- 5' 10
- 205 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Seneca Valley
- Pittsburgh, Pa.
|2014||Did Not Play|
Updated: February 11, 2017
- 2016 All-ACC Academic Team
Career Highlights: Hit Tech's first pinch-hit home run in more than four seasons with his homer at Wake Forest on March 8, 2015 (Tyler Horan at Florida Atlantic, March 8, 2011) ... Hit one of Tech's two grand slams in 2016, at The Citadel on February 21, 2016 ... With Nick Anderson, became the first two Hokies to hit back-to-back home runs in an ACC game since March 17, 2012 (Jake Atwell, Mark Zagunis at Georgia Tech) when they went back-to-back at Virginia on May 20, 2016.
2016: Started 50 games – 48 at third, one at second and one as the DH – while playing in all 55 games (one of three Hokies to play in every game) … Had 13 multi-hit games, including one game with three … Added a team-high tying 11 multi-RBI games, including four contests with three and two with four (at The Citadel, Feb. 21 and versus Alcorn State, May 8) … Also had seven multi-run scoring games, including three games with three … Registered a team-high 12 game-hitting streak and a season-long 16-game reached base streak … Batted .267 with 51 hits (fifth on the team), including 13 doubles (T-third) and a team-high seven home runs, for 85 total bases (second) and a .445 slugging percentage (second) … Scored 31 runs (T-fourth) and added a team-high tying 37 RBIs … Drew 12 walks and was hit by a team-high nine pitches for a .338 on-base percentage … Also added one sacrifice fly and three sacrifice bunts … Was 0-for-2 on stolen base attempts … Went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter with a double … Scored a two game-winning runs and had one game-winning RBI.
2015: Started 24 games – 23 at second base and one as the DH – and saw action in 35 total games … Had four multi-hit games, including a four-hit game (vs. Radford on March 18), two multi-RBI games, including one with three RBIs (Radford), and two multi-run games, including a three run game (Radford) … Had a season long three-game hitting streak and a three-game reached base streak … Batted .190 with 16 hits, including two doubles, a triple and a home run, for 23 total bases and a .274 slugging percentage … Scored nine runs and knocked in 10 RBIs … Drew three walks and was hit by three pitches for a .242 on-base percentage … Also added two sacrifice bunts and a sacrifice fly … Went 1-for-5 in pinch-hit opportunities, but the hit was a solo home run at Wake Forest on March 8 – first pinch-hit home run by a Hokie in ACC play since May 20, 2010 (Andrew Rash at North Carolina).
2014: Redshirted the season.
High School: Earned varsity letters all four years while playing for Coach Eric Semega at Seneca Valley … Named all-section as an infielder as a junior after batting .480 with 12 doubles, four triples and three home runs, and added 25 RBIs and 24 runs … Limited to just 12 games as a senior, but still hit .391 with 18 hits, a home run, 11 RBIs and 10 runs … Had a career high school average over .400, as he hit .465 as a sophomore and .420 as a freshman … Helped team to three straight WPIAL championship games and two titles, while also winning three sectional crowns.
Personal: Samuel Joseph Fragale … Born November 12, 1994 in Zelienople, Pennsylvania … Son of Sam and Lisa Fragale … Has an older sister, Rebecca … Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise.