|Jason DeFilippo 4
GENERAL: Everyday centerfielder...Equips a useful mix of speed and offense... Excellent defensive player who patrols the spacious gaps of Siena field with ease...Possesses good speed and hits for contact, which makes him a solid option at the top or bottom of the batting order...Clutch hitter who almost always comes through in big situations at the plate.
AS A JUNIOR: MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Started 52 of 55 games played...Led team and ranked second in the MAAC with 25 stolen bases...Tallied career-high 11-game hit streak from 2/24-3/16 which included games against some of the top teams in the country (Florida, Virginia, Arkansas, Central Florida)...Tied for team lead amongst regulars, hitting .385 (20-52) with runners in scoring position...Hit .351 with runners on base and was 5-for-7 in bases loaded situations...Only struckout 11 times in 181 at-bats (one strikeout every 16.5 at-bats)...Recorded 14 multiple hit and seven multiple RBI games...Scored career-high three runs and swiped two bases at Manhattan (4/6)...Led team with seven sacrifices.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 44 games...Totaled 41 hits in 160 at bats for an average of .256...Scored 29 runs and drove in 15...Stole 13 bases on 16 attempts...Did not make an error all season and had four outfield assists...Went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in the backend of a doubleheader with Vermont (4/10)...Went 2-for-4 with his only home run of the season, two RBI and a stolen base in the last game of the season against Marist (5/18).
AS A FRESHMAN: Started 12 of the 29 games he appeared in...Had 13 hits in 59 at bats and scored eight runs finishing with a .220 average...Stole three bases in three tries and drove in six runs...Went 2-for-4, scoring once and stealing two bases against conference rival LeMoyne (4/16) to help the Saints to a 4-2 win.
BEFORE SIENA: Garnered freshman Scholar-Athlete Award at Stoneham...Named to the Middlesex All-League Team in baseball his sophomore, junior, and senior years...Captured the Middlesex League batting title as a sophomore, posting a .530 batting average...Named MVP of the Scevio Prep Tournament...Hit .383 with 15 RBI, while registering eight stolen bases during his senior campaign...Named to the American Legion All-Star Team during the summer following his senior year...Also played in the Bay State Games before matriculating to Siena...Lettered in football, basketball, and baseball, where he was named co-captain in all three sports.
ROSSI ON DEFILIPPO: "Flip is another senior who had a breakout season last year. He was one of the top hitters on the club, and his 25 stolen bases created havoc with the opposition. More importantly, his speed allows him to track everything in the outfield and make our outfield arguably the best outfield in the conference defensively. We have high expectations for him again this year."
DeFilippo Career Bests
First Hit: McNeese State (2-24-06)
At Bats: 7 - Manhattan (5-22-08)
Hits: 3 - Five times
Doubles: 2 - Niagara (3-23-08)
RBI: 2 - 10 times
Stolen Bases: 2 - Seven times
Longest Hit Streak: 11 games