Alex Kowalczyk goes 2-2 with a double and an RBI
Freshman Collin Liberatore fires three scoreless frames
Pitt baseball players turn in strong performances against elite competition
Pitt baseball sends 14 student-athletes to leagues around the country
Panthers will celebrate the team's seniors on Saturday
2015: Was named the ECAC South Division I Rookie of the Week on March 16 ... In his second career bat against Saint Louis, hit a two-run homer ... Walked in his only plate appearance versus Kansas State ... Made first career start in centerfield against Ohio State ... Scored two run at USC Upstate after pinch running and after a walk ... Started and recorded a walk against ETSU ... Singled and scored a run as a starter in the opener against VCU ... Started, hit a solo home run, and reached base in three of four trips to the plate (two hit by pitches) in the finale versus VCU ... Had a hit in all three games against No. 1 Virginia ... Tripled and scored the only run in Pitt's win against No. 1 Virginia ... Had two hits, one RBI, one stolen base and scored two runs in the opener versus Niagara ... Singled and stole a base in game two with Niagara ... Hit .400 (4-10) in three games with No. 11 North Carolina ... In the opener with UNC, homered and scored twice ... Had two hits and drove in a run in game two against UNC ... Doubled and scored twice in the finale with UNC ... Singled and stole a base against Penn State ... Legged out two triples, scored three runs and stole a base against Akron ... Went 2-for-4 in game one at Duke ... Homered in game two at Duke ... Singled, drove in a run and stole a base in the finale at Duke ... Hit a homerun with two RBIs in the opener at NC State ... Notched a three-run, bases-clearing triple against Wake Forest in the series finale ... Scored a run in the opener with Fairfield ... Posted two hits and scored twice at Penn State ... Went 0-2 with one RBI in a pinch hitting appearance against Virginia Tech.
2014: Received ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Redshirted during true freshman season.
High School: Selected to the Essex County NJ All-Star Baseball team ... Competed with the New Jersey 9ers 17U prime team ... A 2012 All-Tournament team selection for the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association 17U Championships in Marietta, Ga ... Had the highest batting average (.739) at the Championships with 17 hits ... A captain for the Seton Hall Prep Baseball team ... Named First Team All-State and first team All-SEC his senior year for baseball with a .433 batting average and .571 on base percentage ... Seton Hall Prep went 30-3 that season en route to sectional and county championships.
Personal: Born December, 1994 ... son of Gina and Frank Maldonado ... has one older sister and two younger brothers ... sister Alexa played softball for Notre Dame all four years and is a member of the USA Women's National Baseball Team ... Also played football in high school and was a captain and was named first team All-SEC conference on both offense and defense.