St. John's answers with a run in the sixth to earn a 4-3 win over Cleveland State
St. John's splits Day One at the USF-Under Armour Showcase.
St. John's unable to score a run against preseason Top 25 teams.
St. John's takes 11-4 win to kick off two-day tournament.
Five freshmen earn their first collegiate hit on opening day.
As a sophomore in 2013: Appeared in 44 games, starting in all of them ... finished with 24 hits, two RBI, three walks, two sacrifice bunts, and a stolen base ... picked up a double in a 2-for-3 performance against Fordham on April 30 ... named to the 2012-13 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
As a freshman in 2012: A crafty slapper, appeared in 56 games, making 48 starts, primarily in right field ... batted .219 in 155 at bats with 24 runs scored, fourth-most on the squad ... strong top of the order threat, batted .345 when leading off in an inning ... scored a pair of runs on a 2-for-4 effort against Campbell (Feb. 10) on the opening day of the season ... went 3-for-4 in the win over Southern Illinois (Feb. 26) at the Citrus Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports en route to a .400 weekend at the plate during the five-game tournament ... had a 2-for-3 effort against Hofstra (April 18) ... named to the 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Before St. John's: Four year letter-winner at Franklin High School... named team MVP 2009-2011 ... team captain 2010-11 ... 2009-11 Hockomock League All-Star ... hit .480 as a senior, .450 as a junior, and .550 as a sophomore ... led team to playoffs all four years ... also played volleyball while at Franklin ... played on the travel team Polar Crush Gold for three years.
Personal: Daughter of Amy and Steven Czuba ... has two younger brothers, David and Brian ... majoring in psychology ... chose St. John's over Delaware, St. Louis, UMass Amherst, Fairfield, Providence and Bucknell ... picked St. John's because of its location and being a part of the BIG EAST.
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