|Scott King 7
GENERAL: An All-MAAC, and Player of the Year candidate this spring...Has been a consistent and powerful hitter who has been a mainstay in the lineup since his freshman year...Skilled outfielder with great range and a strong, accurate throwing arm...Hits for average and power...Runs the bases very well...One of the most productive offensive players on the team...Possesses the best arm in the outfield...Will be a mainstay in the middle of the Saints' lineup.
AS A JUNIOR: Started in each of the 39 games he played, batting .281...Produced 41 hits, four homeruns and a team-best 31 RBI's...Was named to the MAAC All-Tournament team after batting .500 with seven hits in 14 at bats...Missed 13 games with an injury prior to the Conference Championships.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 53 games, batting .258 with 30 RBI and 26 runs scored...Stole 11 bases in 16 attempts and finished second on the squad with 14 doubles...Had 10 multi-hit games...Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored against Fairfield (4/15)...Also had three hits in series-opening win at Canisius (5/1)...Batted .312 in Siena's 22 home games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Batted .213 with two homeruns and 22 RBI...Named MAAC Rookie of Week on two occasions...Hit .454 in the series against MAAC champion LeMoyne...Registered a .440 slugging percentage over last seven games...Also, stepped in the pitching rotation as the third starter when injuries plagued the team...In his duties on the mound he owned a 7.23 ERA...Struck out 22 batters in 23.2 innings pitched...In the final game against conference rival St. Peter's he tossed seven innings allowing just three hits and one run.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, King was the recipient of the Yastrzemski Award which is presented to the most outstanding baseball player in Suffolk County (Long Island)...Former Yastrzemski award recipients include: Billy Koch (1993), Tony Graffanino (1990), Keith Osik (1987), Boomer Esiason (1979) and Neal Heaton (1978)...He played flawless defense in center field, compiled an 8-2 pitching record and batted .473...King was also selected League II MVP for the third time in his career... King won two gold medals and a bronze playing for the Long Island Empire State Games Team...He is also a three-time All-State performer...King was selected to the All-Northeast Team for Triple Crown Sports in 2000 and MVP of the Mickey Mantle World Series in 2001...As a junior, he hit .471 with four homeruns and 22 RBI.
ROSSI ON KING: "Scott is one of the top players in our league, and we will need him to have a breakout season if we are going to be successful. He hits with great power and consistency, and plays a solid left field. He has the ability to put the team on his back and carry us offensively when he is on top of his game.
STRENGTHS...Bat Control, Quickness, Offensive Production