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Robbie Knightes
Robbie  Knightes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Schenectady, N.Y.

High School:
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
3B

05/21/2016

LoPresti Leads Combined Two-Hitter As St. John’s Defeats Creighton, 6-2

Freshman earns win with 5.1 innings of two-run ball in regular season finale.

05/14/2016

Donadio Slam Caps Six-Run Ninth As St. John’s Rallies Past Seton Hall, 8-3

Hackimer strikes out four in 2.2 scoreless innings for victory.

05/07/2016

St. John's Sweeps Series-Opening Doubleheader Against Butler

Torres tosses 7.0 scoreless frames in game one victory.

05/03/2016

Four-Run First Sets Tone As St. John’s Cruises Past Iona, 13-3

Red Storm improves to 11-1 this season when scoring at least 10 runs.

04/23/2016

St. John's Splits Doubleheader Against Xavier

Torres tosses 6.0 innings of two-run ball in first-career start.

01/28/2015

2015 Bullpen Winter Banquet

2015 Bullpen Winter Banquet

01/28/2015

Coach Ed Blankmeyer Tribute Video

Coach Ed Blankmeyer Tribute Video

02/14/2014

2014 Season Hype Video

Hype Video for the 2014 Season.

04/28/2017

Baseball vs. Seton Hall

Photos from St. John's baseball's 9-2 win over Seton Hall on April 28, 2017

04/23/2017

St. John's vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

Photos from St. John's Baseball's 15-8 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on April 23, 2017

04/11/2017

Baseball vs. Albany

Photos from the Red Storm's 9-3 win over Albany on Tues., April 11, 2017.

As a Senior (2017):
Winner of the BIG EAST Institutional Scholar Athlete Award… became the 22nd member of the 200-hit club at St. John’s and graduated tied for 16th on the Red Storm’s career hits list… played and started in 49 games, all at third base, for the Red Storm… hit .301 with a .337 on-base percentage… drove in 28 runs and scored 30 times… led the team with 11 sacrifice hits… hit eight doubles and a pair of triples… went 1-for-2 and scored twice in the season opener against Western Carolina, also walked once and was hit by a pitch twice (Feb. 17)… went 2-for-4 and tied a career-high with four RBIs against JMU (Feb. 18)… doubled in the game-winning run against defending national champion and No. 9 Coastal Carolina (Feb. 20)… singled and scored a run against Kansas State (Feb. 24)… doubled and scored twice against UMBC (Feb. 25)… singled in back-to-back games at the Keith LeClair Classic against Appalachian State and East Carolina (March 3-4)… closed out the LeClair Classic by going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored against Western Carolina (March 5)… went 3-for-3 with an RBI in the first game of doubleheader at Liberty (March 11)… went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs against Saint Peter’s (March 22)… drove in a run in the first game of a doubleheader against Maine (March 25)… went 2-for-3 in the series finale against the Black Bears (March 26)… doubled against Wagner (March 29)… went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Hofstra (April 2)… went 2-for-5 in the series opener at Creighton (April 7)… singled and scored a run in the series opener at Butler (April 13)… went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the series finale against the Bulldogs (April 15)… went 2-for-2 with an RBI and drew a walk against FDU (April 22)… drove in another run the following day against the Knights (April 23)… singled in back-to-back games against Seton Hall (April 28-29)… drove in three runs against Iona on Senior Night (May 2)… went 1-for-4 against Georgetown (May 5)… drove in two runs against the Hoyas (May 6)… doubled in the series finale in Bethesda (May 7)… tripled and drove in a run in the second game of a doubleheader against Xavier (May 12)… went 3-for-4 and scored three times in the series finale with the Musketeers (May 14)… tallied his second-straight three-hit game and added a pair of RBIs against LIU Brooklyn (May 16)… went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs in the series opener with Villanova (May 18)… went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored against the Wildcats (May 19)… singled and drove in a run in the Red Storm’s regular season finale (May 20)… drove in a run against Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Championship (May 26)… singled twice and brought home a run against Creighton (May 27)… singled in his final game for the Red Storm against UNC Greensboro in the NCAA Clemson Regional (June 3).

