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Eric Lowe
Eric  Lowe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington Heights, Ill.

High School:
Rolling Meadows

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 168

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
09/08/1993

Bats/Throws:
R/R

05/17/2013

Ostapeck Fires Four-Hit Shutout, Wildcats Slam Three Home Runs in 8-0 Win Over Georgetown

Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series

04/14/2013

Wildcats Lose Series Finale to Connecticut, 9-4

Connor Jones hits second home run of season as bottom third of order has five hits

04/12/2013

Defense Falters Late as Wildcats Lose to Connecticut, 4-3

All of the runs scored in the game came in the last two innings

04/10/2013

Wildcats Rally Falls Short in 5-3 Loss to LIU-Brooklyn

Sciacca has three hits and two runs batted, raises average to .326

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

04/01/2016

Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure

Villanova opened a three-game series with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 1, 2016.

03/08/2016

Baseball vs. Delaware State

Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.

04/12/2015

Baseball vs. Georgetown (4-11-15)

Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. Manhattan

Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.

On Lowe: One of the top defensive infielders in program history … Four-year starter who played both middle infield positions, but was primarily a shortstop over his final three years … Possessed tremendous range and a strong throwing arm from deep in the hole … Smart player who made good decisions in the field and at the plate … Terrific situational hitter who made consistent contact and was an excellent bunter.

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.

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