Frank Mercurio made 37 appearances in his first season at Pitt, starting 28 games...tallied eight multi-RBI games and 11 multi-hit games on the year...produced four RBI in a game on two occasions - Akron on March 31 and Cleveland State on April 29..hit a home run in each of his first two games played at Trees Field in the Big East Conference season-opening series against Cincinnati, March 20-22...carried the third-highest slugging percentage on the team at .537...batted .306 (33-for-108) and ranked second on the team with six home runs on the season, adding 28 RBI and 18 runs scored...went 4-for-6, scoring twice and adding a stolen base at the Big East Conference Tournament against South Florida and West Virginia.
MERCER COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE
In his two years at Mercer County, Mercurio batted .389 with five homeruns, three triples, 12 doubles, and 42 RBI in his sophomore year and batted .381 his freshman year...Division II Junior College Pre-season All-American as a sophomore...was a first team all-region selection in both his freshman and sophomore years.
Mercurio finished out his senior year at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, N. J., with a .429 batting average...batted a career high .439 as a junior...two-time first team all-Colonial Valley conference...first team all-state selection...first team all-area.
Born October 17, 1987...son of Frank and Elizabeth Mercurio...has two sisters, Courtney (19) and Cassidy (14)...an economics major.
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Newkirk, Mersing Garner First National Bank Weekly Honors