Chris Haggarty pitched 2.2 innings for his eighth save
Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series
Both players hit home runs as Villanova salvages final game of series
Connor Jones hits second home run of season as bottom third of order has five hits
Sciacca has three hits and two runs batted, raises average to .326
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 defeated Chicago State, 8-2, on March 15, 2013.
On Jewitt: Emerged as a consistent hitter in the middle of the batting order last season ... Demonstrated a great deal of improvement at the plate and was one of the impact bats in the lineup ... Has power potential as he continues to grow and gain experience ... Terrific defender at third base with great hands and a strong, accurate throwing arm ... Will be counted on to make a significant contribution to the team during the season.
Career: Has played in 97 games with 88 starts over his first two seasons ... Career .246 (78-317) hitter with a .352 on-base percentage and a .306 slugging percentage ... Has 46 runs scored and 28 runs batted in while hitting 19 doubles ... Has drawn 39 walks and been hit by a pitch 13 times, while striking out 68 times ... Tallied 12 sacrifice bunts ... Has nine stolen bases in 14 tries ... Owns a .936 fielding percentage with 21 errors in 328 chances.
2014: One of four Wildcats to start and appear in all 50 games ... Slashed a line of .272/382./317 with 49 hits across 180 at-bats with eight doubles ... His .272 average and .317 slugging percentage ranked fourth on the club ... His .382 OBP was good for fifth at the season's end ... Batted in 19 runs, which ranked fourth, and scored an additional 31, which ranked third on the team ... His eight doubles and nine sacrifice bunts were both second-best on the squad ... Drew 22 walks, good for fourth on the team ... Struck out 30 times ... Was four of seven in stolen base attempts ... Hit by 10 pitches, third most on the squad ... Fourth on the team with 12 multi-hit games, including three three-hit and one-four hit game, and fifth with four multi-RBI games ... His four-hit game came against Boston College on March 1 ... Scored a team-high four runs against Georgetown on May 4 ... Tied the team-high for two sacrifice hits at Norfolk State on Feb. 23 ... Was hit by three pitches against Butler on May 15 ... Scored at least one run in six-straight games from March 9 to March 21 ... Owned a .944 field percentages with 62 putouts and 106 assists to only 10 errors; BIG EAST: Batted .233 (14-60) in BIG EAST games while posting a .361 on-base percentage and a .267 slugging percentage ... Scored 12 runs and had six runs batted in while hitting two doubles ... Drew six walks, was hit by a pitch six times and had 11 strikeouts ... Stole three bases in four tries and had four sacrifice bunts ... Went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base against Georgetown, then had a career-high four runs scored versus the Hoyas the next day ... Was hit by a pitch three times in the series opener against Butler.
2013: Played in 47 games with 38 starts and batted .212 (29-for-137) with a .312 on-base percentage and a .292 slugging percentage ... Ranked second on the team with 11 doubles, scored 15 runs and had nine runs batted in ... Drew 17 walks and was hit by a pitch three times, while striking out 38 times ... Stole five bases in seven tries and had three sacrifice bunts ... Had six multi-hit games and three games with two or more runs batted in ... Finished the season by reaching base safely in each of his last seven games, with a .483 on-base percentage in that span ... Went 3-for-5 with three doubles, a run scored and two runs batted in against Saint Joseph's ... Had two hits, including a double, with a run scored and a stolen base versus Central Connecticut State ... Delivered two hits and two runs batted in against Chicago State and went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored against Temple ... Started 31 times at third base, six times at first base and once as the designated hitter ... Had a .927 fielding percentage with 70 putouts, 69 assists and 11 errors; BIG EAST: Saw action in 22 conference games with 18 starts ... Hit .143 (9-for-63) with a .299 on-base percentage and a .190 slugging percentage ... Had three doubles, eight runs scored and two RBI while drawing 13 walks and striking out 19 times ... Was hit by a pitch once and had a pair of sacrifice bunts ... Had one stolen base in his only attempt ... Had an RBI single, walk and two runs scored in a win at Notre Dame ... Drew a season-high three walks and scored two runs in the season finale at Georgetown as Villanova finished off a three-game sweep.
Bayard Rustin High School: Earned four varsity letters as a third baseman ... Received All-Chesmont first team accolades all four years ... First team all-area as a junior and a senior after being a second team selection his first two years ... Chesmont MVP as a junior ... Two-year team captain who played twice in the local Carpenter Cup ... Batted .551 with six home runs as a junior ... Career .446 hitter with 120 hits, 23 home runs, 93 runs batted in, 95 runs scored and 29 doubles.
Personal: Born 4/7/94 in West Chester, Pa. ... Younger of two sons of Greg and Mary Jewitt ... Has an older brother, Matt (23) ... Majoring in Communication.