Jernigan, Rizzie Each Crush Three-Run Homeruns
Musketeers Set To Play Clemson Saturday Afternoon
Klever, Rizzie, Bruening Have Big Days To Lead Musketeers
Musketeers Are In Four-Team Regional With Vandy, Oregon And Clemson
Elliott Named Tournament's Most Outstanding Player
Xavier mounted a come-from-behind effort that included a four-run seventh inning and walk-off win on an error in the ninth. The Musketeers earned the series win in the final game of the season.
Xavier trailed 3-0 but battled back to take game two of the three-game Atlantic 10 series against Charlotte.
Oregon defeated Xavier in extra innings in the NCAA Nashville Regional.
Pictures from Xavier's meeting with Clemson in the 2014 NCAA Regionals in Nashville, Tenn.
Photographs from Xavier baseball's 5-0 win over Creighton in the BIG EAST Championship.
Xavier rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat Seton Hall, 5-3, and reach the title game of the BIG EAST Championship.
Pictures from Xavier baseball's 8-2 win over St. John's in the BIG EAST Baseball Championship.
2014 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player
2014: Missed significant portion of season due to a leg injury, but left his mark in 23 games played ... Named the BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player and BIG EAST All-Tournament after going 8-for-18 (.444) at the dish, with two extra-base hits, four RBIs and three runs scored to lead Xavier to the BIG EAST Championship in its first season in the league ... Was 2-for-4 in the Musketeers' 5-0 win over Creighton in the title game ... Had a three-hit, three RBI effort in Xavier's victory over St. John's, plus a hit and RBI in the Musketeers' semifinal victory over Seton Hall ... Drove in one run and scored twice to help Xavier best Clemson, 6-4, in an elimination game of the Nashville Regional in the NCAA Tournament ... Put together four-straight multi-hit games against Norfolk State, Furman and two against No. 12 North Carolina ... Registered a total of 10 multi-hit games in just 23 games played ... Batted .307 with 12 runs, 10 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.
2013: Played in 37 contests, earning nine starts on the year ... Started the first three games of the A-10 Championship ... Made a spectacular running catch that ended with a flip over the right-field railing in XU's opening round win of the Atlantic 10 Championship over 5th-seeded GW that resulted in the No. 9 play on ESPN's Sports Center Top 10 ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the Musketeers' 7-6 win over No. 1 St. Louis in A-10 Tourney ... Scored three runs, two RBIs and two hits against St. Bonaventure.
2012: Started 47 times in 53 games played ... Hit .279 on the season with 27 runs scored and 17 RBI's ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the season-opener at No. 3 North Carolina ... Combined for four hits, two RBIs and two runs scored in a pair of games against Michigan ... Had a 3-for-4 performance against Sacred Heart ... Connected on a pair of hits to drive in a season-high four runs and scored twice versus Western Illinois ... Had a pair of hits and scored twice against Charlotte ... Collected four hits and scored a pair of runs in the weekend series at Richmond ... Batted .500 (6-for-12) in the Rhode Island series, while driving in four runs and scoring three times ... Went on a season-high 10-game hitting streak that started in the final game of the Fordham series (April 29) and lasted through the second game against St. Joe's (May 18).
2011: Played in 18 games in 2011 and earned a .333 batting average ... Posted a career-high in hits and runs with four of each against Yale (March 6).
Prior to Xavier: Three-year varsity member of both baseball and football teams ... Received All-Section baseball honors for two years ... Had 20 stolen bases and 20 hits two years in a row ... Had a .500 batting average his senior year ... Lead his conference in runs and hitting percentage his senior year ... Senior year baseball team amassed a 25-4 record under head coach Kurt Wolfe ... Awarded All-Conference honors in football senior year ... First-team academic All-Conference honoree as well.
Personal: Public relations major ... Born Jan. 3, 1991 in Peoria, Ill. ... Was high school teammates with current XU baseball player Vinny Nottoli ... Father played baseball at Lincoln College and Illinois Weslyan ... Parents are Tye and Elizabeth Elliot