Multiple teams of Wildcats are in the holiday spirit after some Christmastime volunteering
Sciacca drives in three runs, Beermann and Jones power Villanova with home runs
Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series
Sciacca had three runs batted in for Villanova
Both players hit home runs as Villanova salvages final game of series
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 Saint Joseph's, 8-2, on March 7 in the Villanova Baseball Classic.
Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.
On Beermann: Pro prospect ... Hits for both average and power and is a feared hitter in the middle of the Villanova lineup ... Drives the ball to all parts of the field ... Does an excellent job of seeing pitches and getting on base in a variety of ways ... Terrific defensive first baseman ... A weapon on the mound as well who has been used in bullpen roles over the past two seasons.
Career: Has played in 103 games with 89 starts in two seasons ... Career .252 hitter with a .367 on-base percentage and a .433 slugging percentage ... Has 24 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 57 runs scored with 49 runs batted in ... Has drawn 34 walks and been hit by a pitch 28 times, while striking out 105 times ... Owns a career .989 fielding percentage in 791 total chances ... Has also made 14 pitching appearances for Villanova and is 1-1 with a save and a 6.61 ERA, with 12 earned runs allowed in 16 1/3 innings ... Walked 11 and struck out 10 while not yielding a home run to 81 batters faced.
2014: Played and started in 49 games ... Batted .304 with 55 hits across 181 at-bats with 16 doubles, three triples and four home runs ... His 23 extra-base hits, 89 total bases 36 runs scored and 16 doubles all ranked first on the team ... Owned a team-best .423 on-base percentage and .492 slugging percentage, finishing with the second-best batting average at .304 ... Tied for a team-high four home runs ... Tallied 55 hits, drove in 30 runs, drew 24 walks and was hit by 15 pitches, all which ranked second on the team ... Third on the team with 14 multi-hit games including six three-hit games ... Third on the team with eight multi-RBI games ... His longest hitting streak reached 15 games and he safely reach based in 20-straight contests during the year ... Ended the season reaching base in 12-straight games ... Appeared in two games as a pitcher, tossing 3.0 shutout innings with three hits allowed an two strikeouts ... Registered a hit in 35 of his 49 games ... Had two three-game streaks of consecutive multi-hit games ... BIG EAST: Only hitter on the team to bat above .300 during conference games ... Hit .313 (21-67) versus BIG EAST opposition with a .425 on-base percentage and a .463 slugging percentage ... Had five doubles, one triple and one home run to go along with 12 runs batted in and 11 runs scored ... Drew nine walks, struck out 21 times and was hit by a pitch four times a?b Opened league play by going 6-for-10 against St. John's ... Batted .417 (5-12) in a series against Georgetown.
2013: Appeared in all 54 games in either the lineup, as a defensive replacement or on the mound ... Started 40 times (36 starts at first base, four as designated hitter) and pitched 12 times, with all of those outings coming in relief ... Batted anywhere from fourth through eighth in the lineup ... Led the team with six home runs and hit .188 (28-for-149) overall with a .295 on-base percentage and a .362 slugging percentage ... Scored 21 runs and had 19 runs batted in ... Hit eight doubles and drew 10 walks ... Ranked second on the team with 13 times being hit by a pitch ... Had 49 strikeouts ... During a 20-game stretch from March 17-April 16 batted .302 (16-for-53) with three doubles, three home runs and a .528 slugging percentage ... Hit two home runs against Delaware at Citizens Bank Park in the championship game of the Liberty Bell Classic ... Went 3-for-3 and also was hit by a pitch in the game ... In his pitching appearances went 1-1 with one save and an 8.10 ERA ... Pitched 13 1/3 innings and allowed 16 hits and 15 runs (12 earned), while walking 11 and striking out eight ... Logged a scoreless inning at La Salle to earn a save ... Pitched a 1-2-3 inning against Saint Peter's and was the winning pitcher in a 5-2 victory ... Threw at least two innings on three occasions ... Struck out three and retired all six batters he faced in his first outing of the season against North Carolina State ... Yielded one hit and one run in a season-high 2 2/3 innings against Valparaiso ... Struck out three and did not allow an earned run in two innings of a win over Chicago State; In his time at first base compiled a .988 fielding percentage with just four errors in 326 chances (298 putouts, 24 assists); BIG EAST: Batted .207 (17-for-82) in 24 conference games, including 22 starts ... Hit four of his home runs and five of his doubles to finish with a .415 slugging percentage ... Led the team with 17 runs scored versus league foes ... Drew five walks, was hit by a pitch seven times and posted a .305 on-base percentage ... Struck out 23 times ... In a win over Cincinnati went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and season-high three runs scored and three runs batted in ... Finished the season by going 4-for-12 with four runs scored, three RBI, three doubles and a home run in a series sweep of Georgetown ... Made three relief appearances in conference play and allowed three earned runs in 2.0 innings ... Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings against Louisville.
Jesuit High School: Earned three varsity letters while pitching and playing first base ... Hit 20 career home runs and had 60 runs batted in ... As a pitcher was 5-0 with a career 1.50 ERA ... Helped his team posted a collective record of 84-13 during his career ... Earned a spot in the state Final Four all three years he was on varsity ... Prior to his senior season was named a 2012 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason all-region selection ... Following the season was a second team All-Hillsborough County second team pick, after being an honorable mention honoree as a junior ... Third team All-American at the 2011 Underclass Perfect Game competition ... Played club ball for the AAU level Tampa Bay Ballers and the team won the 2008 national championship.
Personal: Born 2/25/94 in Melbourne, Fla. a?b Younger of two sons of Jim and Jackie Beermann ... Has an older brother, Cyrus (22) ... Father played lacrosse at Marietta College and was a goalie ... Hobbies include fishing and playing golf and ping pong ... Also likes to collect baseball cards ... Chose to attend Villanova for the chance to play BIG EAST baseball and to do so at a school with an excellent academic reputation ... Engineering major.