25 - Artie Posch
Artie Posch
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hopedale, Mass.
High School: Hopedale
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so sb-att
2007.... .228 27-27 92 13 21 6 1 2 12 10 21 2-3
2008.... .260 38-37 127 22 33 2 1 1 20 17 28 1-1
2009.... .250 21-21 60 4 15 2 0 0 9 3 16 0-0
TOTAL... .247 86-85 279 39 69 10 2 3 41 30 65 3-4

 

2009: Started 21 games at catcher, missing most a month of action because of injury... batted .250 with two doubles, nine RBI and four runs scored... Had three multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games... Opened the season on Feb. 19 with one hit in four at bats plus two sacrifice flies in a 11-8 win over Whitworth... Went 2-for4 with runs batter in on April 23 against UMass-Boston in a 9-2 win... Also had two-hit games against Amherst and Wheaton (Mass.)... In an unusual play in 4-0 win over Endicott, tagged and scored all the way from second base on a sacrifice fly... 2008: Named All-UAA at catcher for the second year in a row, earning second-team honors... One of only four players to play in all 38 games, starting all but one of them... Hit .260 with 22 runs scored, fourth on the team, and 22 RBI, ranking fifth... Seventeen walks topped the squad... Led team in putouts for the second year in a row with 229... Threw out nine of 45 base stealers...  In conference play, went 7-23 (.304) with five runs scored... Hit safely in five of the six games with two multi-hit games, including a 2-4 performance with two runs scored in an 11-0 win over Case, March 13... Opened the season with a season-high 3-for-3 performance with two RBI and two doubles in a 5-0 win over Washington (Md.) on March 9... Hit second career triple in 11-7 win at Salve Regina, March 27... Slugged third career home run in a 6-3 extra-inning loss to 18th-ranked Keene State on April 13, in game one of a double header...  2007: Named UAA Rookie of the Year and a first-team All-Association selection... Led team with nine extra-base hits, tied for team lead with two HR... Tied for third with six doubles... One of only two players with a triple and a home run...Fifth on the squad with 12 RBI... Got career off to a scorching start, hitting safely in the first seven games of the season, tied for the second-longest streak of the campaign... Batted .400 in Florida (10-25) with seven RBI and seven runs scored... Had two home runs, three doubles and a triple on the spring trip... Homered in second collegiate plate appearance against Norwich, March 11, earning UAA Player of the Week honors... Helped Judges to a 9-4 win over eventual NCAA championship runners-up Emory by going 2-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored... Went 2-5 with a double and a key defensive play in a 4-3 win over Washington University, March 15... Blocked the plate on a sacrifice fly attempt in the ninth inning to prevent the game-tying run from scoring, ending the game... Went 2-4 in a tough 2-1 loss to Wheaton College, March 27, for first multi-hit game up north... Went 1-4 with a double, and RBI and run scored, sparking an eight-run sixth inning of a 9-6 win over Springfield, March 29... Led team with 162 putouts, making just four errors in 186 chances for a .978 fielding percentage... Threw out 16 of 60 stolen base attempts (26.7%)...   Academic/Extracurricular: American Studies major with a minor in business... High School: Native of Hopedale, Mass.... 2006 graduate of Hopedale High School... Three-year starter at catcher and captain as a senior... Two-time Central Massachusetts second-team All-Star... Also a three-year member and two-time captain of the cross country team, helping them to a state championship.