Panthers forge toughness in 2015
Pitt wins four of its last six to close out 2015
Pitt recorded 13 hits leading to the series opener victory
Panthers will celebrate the team's seniors on Saturday
Baseball concludes nonconference slate, home-and-home with WVU
2015: Had an RBI double in the season opener against Saint Louis ... In games against both Kansas State and Ohio State, reached base twice with a single and hit by pitch ... Hit a single at Wofford ... At USC Upstate, had an RBI double, walked and stole a base ... Recorded his first multi-hit game of the season versus ETSU, going 2-for-4 with two RBI singles ... Had an RBI in the second game against VCU ... Had a pinch hit single at Youngstown State ... In his first start in returning from illness, had an RBI single in the finale at NC State ... Went 2-for-4 with a walk against West Virginia ... Had two hits and an RBI in the three-game series with Notre Dame ... Homered twice and finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs against Youngstown State ... Walked twice, drove in a run and scored one in the opener with Wake Forest ... In the finale with Wake Forest, went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and scored twice ... Posted two hits and walked once against Kent State ... Was 2-for-5 with two RBIs a double and a run scored in the finale at No. 13 Florida State ... Homered, doubled and scored twice in the opener with Fairfield ... At Penn State, went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and a triple, resulting in three RBIs and two runs scored ... Had a hit in all three games against No. 16 Miami ... Had an RBI single in the opener with Miami ... Was 2-for-3 with a walk in game two ... Tallied an RBI double in the finale ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two walks, and two runs scored in game two at Georgia Tech... Went 1-for-4 with an RBI in finale against GT to post his 200th hit and become the 13th Panther ever to record 200 hits, 100 runs, and 100 RBIs in his career ... Went 6-for-12 with two RBIs and scored three runs in three games against Virginia Tech.
2014: Played in 52 games with 50 starts...hit .246 with 48 hits and a .400 slugging percentage...Led the Panthers in home runs (six) and RBI (39)...hit .261 with two triples and three home runs in conference play...had team bests in multi-hit games (14) and multi-RBI games (10)...had multiple RBI in three of the first five games of the season...4-5 with four RBI and two runs scored against Virginia Tech...six hits and seven RBI in Virginia Tech series...3-6 with three RBI and three runs scored against Clemson...team-best 10 game hit streak from April 20-May 10.
2013: A second-team All-Big East selection...saw action in 54 games with 48 starts...batted .337 with two homeruns and 30 RBI on the year...registered a .442 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage...tied for the team lead with six game-winning hits...started his season on a five game hitting streak...delivered a pinch hit, bases clearing, triple in Pitt's comeback win over Manhattan...went 4-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI in the Panthers' series opening win against St. John's...also smashed a homer against Notre Dame...had a season-best four RBI while going 5-for-6 against Georgetown...ended the year on a five-game hitting streak.
2012: Excelled at the plate as a freshman with a .327 batting average, .401 on-base percentage, and .440 slugging percentage...started in 43 of 47 games played...recorded 15 multi-hit games and at one point owned a nine-game hitting streak...also reached base in 13 consecutive contests...collected 70 total bases, including seven doubles, four triples, and one home run...tied for the fifth-most runs scored on the team (25)...finished the season with a perfect fielding percentage in 71 chances...hit his first career home run in a 7-5 loss to West Virginia (April 22)...went 4-5 with a double and a season-high three runs scored in the Panthers' 9-8 win over Michigan (Feb. 17).
High School: Rated fourth best prospect in the state of Ohio for the 2011 class by PerfectGame.org...had four outstanding seasons at the plate at Cardinal Mooney High School (.481 as a freshman, .545 as a sophomore, .600 as a junior and .530 as a senior)...played in the East Coast Pro Showcase...guided the Midland Indians to the CABA World Series title in 2010...helped the Midland Redskins qualify for the Connie Mack World Series in 2011...named to the 2010 CABA All-Tournament Team in 2010 and the 2011 Connie Mack World Series All-Tournament Team in 2011... voted to the All-Area (NE Ohio) Team by ESPN RISE...member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born April 4, 1993...son of Ben and Maryellen Vazquez...has one sister, Julie...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.