#3 Joe Purritano
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
High School: Don Bosco Prep
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Purritano's Career Statistics
2013 .343 31-31 108 26 37 6 3 5 30 64 .593 14 3 15 3 .425 2 0 0-1 4 0 1 .800
2014 .265 38-37 136 20 36 7 1 3 26 54 .397 17 2 20 2 .355 0 0 2-4 0 0 0 .000
.299 69-68 244 46 73 13 4 8 56 118 .484 31 5 35 5 .387 2 0 2-5 4 0 1 .800

All-Ivy League Second Team at designated hitter ... tied for team lead with 26 RBIs ... hit .304 with team-best 13 RBIs in conference play ... got off to a slow start, then hit .320 over the final 21 games ... hit .378 with runners in scoring position and .579 in that situation with two out ... hit safely in all three games against Nebraska Omaha, going 4-for-11 with a double, three runs and three RBIs ... went 3-for-4 with a double and a walk in first game against 18th-ranked Kansas, then homered, walked twice, scored two runs and drove in one the next day ... delivered two-run single in the seventh to start a four-run rally in an eventual 5-4, 11-inning win over Cornell ... drove in both runs in a 2-1 victory at Boston College with a first-inning double, beginning a stretch of hitting safely in 15 of 17 games ... doubled, tripled and had a season-high three RBIs against Holy Cross the next day ... continued to pound Brown pitching, going 6-for-14 (.429) with two homers, four runs and five RBIs in the four-game series ... singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth, and homered in the eighth to provide the difference in a 3-2 win over the Bears in the series finale ... had five hits in 13 at-bats (.385) to go with two doubles and three RBIs in the crucial series sweep of Harvard ... tied game two in the sixth against the Crimson with an run-scoring double in an eventual 3-1 victory ... plated final two runs in the series-ending 5-3 win at Harvard ... scored two runs and drove in two more in the Rolfe Division playoff against Yale, an 11-4 Big Green triumph.

Ivy League and Dartmouth Rookie of the Year ... Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... first-team All-Ivy, All-New England and ABCA All-Region at DH ... three-time Ivy Rookie of the Week ... reached base safely in 29 of his 31 games with at least one hit in 26 contests ... fourth in the conference in batting average, second in slugging, sixth in on-base percentage ... even better in league play, tying for Ivy lead in homers while batting .368 ... also tied for fourth in triples and homers, plus sixth in RBIs ... collected first collegiate hit in opener at Minnesota ... hit safely in seven of his first eight games ... belted first home run in conference opener at Penn ... began 10-game hit streak with two RBI singles in a 6-1 win over Princeton ... scored season-high three times in 19-4 pummeling of Holy Cross ... absolutely battered Brown pitchers in four-game series, going 9-for-14 (.643) with four homers, a double, triple and 10 RBIs to earn Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors ... biggest game against the Bears was a 3-for-5 effort with the triple, two homers and season-high five RBIs in the 11-3 triumph ... also launched two long balls in the series finale ... only Ivy player to hit two homers in a league game, and he did it twice ... singled, doubled and tripled versus Quinnipiac while driving in four runs ... tripled and scored winning run in 3-1 win over Harvard ... hit a double in each game of the Ivy Championship Series ... ended the year on a nine-game hitting streak.

Three-year letterman at Don Bosco Prep ... first-team All-United Division and second-team All-Bergen County as a junior when his squad won the division and county championships with a 25-1 record ... captained the team as a senior, guiding Don Bosco to division and county championships again, as well as the Non-Public A North Sectional Championship with a 26-4 mark ... named the Star-Ledger's New Jersey Hitter of the Year with a .419 average, 13 doubles, four triples, six homers, 26 runs and 45 RBIs ... also first-team all-state, All-Non-Public, All-North Jersey, all-county and all-division as a senior ... National Honor Society.

Son of Joseph and Mary has two younger brothers ... born March 27, 1994 in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. ... father was an NAIA All-American baseball player at Ohio Dominican, where he was inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame in 2011 ... interested in student government ... considering an economics major.