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Mike Houser

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hatfield, Pa.

High School:
North Penn

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
DH/1B

Birthdate:
10/06/1979

Villanova: Will platoon at the designated hitter position, as well as seeing time at first base and in the outfield...One of the team?s top power hitters...Greatly improved.

2000- Played in 41 games, starting in 21 contests...Batted .287 with 27 hits in 94 at-bats...Tallied 16 runs scored, four doubles, five home runs and 24 RBI...Tied for the team lead in home runs...Hit .333 (15-for-45) in Big East action...Recorded two doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI in conference games.

1999- Made 21 appearances and three starts in 1999...Saw a great deal of time as a pinch hitter...Batted .207 with six hits in 29 at-bats...Scored one run and recorded three doubles and one RBI...Appeared in 10 Big East contests, and made two conference starts...Had two hits in 18 Big East at-bats for a .111 average.

Personal: Business major...Attended North Penn High School...Three-time varsity letterwinner in baseball for head coach Dave Rittenhouse...League MVP in 1998...Received All-League distinction in 1997-98...North Penn baseball captain as a senior...Played in the Carpenter Cup in his last two seasons...Member of the National Honor Society...Younger of two children of Scott and Debra Houser...Father, Scott, played first base in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization...Born 10/6/79 in Abington, Pa.

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