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: Has played in 153 games with 139 starts and is a .262 career hitter … Has 139 hits in 530 at-bats with 77 runs scored, 86 runs batted in, 42 doubles, six triples and 16 home runs … Has walked 50 times, been hit by a pitch 33 times and struck out 150 times … Owns a .360 career on-base percentage and a .455 slugging percentage … Career totals include three stolen bases in as many tries, three sacrifice flies and one sacrifice bunt … Owns a .989 career fielding percentage with 1,161 putouts, 95 assists and 14 errors in 1,270 total chances … As a pitcher has appeared in 17 games with three starts and is 1-4 with one save and a 5.87 ERA … Has logged 30 2/3 innings and allowed 37 hits and 26 runs (20 earned) with 16 walks and 26 strikeouts … Allowed one home run to 148 batters faced.
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 (23) … 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.