4 - John O'Brion
John O'Brion
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Portland, Maine
High School: Portland
Position: 2B
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so sb-att
2007.... .303 17-11 33 5 10 1 0 1 4 4 6 1-1
2008.... .353 38-38 139 36 49 11 0 6 26 16 16 1-3
2009.... .352 30-28 91 22 32 7 0 4 16 14 15 2-4
TOTAL... .346 85-77 263 63 91 19 0 11 46 34 37 4-8

2009: Second-team All-UAA selection at second base... Led the team in batting average (.352), slugging percentage (.560) and on-base percentage (.454)... Tied for first  with four home runs and 11 extra-base hits... Finished third in UAA with .560 slugging percentage...Second with 14 walks... Had eight multi-hit games and three with multiple RBI... Made just two errors in 127 chances... Singled in first two at-bats of the season at UAA tournament... Went on to score game-winning run in 6-5 come-from-behind win over Case, March 12... First multi-hit game of the season was a 2-for-5 performance with a double against Rochester, March 14, in a 9-8 loss... Went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and the team's only RBI in a 2-1 pitcher's duel loss at Rhode Island College, March 20... Homered in back-to-back games, April 2 and 4... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and his 10th career round-tripper April 2 in a 9-6 loss to Fitchburg State... His blast gave the Judges a brief 6-5 lead, their first of the game... Had a three-run blast in a 13-6 win over Clark in the first game of a doubleheader on April 4... Tied a career-best with four RBI... Had back-to-back three-hit games against Salem State on April 17 and UMass-Boston on April 23... Had a two-run double in the 9-2 win over the Vikings and a solo home run that gave the Judges the lead for good against the Beacons... Hit his final home run of the season on April 26 against sixth-ranked Trinity College in a 13-3 loss... 2008: Earned first-team All-UAA honors at second base...One of only three players to start all 38 contests... Led the Judges in slugging percentage (.561), on-base percentage (.438), doubles (11) and home runs (6)... Finished second on the squad in hits (49), runs scored (36), total bases (78), walks (16) and multiple-hit games (16)... Turned a team-high 22 double plays... In conference play, went 10-24 (.417) with two doubles and two home runs to finish second in the league with a .750 slugging percentage and 18 total bases... Also came in third in the conference with seven runs scored... Went deep March 11 against Case in a 12-2 win as part of a 3-for-5 performance and again on March 12 in a 7-5 loss to Emory... Went 3-for-4 with a homer and four runs scored against Johnson & Wales, April 17, as part of an 18-5 win... Had a huge inning in 20-6 win over UMass-Boston on April 23, when he homered and had a bases-loaded double to drive in four runs... Also scored four runs in that contest...Had eight hits in 17 at-bats in a four-game stretch from April 22-25... Closed the season on a six-game hitting streak, driving runs in all six contests... 2007: Appeared in 17 games, starting 11 at second base, including the last nine of the season... Ended up hitting .303, second highest among returning players... With one double and one home run in just 33 at-bats and four walks and two HBP, is the top returner in slugging percentage (.424) and on-base percentage (.400)... First collegiate hit came in 10-2 loss to WPI, April 11... Went 1-4 in third collegiate start against Western New England on April 20... Followed by going 2-3 with a home run and two runs scored on April 21 against Wheaton College as the Judges upended the Lyons, 6-5, in game one of a doubleheader... His home run led off the fifth inning and snapped a 4-4 tie, while his lead-off single in the seventh allowed him to score the winning run... Drove in runs in three straight road games, April 22-25, at Bowdoin, Amherst and UMass-Boston...Knocked in a run in eight-run sixth inning of 11-9 win at Amherst... Went 2-3 with a double against Becker College, April 26, a 10-1 win... Academic/Extracurricular: American Studies major with a history minor... Active with Relay For Life... Earned a Friends and Alumni scholarship... Interned at the New England Sports Network over summer of 2009... High School: Native of Portland, Maine... 2006 graduate of Portland High School... Four-year starter at second base served as captain in junior and senior campaigns... Two-time All-Telegram League selection for the Bulldogs... Earned State MVP honors as a junior and honorable-mention All-State as a senior... Led Legion team to a 22-2 record and Maine state championship in 2005... Also earned three letters in football and was part of 2002 12-0 state champions... High school teammate of former teammate Rocco Toppi for two years... Earned PHS High Honors as a student.