Sciacca had three runs batted in for Villanova
Freshman first baseman hits first two home runs by Villanova hitter at Citizens Bank Park
Sophomore pitcher goes 8 1/3 innings for first career win
All four runs in game scored with two outs; Villanova was limited to three hits
Unearned run in top of the third inning was only tally of the game
Career: Pitched in 51 career games with 11 starts and was 1-4 with one save and a 4.29 ERA … Pitched 128 inning and allowed just one home run to 554 batters faced … Gave up 146 hits and 67 runs (61 earned) while walking 34 and striking out 57 … Also was used as a designated hitter (almost exclusively during his senior season) and was a career .186 batter (18-for-97) with nine runs scored, 12 runs batted in and three doubles … Walked 10 times and struck out 19 times while being hit by a pitch twice … Had a .275 on-base percentage and a .216 slugging percentage … Stole one base in his only try and also had one sacrifice bunt … Compiled a 1.000 fielding percentage with four putouts and 21 assists in the field.
2015: Continued to be an effective pitcher for Villanova while also taking on a significant offensive role for the first time in his career … Played in 41 games with 31 starts on the year, including 28 starts as the designated hitter and three more on the mound … Batted .179 (17-for-95) with two doubles, nine runs scored and 10 runs batted in … Produced a .264 on-base percentage and a .200 slugging percentage while drawing nine walks and striking out 18 times … Was hit by a pitch twice and had a sacrifice bunt … Stole one base in his only attempt … Pitched in 15 games with three starts and compiled a 2.12 ERA over 34.0 innings pitched … Opponents batted .276 against him and he gave up just one home run to 139 batters faced … Allowed 35 hits and 13 runs (eight earned) while walking just six and striking out 18 … Had four multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games … Had a pair of RBI in consecutive games against Bryant and Penn … Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Northwestern in his second start as an offensive player … Starting pitcher twice against Saint Joseph’s and once against La Salle … Logged at least two innings in six of his 12 relief appearances; BIG EAST: Made four relief appearances in BIG EAST games and pitched 10 2/3 innings without allowing an unearned run … Allowed just four hits and held opponents to a .133 batting average against him in those outings … Walked three and struck out three … The only blemish on his record was four unearned runs in his final appearance of the season … Pitched a season-high 4 2/3 innings against Xavier and allowed just one hit while striking out one in a scoreless appearance … In that same game also went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and two RBI as the designated hitter … Threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in the first game of a doubleheader against Seton Hall … Started 11 games as the designated hitter in conference play and batted .152 (5-for-33) with a .263 on-base percentage and a .182 slugging percentage … Had a double, two runs scored and two RBI while drawing five walks and striking out eight times.
2014: Pitched in 13 games with four starts and was 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA in 37 1/3 innings pitched … Allowed 54 hits and 25 earned runs while walking eight and striking out 12 … Faced 169 batters without surrendering a home run … Gave up just one earned run over 9 2/3 innings in his final four outings of the year … Started and pitched a season-high six innings of one-run ball against Saint Joseph’s; BIG EAST: Appeared in three conference games, all in relief, and allowed just one run over seven innings … Gave up nine hits without walking a batter, and struck out two … Pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings against Seton Hall and a scoreless inning at Georgetown.
2013: Steady member of the pitching staff who was used in long relief and as a spot starter … Appeared in 15 games with four starts and went 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA over 46 1/3 innings pitched … Allowed 49 hits and 25 runs (24 earned) with 13 walks and 21 strikeouts … Faced 246 batters and did not allow a home run … Opponents hit .280 against him … Had a 3.58 ERA spanning 27 2/3 innings in his four starts … That included pitching into the ninth inning to earn a 3-1 win over La Salle in which he allowed just five hits and no earned runs in 8 1/3 innings, while walking two and striking out three … Yielded two earned runs on seven hits in six innings against Saint Peter’s … Struck out a career-high four batters in seven innings against Temple … Had relief stints of four innings against both Northeastern and Cornell, allowing just one run on four hits combined in those appearances … In a stretch of 10 appearances from March 13 through May 11 (seven relief appearances, three starts) combined to allow just seven earned runs over 32 2/3 innings (1.93 ERA); BIG EAST: Made three relief appearances against conference opponents and pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out two … Opposing batters went 1-for-9 (.111) against him … Pitched a scoreless inning with one hit allowed at Cincinnati … Logged 1 2/3 innings and struck out two in the second game of a doubleheader at Pittsburgh.
2012: Pitched in eight games out of the bullpen and compiled a 3.48 ERA with one save in 10 1/3 innings of work … Allowed just eight hits and held opponents to a .216 average against him … Allowed four earned runs and walked seven while striking out six … Earned a save in his collegiate pitching debut when he pitched two scoreless innings in a win over University of the Sciences … Did not allow a run in six of his eight appearances … Pitched 1 1/3 innings and retired all four batters he faced in a win over Temple … His collegiate debut came as a pinch hitter in a win over Chicago State, when he had a double and an RBI in his first career at-bat; BIG EAST: Pitched in three games against conference opponents and allowed two earned runs on two hits in 2 2/3 innings … Walked five and struck out two.
Archbishop Wood High School: Received three varsity letters in baseball and compiled 17 career victories on the mound … As a senior was named first team All-Philadelphia, first team All-Montgomery County, first team All-Bucks County and first team All-Catholic League … Three-year member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 9/25/92 in Maple Glen, Pa. … Younger of two children of Joseph and Kathryn Courter … Has an older sister, Becca … Father played football and was a wide receiver at Bloomsburg … Communication major with a minor in Political Science.