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Baseball: Stephen Dezzi

Stephen Dezzi

#19
Bats/Throws: L/R
Position: OF
Ht.: 6-1
Wt.: 190
Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.
Previous School: Riverview HS
Eligibility: Sr.
Major: Public Health


As a Senior: SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team…Daktronics third team All-America…NCBWA third team All-America…ABCA/Rawlings first team All-South Region…Daktronics first team All-South Region…NCBWA first team All-South Region…First team All-Sunshine State Conference…Appeared in 46 games… Concluded the season with a .340 batting average…. Picked up 55 hits, including five doubles and one triple, while totaling 49 runs, 50 RBI and three stolen bases…Led the team in homeruns, hitting 14 home runs throughout the season… Tallied five RBI versus Barry (3/7) and Saint Leo (4/25)… Earned a triple and a home run against Georgia College (2/8)… Tallied a season high of two home runs against both Florida Southern (3/14) and Saint Leo (4/25)… Registered 15 multi-hit games throughout the season…Saw action in all four NCAA tournament games… Started in all four NCAA Championship games… Credited with three RBI versus Henderson State (5/28)…Saw four at bats and registered two hits in an exhibition victory against the Philadelphia Phillies (3/1).

As a Junior: First-team all-SSC...ABCA/Rawlings first-team all-South Region...Daktronics first-team all-South Region, NCBWA first-team all-south region...Daktronics South-Region Player of the Year...Daktronics second-team All-American...NCBWA honorable mention All-American...NCAA South Regional all-tournament team...Tino Martinez Award finalist...Josh Willingham Award finalist...SSC Player of the Week (3/17)...Appeared in 57 games, while starting in 53…Finished season with a .369 batting average, including 75 hits, 15 doubles, four triples, eight homeruns, and a team leading 122 total bases…Led starters with a .601 slugging percentage, and collected 25 walks…Led the team with 47 RBI and 55 runs scored…Recorded 54 putouts and three assists, for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage…Had a four hit game against Chico State (5/26) in the world Series…Drove in season high, four RBI against Rollins (3/14).

As a Sophomore: Played 28 games for the Spartans and started seven of those games…Concluded the season with a .231 batting average, 12 hits, 10 RBI and four doubles…Had two hits against Hillsdale (2/21) and against Barry (3/28)…Brought in multiple runs on three occasions…Smacked two RBI against Bentley (2/3), Pace (2/22) and Barry (3/28)…In the field, he had 17 put outs and two assists…Played in one NCAA regional contest and one NCAA world series contest.

As a Freshman: Made Spartan debut with a start against Bentley (2/05)…Appeared in 14 games, starting three…Recorded first hit against Palm Beach Atlantic (4/21)…Scored his first run and stole his first two bases as a Spartan against Franklin Pierce (3/20)…Appeared in SSC South Regional (5/17).

High School: Attended Sarasota Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla. and played under Chuck Antzcak…Recorded a team-high batting average of .413 and collected a team-high 31 RBI as a senior.

Personal: Played for the West Coast Nine Devils under Dewayne Strong…Won legion all-area and state tournament and finished second in regionals with the Nine Devils…Volunteered for Relay for Life for four years…Son of Lisa Rotolo and Paul Dezzi…Has three brothers, Adam, Nick and Ryan...Public health major…Birthdate: 2/4/1993.

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