AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner enters his fifth-year senior season with a .169 career batting average, two home runs and seven RBI ... has added 10 runs, one double, nine walks, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen bases (one attempt) in 36 games (15 starts) ... could compete for a starting spot at either corner outfield position ... owns considerable hitting ability, but with it must come a positive mental approach ... a pure hitter with good mechanics and a natural, fluid swing ... carried a 3.290 cumulative GPA into the `11 spring semester.
SENIOR SEASON (2010): Appeared in 16 games and started six, two in left field and four at designated hitter ... batted .185 (5-for-27) with seven runs scored, one home run and three RBI ... added five walks and one stolen base in one attempt ... recorded eight total bases, posted a .296 slugging percentage and .313 on-base percentage ... ranked fifth in games played off the Irish bench (10) ... saw action in two BIG EAST games ... went 0-for-1 with a strikeout ... hit .192 (5-for-26) with seven runs scored, one home run, three RBI, five walks and one stolen base in one attempt in non-conference games ... batted .500 (5-for-10) with five runs scored, one home run, three RBI and three walks in the month of February ... hit .000 (0-for-15) with two runs scored, two walks and one stolen base in one attempt in the month of March ... batted .000 (0-for-2) with a strikeout in the month of April ... did not see action in the month of May ... hit .000 (0-for-9) with one run scored, two walks and one stolen base in one attempt in home games ... batted .125 (1-for-8) with two runs scored and two walks in road games ... hit .667 (4-for-6) with four runs scored, one home run, three RBI and three walks in Irish victories ... batted .250 (5-for-20) with six runs scored, one home run, three RBI, five walks and one stolen base in one attempt in day games ... hit .000 (0-for-7) with one run scored in night games ... batted .211 (4-for-19) with six runs scored, two RBI, five walks and one stolen base in one attempt in games started... hit .125 (1-for-8) in games coming off the bench ... batted .500 (1-for-2) against left-handed pitching ... hit .160 (4-for-25) against right-handed pitching ... batted .214 (3-for-14) with runners on base ... hit .500 (1-for-2) with the bases loaded... hit .125 (1-for-8) as a pinch hitter ... batted .100 (1-for-10) with runners in scoring position... registered one multi-hit game against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 21)... recorded one multi-RBI game against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 21)... Notre Dame went 2-4 when Grosso started, including 1-1 in left field and 1-3 as the designated hitter ... the Irish went 0-2 when Gross batted third, 0-2 when he hit cleanup, 1-0 when he batted fifth and 1-0 when he hit sixth... only pinch hit base hit came against Penn State on Feb. 28... smacked a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Irish an 8-7 lead over the Nittany Lions (Penn State had scored twice in the top half of the inning to grab the lead)... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI and a walk versus Mississippi Valley State on Feb. 21... went 0-for-3 with a couple walks and stolen base against Michigan State on Mar. 20.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Appeared in 20 games and started nine for the Irish, predominantly at designated hitter ... batted .159 (7-for-44) with a home run and four RBI ... added three runs, one double, four walks and one sacrifice bunt ... did ground into a double play ... went hitless in nine at-bats in five BIG EAST games (one start) ... added one walk ... Notre Dame went 5-4 when Grosso started, including 5-3 when he was the designated hitter and 0-1 when he played left field.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Was not eligible to play for the Irish due to NCAA double-transfer rule ... led all players in hits (5-for-10, RBI, 2 R, 2 Ks) during the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series while helping Gold claim narrow series win (as DH/leadoff batter).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Attended University of Connecticut in fall of 2006 before transferring to Maine (he did not play in 2007 spring season, due to shoulder injury).
PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year starting outfielder at RHAM HS ... set RHAM record for career hits (104) ... named all-state his final two seasons and three times all-conference ... captained team to `06 conference title as a senior (.421 batting, 25 RBI, 18 R, HR, 3 3B, 6 2B, 13 SB, 9 BB, 3 Ks) ... played in state all-star game and Connecticut-Massachusetts all-star game ... team MVP as a junior (.493, 25 RBI, 27 R, 3 HR, 2 3B, 10 2B, 6 SB, 10 BB, 0 Ks) ... combined with Pollock as sophomores in leading Sachems to 17-3 regular-season record and conference title (he hit .500, with 18 RBI, 17 R, 2 HR, 3B, 8 2B, 3 SB, 7 BB, 5 Ks) before winning `04 regional and state titles (he went 3-for-4 in state final) ... first freshman outfielder ever to start at RHAM (`03) ... named to conference all-academic team all four years ... played in 2005 Puma Preseason All-America Tournament (Tempe, Ariz.) and 2004 Baseball Factory Preseason All-America Showcase (Dodgertown, Fla.) ... four-year starter for Connecticut Bombers u-18 AAU team ... played with Bombers at 2004 World Wood Bat World Series (East Cobb, Ga.) and earlier 2003 national AAU Tournament (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) and 2002 national USSSA Tournament (Tullahoma, Tenn.) ... earned Golden Bat Award while playing with Bombers at `02 AAU event ... member of Team Connecticut squad that competed at 2001 U-13 AAU Tournament (Kissimmee, Fla.) ... also played with Connecticut Ropes U-12 team at several national events in 2000 ... lettered as sophomore guard on RHAM basketball team ... involved in community service with Unified Special Olympics basketball ... member of DECA business club ... graduated with a 3.6 GPA ... could face former teammates Pierre Lepage, Greg Nappo and Doug Elliot of UConn ... posted 3.46 GPA during `07 fall semester ... current Notre Dame junior basketball player Tim Abromaitis also attended RHAM (Region of Hebron, Andover and Marlborough) ... high school teammate and close friend of 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks' first-round draft pick and Notre Dame 2010 graduate A.J. Pollock ... his father, Anthony Grosso, played football at Central Connecticut State ... his cousins Conor and Shaun Corrigan graduated from Notre Dame in 2004 ... born June 22, 1988, in Danbury, Conn. ... son of Anthony Grosso and Kathleen Sergerson ... full name is Matthew Daniel Grosso ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a psychcology major.
Grosso's Career Statistics
Grosso in the BIG EAST Conference