|Kyle Baldani 27
GENERAL:Local product and very versatile athlete...Had a breakthrough offensive season as a sophomore, and a breakout defensive year as a junior...A very good contact hitter who can draw walks with regularity...Strong, accurate arm behind the plate.
AS A JUNIOR:Started 42 of 46 games played, batting .250 (38-for-152)...Hit .300 (18-for-60) in MAAC action...Threw out 22-of-53 (42%) would-be basestealers...Had 11 multi-hit games...Went 8-for-15 (.533) with six runs and four RBI in weekend set with Niagara (4/28-29)...Was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs in win at New York Tech (4/11).
AS A SOPHOMORE:Played in 32 games, making 28 starts...Hit .163, with 10 RBI and 11 runs scored...Hit his stride in the MAAC Tournament, going 3-for-3 with two RBI against Rider (5/26) and driving in two more against Manhattan (5/27).
AS A FRESHMAN:Appeared in 44 games, starting 35...Hit .326, with 18 RBI, 29 runs scored, two stolen bases, and a .380 on-base percentage...Moved to the outfield, and committed just four errors on the year...Had 12 multi-hit games, and set a season-high of four at Canisius (4/18) and at Manhattan (5/21)...Drove in five runs in the season finale against the Jaspers while also scoring four.
BEFORE SIENA:Earned four varsity letters in baseball and was named team MVP three times...Competed in the Empire State Games in 2006 and 2007...Was a member of the Saratoga Stampede summer team.
ROSSI ON BALDANI: "Kyle is coming off a down year offensively. He will be counted on to bounce back and have a productive senior year and continue with the fine defensive year that he had last spring." Baldani Career Bests
At-Bats: 6 - Twice
Hits: 4 - Twice
RBI: 5 - Manhattan (5-21-10)
Runs: 4 - Manhattan (5-21-10)
GETTING TO KNOW KYLE BALDANI:
My favorite spot on campus is: The locker room
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: Catfish
The best piece of advice I have gotten is: It is what it is
The people who helped me the most are: My family
Pro sports team: Miami Dolphins
Movie: Good Fellas
BALDANI'S CAREER STATS