Red Storm went 1-2 for third place finish at conference tournament.
Righty works 7.0 innings of one-run ball to lead Red Storm
Hackimer improves to 7-0 with 1.2 shutout innings of relief.
Hackimer strikes out four in 2.2 scoreless innings for victory.
Red Storm improves to 11-1 this season when scoring at least 10 runs.
Photos from St. John's baseball's 9-2 win over Seton Hall on April 28, 2017
Photos from St. John's Baseball's 15-8 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on April 23, 2017
Photos from the Red Storm's 9-3 win over Albany on Tues., April 11, 2017.
First Team All-BIG EAST Selection... named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second Team... earned a spot on the NCAA Clemson Regional All-Tournament team after going 3-for-6 with three doubles... played in 54 games and made 53 starts for the Red Storm... ranked second on the team, second in the conference and 31st nationally with a .375 batting average... the 12th toughest player in the nation to strikeout (14 strikeouts in 224 at-bats)... had eight sacrifice flies on the season, good enough for eighth nationally in that category... reached base at a .437 clip and slugged .464... hit 10 doubles, two triples and a pair of home runs... led the league with 84 hits and drove in 35 runs on the season... hit safely in the first 18 games of the season, which when combined with his 12-game hitting streak to end 2016, formed a school record 30-game streak... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the season opener against Western Carolina (Feb. 17)... went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored against JMU (Feb. 18)... doubled against Richmond (Feb. 19)... went 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored in the Red Storm's victory over defending national champion No. 9 Coastal Carolina (Feb. 20)... singled twice and drove in a run against Appalachian State (March 3)... went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI at No. 9 East Carolina (March 4)... singled twice, walked and drove in a run against Western Carolina (March 5)... went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored at Liberty (March 10)... went 5-for-8 with three walks and two stolen bases in a doubleheader at Liberty (March 11)... doubled and scored twice against Iona (March 17)... singled and scored a run against UMass Lowell (March 18)... went 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI against Saint Peter's (March 22)... singled in the opening game of a doubleheader against Maine (March 25)... hit a sac fly, but saw his 30-game hitting streak come to an end in the second game of the twin bill against the Black Bears (March 25)... went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI against Maine in the first game after the end of his hitting streak (March 26)... scored twice against Wagner (March 29)... went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored against Hofstra (April 2)... singled and drove in a run against Columbia (April 5)... went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored twice against Creighton (April 8)... launched a pinch-hit, solo home run against Albany (April 11)... recorded a single in each of the opening two games of the Butler series (April 13-14)... went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the series finale against the Bulldogs (April 15)... fell a home run shy of the cycle in a 3-for-4 effort against NYIT (April 18)... singled and drove in a run against FDU (April 22)... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the series finale against the Knights (April 23)... singled, walked and scored twice against Seton Hall (April 28)... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs against Iona (May 2)... went 3-for-5 in the series opener against Georgetown (May 5)... went 2-for-5 with three RBIs in the series finale against the Hoyas (May 7)... launched his second home run of the season, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the opening game of a doubleheader with Xavier (May 12)... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in the series finale with the Musketeers (May 14)... singled and drove in a run against Villanova (May 18)... went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the second game of the Villanova series (May 19)... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the opening game of the BIG EAST Tournament against Xavier (May 25)... went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored against Seton Hall (May 26)... scored twice against Creighton (May 27)... doubled and drove in a run in a 3-for-5 effort against Xavier (May 28)... double twice and drove in a pair of runs in the opening game of the NCAA Clemson Regional against Vanderbilt (June 2)... doubled and walked against UNC Greensboro (June 3).
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016):
Played in 43 games for the Red Storm, starting 25… led the team with a .341 batting average, knocking five doubles, a home run and a triple… ended the season on a 12-game hitting streak, a tear that included three three-hit outings… made his first start of the season as a DH against Western Carolina, going 1-for-5 with two RBIs (Feb. 21)… went 1-for-2 with a double against Iona (March 8)… registered two hits in back-to-back games against Southern Illinois (March 13) and Fairfield (March 16)… made it three games in a row with at least one hit against Nevada (March 18)… went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against La Salle (March 25)… went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the second game of a doubleheader against Georgetown (April 8)… registered a perfect 3-for-3 outing with two RBIs and two runs scored against LIU Brooklyn, starting a five-game hitting streak that included four multi-hit outings (April 27)… went 2-for-5 in the first game of a doubleheader at Louisville before hitting a triple in the second tilt (April 29)… went 2-for-4 in the series finale against the Cardinals (April 30)… went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Iona (May 3)… went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the series finale against Butler (May 8)… went 2-for-4 and scored a run in the series opener at Seton Hall (May 13)… drove in two runs in the second game against the Pirates (May 15)… went 2-for-3 in the series opener against Creighton (May 19)… hit a round-tripper to highlight a 3-for-5 outing against Creighton (May 20)….went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the opening game of the BIG EAST Tournament against Xavier (May 26)… went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Creighton (May 28).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2015)
As a batter: Saw action in 21 games, including four starts ... batted .206 (7-for-34) with one double, two RBI and nine runs scored ... batted .375 (3-for-8) with three walks as a pinch-hitter ... had a pinch-hit single against Southern Illinois (May 15) ... went 1-for-5 with an RBI single against Albany (May 5) ... walked and scored a run against Villanova (April 26) ... made first-career start and finished 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored at Butler (April 3) ... went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single and a run scored at Butler (April 2) ... scored two runs against Rider (March 28) ... had a pinch-hit single and a run scored at Fairleigh Dickinson (March 13) ... finished 1-for-2 with a pinch-hit single and a run scored at then-No. 19 Kennesaw State (Feb. 14) ... went 0-for-1 in collegiate-debut at Georgia Tech (Feb. 13).
As a pitcher: Made two relief appearances ... went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 1.2 innings of work ... tossed 1.0 scoreless frame against Seton Hall (April 12) ... allowed one unearned run in 0.2 innings in pitching debut against North Florida (Feb. 28).
As a Freshman (2014)
A redshirt season.
At New Rochelle
A four-year letterwinner for the Huguenots ... served as team captain for two seasons ... a two-time All-Section 1 selection ... a two-time second team Westchester/Putnam All-Star ... a 2013 honorable mention Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-Northeast Region honoree ... also earned four letters in hockey ... served as team captain on the ice as a senior.
John Marco Valente ... born in New Rochelle, N.Y. ... son of John and Donna Valente ... has an older brother, Joe ... chose St. John's for its academics and baseball program ... lists his father as the person he most admires ... lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete ... majoring in sport management.