Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series
Connor Jones hits second home run of season as bottom third of order has five hits
All of the runs scored in the game came in the last two innings
Sciacca has three hits and two runs batted, raises average to .326
Harris pitches eight-plus innings and Villanova notches first-ever win at Notre Dame
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 189 games with 178 starts … A .248 (145-for-585) career hitter with a .335 on-base percentage and a .262 slugging percentage … Drew 70 career walks and was hit by a pitch nine times, while striking out 106 times in 704 plate appearances … Tallied 36 sacrifice bunts and four sacrifice flies … Scored 65 runs, had 55 runs batted in and hit eight doubles … Stole 22 bases while being caught seven times … Terrific defender at shortstop with a career .959 fielding percentage (252 putouts, 492 assists, 32 errors in 776 chances).
2016: Played in 41 games with 38 starts despite suffering a hand injury to his non-throwing hand midway through the season … Had started each of the season’s first 29 games before the injury … Returned to start in the final nine games of the year despite being limited to bunting after the injury … Batted .196 (27-for-138) overall on the year while posting a .263 on-base percentage … Drew 12 walks and was hit by a pitch once, while striking out 30 times … Scored 16 runs and had 14 RBI … Added four sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly … Had five stolen bases in eight tries … Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI in a win over Dartmouth … The three hits and three RBI were both season highs … Drove in two runs in consecutive games against Indiana State and Florida State … Went 2-for-2 with two singles and a sacrifice bunt against Saint Joseph’s prior to sustaining the injury on his final swing in that game … After returning to action, had a bunt single and a stolen base against LIU-Brooklyn … Continued to be a top-notch defender at shortstop, with 54 putouts, 120 assists and 11 errors (.941 fielding percentage) in 185 chances; BIG EAST: Was limited to appearing in nine conference games with six starts due to a hand injury suffered just prior to the start of league play … Went 2-for-21 (.095) with three runs scored and an RBI despite primarily only being able to bunt following the injury … Had a two-hit game and drove in a run against Xavier … Drew one walk, was hit by a pitch once and had one sacrifice bunt.
2015: Had a breakthrough season in which he emerged as the team’s leading hitter … Started all 50 games and batted a team-best .328 (58-for-177) while ranking second on the team with a .411 on-base percentage … Tied for second on the squad with 23 walks and led the way with 11 sacrifice bunts … Scored 21 runs and had 13 RBI while hitting two doubles … Struck out just 23 times in 213 plate appearances … Was hit by a pitch twice … Had 10 stolen bases in 13 tries to tie for third on the team in that category … Registered 20 multi-hit games … Had the longest hitting streak on the team during the season with an 11-game streak late in the year … Batted .405 (17-for-42) with six multi-hit games during the hitting streak, including four straight two-hit contests from May 2-9 … Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI and a double early in the season in a win over Mount St. Mary’s, then followed that performance up by going 3-for-4 with an RBI in his next game … Was 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base versus Rider in the championship game of the Liberty Bell Classic … Played excellent defense at shortstop with only eight errors in 248 chances (.968 fielding percentage) … Tallied 92 putouts and 148 assists; BIG EAST: Ranked third in the conference in on-base percentage and fifth in batting average during conference games … Batted .387 (24-for-62) with a .479 on-base percentage and a .403 slugging percentage in conference games … Struck out just three times in 80 plate appearances versus BIG EAST pitching … Had 10 runs scored, four RBI, a double, 10 walks and a hit by pitch … Led the team with seven sacrifice bunts and stole two bases in four tries … Had a career-best 4-for-4 day with a run scored against Georgetown … Went 4-for-7 with four walks and three runs scored in a series against Butler, then followed that by 5-for-11 with a double and three runs scored in a series versus Seton Hall.
2014: Started all 50 games at shortstop and batted .207 (31-150) with a .331 on-base percentage … Tied for second on the team with 24 walks … Scored 17 runs, had 14 runs batted in and hit two doubles … Led the team with 11 sacrifice bunts … Was hit by a pitch five times and struck out 27 times in 192 plate appearances … Went 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts … Went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored, RBI and a walk against Wagner … Drove in two runs against Quinnipiac … Played terrific defense and committed just eight errors in 179 chances for a .955 fielding percentage; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games and batted .245 (12-49) with eight runs scored and four RBI … Drew 11 walks and was hit by a pitch once to post a .387 on-base percentage … Struck out 11 games … Had four sacrifice bunts, one sacrifice fly and two stolen bases in as many attempts … Matched a season high with three hits in the series opener against Creighton.
2013: Played in 48 games with 40 starts … Made 29 starts at shortstop and 11 at second base … Batted .242 (29-for-120) with a .308 on-base percentage and a .275 slugging percentage … Hit four doubles, scored 11 runs and had 14 runs batted in … Walked 11 times, was hit by a pitch once and struck out 26 times … Led the team with 10 sacrifice bunts and also had a sacrifice fly … Stole two bases in three tries … Had nine multi-hit and three multi-RBI games … Went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, stolen base and season-high three RBI in a win over Chicago State … Played strong defense up the middle with a .963 fielding percentage and just five errors in 164 chances (54 putouts, 105 assists) … Began the season by handling 47 consecutive chances without a miscue … Also committed just one error over his final 17 games of the year; BIG EAST: Saw action in 19 conference games with 15 starts … Hit .256 (11-for-43) with a .298 on-base percentage and a .278 slugging percentage … Had four runs scored, seven RBI and a double while drawing three walks and striking out 14 times … Had three sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly … Had two hits and two RBI in consecutive games at Notre Dame … Went 2-for-4 with a run at Pittsburgh.
Rolling Meadows High School: Earned three varsity letters in both baseball and basketball … Two-time all-conference baseball player as a sophomore and a junior … Received all-area honors as a junior and special mention accolades as a sophomore … Career .370 hitter in high school.
Personal: Born 9/8/93 in Arlington Heights, Ill. … Oldest of three children of Kevin and Lisa Lowe … Has two younger sisters, Tara and Kristen … Communication major.