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
Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.
On Courter: Made steady progress during his freshman campaign as a left-handed option out of the bullpen ... Has great potential and will work to earn a role among the team's relief corps this season ... May also see time as the midweek starter.
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 (20) ... Father played football and was a wide receiver at Bloomsburg ... Has yet to declare a major.