|Rick Seltzer 34
Tall, long first baseman with great power and athleticism...Has been a mainstay at first base throughout his first three seasons...Hits for power and average and is a savvy, and surprisingly quick base runner...A solid defensive first baseman with a strong and accurate arm...Will again find his name in the middle of the everyday lineup...With six home runs this season, he would move into fourth on Siena's all-time career home run chart...As co-captain, will be asked to lead on and off the field.
AS A JUNIOR: Started 38 of the 39 games he appeared in...Batted .256 with a team-high seven home runs and 30 RBI...Posted a .456 slugging percentage and a .404 on-base percentage...Drew a team-high 25 walks and stole two bases in three attempts...Scored 23 runs...Went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in a 12-3 win over Rider (4/21)...Hit a three-run home run and drove in four in season-opening 10-9 loss at New Orleans (2/24)...Has two hits, including a home run and three RBI at South Alabama (2/27)...Went 2-for4 with four RBI, two runs scored an a home run in 10-9 loss at Tennessee (3/11).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started 53 of 55 games...Collected 51 hits in 182 at bats and scored 38 runs...Finished second on the team with 15 doubles and was tied for first with three triples...Crushed five home runs and drove in 37 runs...Had two multi-hit, and three multi-RBI games during a season-long eight-game hit streak...Stole seven bases in nine attempts...Went 3-for-6, scoring three times and driving in three runs in team's heartbreaking 21-20 loss to Canisius (4/22).
AS A FRESHMAN: Started 45 of the 50 games he played...Finished fourth on the team with a .294 batting average...Launched three homeruns, and had 20 RBI and 31 runs scored...Sole four bases in seven attempts on the year...Finished the regular season on a tear with nine hits in last six games (.429)...Went 5-for11 in LeMoyne series (5/19)...Hit for the cycle and drove in three runs while scoring four times at Fairfield (4/16)...Had three hits and scored four times in series finale with Canisius (4/25).
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the All-Conference Team in baseball as a senior. ...Selected All-Area as a junior and senior. ...Played for American Legion All-Star team in the summer after his junior year. ...Also lettered in basketball playing three varsity seasons as center.
ROSSI ON SELTZER: "Rick wasn't at his best last year and still led the team in RBI. He had an outstanding fall offensively and he seems on the verge of a break out year. He's very talented individually and has the ability to carry the club."