9 Todd Czinege
Todd  Czinege

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

High School:
Rockhurst

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 197

Position:
2B

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
R/R


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.

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. Manhattan

Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.

03/15/2014

Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.

On Czinege: MLB Draft candidate and a highly-regarded pro prospect … One of the top offensive performers in the BIG EAST over the past two years … Hits well to all fields and has consistently batted for a high average … Has the potential to develop additional power to round out his offensive skills … Selective hitter with an eye for hitting his pitch … Solid defensively in the middle infield with good range.

Career: Has started all 100 games that Villanova has played in his first two years on the team … A career .317 hitter with a .363 on-base percentage and a .429 slugging percentage … His career offensive stats include going 130-for-410 at the plate with 22 doubles, six triples and four home runs … Has the same number of hits through two collegiate seasons as Wildcats all-time hits leader Derek Shunk … Has 58 runs scored and 67 runs batted in, with 26 walks, seven times being hit by a pitch and 72 strikeouts … Has stolen nine bases in 13 tries, with nine sacrifice bunts and six sacrifice flies … Offensive totals include 44 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI games over two seasons … In the field has recorded 215 putouts, 267 assists, 28 errors and a .945 fielding percentage.

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 Five 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 two older siblings, Tyler (28) and Megan (26) … Brother, Tyler, played college soccer at Trinity University … Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of the baseball team and the chance to enroll in the Villanova School of Business … Finance major in the Villanova School of Business.

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