GENERAL: Junior college transfer...Adds a steady bat and experience to the Saints outfield...Expected to contribute immediately.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 57 games ... Hit .266 (59-for-222) and was tied for second on team with 59 hits and second on team with 16 doubles...Posted 15 multi-hit games and strung together two six-game hit streaks... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in 8-1 win over NYIT (4/9) ... Only starter to post a perfect fielding percentage... Posted unbelievable numbers in the MAAC Championships, hitting .368 (7-for-19) with two home runs, six RBI and six runs scored... Earned a spot on the 2013 MAAC All-Tournament Team.
BEFORE SIENA: Hit .303 with team-best 40 hits, 32 RBI and four home runs at Barstow last season...Second Team All-Conference (Southern California Foothills) selection.
ROSSI ON ORTIZ: "Andres in his first year out of Junior College jumped out the gate quickly than struggled a bit offensively as the year wore on. He worked hard to get back to where he wanted to be and in the conference tournament he helped carry the team to the conference championship game, and was named to the All-Tournament team. He is expected to be a major offensive threat in his final season."
GETTING TO KNOW ANDRES ORTIZ:
Nickname: Jett, Derrs Major: Creative Arts Twitter Handle: @Jett1315 Another Siena sport I follow: Basketball Best moment of the previous season: Hitting a Game-Tying Grand Slam In The MAAC Semi-Finals My biggest fear is: Heights What is one thing you can't live without: Music If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Australia My biggest fan: My Dad If I could meet anyone, It would be: Jackie Robinson Sport/position I always wanted to try: Windsurfing If I could have any pet, I would have: Tiger
TV show: How I Met Your Mother Class at Siena College: Broadcast Journalism Phone app: QuizUp Food: Spam Movie: Anchorman Pro athlete: Shawn Green Actor/Actress: Adam Sandler