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 recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.
Villanova defeated La Salle, 5-3, on March 26 in a game that was part of the Liberty Bell Classic.
Villanova defeated Chicago State, 8-2, on March 15, 2013.
On Lowe: Outstanding shortstop who is as good defensively as anyone to come through the program ... Uses his speed for excellent range in the field ... Has a strong arm and makes good decisions ... Fits well into the Villanova offensive system ... Good situational hitter who can bunt and hit-and-run.
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 ... Batted .368 (7-for-16) during a six-game hitting streak from March 5-15 ... Had two hits and a run scored in a win over La Salle early in the year ... Later in the season was 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored off the bench in another win over the Explorers ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, stolen base and season-high three RBI in a win over Chicago State ... Had two hits, including a double, with a run scored and an RBI versus LIU-Brooklyn ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk versus Saint Peter's ... 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 ... Committed three errors in 62 chances in the field (.952 fielding percentage with 22 putouts and 37 assists).
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 (17) and Kristen (12) ... Has yet to declare a major.
At Bats 5 4/7/13 - at Notre Dame Runs Scored 2 4/24/13 - Saint Peter's Hits 2 Nine times (5/11/13 - at Pittsburgh) Doubles 1 Four times (4/10/13 - LIU-Brooklyn) Runs Batted In 3 3/15/13 - Chicago State Total Bases 3 Four times (4/10/13 - LIU-Brooklyn) Walks 1 11 times (5/17/13 - at Georgetown) Stolen Bases 1 Two times (3/15/13 - Chicago State) Putouts 5 2/15/13 - Monmouth Assists 5 Two times (4/28/13 - Seton Hall)