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    1996 BIG EAST Year In Review

    American Division
                     W   L   T    Pct.    GB
    West Virginia   15  10   0   .600    ---
    Providence      15  10   0   .600    ---
    St. John's      14  10   0   .583    0.5 
    Connecticut     13  12   0   .520    2.0
    Pittsburgh       9  13   0   .409    4.5
    Boston College   6  18   0   .250    8.5
    National Division
                 W   L   T    Pct.    GB
    Villanova   16   5   0   .762    ---
    Rutgers     15   7   1   .674     2.0
    Notre Dame  13   7   0   .650     2.5
    Georgetown   6  18   0   .250    11.5
    Seton Hall   5  17   1   .239    12.0
    
    

    1996 BIG EAST Conference Tournament (Dodd Stadium; Norwich, CT)

    May 14 Game 1 West Virginia 10 Notre Dame 8 Game 2 St. John's 4 Villanova 1 Game 3 Providence 4 Rutgers 1 May 15 Game 4 Notre Dame 7 Villanova 3 Game 5 West Virginia 5 Rutgers 0 Game 6 St. John's 3 Providence 2 May 17 Game 7 West Virginia 6 St. John's 5 Game 8 Notre Dame 4 Providence 2 Game 9 Notre Dame 4 St. John's 0 May 18 Game 10 Notre Dame 5 West Virginia 2 Game 11 West Virginia 7 Notre Dame 4

    1996 Conference Statistical Leaders for Conference Games Only

    Batting Average 1. Notre Dame .327 2. West Virginia/Connecticut .325 Home Runs 1. Providence 39 2. Connecticut 36 3. Pittsburgh 24 (4) Notre Dame 23 Runs Scored 1. Providence 206 2. Connecticut 180 3. Villanova 175 (6) Notre Dame 132 Stolen Bases 1. St. John's 64 2. Pittsburgh 53 3. Connecticut 41 (8) Notre Dame 24 Slugging Percentage 1. Providence .544 2. Connecticut .527 3. Notre Dame .509 On Base Percentage 1. Providence .405 Villanova .405 3. Connecticut .404 (4) Notre Dame .394 Fielding Percentage 1. Providence .972 2. Villanova .969 3. West Virginia .960 (7) Notre Dame .953 Earned Run Average 1. Rutgers 3.74 2. Notre Dame 3.91 3. St. John's 4.05 Strikeouts 1. Connecticut 152 2. Seton Hall 149 3. Rutgers 136 (8) Notre Dame 114 Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 1. Notre Dame 2.11 Low Opponent Batting Average 1. Notre Dame .260 2. St. John's .261 3. West Virginia .265 Fewest Home Runs Allowed 1. West Virginia/Seton Hall 10 3. Notre Dame 11 Batting Average 1. Kevin Penwell, Jr., Boston College .440 2. Larry Kleinz, Sr., Villanova. .436 3. Randall Brooks, Jr., ND .425 Home Runs 1. Jason Grabowski, So., Connecticut 10 2. Pete Tucci, Jr., Providence 9 3. Larry Kleinz (Sr./VU), Chris Bisson (Sr./CT), J. McDonald (Sr./PC) 7 Runs Batted In 1. Larry Kleinz, Sr., Villanova 43 2. Jason Grabowski, So., Connecticut 30 3. Scott Friedholm, So., Providence 29 Runs Scored 1. Brian Fili, Jr., Villanova 37 2. John McDonald, Sr., Providence 33 3. Reuben Wilson, Sr., Connecticut 30 Doubles 1. Larry Kleinz, Sr. Villanova 12 Pete Tucci, Jr., Providence 12 3. John McDonald, Sr., Providence 11 Triples 1. V.J. Carrero, So., Seton Hall 3 Adam Neubart, Fr., Rutgers 3 Kevin Penwell, Jr., Boston College 3 Bryan Manahan, Sr., Boston College 3 Hits 1. Jason Grabowski, So., Connecticut 40 2. John McDonald, Sr., Providence 39 3. R. Wilson (Sr./CT), Jeff Uccello (Sr./CT), Kevin Penwell (Jr./BC) 37 Bases on Balls 1. Steven Lewis, So., St. John's 23 2. Brian Fili, Jr., Villanova 21 Scott Friedholm, So., Providence 21 Stolen Bases 1. V.J. Carrero, So., Seton Hall 16 2. Matt O'Brien, Jr., Georgetown 14 3. Jason Conti, Jr., Pittsburgh 13 Scott Sollmann, Jr., Notre Dame 13 Slugging Percentage 1. Larry Kleinz, Sr., Villanova .859 2. Jason Grabowski, So., Connecticut .823 3. Pete Tucci, Jr., Providence .785 On Base Percentage 1. Larry Kleinz, Sr., Villanova .516 2. Brian Fili, Jr., Villanova .505 Kevin Penwell, Jr., Boston College .505 Earned Run Average 1. John Klopp, Sr., Villanova 1.71 2. Rich Kennedy, So., Rutgers 1.84 3. Dan Stavisky, So., Notre Dame 2.22 Victories 1. Todd Incantalupo, So., Providence 7 2. Chris Enochs, So., West Virginia 5 Strikeouts 1. Mike Riley, Jr., West Virginia 58 2. Jason Grilli, So., Seton Hall 53 3. Jeff Velez, Sr., Connecticut 43 Innings Pitched 1. Mike Riley, Jr., West Virginia 55.7 2. Todd Incantalupo, So., Providence 53.3 3. Jason Grilli, So., Seton Hall 52.0 Complete Games 1. Jason Grilli, So., Seton Hall 7 2. Todd Incantalupo, So., Providence 6 3. Derek Adair, So., St. John's 5 Brian O'Hare, Sr., Georgetown 5 Saves 1. John Klopp, Sr., Villanova 5 2. Jeff Miller, So., Rutgers 3 Appearances 1. Mike Rohrbach, Sr., Pittsburgh 14 2. Matt Skokowski, Sr., Pittsburgh 13 3. John Klopp, Sr., Villanova 12 Low Opponent Batting Average 1. John Klopp, Sr., Villanova .156 2. Jeff Velez, Sr., Connecticut .214 3. Christian Parker, So., Notre Dame .217 Strikeouts per Nine Innings 1. Mike Riley, Jr., West Virginia 9.38 2. Mike Hughes, So., St. John's 9.35 3. Jason Grilli, So., Seton Hall 9.17 Hits per Nine Innings 1. John Klopp, Sr., Villanova 5.57 2. Jeff Velez, Sr., Connecticut 7.09 3. Christian Parker, So., Notre Dame 7.36 Fewest Walks per Nine Innings 1. Dan Stavisky, So., Notre Dame 0.37 2. Craig Culhane, Sr., Villanova 1.19 3. Darin Schmalz, Jr., Notre Dame 1.80

