Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series
Sciacca had three runs batted in for Villanova
Senior starting pitcher allowed just one earned run over 7 1/3 innings
Rambaud had two hits, two stolen bases; Emling drove in three runs
Villanova roster a mix of veterans and younger players, features depth at every position
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.
Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.
Career: Played in 157 games with 121 career starts … His starts included 50 behind the plate, 30 as the designated hitter, 25 in right field and 16 in left field … Was a .266 (118-for-444) career hitter with a .367 on-base percentage and a .324 slugging percentage … Had 18 doubles, one triples and two home runs to go along with 77 runs scored and 52 runs batted in … Drew 47 walks and was hit by a pitch 26 times, while striking out 102 times in 539 plate appearances … Had 21 stolen bases and was only caught four times … Also collected 19 sacrifice bunts and three sacrifice flies … Owned a career .971 fielding percentage with 428 putouts,72 assists and 15 errors in 515 total chances.
2016: Started all 39 games he played in … Missed three weeks and 13 games early in the year due to an injury … Batted .254 (35-for-138) with a .360 on-base percentage and a .312 slugging percentage … Drew 16 walks and was hit by a pitch eight times … Struck out 28 times in 172 plate appearances … Second on the team with eight sacrifice bunts, and also had two sacrifice flies … Had 23 runs scored, 18 RBI, five doubles and a home run … Stole seven bases in eight tries … Recorded seven multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Had two hits, including a double, and tied a season high with three RBI in a win over Fordham … Compiled a .988 fielding percentage while catching and playing the outfield … Totaled 75 putouts, eight assists and one error in 84 fielding chances … Threw out two would-be base stealers; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games and hit .250 (17-for-68) with a .358 on-base percentage and a .324 slugging percentage … Tied for second on the team with 14 RBI during conference play … Also had four runs scored, two doubles and his only home run of the season ... Drew eight walks and was hit by a pitch four times … Had five sacrifice bunts … Hit his only home run of the season at Xavier, in a game where he went 1-for-4 with two runs, three RBI and a walk … Had three hits, including a double, in the series opener at Georgetown … Drove in two runs in games against Seton Hall and Creighton.
2015: Saw action in 49 games with 43 starts … Batted .255 (39-for-153) with a .350 on-base percentage and a .359 slugging percentage … Had 23 runs scored and 18 RBI while finishing the year with 11 doubles, one triple and a home run … Drew 16 walks, was hit by a pitch seven times and had 32 strikeouts … Tied for third on the team with 10 stolen bases in 11 tries … Tied for second on the team with six sacrifice bunts and also had one sacrifice fly … Tallied 10 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Recorded three hits and two RBI in games against Saint Joseph’s and Bryant … Hit a solo home run at Penn in the semifinal round of the Liberty Bell Classic to help lift Villanova into the championship game … Registered a .951 fielding percentage with 180 putouts, 33 assists and 11 errors while splitting his time between catcher and the outfield; BIG EAST: Started all 18 regular season conference games and hit .246 (14-for-57) with 11 runs scored, four doubles and nine RBI … Posted a .353 on-base percentage versus conference foes thanks to nine walks and one hit by pitch … Struck out just eight times in 72 plate appearances … Stole three bases and had four sacrifice bunts … Had consecutive games with two hits and two RBI against Butler and Seton Hall, including going 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and the two RBI in the latter of those two games.
2014: Played in 42 games with 33 starts … Batted .299 (35-for-117) with a .414 on-base percentage and a .316 slugging percentage … Ranked second on the team in on-base percentage and was third in batting … Scored 25 runs, had 14 RBI and hit two doubles … Drew 14 walks, was hit by a pitch nine times and had 29 strikeouts … Stole three bases in five tries … Tallied five sacrifice bunts … Recorded 10 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Had a career-high four hits, including a double, to go along with a run scored and two RBI against Connecticut … Reached base safely in 10 straight games from April 26 through May 17 and had a .500 on-base percentage during that stretch … Recorded 155 putouts, 23 assists and three errors for a .983 fielding percentage while catching and playing both second base and in the outfield; BIG EAST: Saw action in 17 conference games with 15 starts … Batted .288 (15-for-52) with 10 runs scored, four RBI and a .403 on-base percentage … Drew five walks, was hit by a pitch five times and had 17 strikeouts … Had three stolen bases without being caught and tallied two sacrifice bunts … Went 2-for-5 with a walk, a stolen base and a career-high three runs scored against Georgetown … Was 4-for-10 with four runs, three RBI, three walks and two stolen bases in that three-game series … Had consecutive multi-hit games in a series against Butler.
2013: Appeared in 27 games with six starts … Started five times behind the plate and once as the designated hitter but was also used defensively at first base, second base and in the outfield … Batted .250 (9-for-36) on the year with six runs scored and two runs batted in … Walked once and was hit by a pitch twice, while striking out 13 times … Had one stolen base in his only attempt … Singled against Penn for his first hit of the season … Went 1-for-2 and threw out a would-be base stealer in a win over Saint Peter’s … Pinch ran and had a stolen base in a win over La Salle … Played flawless defense with 18 putouts, eight assists and no errors; BIG EAST: Played in 12 games with four starts against conference opponents … Hit .250 (6-for-24) with six runs scored and two runs batted in … Walked once, was hit by a pitch once and struck out nine times … Went 2-for-4 against Connecticut … Had two hits, a walk and an RBI versus Georgetown … Appeared in the first two games of the Georgetown series and was 2-for-6 with two runs, two RBI, a walk and a hit by pitch.
Hinsdale South High School: Lettered four years in baseball and one year each in football and indoor track … Was the baseball team MVP as a freshman and was named the top hitter on the team as both a freshman and a senior … Named to the West Suburban All-Conference team each year from his freshman through junior seasons … Selected to the IHSA All-Area squad as both a junior and a senior while earning IHSA All-State accolades his senior year … Chosen as the Male Senior Athlete of the Year at his high school … Member of the National Honor Society and was an executive board member … Graduated with honors and in the top 10 percent of his graduating class … Presented with the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Award.
Personal: Born 10/20/93 in Willowbrook, Ill. … Older of two children of Ezekiel and Adrena Morris … Has a younger sister, Andra … Father played football in college at Upper Iowa University and was a safety … Chose to attend Villanova for the opportunity to play baseball at an outstanding academic school … Comprehensive Science major.