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 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 hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.
Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.
Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.
Career: Played in 204 games with 190 starts, accumulating 736 at-bats and 846 plate appearances … Batted .262 (193-for-736) with 55 doubles, seven triples and 23 home runs … Had a .354 on-base percentage and a .450 slugging percentage … Walked 68 times and was hit by a pitch 38 times, while striking out 198 times … Had six stolen bases without getting caught … Notched one sacrifice bunt and three sacrifice flies … Was a .288 career hitter in BIG EAST play, and batted over .300 versus conference opponents in each of his last three seasons ... Compiled a .988 fielding percentage with just 21 errors in 1,769 total chances (1,598 putouts, 150 assists) … Made 19 appearances with three starts on the mound … Went 1-5 with one save and a 5.91 ERA in 32.0 innings … Allowed 38 hits and 28 runs (21 earned) with 18 walks and 27 strikeouts … Gave up just one home run to 155 batters faced … Opponents batted .295 against him.
2016: First team All-BIG EAST … Started all 51 games he played in during the season and batted .262 (54-for-206) with a .336 on-base percentage and a .437 slugging percentage … Led the team with 13 doubles and seven home runs, in addition to finishing second on the team with 31 runs scored, 30 RBI and 90 total bases … Also had a triple, drew 18 walks and was tied for second on the team with five times being hit by a pitch … Struck out 48 times … Stole three bases in as many tries … Ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in home runs, tied for sixth in doubles, eighth in total bases and 10th in slugging percentage … Tallied 14 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games … Had the longest hitting and on-base streaks on the team during the season … Put together a career-best 16-game hitting streak from March 26 through April 29, during which he batted .304 (21-for-69) with four doubles, five home runs and a .580 slugging percentage … The beginning of the hitting streak also marked the start of a 24-game streak of reaching base safely … That streak lasted from March 26 through May 15 … In a 14-inning marathon at nationally-ranked Florida State, went 3-for-8 with two runs, two RBI and his first home run of the season … Also had a season-high 15 putouts at first base in the game … Went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at Penn … Made a pair of appearances on the mound, pitching a scoreless inning against Hartford and recording one out at Rutgers … Compiled a .986 fielding percentage with 437 putouts, 55 assists and seven errors in 499 total chances; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games and was second on the team with a .308 (24-for-78) batting average against league foes … Led the Wildcats with four home runs, 15 RBI and a .538 slugging percentage in BIG EAST games … Had 12 runs scored, four doubles and one triple … Drew six walks and posted a .357 on-base percentage … Had one stolen base on his only attempt … Tied for the BIG EAST lead in home runs during conference play, in addition to ranking third in slugging percentage and tied for third in RBI … Batted .571 (8-for-14) with five runs, four RBI, a double and a home run in a three-game series against Georgetown … Had three straight multi-hit games in the series, including consecutive three-hit outings in the first two games … Also hit home runs against Butler, Seton Hall and Creighton.
2015: Played in all 50 games, including 47 starts at first base and three as a pitcher … Led the team in doubles, home runs, runs batted in and slugging percentage … Batted .280 (56-for-200) overall with 18 doubles, three triples, six home runs, 37 runs batted in and 20 runs scored … Compiled a .348 on-base percentage and a .490 slugging percentage … Drew 16 walks, was hit by a pitch five times and struck out 45 times … Had one stolen base on one attempt … Tallied 13 multi-hit games, including three games with three or more hits, and a team-high nine multi-RBI games … Reached base safely in 19 consecutive games from March 7 through April 15 … Opened the season with a nine-game hitting streak … Tallied his second career multi-homer game and had a career-high six RBI in a win over Mount St. Mary’s … Hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in a win over La Salle … Started three games on the mound early in the season and went 0-3 with a 5.02 ERA in 14 1/3 innings … In the last of his three starts, pitched into the seventh inning against Philadelphia University and allowed just two earned runs on four hits while recording a career-high nine strikeouts in 6/13 innings … Compiled a .990 fielding percentage for the season with 433 putouts, 41 assists and just five errors in 479 chances; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games at first base and batted .333 with a .367 on-base percentage and a .520 slugging percentage … Had a conference-leading nine doubles, a triple and a home run while driving in 11 runs and scoring six … Walked four times and struck out 17 times … His only home run in BIG EAST games came in a win over St. John’s … He went 2-for-4 with two RBI in that game … Had a 4-for-5 day with three runs, two RBI, a double and a triple in a come-from-behind win over Seton Hall in the second game of a doubleheader.
2014: Developed into a steady presence in the middle of the lineup … Batted .304 (55-181) in 49 games and led the team in both on-base percentage (.423) and slugging percentage (.492) … Also led the Wildcats with 36 runs scored and 16 doubles, while tying for the lead with four home runs … Had 30 runs batted in, hit three triples and stole a base … Drew 24 walks and was hit by a pitch 15 times, while striking out 56 times … Tallied 14 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games … Compiled a team-best 15-game hitting streak from March 15-April 12 during which he batted .397 (23-58) with a .500 on-base percentage, six doubles and two home runs … The hitting streak came in the middle of a stretch where he reached base safely in 20 consecutive games … Also reached base in each of his final 12 contests … Made two pitching appearances and combined to pitch three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out two … Had a .993 fielding percentage for the season, with just three errors in 454 chances; 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … In his time at first base compiled a .988 fielding percentage with just four errors in 326 chances; 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. … Younger of two sons of Jim and Jackie Beermann … Has an older brother, Cyrus … Father played lacrosse at Marietta College and was a goalie … Hobbies include fishing and playing golf and ping pong … 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.