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 John Spatola 38
John Spatola
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milton, Mass.

High School:
Roxbury Latin

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 184

Position:
OF/1B

B/T:
L/L

NOTES
Walked onto the team as a freshman and was named a captain as a senior ... his 22 career home runs rank ninth all-time at Boston College.

AS A SENIOR (2010)
Went from a role player in 2009 to an everyday starter in right field and as the clean-up hitter ... NEIBA All-New England First Team ... started all 58 games and led the team in RBI (61) ... was second on the squad in slugging (.596), home runs (17), total bases (136) and steals (13) ... third in runs (47), hits (72) and triples (2) ... batted .316 with nine doubles and a .398 on-base percentage ... his home run total is the third-most in a single season at BC and his RBI number is fifth ... only twice was he held without a hit in consecutive games ... had 13 multiple RBI games including one with seven and another with six ... hit a game-tying three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth with two outs against Miami (5/27) in the ACC Championship to send the game into extras ... BC eventually won in 12 innings ... went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI on Senior Day against Georgia Tech (5/22) ... went 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBI against Dartmouth (5/16) ... had three hits and an RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Florida State (5/9) ... went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and a pair of steals against Harvard (5/5) ... had a pair of hits, including a solo home run, at Virginia Tech (5/1) ... went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI at NC State (4/23) ... hit a pair of triples and drove in three runs against Wake Forest (4/18) ... went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and three runs in the series opener against the Deacs (4/16) ... was 2-for-4 with a solo home run against Maryland (4/11) ... went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs and two RBI at Clemson (4/4) ... had a 3-for-4 day in the series finale at Virginia (3/21) ... belted a solo home run in the first game against the Cavaliers (3/19) ... also had a solo blast at UConn (3/16) ... went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI at FIU (3/10) ... went 3-for-4 at Florida Atlantic (3/6) ... smashed a pair of three-run homers and finished 3-for-4 with a career-high seven RBI against Missouri (2/28) ... hit a solo home run in consecutive games at Tulane (2/21) and Auburn (2/26) ... opened the season by going 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs at Tulane (2/19).

AS A JUNIOR (2009)
Appeared in 42 games and started 12 of them ... batted .327 with four homers and 12 RBI ... named to the Austin Regional All-Tournament Team ... went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, RBI, stolen base and two runs against Army (5/31) in the Austin Regional ... hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth against Texas State (5/29) in the regional opener ... had two hits, four RBI and two runs that day ... hit an RBI single against Miami (5/3) ... went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer vs. Quinnipiac (4/28) ... went 1-for-2 and walked three times against Bryant (4/21) ... blasted a two-run homer at Wake Forest (4/11) ... had an RBI single against Clemson (3/28) and hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the series opener (3/27).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008)
Played in 33 games and started 16 ... six of his 14 hits went for extra bases ... went 2-for-4 against Harvard (4/22) with a double ... tripled in a run and scored against Florida State (4/11) ... went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI vs. Duke (4/6) and also went 2-for-4 in the series opener (4/5) ... drove in two runs and went 2-for-5 with a double vs. St. Bonaventure (3/1).

AS A FRESHMAN (2007)
Played in 17 games as an outfielder ... made five starts ... totaled four hits and four RBIs ... collected a four-game hitting streak (3/7-3/17) ... made collegiate debut vs. Lipscomb (2/24) ... recorded first collegiate hit and RBI against Villanova (3/7) ... tallied a hit and RBI at Duke (3/11).

BEFORE BC
Played outfield at Roxbury Latin High School ... played for head coach John Lieb ... twice earned All-Independent Sports League (ISL) honors ... led team in home runs as a sophomore, junior and senior ... was a member of the Milton Legion team that won the Massachusetts State tournament and Northeast Regionals ... was a three-time All-ISL honoree in hockey ... won ISL Flood Shield Award for hockey as a senior ... earned All-ISL honors in football as a junior and senior ... won Roxbury Latin's Best Athlete Award as a senior ... Sutherland and Calareso scholar at Roxbury Latin.

PERSONAL
Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences ... John is the youngest of John and Jane Spatola's three children ... born April 2, 1987.

SPATOLA'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP-GS Avg. AB Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SB
2007 17-5 .154 26 1 4 4 0 0 0 1 0
2008 33-16 .237 59 8 14 9 3 2 1 6 1
2009 42-12 .327 55 12 18 12 1 0 4 6 1
2010 58-58 .316 228 47 72 61 9 2 17 21 13
Career 150-91 .293 368 68 108 86 13 4 22 34 15

SPATOLA'S CAREER HIGHS
Hits: 3 (11x) last vs. Dartmouth (5/16/10)
Runs: 3 (2x) last vs. Dartmouth (5/16/10)
RBI: 7 vs. Missouri (2/28/10)
Hitting Streak: 6 games (3/19/10-3/27/10)

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