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John Cialone

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
St. John's

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
C/DH

Birthdate:
09/06/1991

Experience:
SR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

04/21/2013

Jones and Beermann Power Wildcats Past Cincinnati, 12-4

Both players hit home runs as Villanova salvages final game of series

04/13/2013

Ostapeck Strikes Out Career High Nine but Wildcats Fall to Connecticut, 4-1

Senior starting pitcher allowed just one earned run over 7 1/3 innings

04/11/2013

Head Coach Joe Godri Previews This Weekend's Series against Connecticut

Villanova hosts Huskies in three-game series at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth

04/07/2013

Offense Continues to Break Out as Wildcats Overpower No. 20 Notre Dame, 10-6

Harris pitches eight-plus innings and Villanova notches first-ever win at Notre Dame

04/06/2013

Beermann and Cialone Homer in 11-8 Loss to No. 20 Notre Dame

Wildcats had 12 hits in the game, led on two different occasions

05/22/2013

Baseball Senior Day vs. Louisville

Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.

05/13/2013

Villanova Baseball vs. Chicago State

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

04/02/2012

Baseball vs. NYIT

Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.

On Cialone: His greatest value to the team may be his ability to serve in a variety of different roles ... Solid receiver behind the plate who manages the game well ... Has also seen time as a designated hitter and provided a power right-handed bat off the bench ... Will continue to be a major contributor to the team.

Career: Has played in 113 games with 63 ... Career .217 (54-for-249) hitter with a .301 on-base percentage and a .301 slugging percentage ... Has 15 doubles and two home runs while scoring 23 runs and collecting 33 runs batted in ... Has drawn 32 walks and struck out 78 times while laying down four sacrifice bunts and hitting five sacrifice flies ... Behind the plate has committed just four errors in 417 chances (378 putouts, 35 assists) for a .990 fielding percentage ... Has thrown out 22 would-be base stealers.

2013: Played in 47 games with 30 starts as the team's primary catcher ... Batted .217 (26-for-120) with a .281 on-base percentage and a .300 slugging percentage ... Hit seven doubles and one home run with eight runs scored and 17 runs batted in ... Drew 12 walks and struck out 32 times ... Had three sacrifice bunts and three sacrifice flies ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs against La Salle in the team's first win of the season ... Had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI against Valparaiso ... Had two hits, including a double, with a run scored and an RBI against Chicago State ... During a six-game hitting streak from April 5-13 went 7-for-16 (.438) with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, six runs batted in and three walks ... Had a .994 fielding percentage with 152 putouts, 12 assists and only one error ... Threw out nine would-be base stealers; BIG EAST: Appeared in 20 conference games with 13 starts ... Hit .180 (9-for-50) with four runs scored and eight RBI ... Had two doubles and a home run while walking four times and striking out 14 times ... Had one sacrifice bunt and one sacrifice fly ... In the series opener at Notre Dame entered as a defensive replacement and later hit a game-tying, two-run double in the eighth inning ... Started the next day and had two hits, including a home run while driving in two runs ... Finished the series by going 1-for-2 with a double, two runs scored, one RBI and a career-high tying three walks.

2012: Shared starting duties behind the plate and wound up playing in 39 games with 25 starts ... Batted .225 (20-for-89) with nine runs scored, nine runs batted in and six doubles ... Drew 16 walks and struck out 26 times while posting a .340 on-base percentage and a .292 slugging percentage ... Hit one sacrifice fly ... Committed three errors in 169 chances for a .982 fielding percentage ... Had 150 putouts and 16 assists ... Runners were 34-for-43 stealing against him ... Had a season-best four-game hitting streak from March 6-11 during which he was 6-10 (.600) with two runs scored, one RBI and two walks ... Registered five multi-hit games for the season ... Had a career-high 10 putouts against Lafayette; BIG EAST: Played in 16 conference games with 12 starts ... Batted .225 (9-for-40) with a .326 on-base percentage and a .350 slugging percentage ... Scored six runs and had six RBI while hitting five doubles, drawing six walks and striking out 14 times ... Tallied 51 putouts, eight assists and two errors behind the plate for a .967 fielding percentage ... Conference runners were 16-for-20 stealing against him ... Had a career-high three hits against St. John's (3-for-3 with a double) and matched the effort later in the year when he went 3-for-4 with a run scored, RBI and two doubles against Seton Hall ... Scored three runs and drove in four while going 1-for-2 with a career-high three walks at West Virginia ... Tied a career high by throwing out two runners trying to steal against Georgetown.

2011: Saw action in 27 games and made eight starts behind the plate ... Batted .200 (8-for-40) on the year with a .267 on-base percentage and a .325 slugging percentage ... Collected two doubles and a home run, scored six runs and had eight runs batted in ... Drew four walks and struck out 20 times ... Had one sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly ... Played perfect defense behind the plate with 76 putouts, seven assists and zero errors ... Threw out 4-of-18 runners (22.2%) trying to steal ... In his second collegiate start went 1-for-4 with seven putouts, three assists and two runners caught stealing against Iona; BIG EAST: Played in 12 conference games with two starts and hit .308 (4-for-13) with four runs scored, four RBI, a double and a home run ... Drew three walks and struck out six times while compiling a .438 on-base percentage and a .615 slugging percentage ... Belted a pinch-hit grand slam at Cincinnati for his first collegiate home run ... Had a season-high two hits in the final home game of the season, a win over Rutgers.

St. John's High School: Earned four varsity letters in baseball ... Two-time All-Southwest Preparatory Conference selection ... Two-year team captain and MVP as a junior and a senior ... Chosen as his team's Defensive MVP as a freshman and a sophomore ... Prior to his senior season was one of 16 players named to the Preseason All-Greater Houston squad ... Tabbed as a second team All-Greater Houston pick following the season ... As a junior and a senior was chosen to play in the postseason All-Star Game by the Houston Baseball Coaches Association ... Invited to play in the Texas Private Schools All-Star Game in 2010 ... Established a school record with 29 career home runs ... Between his junior and senior seasons batted a combined .387 in 56 games with 20 home runs, 72 RBI, a .550 on-base percentage and an .877 slugging percentage ... Academically, was a finalist for a National Merit Scholarship in 2010.

Personal: Born 9/6/91 in Houston, Texas ... Younger of two sons of Joe and Brenda Cialone ... Has an older brother, Joseph (25) ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Finance.

CAREER HIGHS

At Bats                    5                Seven times (4/21/13 - at Cincinnati)
Runs                       3                4/6/12 - at West Virginia
Hits                       3                Two times (4/21/12 - at Seton Hall)
Doubles                    2                4/21/12 - at Seton Hall
Home Runs                  1                Two times (4/6/13 - at Notre Dame)
Runs Batted In             4                Two times (4/6/12 - at West Virginia)
Total Bases                5                Two times (4/6/13 - at Notre Dame)
Walks                      3                Two times (4/7/13 - at Notre Dame)
Putouts                    18               3/15/13 - Chicago State
Assists                    3                Two times (4/13/12 - Georgetown)
Runners Caught Stealing    2                Four times (4/19/13 - at Cincinnati)

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