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  A.J. Lardo
A.J. Lardo

Player Profile
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Loyola Blakefield

Last College:
Maryland

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

04/13/2014

Pitt Swept by No. 20 Miami with 7-2 Loss Sunday Afternoon

The Panthers have now been swept in consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference road series this season

04/05/2014

Pitt Upsets No. 1 Virginia, 2-1, in Walk-Off Victory

Panthers defeat the top-ranked team in the country for the first time in program history

04/04/2014

Pitt Held Hitless in 4-0 Loss to No. 1 Virginia

The Panthers get blanked at Charles L. Cost Field for the first time in program history

03/18/2014

Pitt Routs Youngstown State, 12-1, in Home Opener

Steven Shelinsky, Jr. goes 2-for-4 with one home run and five RBI in the Panthers' victory

03/15/2014

Panthers Fall, 11-10, in Virginia Tech Walk-Off Victory

Pitt allowed nine unanswered runs in the loss after leading 10-2 in the fifth

2013: Saw action in 20 games with 12 starts prior to suffering a season ending injury at USF...finished the year with a .288 average with 11 runs, 15 hits, four RBI and five steals...had multiple hits in all three games of the Wichita State series...started the season with a five-game hitting streak...also had a three-game hit streak on the season.

At Maryland: Redshirted the 2012 season.

High School: Named a Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American his senior year and received Rawlings Pre-Season All-American Honorable Mention honors... batted .478 with a .634 on-base percentage and a.944 slugging percentage, hitting nine home runs in 90 at-bats...stole 29 bases and drove in 39 runs in 34 games...finished his senior campaign with the honors of Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro, Maryland First Team All-State, MSABC Team Maryland Selection, MSABC Brooks Robinson All-Star Selection, first team All-MIAA Conference, Perfect Game First Team All-Atlantic Region and Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee...received a No. 2 state ranking and No. 249 national ranking from Perfect Game...batted .438 with three home runs his junior year, stealing 34 bases in 35 games...named to Maryland First Team All-State and was an Under Armour PS All-American...tied the Maryland state record for career triples (24)...set career school records in hits (162), triples, and stolen bases (115)...graduated with a 4.0 GPA as a member of the National Honors Society.

Personal: Born on March 16, 1993...son of Albert and Jennifer Lardo...has one sister, Olivia...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.