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06/23/2017

Final Season Notes: Panthers Conclude 2017 Season

Three Panthers Drafted, Four Receive Professional Contracts

05/20/2017

No. 20 Wake Forest Defeats Pitt in Finale

Pitt's 2017 Season Comes to a Close

05/19/2017

Ninth Inning Comeback Lifts Pitt over No. 20 Wake Forest

Panthers Plate Two in the Final Inning for 5-4 Victory

05/18/2017

No. 20 Wake Forest Outlasts Pitt, 7-4

Banman Homers as Pitt Drops Series Opener

05/17/2017

Pitt Concludes Regular Season at No. 20 Wake Forest

Panthers in Search of ACC Tournament Berth

04/14/2017

Pitt Baseball vs. Miami

Pitt Baseball vs. Miami | April 14, 2017

04/05/2017

Pitt Baseball vs. Penn State

The Pitt baseball team defeated Penn State 3-2 at Charles L. Cost Field, April 4, 2017.

03/25/2017

Pitt Baseball vs. Virginia Tech

The University of Pittsburgh baseball team swept Virginia Tech on March 25, 2017 at Charles L. Cost Field.

03/17/2017

Pitt Baseball vs. Notre Dame

Pitt vs. Notre Dame | March 17, 2017 | Charles L. Cost Field

Career: Named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team … has appeared in 142 contests in three seasons … has earned 133 career starts … owns a .275 career average … has tallied 140 career hits with 21 doubles, 14 triples and nine home runs … adds 65 career RBIs … owns a .424 career slugging percentage and a .366 career on-base percentage … has stolen 16 career bases (16-27) … has committed just two errors in three seasons in 300 attempts (.993%).

Record Watch: Is Pitt’s all-time hit by pitch leader, with 37 … ranks 10 above the second place mark … ranks third in Pitt history with 14 triples … is one back of second place and four back of the top spot (Ben Copeland, 18) … in 2016 tallied seven triples, which were the second most in Pitt history in a single season … was struck by 13 pitches in both 2015 and 2016, which ranks fifth most in a single season in Pitt history … 11 hit by pitches in 2017 rank 12th most … is 12 games away from the top 20 games played in Pitt history … is four games away from the top 20 games started in Pitt history … is 30 at bats away from the top 20 at bats in Pitt history … is nine hits away from the top 20 hits in Pitt history … is eight doubles away from the top 20 doubles in Pitt history … is six total bases away from the top 20 total bases in Pitt history.

2017: Surged late for the Panthers in his redshirt junior season … made 51 appearances, earning the start in 50 as Pitt’s centerfielder … hit .281 to finish second on the team in average … added 55 hits with a team-best 15 doubles, in addition to two triples, three homers and 24 RBIs … recorded a slugging percentage of .423, good for third on the team and on-base mark of .360 … committed just one error the season, which snapped a streak of 110 games without an error … tallied 14 multi-hit games, third most on the team … strung together a 10-game hit streak and 16-game reached base streak on the season … put on an offensive show in the second game of the season, tallying three doubles, going 3-5 with two RBIs against Kansas State … in the series finale against Siena at Historic Dodgertown, he was struck by his fourth pitch of the season, becoming the all-time hit by pitch leader in Pitt history … went 2-5 with a homer in game two of the doubleheader with USC Upstate … was 3-5 with an RBI and a walk as Pitt defeated Notre Dame in the second game of the doubleheader … went on a six-game hit streak leading into the first game of the Virginia series … hit .330 in the second half of the year, upping his average by nearly 100 points … was 2-4 with a three-run homer in the finale against nationally ranked Virginia … went 2-5 with a double and run scored in the opener against Miami … was 3-4 with a run scored, walk and stolen base at Penn State … started an eight-game hit streak during the SIU Edwardsville series .. was 2-3 in the opener against Maryland Eastern Shore, adding a pair of runs scored and a stolen base … was Pitt’s top offensive performer against Georgia Tech … did not commit an out until his third at bat of the final game against the Yellow Jackets … went 7-9 in three games, hitting at a .778 average … registered two RBIs, two doubles, two walks and two hit by pitches against the Yellow Jackets … scored the game winning run against Youngstown State as a pinch runner in extras … went 2-5 with an RBI, run scored and pair of doubles in the opener against NC State … was 2-3 with an RBI, run scored, double and walk in the opener against Wake Forest … concluded the season with a 1-5 performance against Wake Forest, adding an RBI, run scored and triple.

