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 Michael Gambino 5
Michael Gambino
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garrison, NY

High School:
O'Neill

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
2nd Base

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Michael Lawrence Gambino, born July 9, 1977 ... played for the Orleans Cardinals in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League in 1998.

2000: One of two Eagles to start all 55 games ... Named to the All-New England and BIG EAST Conference First Teams ... Hit .366 (78-for-213), setting a new school record for single-season hit total (78)... stroked 13 doubles, two triples and four home runs for 32 RBIs, third on the squad ... His 78 hits landed him sixth among conference batters ... Compiled 24 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... Hit .385 (37-for-96) with six doubles, one triple and three homers in conference action ... His 37 hits in conference play was second in the loop ... Placed seventh among league leaders in runs scored (52) in all games and third with 24 runs in BIG EAST play ... Strung together a 15-game hit streak from April 18 - May 17, but his longest streak came March 10 - April 9, when he batted .425 in a 20-game hit streak ... Named BIG EAST Player of the Week April 10 after hitting 12-for-19 (.632) with nine runs scored and six RBIs, including one triple and one home run on the week ... Capped an 8-for-12, three-game series (April 8-9) at Notre Dame with a perfect 4-for-4 effort in the final contest (April 9), while extending his hit streak to 20 games.

AS A SENIOR: Played in and started 45 of the team's 48 games ... earned All-New England second team honors as voted by the region's head coaches ... Finished the season with a .363 batting average (53-for-146) ... stroked four home runs drove in 31 runs, while scoring 29 enjoyed 15 multiple-hit games, including two games with three hits ... registered eight multiple-RBI games, including three RBIs in each of three games ... Was 4-for-5 with a home run (his first as a collegian) and four RBIs in a doubleheader sweep against Harvard (April 13) ... had one home run in each of two games against St. John's (May 9); was 4-for-9 in that three-game series with four RBIs and three runs scored ... went 3-for-3 in each of two games - against Valparaiso (March 1) and Rhode Island (March 30).

AS A JUNIOR: Played in and started 39 of the team's 41 games finished the season with a .271 batting average (32-for-118) ... stroked six doubles had 10 multiple-hit games, including three games with three hits; team was 3-0 when he had three hits drove in multiple runs in four games ... enjoyed back-to-back two-hit games at the beginning of April -- at Providence on April 1 and at Northeastern the following day ... was 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored in a 9-8 win over Northeastern in the Beanpot at Fenway Park (April 23) ... was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and one run scored in a 9-8 win at Brandeis on April 29.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 37 games, making 27 starts ... batted .168, picking up 16 hits in 95 at bats ... picked up first collegiate hit in his first career start, going 2-for-2 with three walks and one run scored against Assumption on March 3 ... went 2-for-5 with one double, one RBI and one run scored in a win over Holy Cross on April 29 ... went 1-for-3 and scored the winning run in the top of the ninth at Villanova on April 27.

AS A FRESHMAN: Red shirted his first season after breaking his left leg during the summer of 1995.

BEFORE BC: Earned Middletown Record First Team all-star honors as a senior infielder at James I. O'Neill High School ... led the county with a .547 batting average ... struck out just twice as a senior ... finished his junior season with a .405 batting average, leading his team to the Section 9 title ... committed just four errors in his final three seasons ... helped his American Legion team, the Newburgh Nuclears, to three consecutive county championships ... played one year of varsity football (placekicker) and three years of varsity soccer ... served as team captain for both the soccer and baseball teams as a senior.

PERSONAL: Mike received his bachelor's degree in May of 1999 and is now pursuing a master's degree in the School of Education... Mike and his younger sister Christine are the children of Ellen and Larry Gambino.

Gambino's Career Stats

Year AVG. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1997 .168 37/27 95 20 16 1 0 0 7 15 16 2
1998 .271 41/39 118 16 32 6 0 0 17 12 13 6
1999 .363 48/45 146 29 53 2 0 4 31 12 18 3
2000 .366 55/55 213 52 78 13 2 4 32 11 12 8
Total .313 181/166 572 117 179 22 2 8 87 50 59 19

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