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Craig Mirsky

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holland, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock

Last College:
Drexel

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
INF/OF

Birthdate:
11/03/1983

B/T:
R/R

On Mirsky: Outstanding pure hitter who flourished during senior season ... As good as anyone at finding ways to get on base ... Tremendous work ethic who succeeded in many roles during his career ... Strong hitter at the top of the lineup.

Career: Played three seasons for Villanova after transferring from Drexel ... Appeared in 103 games with 77 starts ... Starting designated hitter as a senior ... .295 (85-for-288) career hitter with a .402 on-base percentage ... Had 20 career sacrifice bunts and drew 44 walks against just 50 strikeouts in 361 plate appearances ... Scored 59 runs and drove in 42 ... Collected a total of nine doubles and four triples, while registering 16 stolen bases.

2006: Third team All-Big East selection ... Named to the Philadelphia Diamond Five team ... Diamond Five Player of the Week and Big East honor roll mention on May 8 ... Seized a starting job as designated hitter and was one of the team's most consistent players ... Ranked third on the team with a .332 (64-for-193) batting average ... Set a new school record and led the Big East with 18 sacrifice bunts ... Shattered the previous school mark of 11 sacrifices set by Kris Molloy just two seasons ago ... Scored 41 runs and had nine stolen bases ... Batted .283 with 10 runs batted in against Big East foes ... Second on the team with a .419 batting average with runners in scoring position ... Batted .373 against left-handed pitching and .386 with runners on base ... Converted 11-of-17 (64.7%) RBI opportunities with a runner on third and less than two outs.

2005: Appeared in 19 games with seven starts ... Batted .194 (6-for-31) with six runs scored and three runs batted in ... Had one double, 10 walks, nine strikeouts and three stolen bases ... Produced a .390 on-base percentage ... Batted .214 (3-for-14) with a .421 on-base percentage in 10 conference games, including two starts ... Was used as a designated hitter and in the outfield.

2004: Played in 31 games with 18 starts ... Saw action in 23 games at second base and three as a designated hitter ... Had nine pinch-hit at bats ... Batted .234 (15-for-64) with 12 runs scored and seven driven in ... Smacked three doubles, managed 14 walks and struck out 15 times ... Stole four bases in his only four attempts ... Had two hits in games against La Salle (Mar. 31) and St. John's (Apr. 23) ... Had a single, double, run scored, RBI and walk against St. John's ... Had a stellar .333 (3-for-9) average as a pinch-hitter ... Tallied two singles, a double and an RBI in those situations ... Batted .188 (6-for-32) in 14 conference games.

Drexel University: Started 11 of 21 games played during the 2003 season ... Batted .189 (7-for-37).

Council Rock High School: Three-time baseball letterwinner ... Team MVP and All-Conference first team player as a junior and senior ... All-Conference second team as a sophomore ... Played in the Carpenter Cup All-Star Baseball Tournament three times ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Business management major ... Older of two children of Robert and Andrea Mirsky ... Has a younger sister Alyssa (17) ... Born 11/3/83 in Atlanta, Ga.

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