2016: Landed on the All-ACC Academic Team … was one of the most consistently productive performers for the Panthers in a breakout redshirt sophomore season … earned 49 starts in the outfield, serving primarily as the Pitt right fielder … batted .330 to finish second amongst the Panthers and 25th in the ACC … led the league in triples, smacking seven on the season to rank seventh in the NCAA … was the only Panther to generate a perfect fielding percentage, not committing an error in 96 attempts … tied for third in the ACC with 13 hit by pitches, marking the second straight season in which he was hit by a pitch 13 times … finished the season with 61 hits (61-185), adding five doubles, seven triples, one home run and 25 RBIs … ranked fifth on the team with a slugging percentage of .449 … drew 14 walks … added five stolen bases on eight attempts … on-base percentage of .415 ranked third amongst the Pitt offense … collected his first hit of the year in the season opener against Niagara on Feb. 19, going 1-3 with a run scored, walk and hit by pitch … recorded his first RBI of the year the following game with a 1-3 performance against Toledo … was hit by three straight pitches to open the season as he was plunked against Ohio State, adding two hits in the extra-inning loss … was 8-14 in a three-game series at Grambling State, collecting five RBIs, five runs scored and a stolen base, including one double, one triple and one homer … went 3-4 with an RBI and a double on March 20 as Pitt claimed a win over nationally ranked Florida State … helped guide the Panthers to a series win over ACC foe Boston College … went 4-10 with one RBI, two runs scored and one double … helped win to a win over eventual ACC champion Clemson on April 2 … went 1-4 with an RBI, run scored and two hit by pitches … in a two-game series against Georgia Tech, he went 3-7 with a run scored, one hit by pitch and one walk … collected six hits in a three-game series at Virginia Tech (6-13) with three RBIs, two runs scored, two triples and one stolen base … went 3-5 with three RBIs, two triples, one run scored, one walk and one hit by pitch in a dominant win at Youngstown State on April 20 … was again solid for the Panthers in a three-game series against ACC rival Notre Dame … went 5-11 with three RBIs, two runs scored, one triple and one walk as Pitt took two-of-three from the Fighting Irish … drew three walks and went 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored against Penn State on May 11 … against Coastal Division champion Miami in game two, he went 3-5 with a run scored and a walk to keep pace with the Hurricanes … in his final game of the season, he went 2-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, one double, one triple and a hit by pitch against Duke.

2015: Was the ECAC South Division I Rookie of the Week on March 16 … hit a two-run homer in his second career at bat against St. Louis … walked in his only plate appearance versus Kansas State … made first career start in centerfield against Ohio State … scored two runs at USC Upstate after pinch running and drawing 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 homer and reached base in three of four trips to the plate with 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 a pair in the opener against 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 North Carolina, 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 2-4 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 homer 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.

2014: Was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Selected to the Essex County NJ Al-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 in his senior season, batting .433 with a .571 on-base percentage … Seton Hall Prep went 30-3 that season en route to sectional and county championships … also played football in high school … was a captain and was named to the First Team All-SEC conference on both offense and defense.

Personal: Born Dec. 11, 1994 … son of Gina and Frank Maldonado … has one older sister, Alexa, and two younger brothers, Nick and Chris … sister played softball for Notre Dame all four years and was a member of the USA Women’s National Baseball Team.

Offensive Statistics
AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB SO OB% SB-ATT
2015 .188 42-34 128 21 24 1 5 5 16 .391 8 45 .300 5-8
2016 .330 49-49 185 29 61 5 7 1 25 .449 14 26 .415 5-8
2017 .281 51-50 196 27 55 15 2 3 24 .423 16 29 .364 6-11
Career .275 142-133 509 77 40 21 14 9 65 .424 38 37 .366 16-27

 

Frank Maldonado
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Frank  Maldonado

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Short Hills, N.J.

High School:
Seton Hall Prep

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
OF

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