Red Storm bullpen works 5.1 scoreless innings.
Rookie batted .455 with one home run and six RBI on Opening Weekend.
McAuliffe racks up eight strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work in Division I debut.
St. John's returns 20 letterwinners from a squad that went 41-16 last season.
Red Storm returns 11 position players, including 10 that made at least 31 starts.
Played in 12 games with two starts for the Red Storm... hit .188 with a double and an RBI... singled in his first at-bat of the season against Western Carolina (Feb. 17)... made his first start of the campaign against JMU (Feb. 18)... doubled and scored a run against Richmond (Feb. 19)... singled in a run against Fairleigh Dickinson (April 22).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2016):
Played and started in the team’s first eight games before missing the rest of the season with injury… began the season with a six-game hitting streak… selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 22)... went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in his collegiate debut against Richmond (Feb. 19)… went 1-for-2 and scored a run against UNCW (Feb. 20)… hit a three-run homer and finished the game with five RBIs against Western Carolina (Feb. 21)… went 1-for-4 and drove in a run in the series opener at CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 26)… capped a six-game hit streak with a 2-for-4 showing in the series finale against CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 28).
As a Freshman (2015)
A redshirt season.
At South Plainfield
A two-year letterwinner for the Tigers ... served as team captain as a senior ... a two-time first team All-Middlesex County honoree ... a two-time first team all-area selection ... earned second team All-Group 3 honors as a senior and first team All-Group 3 accolades as a junior ... a two-time All-Greater Middlesex Conference selection ... a 2014 honorable mention Perfect Game Preseason All-American and first team All-Northeast Region choice ... also earned two swimming letters and two basketball letters.
Aidan Joseph McDermott ... born in South Plainfield, N.J. ... son of Sean and Janet McDermott ... has two older brothers, Dylan and Liam, and one younger sister, Megan ... chose St. John's for its academic and athletic reputation ... lists Martin Luther King Jr. as the person he most admires ... lists Derek Carr as his favorite athlete ... majoring in marketing.