9 Mark Esposito
9 - Mark Esposito
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bethany, Conn.
High School: Amity Regional
Position: IF
B/T: R/R

2015: Played in 17 games, making 14 starts at 3B for the Retrievers before getting injured... He hit .116 on the year with five hits and seven RBI, scoring six runs... Went 2-4 on the base paths... Made an impact as a relief pitcher following the injury, appearing in three games, throwing 5.2 innings... Finished with 1.59 ERA and a 1-0 record... Gave up six hits and one earned run with five strikeouts... Had his best offensive performance, going 2-3 with a run scored and three RBI against Mount St. Mary's in a 20-5 win... Named to America East Honor Roll.

2014: Started 40 games and appeared in a total of 41 for the Retrievers as a sophomore, making 39 starts at the hot corner… Finished second on the team in batting with a .303 average… Slugged .373 with one home run and seven doubles during the year… Hit .333 with seven RBI and seven runs scored in 15 games at Alumni Field… Registered a .301 batting average in 23 road games… Hit .340 (10-for-36) against right-handed pitching… Batted .327 against non-conference teams… Recorded 11 multi-hit games on the year, including a four-hit game against local rival Towson on May 6… Went 4-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Retrievers defeated the Tigers on the road for the first time since 2003… Launched his first career home run at America East rival Maine on May 16… Recorded a seven-game hit streak during the season, batting .375 (9-for-24) during the stretch… Hit .327 against non-conference pitching… Successfully stole six bases in eight attempts during the season as UMBC stole 62 bags as a team, the second-highest total in school history… Laid down four sacrifice bunts during the season… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2013: Played in 45 games, making 39 starts in his first season at UMBC… Collected his first career hit with a lead-off single against Delaware on March 5… Earned a bases loaded walk later in the game to record his first RBI… Collected his first career multi-hit game on Apr. 17 by going 2-for-4 as UMBC defeated George Mason… Also went 2-for-4 against George Washington on Apr. 24 and on May 18 at Maine, both wins for the Retrievers… Scored three runs in the win over the Black Bears on the final day of the season… Recognized on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Background: Named to the America East Honor Roll while sitting out the 2012 season... Transferred from Marshall University where he was a Dean's List student... Played high school ball for Sal Copola at Amity Regional... Helped lead the Spartans to back-to-back league titles... Named an All-American and a member of the All-Northeast First Team by Perfect Game in 2010... Rated as the No. 1 third baseman in Connecticut by Max Preps... Named one of the players to watch in New England by New England Baseball Journal.

Personal: Son of Michael and Roseann Esposito... Has one brother, Jason, who plays in the Baltimore Orioles' farm system... Majoring in health administration and policy... Born Dec. 29, 1992.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2013 .134 45-39 119 13 16 3 1 0 10 21 .176 4 5 23 1 .194 1 9 1-1 31 79 11 .909
2014

.303

41-40 142 18 43 7 0 1 18 53 .373 9 7 29 1 .371 1 4 6-8 20 83 7 .936
2015

.116

17-14436500075.1163291.208032-414223.923
Career .211 103-93 304 37 64 10 1 1 35 79 .260 16 14 61 3 .280 2 16 9-13 65 184 21 .923

Career Pitching Statistics

YearERAW-LAPPGSCGSHOSVIPHRERBBSO
20151.591-03000/105.261135
Career1.591-03000/105.261135