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 Manhattan on May 9, 2014.
Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.
Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.
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.
On Lowe: As good a defensive shortstop as any player in the region ... Demonstrates excellent range and a strong throwing arm ... Makes good decisions in the field and at the plate ... A perfect fit for the Villanova offensive system ... Good situational hitter and an excellent bunter ... This season will be a key part of what should be an excellent defensive infield for the Wildcats.
Career: Has played in 98 games with 90 starts over two seasons ... Owns a .222 batting average (60-270) and a .322 on-base percentage while drawing 35 walks and being hit by a pitch six times ... Has 53 strikeouts ... Tallied 28 runs scored, 28 runs batted in and six doubles while stealing seven bases in eight tries ... Has 21 sacrifice bunts and three sacrifice flies ... Excellent defender who has a .962 fielding percentage and only 13 errors in 343 total chances.
2014: One of four Wildcats to start and appear all 50 games ... Started every game at shortstop ... Batted .207 with a .331 on-base percentage ... Recorded 31 hits across 150 at-bats with two doubles ... Scored 17 runs while hitting in an additional 14 ... Drew 24 walks, tied for best on the team ... Drew two walks in a game seven times ... Was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts; his five steals were tied for first on the squad ... Ranked first with 11 sacrifice bunts ... Sixth on the team with seven multi-hit games, including two three-hit games ... Scored at least one run in six-straight games from March 27 to April 5 ... Knocked his two lone doubles in his only multi extra-base hit game against Wagner on March 28 ... Played strong defense with a .955 fielding percentage with 52 putouts and 119 assists to only eight errors; 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 ... 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 (18) and Kristen (13) ... Majoring in Communication.