Jarett Mendoza, born April 24, 1979 ... Named Collegiate Baseball 2001 BIG EAST Player to Watch ... played for Danbury Westerners in the 2000 NECBL; started 23 of 69 games played with a .270 batting average, four home runs and 30 walks drawn.
AS A SENIOR: Hit .243 with nine doubles, one triple and two home runs ... his 18 RBIs in league action was second on the team ... tied for a team-high total of eight sacrificial hits (three flyballs, five bunts) ... plated the game-winning run on his three-run home run vs. Maine (April 25) ... in three games at Rutgers, Mendoza hit .444 with four RBIs ... went 2-for-5 with four RBIs in BC's 12-8 win over Connecticut (April 14) ... led the BIG EAST with six doubles in 14 games through March 12 ... had a 10-game hit streak from Feb. 24 - March 18 ... hit .353 in Florida and had four multiple-hit games ... contributed six total hits vs. Wagner and LaSalle (three games) ... went 1-for-4 with three RBIs vs. Yale ... knocked in the game-winning run vs. Michigan (March 3) ... was a perfect 2-for-2 with one RBI in the Red Sox game.
AS A JUNIOR: Batted .330 in 54 games ... had eight multiple-RBI and 13 multiple-hit games, including four-hit efforts in the first (College of Charleston) and last (Seton Hall University) games of the year ... was 4-for-5 with two home runs in BC's season-opening victory (13-6) against College of Charleston (February 12) and was subsequently named BIG EAST Player of the Week after his 8-for-16 performance with three home runs and six RBIs in the four-game series with the Cougars ...went 4-for-4 in the Eagles' season-ending 6-5 loss to Seton Hall (May 20) at the BIG EAST Tournament ... was issued 19 walks, second most on the team ... stole 10 bases, third on the Eagles ... finished sixth in the BIG EAST conference with four triples and eighth in the BIG EAST for slugging percentage (.585) for all games played ... had at least one hit in each of BC's BIG EAST Championship games ... powered the game-ending single to give BC the 3-2 win over Buffalo (March 4) in Fort Myers, Fla. ... hit a two-run double to help BC to the 8-7 clipping of Villanova (April 1).
AS A SOPHOMORE: One of three Eagles to start and play in all 48 games ... batted .307 with 54 hits (6 doubles, 4 home runs) to drive in 31 runs ... led the team with six sacrifice flies ... totaled 15 multiple-hit and eight multiple- RBI games on the season ... went 3-for-6 with a solo home run in BC's 25-11 win over Connecticut ... also tagged a 3-for-6 outing vs. Northeastern (April 6) with four RBIs ... after the spring training trip, Mendoza was batting .531 (17-for-32) while scoring 12 runs ... went 4-for-4 as the lead-off hitter in the loss to Valparaiso (March 4).
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 33 games, making 13 starts ... committed no errors and made 33 putouts in the outfield ... went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in a 13-1 win at Bentley (March 29); hitting his only home run of the season.
BEFORE BC: The three-time All-SCC selection captured league MVP honors as a senior ... was a two-time league batting champion, hitting .507 as a junior and .508 as a senior ... finished his career with 109 hits and a .424 batting average ... led Dighton-Rehoboth Regional to three SCC titles ... was selected to play in the 1997 Eastern Mass. All-Star Game.
PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as an environmental science major ... a fine student, who is a member of the National Honor Society ... was also a four-year varsity basketball player, earning league honorable mention three times ... Jarett and his two older sisters are the children of Pam and Francis Mendoza.
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