Butera extends his season-long hit streak to 10 games
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014)
Played in 50 games, making 47 starts, 33 at third base and 14 as the designated hitter ... led the Eagles with 10 stolen bases and was tied for second with five sacrifice hits ... batted .261 in ACC action, third-best in the BC lineup, with 29 hits, 14 runs and 11 RBIs ... ranked fourth on the team in on-base percentage (.337), walks (24), multiple-hit games (13), assists (60) and turned double plays (8) ... fifth on the team in batting average (.242), runs (23), hits (44), total bases (53) ... scored the game-winning run three times ... batted .410 with runners in scoring position, was 4-for-6 with a runner on third with less than two outs and tallied seven two-out RBIs ... put together a career-long, seven-game hit streak from March 7 to 21, which spanned the first seven conference games and included nine hits and six RBIs ... went 4-for-10 with a run and RBI in the two-game set with Binghamton (5/10-11) ... tied a career-high with three hits in a 3-for-4 performance against Pittsburgh (5/3) ... turned in a 7-for-13 weekend against the Panthers (5/2-4) with three runs, an RBI and a double ... was a perfect 2-for-2 with a run and a walk in the 5-1 victory over Maryland (4/25) ... in the second game of the doubleheader against the Terps, was 2-for-4 with a run, RBI and a double ... was 2-for-3 with two runs and two walks against St. John's (4/23) ... recorded first career triple in a 2-for-4 night at No. 3 Virginia (3/15) ... was 2-for-3 with two RBIs at No. 16 Miami (3/7) to open ACC play ... launched first career home run - a lead-off solo shot - against Western Michigan (3/2) ... went 2-for-3 with two runs at Stetson (2/21).
AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
Appeared in 45 games, starting 42 ... turned in a .211 batting clip with 31 hits, 12 runs, five doubles, 15 RBIs and 14 walks ... led the Eagles with nine steals and five multiple-RBI games ... recorded three sacrifice hits ... tallied eight multiple-hit games ... recorded a five-game hit streak from April 20 to the 27th, notching six hits, a run and a stolen base ... tied a career high in hits on a 3-for-5 day with a run, two RBIs and a double ... went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the final home game against Maine (5/14) ... record back-to-back, two-RBI games against Virginia Tech (5/4-5) ... stole two bases and turned in a 2-for-3 performance with a run against NC State (4/13) ... tied a career high with three RBIs on a 2-for-5 day with a double and a run at Dartmouth (4/9) ... stole three bases at USF (3/6) while going 1-for-3 with a run and two walks ... recorded a career day in the first game against the Bulls (3/5) in a 3-for-5 performance with three RBIs, a run and walk in the win ... recorded a team-high nine assists playing second base against Georgia State (3/1) ... registered first career run, hits and RBI against Marist (2/17) in a 2-for-3 day ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
Four-year player for the Clippers ... helped Xaverian to the 2011 CHSAA intersectional city championship ... earned the MVP honors at the tournament regionals in New Hampshire as a junior ... also played with the Greater New York Sandlot team.
Enrolled as an applied psychology and human development majors in the Lynch School of Education ... Gabriel is the son of Juan and Jennelle Hernandez and has six siblings ... brother Michael played at Oklahoma State and was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round in 2002, while brother Johnny was drafted in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers and played Double-A in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.