20 Eddie Palmer
Hawks Finish at .500 for First Time in 20 Years
Mullen, Carter Turn in Quality Starts; Kumpel Hits Four Doubles
Hawks Will Look to Build Off of Outstanding 2012 Campaign; Open at Stetson on Friday
276 Student-Athletes Garner Academic Honor
Hawks Head to First Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship on Wednesday
2012: Appeared in 18 games, making 14 starts behind the plate...Had two hits, a run scored, and one RBI in the win over Maryland Eastern Shore on March 13...Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a run batted in against Seton Hall on May 8.
2011: Took over the everyday catching duties, starting 38 games and appearing in 43...Posted career bests in most offensive categories, including hits (31) and runs batted in (18)...Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, including his first career home run, as the Hawks won at Rhode Island, 5-4, on April 15; it marked SJU's first win over the Rams since 2002...Drove in five runs one week later as SJU dumped Dayton, 8-4, on April 22...Also showed great improvement behind the plate, throwing out 15 runners attempting to steal, tops on the team...Earned the team's Scholar-Athlete Award and was named to the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball All-Academic Team.
2010: Started seven games and made 14 appearances in total serving as the primary backup catcher... Went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in the Hawks' dramatic 4-2 walk-off win over Saint Peter's on March 24.
High School: Three-time First Team All-MIAA, First Team All-County and Second Team All-Metro selection...Twice named his team's MVP...Was the only freshman starter on the varsity squad...Team posted a 103-36 record in his four years.
Personal: Majoring in physics...Son of Maureen and Edward Palmer.