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Todd Czinege
Todd  Czinege

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

High School:
Rockhurst

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 204

Position:
2B

Experience:
SR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

02/22/2016

Todd Czinege Earns BIG EAST and Big Five Weekly Honors

Junior second baseman is Big Five Player of the Week, lands on BIG EAST honor roll

03/21/2017

Baseball at Saint Joseph's

Villanova took on local rival Saint Joseph's on March 21, 2017 in Merion Station, Pa.

04/01/2016

Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure

Villanova opened a three-game series with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 1, 2016.

03/08/2016

Baseball vs. Delaware State

Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.

04/18/2015

Villanova vs. Xavier (April 18, 2015)

Villanova hosted Xavier on April 18, 2015 and held Military and First Responders Appreciation Day.

04/12/2015

Baseball vs. Georgetown (4-11-15)

Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.

On Czinege: One of the top offensive performers in school history, who became a 29th round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies following an excellent collegiate career … Was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and went on to be a three-time All-BIG EAST selection and a four-time All-Big 5 honoree … Played in and started every game Villanova played (199 games) during his four years on the team … Four-year starter at second base … Showed power to all fields at the college level and hit consistently for a high average … Selective hitter who worked counts effectively to get to his pitch … Strong defensive player with excellent range and good hands … A team leader throughout his career.

Career: Started all 199 games that Villanova played during his four years on the team … At the time of his graduation ranked second in school history in hits and at-bats, as well as fourth in triples, fifth in total bases and seventh in games played … A career .307 hitter overall with a .369 on-base percentage and a .431 slugging percentage … Collected 244 hits in 796 at-bats … Scored 107 runs and had 128 runs batted in … Had 40 doubles, 10 triples and 13 home runs … Drew 72 walks, was hit by a pitch 14 times and struck out 168 times … Stole 16 bases in 22 tries … Recorded nine sacrifice bunts and 12 sacrifice flies … Compiled a .955 fielding percentage with 407 putouts, 491 assists and 42 errors in 940 total chances.

2017: Named to the All-Big 5 team at second base for the fourth consecutive season … Started all 47 games Villanova played, with 43 starts at second base and four at third base … Led the team in batting average, hits, home runs and runs batted in … Also tied for the team lead in triples, was second in walks, and third in runs scored, doubles and stolen bases … Hit .283 (52-for-184) with seven doubles, three triples and three home runs … Had 17 runs scored and 25 RBI while drawing 19 walks … Was hit by a pitch twice and struck out 47 times … Compiled a .353 on-base percentage and a .402 slugging percentage, both team highs … Led the team with 13 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games, including five games with at least three hits and three games with three RBI … Had a 13-game streak of reaching base safely which was the longest on the team during the season … Tallied consecutive three-hit games against Northern Illinois and Ball State … Powered a 10-1 win over Iowa with two hits and three RBI, including his first home run of the season … Doubled and drove in three more runs one day later against Western Michigan … Went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, a triple, three runs scored, three RBI, a walk and a stolen base in a 10-inning win at Wagner … Recorded 108 putouts, 109 assists and six errors for a .973 fielding percentage; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games and batted .191 (13-for-68) with a .238 on-base percentage … Had three runs scored and a team-best six RBI in conference play … Had two doubles, one triples, seven walks and three stolen bases … Delivered a two-run, walk-off single against eventual BIG EAST champion Xavier in the conference opener … Batted with the Wildcats down 2-1 with two outs in the ninth inning and singled to right field to complete a rally that began with Villanova three outs away from being the victims of a perfect game to start the bottom of the ninth … Tallied four hits in a three-game series at Creighton … Went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, a walk and two stolen bases in the series opener at Butler.

