10 - Evan Ocello
Evan Ocello
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.
High School: Oaks Christian
Position: OF

Enters the season ranked seventh all-time at Holy Cross in career fielding percentage (.990) and eighth in career times hit-by-pitch (18).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013: Named first team All-Patriot League … Appeared and started in all 53 games in right field … Led the team with a career-high .338 batting average … Scored a team-best and career-high 46 runs … Recorded 67 hits in  a team-high 198 at-bats … Ranked second in the league with 96 total bases … Stole 15 bases on the year … Tied for second on the Holy Cross single-season list for runs scored, while placing third for at-bats, fourth for hits, sixth for stolen bases and ninth for total bases …Finished the year with three home runs, three triples, 14 doubles and 25 runs batted in …. Committed no errors on 119 chances for a team leading 1.000 fielding percentage (tying the school single-season record) … Led the conference with 235 plate appearances … Ranked second in the league in fielding percentage, tied for third in home runs, third in batting average, sixth in triples and seventh in doubles … His .485 slugging percentage ranked fourth in the league … Had 20 multiple hit games including six with more than three hits … Drove in at least one run in 15 games … Named Patriot League Player of the Week (2/25) … Went 3-for-3 in games against San Diego (3/9) and Temple (2/24) … Was 3-for-4 with two runs scored against Marist (4/3) … Had at least one hit in 42 of 53 games … Hit first career home run against Michigan (3/10), going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs … Also homered in back-to-back games against Lafayette (4/7) … Had a season-high three runs batted in against Nevada (3/2)... Member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy and SAAC.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Played in 50 games and made 38 starts in the outfield … Had a .242 batting average with 29 hits … Scored 19 runs on the year, in addition to posting four doubles, one triple and 11 RBIs … Stole six bases in 10 attempts … Had nine multi-hit games, including a trio of three-hit contests against Texas A&M (2/24), Bucknell (4/1) and Army (4/29) … Went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a double in his first collegiate game at Texas A&M (2/24) … Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and a pair of stolen bases against Albany (3/17) … Made only two errors in 75 opportunities for a .973 fielding percentage … Also had two outfield assists … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons of varsity baseball as a centerfielder for head coach Tim Penprase at Oaks Christian H.S. ... Named team MVP as a senior … Named first team All-Tri Valley League as a junior and League MVP as a senior … Named a National Christian School Athletic Association All-American as a senior, in addition to being the Ventura County Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year … Team won the conference championship in his junior and senior years … Batted .419 in his career with 103 hits, 101 runs scored and 62 stolen bases … Holds high school single-season and career records for hits, runs scored and stolen bases ... Member of 2004 Little League World Series national champion team … Represented Team USA in the 2005 Goodwill Series held in Beijing … Played club baseball for the Chicago White Sox Scout Team.

PERSONAL: Son of Kevin and Bonnie Ocello … Majoring in Chemistry.


Ocello's Career Statistics

2012 50-38 120 19 29 .242 4 1 0 11 14 20 6
2013 53-53 198 46 67 .338 14 3 3 25 19 37 15
TOTAL 103-91 318 65 96 .302 18 4 3 36 33 57 21