Irish Baseball takes on Toledo on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon.
AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner ... versatile infielder that could play second base, third base or shortstop in a limited role ... needed to develop upon arrival at Notre Dame, but has grown up over last two years ... displays good defensive skills and athleticism ... has the ability to be a line drive and situational type of bat ... joined Notre Dame from a championship level high school program.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in 14 games in a utility infielder role ... batted .231 with an RBI and three runs scored ... logged an even .300 clip (3-for-10) as a pinch hitter ... made season debut against No. 10 Oklahoma (Mar. 10), clocking a pinch-hit walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th to give Notre Dame the win ... drew a walk and scored his first run of the year in a BIG EAST contest at Pittsburgh (Apr. 14) ... crossed the plate as a pinch runner after entering in the series finale against Connecticut (Apr. 28) ... contributed pinch-hit singles in back-to-back appearances at Western Michigan (May 14) and Cincinnati (May 16).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Saw action in 16 games and started 11, including nine at shortstop, one at third base and one as the designated hitter ... batted .279 (12-for-43) with two runs scored, one double, four RBI ... added two walks and two sacrifice bunts ... recorded 13 total bases, posted a .302 slugging percentage and .311 on-base percentage ... posted a .860 fielding percentage ... committed eight errors on 57 fielding chances with 37 assists and 12 putouts ... batted .211 (4-for-19) with a double, walk and sacrifice bunt in BIG EAST games ... recorded five total bases, posted a .263 slugging percentage and .250 on-base percentage ... hit .333 (8-for-24) with two runs scored, four RBI, one walk and one sacrifice bunt in non-conference games ... went 0-for-4 (.000) with an RBI, walk and sacrifice bunt in the BIG EAST tournament ... went 1-for-1 (1.000) in the month of February ... batted .125 (1-for-8) in the month of March ... hit .300 (6-for-20) with a run scored, double, RBI and sacrifice bunt in the month of April ... batted .286 (4-for-14) with a run scored, three RBI, two walks and one sacrifice bunt in the month of May ... hit .471 (8-for-17) with two runs scored, one double and three RBI in home games ... batted .118 (2-for-17) with a walk and sacrifice bunt in road games ... hit .222 (2-for-9) with an RBI, walk and sacrifice bunt in neutral-site games ... batted .267 (4-for-15) with one run scored, three RBI, one walk and one sacrifice bunt in Irish victories ... hit .192 (5-for-26) with one double, one RBI, two walks and two sacrifice bunts in day games ... batted .412 (7-for-17) with two runs scored and three RBI in night games ... hit .289 (11-for-38) with two runs scored, one double, four RBI, two walks and two sacrifice bunts in games started ... went 1-for-5 (.200) in games off the bench... batted .000 (0-for-7) against left-handed pitching ... hit .333 (12-for-36) against right-handed pitching ... batted .259 (7-for-27) with runners on base ... hit .313 (5-for-16) with bases empty ... went 0-for-1 (.000) with the bases loaded ... reached base five times out of a possible 10 (.500) when leading off an inning ... went 0-for-2 (.000) as a pinch hitter ... batted .333 (6-for-18) with runners in scoring position ... successful on two of four RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... batted .118 (2-for-17) with two outs ... advanced 13 base runners on 30 attempts, good for a percentage of .433 ... registered three multi-hit games, including a three-hit outing against Valparaiso (May 2) ... Notre Dame went 3-8 when DeFilippis started (2-7 at shortstop, 0-1 at third base and 1-0 at designated hitter) ... the Irish went 1-1 when DeFilippis hit seventh and 2-7 when batted ninth ... went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI against Toledo (Apr. 3) ... went 2-for-4 with a double against St. John's (Apr. 29) ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI against Valparaiso (May 2).
PREP & PERSONAL: Batted .475 with a .603 on-base percentage, 27 RBI, 43 runs scored and 21 stolen bases as a senior in 2011 at Providence Catholic H.S. in New Lenox, Ill. ... named to WJOL All-Tournament Team ... received the Stevie Bajenski Tournament Award ... helped top-ranked Providence Catholic High School to a Catholic League Blue Division title ... Student Council Vice President ... member of National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar ... named first team all-area by Southtown Star and Chicago Sun-Times ... awarded second team all-area by the Chicago Tribune ... first team Prep Baseball Report All-Star ... first team All-Illinois High School Coaches Association ... batted .450 in conference play and .365 overall with 35 runs scored, 12 stolen bases and a .980 fielding percentage in 2010 ... helped Providence Catholic to a Catholic League Blue Division title ... also earned a varsity letter in soccer in both 2009 and 2010 ... full name is Kevin Michael DeFilippis ... son of Michael and Karen DeFilippis ... has an older sister, Kaleen, who was a student manager for the Irish baseball team and graduated in 2013 ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.