Both players hit home runs as Villanova salvages final game of series
Senior starting pitcher allowed just one earned run over 7 1/3 innings
Villanova hosts Huskies in three-game series at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth
Harris pitches eight-plus innings and Villanova notches first-ever win at Notre Dame
Wildcats had 12 hits in the game, led on two different occasions
Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.
Villanova defeated Chicago State, 8-2, on March 15, 2013.
Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.
On Cialone: Formed part of a successful catching tandem for the Wildcats last season and should continue to make progress during the coming year ... Shows the ability to hit for power while offering strong defense with a plus throwing arm ... Will be in competition for a starting job.
Career: Has played in 66 games with 33 starts over two seasons ... Batted .217 (28-for-129) with a .318 on-base percentage and a .302 slugging percentage ... Has eight doubles and a home run while scoring 15 runs and collecting 16 runs batted in ... Has drawn 20 walks and struck out 46 times while laying down one sacrifice bunt and hitting two sacrifice flies ... Behind the plate has committed just three errors in 252 chances for a .988 fielding percentage ... His fielding stats include 226 putouts, 23 assists and 13 runners caught stealing in 61 tries.
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 (24) ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Finance.