Duke Baseball BIO
3 Anthony D'Alessandro
2014: Appeared in 12 games during his senior campaign … Scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth in Duke’s 11-10 come-from-behind victory over NC State … Registered a base hit in his final collegiate at bat May 13 against Richmond … Received the team’s Omaha Award, recognizing outstanding effort in the weight room during the offseason.
2013: Played in 31 games, starting 17 in center field ... Hit .180 with three doubles, three triples, 12 runs scored and two RBI ... Ranked third on the team in triples ... Appeared in 15 ACC games with six starts ... Batted .160 in league contests with six runs scored and an RBI.
2012: Appeared in 38 games with 24 starts ... Made 19 starts in left field, four in center field and one in right field ... Hit .233 with four doubles, six RBI and 14 runs scored ... Had a .310 on base percentage ... Stole four bases in six attempts ... Had four two-hit games on the season ... Had a season-high two RBI against Canisius ... Scored a season-high three runs against George Washington ... Had a season-long nine-game hitting streak ... Threw out a runner at the plate from left field to end the game in a 4-3 win over Georgia Tech ... Hit .348 when leading off an inning ... Hit .286 with runners in scoring position.
2011: An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Started 47 of the 50 games in which he appeared ... Made 40 starts in left field and seven in right field ... Finished second on the team with a .303 batting average ... Had 50 hits, 26 RBI and 22 runs scored ... Slugged .364 with five doubles, one homer and one triple ... Drew 19 walks on the way to a .383 on base percentage ... Had 13 multi-hit games, with a season-high five hits in five at bats against Villanova ... Had a four-hit game against La Salle ... Had a pair of three-hit games and nine two-hit games ... Had four multiple-RBI games, with a season-high three RBI against La Salle and NC State ... First career home run came against NC State ... Had an eight-game hitting streak ... Hit .327 with runners in scoring position ... Stole eight bases in nine attempts ... Finished the season with a .975 fielding percentage.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Mahwah High School ... Earned All-America honors as a senior ... Named all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior ... His 180 hits in high school ranked second in New Jersey history, trailing the record by one ... Selected to the Bergen County All-Decade Team ... All-league choice during all four years ... All-county as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Hit .538 as a senior with six homers, a state-leading 34 walks and a .658 on base percentage ... Tagged 49 hits as a senior and did not commit a single error ... As a junior, hit .543 with three homers, 58 runs and 50 hits ... Hit .522 with seven homers, 40 runs and 35 stolen bases as a sophomore ... Led the state with 60 hits as a sophomore ... Started every game as a freshman ... Also played for the South Florida Bandits ... Lettered one year on the basketball team as a point guard ... Lettered one year on the track team, running the 55-meter dash and competing in the long jump ... Earned all-county honors in the 55-meter dash ... An honor roll student.
Personal: Born Anthony Michael D’Alessandro on Aug. 8, 1991 in Westwood, N.J. ... The son of Nick and Terry D’Alessandro ... Has a brother (Nick) and a sister (Cassie) ... Uncle (Dan Morogiello) won a World Series ring with the 1983 Baltimore Orioles.