Matt Szczur headlines list as No. 6 prospect in Chicago Cubs system
Villanova has five players garner Big Five end-of-season honors
Second loss in as many games marks first series loss since 2007 to Scarlet Knights
Villanova loses two of three at home to Fighting Irish with Sunday loss
Junior center fielder doubled in game-winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning
Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.
On Wager: Consistent hitter with power to the gaps ... Has been a fixture in the Villanova lineup for the past three years ... Excellent defensive player who is equally good at third base and first base ... Can be counted on to compete for a starting role during the coming season.
Career: Played in 136 games with 117 starts and is a .259 (112-433) hitter with a .360 on-base percentage and a .303 slugging percentage ... Has 12 doubles, two triples and one home run ... Walked 40 times and has been hit by a pitch 30 times while striking out only 60 times in 515 plate appearances ... Scored 59 runs and has 45 runs batted in ... Totaled nine sacrifice bunts and three sacrifice flies ... Stole 14 bases while being caught only four times ... Has a .981 fielding percentage with 814 putouts, 101 assists and 18 errors.
BIG EAST Regular Season: Appeared in 73 conference games with 65 starts and is a .244 (57-234) hitter with a .350 on-base percentage and a .299 slugging percentage ... Scored 28 runs and has 22 RBI ... Hit 10 doubles and a home run while drawing 21 walks and striking out 32 times ... Has been hit by a pitch 18 times ... Stole two bases in three tries ... Has six sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly ... Owns a .983 fielding percentage with 467 putouts, 56 assists and nine errors.
2011: Played in 47 games with 42 starts and hit .265 (39-147) with a .372 on-base percentage and a .286 slugging percentage ... Had 14 runs scored, 11 runs batted in, one double and one triple ... Drew 14 walks, was hit by a pitch 11 times and struck out only 17 times in 177 plate appearances ... Stole four bases in five tries and had five sacrifice bunts ... Hade 11 multi-hit games, including three games with three hits ... Had three hits in wins over Cornell, Lehigh and La Salle ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, one stolen base and a hit by pitch in the season-opener, a win at Norfolk State ... Saw significant time at both first base and third base ... Finished the year with a .971 fielding percentage (235 putouts, 36 assists, eight errors); BIG EAST: Batted .221 (17-77) during BIG EAST play while playing in 24 games and starting 23 ... Posted a .341 on-base percentage and a .234 slugging percentage ... Scored six runs and drove in six ... Hit a double, drew 10 walks and struck out 10 times ... Was hit by a pitch four times ... Laid down two sacrifice bunts ... Posted a .955 fielding percentage (104 putouts, 24 assists, six errors).
2010: Starting first baseman who appeared in 50 games with 49 starts ... Batted .277 (51-184) with eight doubles, one home run and 21 RBI ... Scored 36 runs, drew 17 walks and was hit by a pitch 14 times ... Had only 23 strikeouts in 218 plate appearances ... Tallied two sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly ... Owned a .380 on-base percentage and a .337 slugging percentage ... The 14 times he was hit by a pitch were tied for the fourth-most in a single-season in school history ... Played excellent defense at first base with a .993 fielding percentage (381 putouts, 31 assists and three errors) ... Part of 46 double plays turned in the field; BIG EAST: Started all 27 conference games and hit .265 (26-98) with six doubles, one home run, 15 runs scored and nine RBI ... Drew seven walks and struck out 11 times ... Was hit by a pitch 10 times and had two sacrifice bunts ... Stole one base and was caught once ... Hit his first collegiate home run in a win at Rutgers ... Posted a .374 on-base percentage and a .357 slugging percentage ... Committed just one error in 238 chances for a .996 fielding percentage (218 putouts, 19 assists).
2009: Played in 39 games with 26 starts ... Batted .216 (22-102) with a .305 on-base percentage and a .265 slugging percentage ... Reached base safely via a hit, a walk or a hit by pitch in 20 of his 26 starts ... Tallied three doubles and one triple while scoring nine runs and driving in 13 ... Drew nine walks and was hit by a pitch five times ... Struck out 20 times ... Had two sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies ... Posted a .971 fielding percentage with seven errors in 241 chances; BIG EAST: Played in 22 conference games with 15 starts and batted .237 (14-59) with three doubles, seven runs scored and seven runs batted in ... Drew four walks, was hit by a pitch four times and struck out 11 times ... Had one sacrifice fly and two sacrifice bunts ... Posted a .324 on-base percentage and a .288 slugging percentage.
Oakton High School: Three-year letterwinner ... First team All-Concorde District as a senior ... First team All-Northern Region and second team all-state ... Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Born 10/4/89 on Langley AFB, Va. ... Youngest of four children of Victor and Julianne Wager ... Siblings are Steve (28), Stacy (27) and Chris (25) ... Brother, Steve, pitched at Briarcliff University ... Chose to attend Villanova for the chance to play baseball as well as the University's academic reputation ... Majoring in Economics and has been a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.