Sciacca has two hits and drives in only Villanova run in ninth inning
Freshman first baseman hits first two home runs by Villanova hitter at Citizens Bank Park
Sciacca has three hits and two runs batted, raises average to .326
Winner advances to championship game at Citizens Bank Park
Freshman second baseman hit go-ahead home run in fifth inning; bullpen pitches 5 1/3 scoreless innings
Career: Has pitched in 44 games with 17 starts ... Logged 126 2/3 innings with 151 hits and 79 runs (65 earned) allowed ... Walked 45 batters while striking out 77 and allowing only four home runs to 583 batters faced ... Opponents hit .301 against him ... Has a career record of 7-5 with a 4.62 ERA ... Allowed three earned runs or less in 12 of his 17 career starts.
2012: Pitched in 17 games with all but one of his appearances coming out of the bullpen ... Compiled a 1-1 record and a 4.58 ERA in 35 1/3 innings ... Allowed 20 runs (18 earned) and issued 14 walks while striking out 27 (6.9 strikeouts per nine innings) ... Surrendered two home runs to 168 batters faced ... Opponents hit .290 against him ... Logged at least two innings in relief on seven occasions ... Pitched to a 2.53 ERA in his first seven appearances of the season, a stretched in which he logged 10 2/3 innings with 10 strikeouts and 11 hits allowed; BIG EAST: Appeared in 10 conference games with one start and was 1-0 with a 5.47 ERA ... Pitched 24 2/3 innings and allowed 29 hits and 15 earned runs while walking nine and striking out 17 ... Earned his only win of the year with a season-high 5 2/3 innings of relief against West Virginia, during which he struck out five while yielding two earned runs ... In his next outing after that game allowed one run on three hits in four innings against Georgetown ... Threw two scoreless innings against USF and logged 2 2/3 innings with one hit, three strikeouts and no runs allowed against Notre Dame.
2011: Appeared in 13 games with seven starts and was 2-4 with a 5.70 ERA ... Pitched 42 2/3 innings and allowed 64 hits and 36 runs (27 earned) while walking 16 and striking out 26 ... Faced 208 batters and gave up just one home run ... Allowed three earned runs or less in five of his seven starts ... Earned the win in the championship game of the Liberty Bell Classic at Citizens Bank Park, going 5 2/3 innings against Delaware and allowing just two earned runs ... Went seven strong innings for his first win of the year, allowing one run on five hits with a career-high six strikeouts to beat Lafayette ... Pitched four innings of relief and allowed just one run on two hits against Temple ... Tossed five scoreless innings against Bucknell in his first start of the year; BIG EAST: Pitched in five games with two starts and was 0-1 with an 11.32 ERA ... Logged 10 1/3 innings and allowed 24 hits and 17 runs (13 earned) while walking six and striking out four.
2010: Philadelphia Big Five Co-Rookie of the Year ... Top midweek starter for Villanova who also earned consideration for innings in BIG EAST games late in the year ... Wound up pitching in 14 games with nine starts and went 4-0 with a 3.70 ERA while holding opponents to a .263 batting average against him ... Pitched 48 2/3 innings and allowed 47 hits, 23 runs (20 earned) and 15 walks while striking out 24 ... Allowed just one home run to 207 batters faced ... Surrendered three earned runs or less in six of his nine starts ... Pitched four scoreless innings in a start against Penn to earn his first collegiate win ... Logged six innings without allowing an earned run in a win over La Salle; BIG EAST: Pitched in three conference games, including one start, and was 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA spanning 10.0 innings ... Allowed eight hits and held opponents to a .242 batting average ... Gave up two earned runs, walked four and struck out two ... On the final day of the season made his first BIG EAST start at West Virginia and carried a five-hit shutout into the ninth inning before exiting with one out in the ninth.
St. John Vianney High School: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and one in football as a wide receiver ... Second team All-Shore Conference and first team All-A Central Division as both a junior and a senior ... Named the Pitcher of the Year in the `A' Central Division in 2008 and was a second team All-Monmouth County pick in 2009 ... Chosen as his team's Most Valuable Player and was named the "Ace of the Staff" in both his junior and senior seasons ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years.
Personal: Born 2/24/91 in Red Bank, N.J. ... Son of Doreen MacLachlan ... Majoring in Accounting.