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: Has played in 148 games with 140 starts over three seasons as the Wildcats starting shortstop … Owns a .264 batting average (118-447) and a .357 on-base percentage while drawing 58 walks and being hit by a pitch eight times … Has 76 strikeouts in 548 plate appearances … Tallied 49 runs scored, 41 runs batted in and eight doubles while stealing 17 bases in 21 tries … Has 32 sacrifice bunts and three sacrifice flies … Excellent defender who has a .964 fielding percentage and only 21 errors in 591 total chances (198 putouts, 372 assists).
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 … Played summer ball with fellow incoming freshman Nicolas Coutre.
Personal: Born 9/8/93 in Arlington Heights, Ill. … Oldest of three children of Kevin and Lisa Lowe … Has two younger sisters, Tara (19) and Kristen (14) … Communication major.