8 - Michael Amaturo
Michael Amaturo
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rye, NY
High School: Rye
Position: C
Major: Marketing
Bats/Throws: R/R

Game-by-game statistics (2013)

Four-time letterman who made 58 career starts in 79 games played. ... Had 73 career hits, including 19 doubles. ... Scored 36 runs and drove in 29. ... Finished with a career batting average of .349 with an on-base percentage of .426.

Senior Year (2013): Earned all-Landmark Conference first-team honors after leading the Royals with a .381 batting average and .485 on-base percentage. ... Played in 29 games, including 25 starts, all at catcher. ... Had six doubles, 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored. ... Struck out just 11 times in 84 at bats while walking 10 times and being hit by a pitch seven times. ... Had nine multi-hit games and had a seven-game hitting streak at one point in the season. ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI in a 5-4 loss to Albright in the second game on March 2 at Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J. ... Doubled, drove in a run and scored a run in a 6-1 win in the second game against Merchant Marine Academy on March 23. ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in a 12-11 victory over Western Connecticut State in the first game on March 26 in Auburndale, Fla. ... Came off the bench to deliver a clutch RBI double in a come-from-behind 11-9 win over Western Connecticut State in the second game that day. ... Went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs and an RBI in a 26-0 win over Crown on March 27 in Winter Haven, Fla. ... Singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored a run in an 8-5 loss to Misericordia on April 4. ... Singled twice, drove in three runs and scored a run in an 11-5 win at Juniata on April 10. ... Had an RBI single and scored a run in a 7-4 win over Catholic in the second game on March 27. ... Delivered the biggest hit of the season, a two-out, RBI double that scored the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning in a Landmark Conferece playoff elimination game against Catholic on May 5. The Royals went on to win, 6-5, in 11 innings to reach the championship. ... Singled and drove in a run in an 8-5 loss to Moravian in the first game of the championship on May 6.

Junior Year (2012): Played in a career-high 26 games, including 23 as a starter at catcher. ... Hit .305 with career highs in doubles (7), RBIs (8) and runs (15). ... Had seven multi-hit games, including a 2-for-3 day in the season opener, an 8-5 win over Albright on March 3 at Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J. ... Went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in an 11-0 win over Arcadia on March 4 at Diamond Nation. ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a 5-3 loss to Neumann in the first game of a doubleheader on March 10 in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in a 10-4 win over Juniata on March 18 at Connell Park. ... Doubled twice, drove in a run and scored a run in a 17-3 loss to Lehigh on April 10 in Bethlehem, Pa. ... Went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored to help the Royals defeat King's, 16-13, on April 17 at Connell Park. ... Had two hits and an RBI in a 16-6 win over Marywood on April 18 at Connell Park.

Sophomore Year (2011): Appeared in 17 games, including eight starts ... Hit .406 (13-for-32) with five doubles, eight runs scored and four RBIs ... Had three multi-hit games, including a 2-for-4 day with two doubles in an 18-4 victory against PSU-Wilkes-Barre at Connell Park on April 29 ... Singled, doubled and scored a run in a 4-3 win over Western Connecticut on March 24 in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Had a hit, scored three runs and drove in a run in a 30-7 win over Baptist Bible College at Connell Park on May 2. ... Also had two hits in a 14-6 loss to Wisconsin-Osh Kosh on March 26 in Fort Myers, Fla.

Freshman Year (2010):  Appeared in six games and started twice-vs. St. John Fisher in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader on March 28 at Connell Park and against Wilkes University on April 29 in Kingston, Pennsylvania...batted .273, with a double and three RBI...his first career hit was a double during a 9-run rally in the fifth inning in a 20-5 victory over Minnesota-Morris in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader in Ft. Myers, Florida, on March 16...drove in two runs with a single in the fourth inning in a 10-3 loss to St. John Fisher in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader at Connell Park on March 28...also drove in a run in a 21-1 win over Drew University on April 18 in Madison, New Jersey.

Awards & Honors
D3baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region 3rd-Team Selection (2013)
Landmark Conference 1st-Team Selection (2013)
University of Scranton Athlete of the Week (April 1, 2013)
Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012, 2013)

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