2016: Named a first team All-BIG EAST selection and earned a spot on the All-Big 5 team for the second straight year … Led the team in six different offensive categories while starting in all 52 games of the season … Ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in slugging percentage and was tied for fifth in RBI … Also ranked sixth in the league in home runs, seventh in total bases (93), ninth in on-base percentage and 10th in batting average … Batted a team-best .307 (62-for-202) and also led the team with a .395 on-base percentage and a .460 slugging percentage … Had a team-high 36 runs batted in, 93 total bases and 62 hits … Scored 32 runs and had 11 doubles, one triple and six home runs … Drew 27 walks and struck out 49 times … Was hit by a pitch five times … Had four sacrifice flies … Stole two bases and was caught once … Led the team with 18 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games … Registered five games with three or more hits … Hit .324 with runners on base and had RBI on 9-of-13 (69%) chances with a runner on third and less than two outs … Tallied a .514 on-base percentage when leading off an inning, reaching base safely 18 times in 35 such chances … Had a season-high four hits in the last of a three-game series at Houston when he went 4-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI, a triple and a home run … Reached base four times in a win over Dartmouth, going 2-for-2 with a home run, two walks, two runs and two RBI … Had three-hit games against Chicago State and Florida State … Homered in consecutive games against Lehigh and Fordham … Registered a .961 fielding percentage with 84 putouts, 115 assists and eight errors; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games … Ranked third in the BIG EAST in on-base percentage in league games, as well as fifth in walks, tied for fifth in RBI and eighth in batting average … Hit .309 (21-for-68) with a .442 on-base percentage and a .412 slugging percentage … Scored 12 runs and had 14 RBI to go along with four doubles and a home run … Drew 13 walks and was hit by a pitch four times … Struck out 21 times … Reached base safely in 17 of 18 games versus league foes … Hit .429 (6-for-14) with three runs, five RBI, a double and two walks in a series at Seton Hall … Opened a three-game set at Georgetown by going 3-for-5 with two runs, three RBI, a double and a home run … Wound up hitting .385 (5-for-13) and scoring six runs in the series.

2015: Earned first team All-BIG EAST honors and was the first Villanova infielder since 2001 to be a first team all-conference selection … Also merited All-Big 5 honors for the second straight year … Started all 50 games and led the team with 70 hits … Ranked second on the team in batting average, runs scored, doubles and triples … Hit .327 (70-for-214) for the year with a .372 on-base percentage and a .425 slugging percentage … Had 15 doubles and three triples to go along with 32 runs scored and 29 runs batted in … Drew 12 walks, was hit by a pitch four times and struck out 37 times … Stole four bases in five tries … Had one sacrifice fly … Led the team with 21 multi-hit games, including 12 two-hit games and nine three-hit contests … Also had eight multi-RBI games … Put together a season-high 10-game hitting streak from April 25 through May 9 during which he batted .348 (16-for-46) with four doubles, two triples, seven runs and nine RBI … Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBI and a double in a win over Mount St. Mary’s … That performance came in the midst of a torrid eight-game stretch from February 27 through March 11 in which he batted .563 (18-for-32) with seven multi-hit games … Had consecutive three-hit games in victories over St. Bonaventure and La Salle … Recorded a .950 fielding percentage with 12 errors in 240 fielding chances (92 putouts, 136 assists); BIG EAST: Batted .313 (25-for-80) during conference play with a .333 on-base percentage and a .450 slugging percentage … Had seven doubles, two triples, 12 runs scored and a team-high 15 RBI versus BIG EAST foes … Drew three walks and struck out 12 times … Doubled three times, scored a run and had two RBI in a win over Georgetown … Matched a season-high with three RBI in a come-from-behind win over Seton Hall in the second game of a doubleheader … Had a hit in 15 of the Wildcats 18 conference games.

2014: Named a Louisville Slugger freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, and was also a second team All-BIG EAST selection … Started in all 50 games during the season and led the team in batting average (.306), hits (60), runs batted in (38) and sacrifice flies (5) … Tied for the team lead with four home runs and five stolen bases … Compiled a .353 on-base percentage and a .434 slugging percentage while scoring 26 runs … Had seven doubles, three triples, 14 walks and was hit by a pitch three times … Laid down nine sacrifice bunts to tie for second on the team in that category … Registered 23 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games, both team highs … Had a season-high four hits, with a double and a run scored, against Penn State … Homered, drove in a season-high five runs and went 3-for-6 in a win at Temple … His first collegiate home run was a solo shot at nationally-ranked Miami … Recorded a .941 fielding percentage with 16 errors in 270 chances; BIG EAST: Batted .225 (16-71) with a .269 on-base percentage and a .324 slugging percentage in league games … Had seven runs scored and a team-best 15 RBI while hitting a double and two home runs … Homered in road games at Xavier and Seton Hall.

Rockhurst High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball … Earned Missouri All-State honorable mention honors as a senior.

Personal: Born 7/28/94 in Overland Park, Kan. … Youngest of three children of Michael and Nancy Czinege … Has an older brother, Tyler, and an older sister, Megan … Brother played college soccer at Trinity University … Attended Villanova for the combination of the baseball team and the chance to enroll in the Villanova School of Business … Finance major.

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