Senior relief pitcher excelled on the mound and in the classroom for Villanova
All four of the runs in the game scored with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning
All of the runs scored in the game came in the last two innings
Sciacca has three hits and two runs batted, raises average to .326
Wildcats had 12 hits in the game, led on two different occasions
On Meurer: Throws strikes consistently and can keep hitters off balance with a great deal of velocity and movement ... Expected to work exclusively out of the bullpen during the season and will be one of the key contributors in the late innings.
Career: In two seasons with the Wildcats has made 45 appearances, including five starts ... Owns a 5-8 record with one save and a 5.25 ERA ... Has pitched 84.0 innings and allowed 99 hits and 58 runs (49 earned) while walking 21 and striking out 64 ... Averages 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings ... Opposing batters are hitting .289 against him ... Has given up five home runs to 382 batters faced.
2013: Ranked second on the team with 26 appearances, including 21 relief outings and five starts ... Went 2-6 with a 6.06 ERA in 49.0 innings pitched ... Allowed 64 hits and 38 runs (33 earned) while walking 14 and striking out 37 ... Opposing batters hit .307 against him ... Faced 231 batters and allowed just one home run ... Pitched two or more innings in seven of his relief stints ... Allowed just one run over 11 1/3 innings in his final eight appearances of the season (0.79 ERA) and had 13 strikeouts during that stretch ... Threw 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in a win over Marist ... Came out of the bullpen at Temple and struck out six while allowing just one run on three hits in 3 1/3 innings ... Started against U. Sciences and struck out seven while giving up four hits and an unearned run over five innings ... Started and earned the win at Penn, going four innings and allowing two earned runs on two hits while walking one and striking out two; BIG EAST: Appeared in 12 games in relief versus league opponents and compiled a 2.77 ERA in 13.0 innings pitched ... Allowed 17 hits and five runs (four earned) with four walks and nine strikeouts ... Did not allow a home run ... Did not allow an earned run in any of his last nine conference outings, a span of 10 1/3 innings ... Pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief versus both Louisville and Pittsburgh.
2012: Named to the Philadelphia Big Five Academic Team ... Ranked second on the team with 19 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... Went 3-2 with two saves and a 4.11 ERA, tying for third on the team in victories and ranking second in saves ... Pitched 35.0 innings and allowed 35 hits for a .257 opponent batting average ... Yielded 20 runs (16 earned) while walking just seven and striking out 27 ... Pitched two innings or more in nine of his relief appearances, including six games where he logged at least three innings ... Did not allow a run in 10 of his outings and surrendered just one earned run on five other occasions ... Registered victories in three consecutive appearances from April 11-21, during which he allowed just one earned run on six hits in 7 2/3 innings ... That was part of a larger six-game stretch in which he went 3-0 with one save and a 0.73 ERA spanning 12 1/3 innings ... Earned his first victory of the season with two scoreless innings at Lafayette ... Had a season-high four strikeouts in back-to-back appearances against Chicago State and Miami (Ohio); BIG EAST: Led the pitching staff with 11 appearances against conference foes ... Recorded a 2-2 record with two saves and a 5.23 ERA in 20 2/3 innings pitched ... Allowed 21 hits and 14 runs (12 earned) with just three walks and 13 strikeouts ... Opponents hit .263 against him ... Allowed no earned runs in 1 1/3 innings to pick up a win against Georgetown ... Yielded just two hits and a run over 4 1/3 innings to pick up a win over Seton Hall ... Pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits allowed and three strikeouts to save a 3-2 win at USF ... Also went three innings for a save against Cincinnati.
Texarkana College: Pitched his freshman season for the Bulldogs, who were a member of the NJCAA Division I.
Cinco Ranch High School: Received three varsity letters in baseball and also played football as a quarterback ... Earned first team all-district honors as a senior in 2010 and was a second team all-district selection as a junior ... Named to the academic all-state team as a senior and also was named on his school's Principal's List for his academic performance.
Personal: Born 5/22/92 in Katy, Texas ... Second of three children of Chuck and Barbara Meurer ... Has an older sister, Emily (22) and a younger brother, Kyle (16) ... Has a relative, Dennis Herold, who played college baseball and was a pitcher at Navarro Junior College and Southwest Texas ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2011-12, 2012-13 Philadelphia Big Five All-Academic Team 2012
Innings Pitched 5.0 3/13/13 - U. Sciences Strikeouts 7 3/13/13 - U. Sciences Batters Faced 22 3/13/13 - U. Sciences