A late pickup for the Hokies who was one of the best surprises of the fall ... Brings a good work ethic to the program ... Will be a solid backup for Matt Foley behind the plate ... Seemed to get better every week ... Is benefitting from the strength and conditioning program ... Has strong hands ... The ball jumps off his bat ... Came up with clutch hits during the team's fall World Series ... A good addition for the Hokies, who will fill an important role this spring.
High School: Played a number of positions for Coach Mike Lockhart at Notre Dame Academy, earning four letters ... Helped lead the team to back-to-back Virginia Independent Schools state titles in 2005 and 2006 ... Saw action behind the plate, on the mound and at third base ... Carried a .440 batting average, hit five home runs and drove in 50 runs his senior season ... Also had a 1-0 record, a save and a 0.00 earned run average in limited action on the mound ... Named the MVP of the 2006 Baseball at the Beach tournament at Myrtle Beach, S.C. in 2006 ... Posted a .317 batting average as a junior with four home runs ... Was 6-3 on the mound with a 1.67 ERA on the way to first-team recognition on the Virginia Independent School all-state squad.
Personal: Anthony Edward Sosnoskie, Jr. ... Born 4/10/88 in Morrisville, PA ... Son of Tony and Marcy Sosnoskie ... Enrolled in university studies.