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No. 9
Tony Mansolino

Sophomore-1L

INF

Right/Right
6-0 * 195

Collierville, TN
(Buchanan[Calif.])

Corbin's Comments: "A tough player with arm strength who works well with fellow infielder Ryan Klosterman. Plays with a lot of grit and savvy. Hits to all fields with gap power. Will start at third base or shortstop while adding depth at second base. Finished first among position players in the Omaha Challenge."

As a Freshman (2002): Vanderbilt's lone freshman to start all of the Commodores' 51 games (shortstop)... Ranked among the team leaders in several categories, including runs (first-47), walks (tied for first-24), doubles (second-15), plate appearances (second-236), hits (third-58) and at bats (third-207)...Hit safely in 40 of 51 games, never going more than two consecutive games without a hit... Ended the year on a 10-game hit streak, batting .429 (15-for-35) with nine runs scored, four RBI, four doubles and six walks... His 10-game hit streak tied for the third-longest on the team... Tied for fourth on the team with 14 multi-hit games...Posted a career-high four hits and three runs scored against Kentucky (5/12)... Hit.371 (13-for-35) with seven RBI, nine runs scored two doubles and two home runs during seven-game hit streak (4/12-4/20)... Hit .429 (6-for-14) with three RBI, two home run and six runs scored in
the South Carolina series... Went 3-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored at LSU (3/16)... Batted .271 with nine doubles, three home runs and 26 RBI with the Outerbank Daredevils of the Coastal Plains League during the summer... Participated in the CPL All-Star game for the north squad and was named the CPL tournament most valuable player after directing the Daredevils to the league's postseason title.

High School: Batted .468 with with five home runs, 52 hits, 17 doubles and four stolen bases as a senior at Buchanan High School... Named Central California Player of the Year by the Fresno Bee as well as All-State, All-Valley and All-Tri-River Athletic Conference as a senior... Selected Clovis Independent Player of the Year his senior season... Won team's Most Valuable Player award... Batted .308 as a junior with 24 hits, five doubles, one home run and seven RBI... Participated in the All-Star Area Code summer league prior to his senior season... Earned four letters in baseball... Class salutatorian... Chose Vanderbilt over Georgia Tech and Santa Clara.

Personal: Anthony Joseph Mansolino... Born 9/28/82 in Newport Beach, Calif.... Son of Doug and Cindy Mansolino... Has a brother named Nick and a sister named Arie... Father is a coach in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization... Majoring in Human and Organizational Development... Favorites include italian food, the television show "Baseball Tonight," the movie "Rocky" and the music of Faith Hill... His favorite baseball player is Robert Fick... His favorite baseball team is the Pittsburgh Pirates... Word that best describes him is stubborn... Most treasured possession is his glove... Favorite sports besides baseball are ping pong and golf... Advice to youngsters is "Go hard or go home."

Single-Game Highs

Hits: 4, 1x vs Kentucky (5/12/02)
HRs: 1, 3x; last vs USC (4/14/02)
RBIs: 2, 1x at Florida (4/20/02)
Runs: 3, 4x; last vs Kentucky (5/12/02)
SB: 1, 2x; last vs Belmont (3/13/02)
Hitting Streak: 10 games (5/4 - 5/19/02)

Batting vs. The SEC
Team AVG GP AB H HR RBI
Alabama            
Arkansas .250 1 4 1 0 0
Auburn .250 3 12 3 0 1
Florida .357 3 14 5 0 2
Georgia .083 3 12 1 0 0
Kentucky .500 3 12 6 0 1
LSU .364 3 11 4 0 1
Ole Miss .231 3 13 3 0 1
Miss. St. .231 3 13 3 0 1
USC .429 3 14 6 2 3
Tennessee .273 3 11 3 0 1
Total .302 28 116 35 2 11

Mansolino's Career Statistics
Year AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB A
2002 .280 51 51 207 47 58 15 0 3 20 82 .396 24 2 45 5 .57 2 1 3 3
Tot. .280 51 51 207 47 58 15 0 3 20 82 .396 24 2 45 5 .57 2 1 3 3

Fielding
Year PO A E FLD%
2002 92 122 20 .915
Total 92 122 20 .915

 

 






 



 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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