Hughes says: “Anthony has had a lot of experience at the catching position. He’s probably played the most baseball out of anyone in our program over the past three years. I think he’s really going to benefit from having such a solid core of guys at the position to rest him so he can be a better offensive player. We’re not going to ask him to catch 56 games for us. We are so deep at that position that I think he’ll be able to really benefit, especially toward the end of the year. I think he’s gotten tired in the past and it’s hurt him offensively. We expect him to do what seniors do – be a leader and a productive player for us.”
2010: Notched a pair of RBI singles in the season opener with Kentucky ... Went 2-for-5 with two runs and a double against Coastal Carolina ... Hit a two-run single and scored once against West Virginia ... Homered twice in game one at CSU, driving in three and scoring three runs ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in game two ... Scored twice in game three ... Batted .400 (6-for-15) with five runs scored and five RBIs in the Long Island series ... Homered in game three ... Doubled in the first game with Bryant, and collected two hits in the second game ... Collected three hits, including his third double, and three runs scored in the Maryland series ... Doubled in game one vs. Rider, and was hit by a pitch to force in a run ... Had a two-run double in the second Rider game ... Picked up three hits in the Clemson series, including a pair of doubles in game three ... Had the go-ahead RBI single in game three vs. Wake Forest ... Had a single, two RBIs and a run scored vs. VMI on March 30 ... Picked up a two-run single at ETSU ... Went 3-for-4 with his eighth double of the season in game two at Florida State ... Had an RBI single and scored against NC Central ... Notched two doubles, his ninth and 10th of the year, in the Miami series ... Had a nice game at Radford, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run ... Delivered a three-run pinch-hit home run in game three at Georgia Tech ... Walked twice and scored once at VMI on April 27.
2009: Started every game for Tech either at catcher, first base or DH … Led the team with 51 runs batted in, while batting .314 and tying for second on the team with seven home runs … Also added 18 doubles … Had a blistering opening weekend on his way to MVP honors of the Courtyard by Marriott Classic Feb. 20-22, posting a .643 batting average, a 1.429 slugging percentage and a .750 on-base percentage … In addition to belting three home runs in the double-header sweep of Wofford, he tallied nine hits, seven runs scored six walks and two doubles in the four games … His efforts also earned him Virginia Tech’s first ACC Player of the Week nod since 2006 and a spot on RecruitingCloser.com’s national team of the week … Continued his hot hitting with five hits over his next three games, but cooled off for a while … Hit his fourth home run in the win at Radford on March 10 … Had a good series against No. 3 GT by going 4-for-12 with his fifth home run, four runs scored and four RBIs … Hit the game-winning, three-run double on March 24 against USC Upstate … Led the team with a .667 average in the NC State series … Walked twice with three hits and his sixth home run in game one … Drove in a career-high five runs on a three-run double and two sac flies in game two … Picked up two more RBIs in the win at JMU … Went 2-for-5 with a two-run double in game one with Wake Forest … Picked up two hits, a walk and an RBI in game three … Walked twice and scored twice vs. JMU on April 8 … Batted a team-high .400 with two doubles and two RBIs in the series at Maryland … Walked three times and scored twice at High Point … Doubled in game one with Clemson … Had three hits in game two and doubled in game three … Had an RBI single, two walks and two runs scored against William & Mary … Scored once and had an RBI double at Liberty … Picked up one hit in each of the Florida State games … Homered and doubled as part of a 2-for-4, three-RBI effort at Davidson … Tied a career high with four hits in the first game with Delaware State … Doubled and had an RBI on a bases-loaded walk in game two … Collected two sac flies in the Virginia series to give him a team-high eight on the year … Also had an RBI single in game two and an RBI double in game three.
2008: Started 44 games at catcher … Was second on the team with 15 doubles and 37 RBIs, and third with six home runs and a .315 average … Hit safely in his first 10 games … Started at DH in the second Pitt game … Drove in two runs with three hits at Davidson … Also scored twice in that game … Scored three more runs in the first CCSU game … Homered and drove in two runs in game two against the Blue Devils … Had three hits and two RBIs during the win at Radford … Drove in two runs with a pair of hits, including a homer, in game two at GT … Added four more RBIs in the Fordham game … Picked up two hits and Tech’s lone RBI in game one at UNC … Had one of Tech’s two hits against the Yankees … Doubled against BC … Doubled twice in game two with FSU … Went 4-for-6 at JMU with a home run and another double … Drove in Tech’s lone run during game one at UVa, and one of Tech’s two runs in game two … Tallied two hits in back-to-back games with Radford and Longwood, including three RBIs vs. the Highlanders … Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in each of the first two Maryland games … Homered against VCU … Also homered in the first two games at Wake to make it three straight … Had four RBIs in game one and two RBIs in game two … Doubled in each of the first two games at Clemson … Saw his season come to an end in early May when he broke a cheekbone after getting hit in the face with a pitch in practice.
2007: Got his first collegiate start against Pittsburgh … Doubled in his first at bat and went on to score a run … Started against UNC Asheville and posted two hits, including a grand slam in the 10th inning … Homered again in game two against North Carolina A&T, driving in two runs … Was 1-for-3 at VCU … Had two hits in game two at Georgia Tech … Drove in a run at Liberty and had a two-run, pinch-hit single against Marist … Doubled and drove in a run during the win over UNC … Started the last two games against Virginia and went 3-for-6 at the plate … Picked up two RBIs on a pair of singles and scored two runs at home against VMI … Singled and scored a run in game two at FSU … Had a pinch-hit single in game three … Doubled home three runs as a pinch hitter in game one versus Miami … Doubled twice in the game two win at BC … Drove in two runs and scored two … Also had two hits in game one … Posted three hits in game one at Duke … Closed out the season with four hits during the Wake Forest series, scoring three runs and driving in three … Batted .292 for the season, while playing in 37 games, including 27 starts … Made the most of his 31 hits, driving in 27 runs … Hit .313 in ACC games.
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 … Brother of utility player Buddy Sosnoskie ... Enrolled in public and urban affairs.