Chris started in 16 of the 32 games he played in last season for the Panthers...posted a .274 batting average on the year...went 2-3 with a run and two RBI in a February 29th win at Maryland Eastern Shore...went 3-4 with two RBI and a home run to squeak out a 9-8 victory at home over Duquesne (4/8).
LACKAWANNA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Chris Tonte joined the Panthers as a transfer from Lackawanna Community College...played for two seasons under head coach Chris Pensak...earned All-Region 19 team honors and garnered with Region 19 runner-up for Player of the Year as a freshman...voted Player of the Year by teammates as a freshman...helped lead team to Region 19 Championship title as a sophomore.
HIGH SCHOOL Tonte was a three-year member of the Pittston Area High School baseball team after an injury kept him from playing as a freshman...led the team to three-straight Conference Championships, as well as a District Title in 2007...had a career average of .424, notching a career-high .457 as a senior.
Born January 27, 1987...son of James and Diane Tonte...has one brother, Jimmy (23)...an administration of justice major.