Connor Castellano - 1
2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Hits: *2, last 6/4 vs. NC State
Runs: 2, 6/2 vs. NC State
RBI: 3, 6/4 vs. NC State
Walks: *2, last 5/4 at Tennessee
HRs: *1, last 4/14 vs. Auburn
Strikeouts: *3, last 6/3 vs. NC State
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Connor came to us as an advanced amateur hitter, who was identified in our summer camp during his junior year. He is a very intense young man who works extremely hard at all phases of the game. I look for him to work his way onto the field with his bat, while developing his defensive game.
2012 - Doubled twice and drove in a career-best thre runs in loss to NC State in Raleigh Regional... Singled and scored despite matching a career-high with three strikeouts in loss to NC State 6/3... Scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth in win over NC State 6/2 singling up the middle with one out... Grounded into double play in ninth inning against Mississippi State 5/27 in SEC Tournament Championship Game... Double in the ninth inning against Florida 5/26 keyed five-run rally in win... Went 0-for-3 in win over Ole Miss 5/17 to fall into 2-for-20 slump over his last six games... Started his fourth straight game going 0-for-2 with a walk at LSU 5/13... Singled twice and scored a run in win at LSU 5/12... Struck out a career-high three times in loss at LSU 5/11... Walked once and went 0-for-3 in win over Louisville 5/8... Went 0-for-4 off the bench at Tennessee 5/6... Singled twice and scored a run in win over Tennessee 5/5... Singled and walked twice in loss at Tennessee 5/4... Flew out as a pinch hitter against Kentucky 4/28... Drew a walk in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter at MTSU 4/25... Walked as a pinch hitter at Alabama 4/22... Knocked in a run in loss at Alabama 4/21... Started at DH going 1-for-2 in loss at Alabama 4/20... Walked as a pinch hitter in win over Auburn 4/15... Blasted his second career home run with a pinch hit, two-run blast against Auburn 4/14... Struck out as a pinch hitter against Belmont 4/11... Walked as a pinch hitter against Mississippi State 4/8... Singled and scored in win over UT-Martin 4/3... Struck out twice in two at-bats against South Carolina 4/1... Hit his first collegiate home run with a solo shot over the right field bleachers against South Carolina 3/31... Struck out against South Carolina 3/30 as a pinch hitter... Started at DH going 0-for-3 in win over Tennessee Tech 3/27... Struck out as a pinch hitter against Georgia 3/23... Earned his first collegiate start at second base going 1-for-3 in loss to Evansville 3/20... Started at DH striking out twice in two at-bats at Florida 3/18... Bounced out as a pinch hitter at Florida 3/17... Singled up the middle as a pinch hitter at Florida 3/16... Started for the second straight game as DH going 0-for-3 with a career-high two strikeouts against Siena 3/13... Earned his second start going 1-for-4 with a double against San Diego 3/11... Struck out as a pinch hitter against San Diego 3/10... Bounced into a fielder's choice as a pinch hitter against San Diego 3/9... Grounded out as a pinch hitter on a smash to first baseman at Belmont 3/6... Earned the first start of his career going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI against Oregon 2/26... Flew out in his lone at-bat against Oakland 2/22... Went 0-for-2 off the bench in his first college game at Stanford 2/19.
HIGH SCHOOL - First team All-State 2008-11... Five-time All-District... Three-time All-City... 2011 State MVP in Class 2A... 2011, 2009 Louisiana State champs... 2008 State runner-up... Holds seven offensive school records... Captained the baseball team as a senior and junior... Played summer or high school ball with 11 players on SEC rosters... Played for Marucci Elite and Southeast Texas Sundevils during the summer.
ACADEMICS - Castellano is undecided on a major in his first year at Vanderbilt.
PERSONAL - Connor Williams Castellano (CAST-a-lah-no)... Born 6/11/92... Son of Arnie and Dee Ann Castellano... Has two siblings, Caron and Allie-Marie... Favorites include Ian Kinsler (baseball player), Cleveland Indians (baseball team), Ping Pong or football (other sport), Rudy or Rocky (movies), anything Italian or Mexican (food), Mark Wahlberg (actor), New York City (vacation spot), protein shake (late night snack)... Uses discipline as one word to describe himself... Roommates with Brian Miller... Chose Vanderbilt because of the coaching staff, the competition and the quality education.