As a Junior (2016):
Played in 53 games, making 48 starts… hit .274 with 26 RBIs and 12 doubles, the second-highest total on the team… went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored against Richmond (Feb. 19)… drove in two runs in a 2-for-5 effort against Western Carolina (Feb. 21)… kicked off an eight-game hitting streak against CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 27)… belted a pair of doubles in the series opener at Florida State (March 4)… tallied an RBI in the series finale in Tallahassee (March 6)… went 2-for-2 and drove in two runs at Fairleigh Dickinson (March 9)…tallied an RBI at Southern Illinois (March 11)… registered a pinch-hit RBI against Fairfield (March 16)… went 1-for-5 with an RBI at Nevada (March 20)… picked up an RBI with a 3-for-4 effort in the second game of a doubleheader against La Salle (March 26)… drove in a run in consecutive games against NYIT (April 1 and April 2)… went 2-for-4 against Princeton (April 13)… registered a hit and drove in a run in consecutive outings at Villanova (April 15 and April 16)… registered a perfect 4-for-4 effort in the opening game of a twin-bill at Xavier… followed it up with a 2-for-4, three RBI showing in game two (April 23)… went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader at Louisville (April 29)… picked up two hits in the series finale against the Cardinals (April 30)… drove in two runs against Iona (May 3)… went 3-for-3 and scored a run in the opening game of a doubleheader against Butler (May 7)… recorded two hits in the series finale against the Bulldogs (May 8)… registered an RBI at Seton Hall (May 14)… went 2-for-5 and scored two runs in the opening contest of the BIG EAST Tournament against Xavier (May 26).

As a Sophomore (2015)
A first team All-BIG EAST selection ... named to the NCAA Stillwater Regional All-Tournament Team ... appeared in 48 games, including 43 starts ... batted .321 with three doubles, 19 RBI and 23 runs scored ... recorded 11 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... hit safely in 24-of-48 games ... batted 1-for-3 with an RBI against then-No. 20 Arkansas (May 31) in NCAA Tournament action ... finished 1-for-3 with a run scored in NCAA Tournament play at then-No. 11 Oklahoma State (May 31) ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored at Creighton (May 24) in the BIG EAST Tournament Finals ... finished 2-for-2 with a two-run double and a run scored against Southern Illinois (May 15) ... had two RBI against Saint Peter's (May 12) ... went 2-for-4 against Xavier (May 8) ... had an RBI double as part of a 1-for-4 day at Georgetown (May 2) ... finished 2-for-5 with an RBI against Iona (April 29) ... scored a run and went 2-for-4 at Creighton (April 18) ... scored two runs against Princeton (April 15) ... went a combined 3-for-9 with three RBI in three games against Seton Hall (April 10-12) ... combined to go 7-for-14 with seven RBI and two runs scored in a three-game series at Butler (April 2-4) ... batted 4-for-5 with a run scored against Hofstra (March 25) ... finished 3-for-4 with a run scored against Central Connecticut (March 22) ... went 1-for-2 at then-No. 19 Kennesaw State (Feb. 14).

As a Freshman (2014)
A Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American ... a second team ABCA All-Northeast Region honoree ... a second team All-BIG EAST selection ... named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team ... ranked eighth in the nation and won the BIG EAST batting title with a .399 average (55-for-138) ... appeared in 46 games, including 40 starts ... ranked second in the league with a team-best .458 on-base percentage ... had six doubles and one triple ... added 26 RBI and 20 runs scored ... hit safely in 33 games and registered 15 multi-hit games ... combined to go 6-for-7 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in a doubleheader at Seton Hall (May 17) ... finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against Creighton (May 9) ... batted 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI against Georgetown (April 27) ... collected four RBI in game one and combined to bat 4-for-6 with two walks and a run scored in a doubleheader against NYIT (April 19) ... totaled four RBI, a double and two runs as part of a 2-for-3 day at NYIT (April 18) ... finished 4-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base at Villanova (April 4) ... batted 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against Towson (April 1) ... went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored at Hofstra (March 25) ... walked twice and went 1-for-3 with two runs against LIU Brooklyn (March 19) ... finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against Iona (March 11) ... went 3-for-4 at Nebraska (March 8) ... started and finished 0-for-2 against Kentucky (Feb. 23) in collegiate-debut.

At Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
A three-year letterwinner for the Spartans ... served as team captain as a senior ... a third team all-state honoree and first team Times Union All-Star as a senior ... a two-time first team All-Suburban Council selection ... a 2013 second team Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-Northeast Region honoree ... earned honorable mention All-Suburban Council accolades as a sophomore ... helped squad win 2011 Class A State title ... also earned four basketball letters and one football letter ... an honorable mention all-state honoree as a senior and a three-time All-Suburban Council selection on the hardwood.

Personal
Robert James Knightes ... born in Schenectady, N.Y. ... son of Jim and Lisa Jansen ... has two brothers, Kevin and Tommy, and two sisters, Lauren and Haley ... chose St. John's for the baseball tradition, coaching staff and academics ... lists his mother as the person he most admires ... lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete ... majoring in management.

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