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Winningest Coach in Program History to Remain with On-the-Rise Panthers
Pitt hurler named to prestigious league’s all-star squad
Five draft picks conclude successful Pitt season
2016: Was named to the All-ACC third team … earned ACC Player of the Week recognition on Feb. 29 … was named one of the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s Players of the Week on Feb. 29 … led the Panthers and finished eighth in the ACC with 11 homers on the season … finished the season with a .309 average (50-162) … added seven doubles and 11 home runs … recorded 39 RBIs on the season and a slugging percentage of .556 … drew 34 walks and was hit by six pitches … recorded an on-base percentage of .439 … was a perfect 6-6 in stolen base attempts and committed just two errors in 158 attempts … recorded 11 multiple-hit games on the season … tied for first on the squad with 11 multiple-RBI performances including eight two-RBI games and three three-RBI outings … smacked the game winning RBI in one outing … scored the game winning run on three occasions … ended the year on a two-game hit streak … recorded a 10-game hit streak on the season, the second longest amongst Panther batters … ended the year on a 16-game reached-base streak, his longest of the season and the third longest amongst Pitt hitters … opened the year with a 2-4 outing against Niagara in Pitt’s season opener ... added an RBI and a run scored, drawing a walk and smacking a double ... was stellar in Pitt’s three-game sweep of Grambling State as he earned both ACC and national recognition … went 8-14 with eight RBIs and six runs scored … recorded five home runs on the weekend, including two innings in which he hit two homeruns … drew two walks and was hit by a pitch on the weekend to up his average to .520 … went 1-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in Pitt’s mid-week win over Kent State (March 16) … helped Pitt to a win over ACC foe Boston College on March 26 … went 1-2 with two runs scored off of a double and a pair of walks … was 2-11 with three RBIs and a run scored against eventual ACC Champion Clemson in a three-game road series … helped guide Pitt to a series finale win over Georgia Tech (April 10) at Charles L. Cost Field … was 1-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored ... added a home run and a pair of walks in the outing … sealed Pitt’s series win over Virginia Tech in the weekend finale (April 17) … went 3-5 with two RBIs and a run scored off of a bomb to send Pitt to victory … was 2-4 with two RBIs and four runs scored as he was hit on three occasions at Youngstown State on April 20 … put together a solid series at Notre Dame … went 4-10 on the weekend with three RBIs and three runs scored … added a home run, one double, two walks and two hit by pitches at the Fighting Irish … again dominated Youngstown State (May 10) in the second of the home-and-home series .. went 2-3 with two RBIs and a run scored as he went yard against the Penguins … produced three hits and two RBIs against Coastal Division Champion Miami (FL) on the road … concluded the season with a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored off of a homer and a pair of walks in the final two games against Duke at Charles L. Cost Field.
2015: Walked twice and scored a run in the season opener against Saint Louis ... Started and went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles versus Kansas State ... Singled and drove one run in on a sacrifice fly at Wofford ... Went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored at USC Upstate ... Against ETSU, was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored ... In the second game against VCU, reached base three times on two walks and a hit by pitch, scored twice and had a stolen base ... Doubled and drove in a run in game two against No. 1 Virginia ... Scored a run in the second game with Niagara ... Singled, walked twice and scored a run in the opener with No. 11 North Carolina ... Smacked a double in his first start at first base in the finale with No. 11 North Carolina ... Against Akron, finished a perfect 2-for-2, doubled, drove in a run, scored twice and walked once ... Had one RBI in the opener at Duke ... In game two at Duke, clubbed two home runs in a 3-for-5 effort with three RBIs and two runs ... Singled, drove in a run and scored once in the finale at Duke ... Hit a double and scored two runs at Youngstown State ... Walked twice and scored a run in game two with Notre Dame ... Hit a two-run homer in the finale versus Notre Dame ... Combined to go 4-for-6 in two games against Wake Forest, including a 2-for-2 effort with a triple, an RBI, a run and two walks in the opener and 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs in the second game ... Returned for the first time in more than two weeks as a defensive replacement at Penn State ... In the second game against No. 16 Miami had a single ... Went 2-for-4 in the series finale with No. 16 Miami... In game three at GT, went 3-for-4 ... Blasted a three-run homerun in the final game against Virginia Tech.
2014: Appeared in 40 games and made 12 starts as a freshman...hit .241 in 58 at-bats...had 14 hits, seven RBI and 10 runs scored...doubled against USC-Upstate for first career hit...collected first career RBI on a two-run single against Presbyterian...finished the year with four multi-hit games.
High School: Was a first-team Preseason Under Armour All-American his senior year...named to the 2013 Rawlings All-Region team and was a second-team All-Section member in the Lancaster-Lebanon league...played in the East Coast Pro Showcase representing the Oakland Athletics...played for the PA Select club team and Orioles scout team for two years each.
Personal: Born October 17, 1994...son of Scott and Joni Yarnall...has four siblings, Brian, Michael, Kristy and Jared.
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