    '96 BIG EAST Leaders - All Games

    Team Batting Average 1. Boston College .323 2. Notre Dame .315 Individual Batting Average 1. Kevin Finnerty, Sr., Vill. .439 (3) Randall Brooks, Jr., ND .396 Team Home Runs 1. Connecticut 62 (3) Notre Dame 58 Individual Home Runs 1. Jason Grabowski, So., UConn 18 (3) Mike Amrhein, Jr., ND 13 Individual Runs Batted In 1. George Restovich, Sr., ND 68 Team Runs Scored 1. Notre Dame 429 2. Providence 425 Individual Runs Scored 1. John McDonald, Sr., PC 66 (3) Mike Amrhein, Jr., ND 613 Team Stolen Bases 1. Pittsburgh 130 (4) Notre Dame 97 Individual Stolen Bases 1. Scott Sollmann, Jr., ND 58 Individual Walks 1. Jeff Wagner, Fr., ND 42 Team Slugging Percentage 1. Providence .509 (3) Notre Dame .485 Team On Base Percentage 1. Boston College .415 (4) Notre Dame .395 Team Fielding Percentage 1. Providence .971 (4) Notre Dame .953 Team Earned Run Average 1. Rutgers 3.53 (2) Notre Dame 3.87 Individual Earned Run Average 1. Darin Schmalz, Jr., ND .766 Team Strikeouts Thrown 1. Notre Dame 363 Individual Strikeouts Thrown 1. Mike Riley, Jr., WVU 87 (7) Darin Schmalz, Jr., ND 56 Christian Parker, So., ND 56 Team Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 1. Pittsburgh 1.73 (2) Notre Dame 1.70 Team Low Opponent Batting Average 1. St. John's .256 (2) Notre Dame .257 Individual Low Opponent Batting Avg. 1. Jeff Love, Sr., SJ .214 (5) Dan Stavisky, So., ND .237 Team Complete Games 1. Providence 16 (2) Notre Dame 13

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