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 a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 1, 2016.
Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.
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.
Career: Played in 198 career games with 189 starts … Batted .256 (182-for-710) with a .347 on-base percentage and a .338 slugging percentage during his career … Had 97 runs scored and 80 runs batted in while totaling 31 doubles, three triples and seven home runs … In addition to his 182 hits reached base another 101 times via a walk (82) or hit by pitch (19) … Struck out 125 times … Stole 35 bases in 46 tries … Tallied 12 sacrifice bunts and five sacrifice flies … Played strong defense at third base with 261 putouts, 328 assists and 40 errors in 629 total chances (.936 fielding percentage).
2016: Earned second team All-BIG EAST honors at third base … Played in and started all 52 team games on the year … Batted .254 (52-for-205) with a .326 on-base percentage and a .361 slugging percentage … Led the team with 11 stolen bases in 14 tries … Had 27 runs scored and 22 RBI while accumulating nine doubles, two triples and three home runs … Drew 21 walks and struck out 28 times while being hit by a pitch twice … Had 13 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games … Tallied a season-high three hits on three occasions, including in a win over Fordham … Hit home runs in back-to-back games against St. Peter’s and La Salle … Went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in the St. Peter’s game … Also homered in a non-conference game versus Saint Joseph’s … Had 48 putouts, 85 assists and 11 errors in 144 chances at third base (.924 fielding percentage); BIG EAST: Batted .237 (18-for-76) with a .280 on-base percentage and a .289 slugging percentage in 18 conference games … Had seven runs scored, eight RBI, two doubles and a triple … Drew five walks and struck out eight times … Stole two bases without being caught … Had three-hit games against both St. John’s and Seton Hall … Batted .357 (5-for-14) with four runs scored, three RBI, a walk and a stolen base in a three-game series against Georgetown.
2015: Started all 49 games he played in and batted .277 (52-for-188) with a .359 on-base percentage and a .367 slugging percentage ... Led the team with 15 stolen bases in 18 tries and was second on the squad with four home runs and 30 runs batted in ... Also had three doubles, one triple and 24 runs scored ... Drew 22 walks and struck out 29 times while being hit by a pitch four times ... Had three sacrifice flies ... Tallied 12 multi-hit games and was tied for second on the team with eight multi-RBI games ... Reached base safely in each of the first 20 games of the season from February 13 through March 27 ... During that 20-game stretch batted .282 with a .367 on-base percentage and 14 RBI ... Homered and drove in three runs in a win over Mount St. Mary's ... Hit a game-winning home run in the top of the 10th inning at Saint Joseph's in the final non-conference game of the season ... Compiled a .949 fielding percentage with 81 putouts, 68 assists and eight errors while playing both corner infield positions; BIG EAST: Played in 17 conference games and batted .266 (17-for-64) with a home run and nine RBI ... Scored six runs, drew 11 walks and struck out 10 times while posting a .373 on-base percentage ... Had seven stolen bases in eight tries ... Tied a season-high with three hits against Seton Hall ... Went 2-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base and a career-high four RBI in a win over St. John's ... Hit a solo home run in a win over Xavier.
2014: Started all 50 games and batted .272 (49-180) with a .382 on-base percentage and a .317 slugging percentage ... Had eight doubles, 31 runs scored and 19 runs batted in ... Drew 22 walks and was hit by a pitch 10 times, while striking out 30 times in 221 plate appearances ... Tied for second on the team with nine sacrifice bunts ... Had four stolen bases in seven tries ... Tallied 12 multi-hit games ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, a stolen base and two sacrifice bunts in a win over Norfolk State ... Had a career-high four hits and drove in two runs against Boston College ... Compiled a .944 fielding percentage with 10 errors in 178 chances; 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 … Communication major.