Matt Szczur headlines list as No. 6 prospect in Chicago Cubs system
Villanova has five players garner Big Five end-of-season honors
Villanova duo ranked among the top hitters in the conference this season
Second loss in as many games marks first series loss since 2007 to Scarlet Knights
Sophomore righty allows one hit over six innings as Villanova events series
Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.
On Fleishman: Has the best power on the team and can hit to all fields ... Capable of hitting for a high average and will be a mainstay in the middle of the Villanova lineup ... Comes off a very strong campaign last year and is primed for another big season in which he could potentially be a pro prospect ... Has a strong throwing arm from either corner outfield position and is also capable of catching.
Career: In two seasons at Villanova has started all 84 games he has played in and batted .307 (100-326) with eight home runs and 67 RBI ... Has 44 runs scored and has hit 26 doubles and seven triples ... Walked 34 times, hit by a pitch three times and struck out 69 times ... Has a .372 on-base percentage and a .503 slugging percentage ... Hit five sacrifice flies ... Has nine stolen bases in 10 tries ... Owns a .993 fielding percentage with 143 putouts, seven assists and one error; Collegiate Career: Including the year he spent at Western New England College is a .309 hitter (146-472) with 38 doubles, 10 triples, 15 home runs, 74 runs scored and 105 runs batted in.
BIG EAST Regular Season: Has played in and started 40 regular season conference games and is a .280 hitter (42-150) with a .353 on-base percentage and a .493 slugging percentage ... Almost half of his hits (20 of 42) have gone for extra bases, including 12 doubles, four triples and four home runs ... Has 34 RBI and 16 runs scored while walking 17 times and striking out 32 times ... Stole three bases in four tries, has four sacrifice flies and has been hit by a pitch twice ... In the outfield has 79 putouts, one assist and one error (.988 fielding percentage).
2011: Tied for the team lead in batting and led the Wildcats in six other offensive categories ... Batted .325 (66-for-203) and had team highs of 21 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 42 runs batted in and a .542 slugging percentage ... Scored 27 runs and drew 18 walks while striking out 37 times ... Stole six bases in seven tries ... Was hit by a pitch twice and had three sacrifice flies ... His 21 doubles are the third most in a single season in school history and just one away from tying the single-season Villanova record ... Longest hitting streak of the season was seven games but despite that compiled a stretch of 30 consecutive games from February 26 through April 17 in which he reached base safely via a hit or a walk ... Posted team highs of 21 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Had three games with three hits and one game with four hits ... Earned a spot on the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll after the opening weekend of the season, when he went 8-for-12 (.667) with five runs scored, seven RBI, three doubles, a walk, a stolen base and no strikeouts in 14 plate appearances ... Homered and went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI in a win over Manhattan ... Played in and started all 52 games ... Had a .991 fielding percentage with 106 putouts, six assists and just one error ... His six outfield assists came in a span of 13 games early in the season ... Threw runners out at third and second, respectively, in a one-run win over UNC-Wilmington; BIG EAST: Batted .287 (29-101) in 27 conference games with a .362 on-base percentage and a .475 slugging percentage ... Collected 15 extra-base hits, including 12 doubles, two triples and a home run while scoring 10 runs and driving in 20 ... Walked 11 times, struck out 18 times and stole three bases in four tries ... Was hit by a pitch twice and had two sacrifice flies ... Drew a career-high three walks against Seton Hall ... Tallied 60 putouts and a .984 fielding percentage in right field.
2010: Batted .276 (34-123) while starting all 32 games he played in ... Hit five doubles, three triples and three home runs to post a .439 slugging percentage ... Drew 16 walks, was hit by a pitch and had two sacrifice flies to produce a .359 on-base percentage ... Scored 17 runs, drove in 25 and stole three bases without being caught ... Struck out 32 times ... Played flawless defense in the outfield with 38 putouts and one assist; BIG EAST: Played in 13 games and hit .265 (13-49) with a .333 on-base percentage and a .531 slugging percentage ... Hit two triples and three home runs, had 14 RBI and scored six runs ... Drew six walks and struck out 14 times ... In a 12-5 win over Notre Dame had career highs of four hits, two home runs and six RBI ... Hit a two-run home run and a grand slam in back-to-back innings.
Western New England College: Played in 45 games with 41 starts as a freshman during the 2009 season ... Led the team with seven home runs and batted .315 (46-146) with a .371 on-base percentage and a .582 slugging percentage ... Also had 12 doubles and three triples ... Scored 30 runs and had 38 RBI ... Walked 11 times and struck out 31 times ... Had one stolen base, was hit by a pitch twice and had one sacrifice bunt.
Commack High School: Led his team to the Suffolk County championship ... Received all-county and all-league honors ... Played in the 2008 Nassau vs. Suffolk County Long Island All-Star Game ... Member of the National Honor Society, the Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and the Technology Honor Society.
Personal: Born 6/29/90 in Manhasset, N.Y. ... Younger of two children of Rich and Karen Fleishman ... Has an older sister, Stefanie (22) ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its elite athletic and academic programs ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.