Former Lackawanna Falcon Named Captain of Pitt's Baseball Team
February 18, 2013
Lackawanna College – Former Lackawanna College baseball star, Sam Parente has been named Captain of University of Pittsburgh’s baseball team for the 2013 season. The naming of Parente as team leader seems to have been beneficial both to the team and the player. In its first three games, Pittsburgh swept #32 ranked Wichita State by scores 6-4, 10-8 and 11-3. In those contests, Parent went seven for sixteen and drove in four runs, while recording his first steal and triple in the 2013 campaign.
Parente received this leadership honor after starting 42 games at third base for the Panther during the 2012 season; a campaign were he batted .302 with a .378 on-base percentage and .358 slugging percentage. He finished the year with 26 RBI, the fifth-highest total on the team, and had six multiple-RBI performances to go along with 11 multi-hit games. His junior season also featured a hitting streak of eight games and an on-base streak of 17 games.
While at Lackawanna, he was named first team All-Region and All-Northeast District in each of his two seasons at Lackawanna. As a freshman he was named the NJCAA Northeast District Defensive Player of the Year. In his two seasons at Lackawanna, Parente finished with 13 home runs, 79 RBIs and batted over .391, while guiding the Falcons to Region 19 Championship both seasons as a team captain.