage … Led the team with 15 runs scored and six doubles … Also had two triples, a home run and 10 RBI … Drew 15 walks and only struck out 10 times … Had five stolen bases without getting caught … Had a season-high three hits in the series opener at Seton Hall … Went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a walk and two RBI in that game … Batted .429 (6-for-14) in consecutive conference series against Seton Hall and Creighton, including three straight multi-hit games versus Creighton.
2015: First team All-BIG EAST selection as an outfielder … Played in 49 games with 48 starts and had a breakthrough season in which he grew into being one of the Wildcats top offensive performers … Batted .326 (60-for-184) for the season with 12 doubles, four triples and a home run … Led the team with a .436 on-base percentage and ranked second on the squad with a .451 slugging percentage … Also led the team with 41 runs scored and 13 times being hit by a pitch, while ranking second or tied for second in walks (23) and stolen bases (13) … Drove in 24 runs and struck out only 30 times in 224 plate appearances … Had four sacrifice bunts … Tallied 19 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games … Reached base safely in 45 of the 49 games he played in, including a streak of 22 consecutive games to end the season … In that 22-game stretch batted a team-high .350 (28-for-80) with a .490 on-base percentage, a .513 slugging percentage, 16 walks, six hit by a pitch and only 14 strikeouts in 104 plate appearances … Had eight games with three hits on the year and four games in which he stole two bases … Led the team with six outfield assists and finished the season with a .989 fielding percentage (81 putouts, six assists, one error) in 88 total chances; BIG EAST: Tied for the BIG EAST Lead in runs scored during conference games … Started all 18 regular season conference games and batted .324 (22-for-68) with a .439 on-base percentage and a .471 slugging percentage … Had 18 runs scored and nine RBI to go along with six doubles, two triples, 11 walks, three hit by pitch and 15 strikeouts … Stole four bases in as many tries … Had three hits and a career-high four RBI at St. John’s … Tied a career-high with three walks in a win over Xavier … Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored against Seton Hall in the second game of a doubleheader.
2014: Continued to get on base consistently in numerous ways … Appeared in 48 games with 34 starts and finished the season with 26 hits, 21 walks and 20 times being hit by a pitch … Batted .203 (26-128) while posting a .394 on-base percentage (third on the team) … Scored 21 runs and had 12 runs batted in … Hit three doubles and two triples … Struck out only 23 times in 172 plate appearances … Had two stolen bases, two sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly … Reached base safely in 27 of his 34 starts … Drew three walks in a game twice during the year and had three games being hit by a pitch two times … Reached base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch eight times in 14 pinch hitting opportunities (.571 on-base percentage) … Compiled a .931 fielding percentage with four errors in 58 chances; BIG EAST: Played in 18 conference games with 13 starts … Batted .200 (10-50) with a .375 on-base percentage thanks to drawing seven walks and being hit by a pitch seven times … Struck out only six times in 66 plate appearances … Had seven runs scored, seven RBI, two doubles, one stolen base and two sacrifice bunts … Went 3-for-5 in a series at Georgetown and finished the year by going 3-for-7 with a double and two RBI against Butler.
2013: Played in 46 games with 30 starts … Made 27 starts at second base, two at shortstop and one as the designated hitter … Batted .183 (19-for-104) but drew 24 walks and ranked fourth on the team with a .368 on-base percentage … His walk total was third on the team and he was also hit by a pitch seven times … Scored 16 runs and had eight runs batted in … Hit one double and one home run … Struck out 33 times … Stole three bases in five tries … Delivered three sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly … Hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the fifth inning of a 5-3 victory over La Salle ... Had six games in which he reached base multiple times by means other than a hit (walk, hit by pitch) … Played strong defense up the middle and had a .941 fielding percentage with 57 putouts, 55 assists and seven errors; BIG EAST: Batted .154 (8-for-52) with a .343 on-base percentage while playing in 21 conference games with 14 starts … Drew 10 walks and was hit by a pitch five times while striking out 17 times … Scored five runs and had one RBI … Went 1-for-2 in stolen base tries and laid down two sacrifice bunts … Reached base three times in the series opener against Seton Hall (2-for-3, HBP) … Went 1-for-2 with a hit by pitch, run scored, RBI and a stolen base against Louisville.
Episcopal High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball and one in wrestling … Also played football as a quarterback and cornerback … As a baseball player was a three-time All-Southwest Preparatory Conference selection (2010, 2011, 2012) and a two-time All-SPC South Zone pick (2011, 2012) for an Episcopal team which won three consecutive SPC titles from 2010-12 … As a senior in 2012 was named to the SPC All-Tournament Team and earned a spot on the Houston 5A Baseball All-Private School Team … Chosen to play in the Texas Private School Coaches Association All-Star Game … Chosen as his team’s Most Improved Player as a sophomore and was the team MVP as a senior … Batted .505 with a .600 on-base percentage and an .813 slugging percentage during his senior season … Had 28 stolen bases to go along with 46 runs scored, 36 runs batted in, 13 doubles, six triples and one home run for the season … Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years and was presented with the Climb Award in Math as a senior.
Personal: Born 9/30/93 in St. Louis, Mo. … Older of two sons of John and Mary Goss … Has a younger brother, Matthew … Father played baseball at Wyoming from 1980-83 and was an outfielder … Psychology major.