|Eric Mruczek 14
GENERAL: Transfer from Buffalo who walked on to the team prior to the spring semester sophomore year after being used in the outfield and at first base for the Bulls...Has shown good athleticism and desire...Proved to be a capable offensive option...Versatile player who can play the corner outfield, first base or DH...Expected to anchor the middle of the lineup this season.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 43 games, starting 35...Hit safely in 13 of final 16 games...Tallied career best nine game hit streak from 4/26-5/11...Went 2-for-4 with a career-high four RBI in the Saints' MAAC Tournament opening win vs. Manhattan (5/22)...Recorded 10 multiple hit and seven multiple RBI performances...Batted .385 with runners in scoring position...Siena posted a 22-10 record when he started in right field or DH and was 10-2 with him hitting in the cleanup spot.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 32 games...Chalked up 21 hits in 84 at bats for an average of .250...Committed only two errors on the season positing a .968 fielding percentage...Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and scored once in 11-7 win over Niagara (4/8)...Batted 3-for-3 with a double at South Alabama in the second game of the year (2/27)...Posted 13 putouts and one assist against Rhode Island (4/30).
AS A FRESHMAN (BUFFALO): Appeared in 14 games making nine starts at Buffalo...Hit .219 (7-32) with three RBI and two runs scored.
BEFORE SIENA: Was a First Team All-Monroe County selection in both his junior and senior years as a shortstop.
ROSSI ON MRUCZEK: "Eric did a real good job last year filling in at right field, and used as a designated hitter. With the offensive guns gone from last year he will be counted on heavily to pick up the slack with the bat. His versatility will allow him to compete for playing time as a DH, first baseman or in the outfield."
Mruczek Career Bests
First Hit: South Alabama (2-27-07)
At Bats: 6 - Manhattan (4-6-08)
Hits: 3 - Three times
Doubles: 1 - Nine Times
RBI: 4 - Manhattan (5-22-08)
Longest Hit Streak: 9 games