5 - Alex Maldonado
Alex Maldonado
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Xaverian
Position: SS

2012: Named first team All-Patriot League … Started in a Holy Cross record 55 games … Ranked fifth on the team with a .292 batting average … Led team with 62 hits, four triples and 14 stolen bases … Had the third most sacrifice bunts (12) in school history … Broke the Holy Cross single-season record with 212 at-bats … Had 19 multi-hit games … Went 2-for-6 with four runs scored against Marist (4/4) … Had three-hit games against Campbell (3/4), Bucknell (4/1) and Lafayette (4/7).

2011: Played and started in 48 games at shortstop … Led the team with 197 at-bats and finished with a .299 batting average … Led the team with 14 steals, 59 hits and 41 runs scored … His 59 hits tied for ninth on the Holy Cross single-season list and led the Patriot League …  Finished with 17 stolen bases in 22 attempts … The 17 stolen bases placed fifth on the Holy Cross single-season list … Knocked in 19 runs  … Recorded 15 multi-hit games … Went 3-for-5 with four RBIs against Bucknell  (4/10) ... Scored four runs against UMass, while going 4-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases (3/29) … Made 13 errors in 237 attempts, giving him a fielding percentage of .945.
 

2010: Made 36 starts in 46 appearances at shortstop … Finished the season with a .246 batting average, recording 24 hits and 11 RBIs in 122 at-bats … Also recorded 15 runs scored and 41 total bases … Hit safely in 25 contests, including six multi-hit outings … Ranked second on the team with 13 stolen bases, which ranks sixth on the Holy Cross single-season record list … Earned his first start at Georgia Southern (2/27) and hit a home run in his first collegiate at-bat, while scoring two runs … Collected an RBI in three straight games against Charleston Southern (3/5-3/6) … Had a season-high two RBI in a 1-for-3 performance against Lafayette (4/19) … Doubled twice against Brown (4/21), while scoring a run and driving in a run … Hit safely in all three contests of the Patriot League Championship series against Bucknell, going 5-for-12 with three runs scored … Finished the season with 64 put outs, 109 assists and a .915 fielding percentage.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years of varsity baseball as a second baseman and shortstop under head coach Dennis Canale at Xaverian H.S. ... Named team captain his senior season ... Team was ranked 35th in the nation in 2008 ... Two-time All-Brooklyn selection (2008-2009) ... Batted .423 with a .527 on-base percentage over his career, also stealing 105 bases ... Selected to the CHSAA All-Star Senior Classic (2009) ... Team won the 2008 CHSAA city championship.

PERSONAL: Son of Luis and Elba Maldonado ... Has one brother (Iset) ... Majoring in Visual Arts.

Maldonado's Career Statistics

Year GP-S AB R H AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
2010 46-36 122 24 30 .246 3 0 1 11 11 20 13
2011 48-48 197 41 59 .299 9 1 0 19 11 39 17
2012 55-55 212 38 62 .292 6 4 0 23 21 43 14
TOTAL 149-139 531 103 151 .284 18 5 1 53 43 102 44