Five-game intra-squad series begins this coming Saturday morning
Villanova had three players named to all-star teams or top prospect lists over the summer
Villanova loses opener of three-game series
Second combined one-hitter of the season carries Villanova to easy victory
Sophomore right fielder drove in game-winning run, threw out tying run at the plate to end game
On Lengel: Capable of contributing in either the late innings out of the bullpen or as a starter ... Offers a deep repertoire and made strides last season in developing his secondary pitches ... Throws with good velocity and will be an asset to the pitching staff this season.
Career: Has pitched in 28 games with five starts over two seasons ... Owns a 2-1 record with one save and a 4.14 ERA in 67 1/3 innings of work ... Yielded 75 hits and opponents are batting .300 against him ... Allowed 37 runs (31 earned) with 33 walks and 50 strikeouts ... His ERA in 23 career relief outings is 2.98 (16 earned runs in 48 1/3 innings).
2012: Gave the Wildcats consistency out of the bullpen in the late innings ... Made 17 appearances for the year, all but two of which came in relief ... Compiled a 2-0 record and one save with a 3.54 ERA in 40 2/3 innings pitched ... Gave up 36 hits and held opponents to a .259 batting average against him ... Surrendered 18 runs (16 earned) while walking 22 and striking out 28 ... Faced 174 batters without allowing a home run ... Led the team with seven pickoffs ... Did not allow an earned run in 10 of his 15 relief outings ... Pitched five scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts in a 5-4 win over Buffalo ... Logged two scoreless innings and earned his first collegiate save in a 2-1 win at Norfolk State ... Earned victories in back-to-back appearances in a start against Miami (Ohio) and a relief appearance against Maryland-Eastern Shore ... Went a season-high 5 2/3 innings and allowed one run on four hits in a start against Temple; BIG EAST: Pitched seven times in relief against conference opponents and had a 3.86 ERA in 11 2/3 innings ... Allowed nine hits and held opponents to a .220 batting average while giving up seven runs (five earned), walking four and striking out four ... Logged 2 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed just one hit in his final outing of the season against Rutgers ... Registered back-to-back outings against West Virginia and Georgetown in which he combined to throw 2 2/3 hitless and scoreless innings.
2011: Pitched in 11 games and made three starts on the year ... Went 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA while logging 26 2/3 innings and striking out 22 batters (7.4 strikeouts/nine innings) ... Allowed 39 hits and 19 runs (15 earned) while walking 11 ... Allowed only two home runs to 131 batters faced ... Made weekend starts during the first two weeks of the season ... Yielded one run over three innings in his collegiate debut at Norfolk State ... In his eight relief appearances combined to pitch 17 1/3 innings with a 2.08 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings ... Pitched at least three innings of relief on three occasions ... Surrendered just three earned runs over 14 1/3 innings (2.03 ERA) spanning his last seven outings of the year; BIG EAST: Pitched six times out of the bullpen against conference opponents and recorded a 1.38 ERA ... Allowed only two earned runs in 13.0 innings pitched while striking out 12 batters ... Struck out a season-high five batters in 3 2/3 innings against Seton Hall, while not allowing an earned run in that outing ... Pitched three scoreless innings of relief and struck out two against USF ... Logged 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief at Pittsburgh.
Haverford School: Received four varsity letters in baseball, three in football and one in basketball ... As a senior went 8-1 with a 0.98 ERA, 75 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 50 2/3 innings ... Was the Inter-AC and Delaware County MVP as well as a first team all-star in 2010 ... Also received all-city and All-Southeastern Pennsylvania recognition as a senior ... Two-time first team All-Main Line ... Second team All-Inter AC in 2009 ... Played in the 2009 Carpenter Cup ... As a football player was a first team All-Inter AC selection as a senior, as well as a second team All-Delaware County pick and an honorable mention all-city performer.
Personal: Born 3/31/91 in Chatham, N.J. ... One of three sons of Tom and Disty Lengel ... Has two brothers, Tim (23) and Andrew (14) ... Majoring in Communications.