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B.J. Bochicchio

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Moosic, Pa.

High School:
Riverside

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 178

Position:
3B/SS

Birthdate:
08/05/1992

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

04/16/2013

Beermann Homers Twice But Wildcats Fall To Delaware, 8-3, in Championship Game

Freshman first baseman hits first two home runs by Villanova hitter at Citizens Bank Park

04/12/2013

Defense Falters Late as Wildcats Lose to Connecticut, 4-3

All of the runs scored in the game came in the last two innings

03/28/2013

Young's Quality Start Not Enough as Wildcats Lose BIG EAST Opener to Rutgers, 6-0

Junior starting pitcher struck out six in making fourth straight quality start

03/26/2013

Goss' Home Run Powers Wildcats Past La Salle, 5-3, Into Liberty Bell Classic Semifinals

Freshman second baseman hit go-ahead home run in fifth inning; bullpen pitches 5 1/3 scoreless innings

03/24/2013

Strong Pitching Continues But Wildcats Fall to Cornell, 3-1

Harris made fifth straight quality start, allowed one earned run in seven innings

05/17/2013

Villanova Baseball vs. La Salle

Villanova defeated La Salle, 5-3, on March 26 in a game that was part of the Liberty Bell Classic.

05/13/2013

Villanova Baseball vs. Chicago State

Villanova defeated Chicago State, 8-2, on March 15, 2013.

On Bochicchio: Versatile player who has done a good job on the left side of the infield ... Runs the bases well and is a threat to steal a base or score from first on a ball in the gap ... In addition to his defensive positions is a candidate to see time at designated hitter, as well as being one of the stronger right-handed bats off the bench.

Career: Has played in 47 games with 28 starts ... Has a .189 (21-for-111) batting average with a .268 on-base percentage and a .243 slugging percentage ... Has 10 runs scored and six runs batted in with one double, one triple and one home run ... Six walks, six hit by pitch and 40 strikeouts ... Has two stolen bases in three tries and two sacrifice bunts ... Has posted a .906 fielding percentage with six errors in 64 chances (16 putouts, 42 assists).

2013: Appeared in 41 games with 26 starts ... Was used on the left side of the infield and was one of the top bats off the bench in the games he didn't start ... Batted .200 (21-for-105) with a .270 on-base percentage and a .257 slugging percentage ... Hit one double, one triple and one home run while scoring 10 runs and driving in six ... Drew four walks, was hit by a pitch six times and struck out 37 times ... Had two stolen bases in three tries and two sacrifice bunts ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and his first career home run in the series opener at Florida State ... Had two hits, including a triple, with one run scored and one RBI against Valparaiso ... Compiled an .897 fielding percentage with six errors in 58 chances (13 putouts, 39 assists); BIG EAST: Saw action in 14 conference games with five starts ... Batted .167 (5-for-30) with one hit by pitch and 14 strikeouts ... Had a .194 on-base percentage and a .167 slugging percentage ... Had a career-high three hits in the series opener against Rutgers and finished the series 4-for-9 (.444) ... Posted a .944 fielding percentage with just one error in 18 chances (four putouts, 13 assists).

2012: Played in six games with two starts before missing time with an injury ... Went 0-for-6 at the plate with two walks and three strikeouts ... Made three putouts and had three assists in the field while playing both third base and shortstop ... Made his first collegiate start at Norfolk State and drew two walks while recording two putouts and three assists at third base; BIG EAST: Appeared in one game as a pinch runner.

Club Baseball: Played for the Baseball U travel team during his junior and senior seasons in high school ... Named the MVP of the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Northeast Qualifier Tournament as a senior ... The team finished in fifth place at the World Wood Bat Championships in Marietta, Ga.

Riverside High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball and one in basketball as a shooting guard ... Three-year starter on the baseball team with a .514 career batting average and a .654 on-base percentage as a senior ... Hit 14 career home runs and compiled a 38-game hitting streak from his sophomore through senior seasons ... Helped lead his team to the Lackawanna League Division 2 championship as a sophomore ... Merited all-region honors as a junior and was the Times Tribune Player of the Year as a senior ... As a sophomore was named to the Pennsylvania All-East American Legion squad and as a junior was chosen to participate in the Area Code/East Cost Pro Showcase tryouts.

Personal: Born 8/5/92 in Moosic, Pa. ... Only child of Bill and Lisa Bochicchio ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Accounting.

AWARDS

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                    2012-13

CAREER HIGHS

At Bats                       5               Two times (3/12/13 - at Saint Joseph's)
Runs                          2               Two times (3/12/13 - at Saint Joseph's)
Hits                          3               3/28/13 - Rutgers
Doubles                       1               4/2/13 - at Penn
Triples                       1               3/5/13 - vs. Valparaiso
Home Runs                     1               3/1/13 - at Florida State
Runs Batted In                1               Six times (4/2/13 - at Penn)
Total Bases                   5               3/1/13 - at Florida State
Walks                         2               2/25/12 - at Norfolk State
Stolen Bases                  1               Two times (3/9/13 - Iona)
Putouts                       3               2/15/13 - vs. Monmouth
Assists                       4               Two times (3/29/13 - Rutgers)

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