• Was an Honorable Mention on the all-MVC Team.
• Named Baseball America Hitter of the Day on April 29.
• Appeared in 51 of 52 games, starting 45.
• Caught 14 runners stealing, good for fourth in league,
despite having fewest steal attempts against for regular catchers.
• Finished third on the team in home runs with seven.
• Had career day vs. Iowa on April 28, going 5-for-5 with
two home runs and eight RBI.
• Had a hit and a run vs. SIU-Edwardsville (2/20).
• Matched career-best mark of four RBI against Northwestern
• Was a perfect 4-for-4 at UT-Arlington (3/10) with three
runs and two doubles.
• Blasted two-run home run to put away #25 Kansas State
(3/16). Finished his career with a .625 mark (5-for-8) with two home runs and
three RBI against Kansas State.
• Had second consecutive game with a home run at UIC (3/19).
• Started all three games at catcher in Indiana State
series, marking first time all year he had started the whole weekend behind the
• Repeated that feat the next weekend against Illinois State
• Went just 3-for-24 from April 6-18, but still scored seven
runs in eight games.
• Had RBI-single in Nebraska game (4/20), breaking 0-for-9
stretch over three-plus games.
• Recorded a pair of two-hit games at Missouri State
(4/23-25), scoring twice in game one.
• Went a perfect 5-for-5 with two home runs, three runs and
eight RBI against Iowa (4/28).
• Posted back-to-back two-hit games against Wichita State
• Hit seventh home run of the season against New Orleans
• Played 46 of the Jays’ 56 games, making most of his starts at catcher.
• Batted .550 (11-20) with seven runs, five RBIs and a home run over five game span (3/29-4/5).
• Notched 10 multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games.
• Busted out of 1-16 slump to start year with 3-5 day, three RBIs, a home run and a double against Albany (3/7).
• Posted first hit as a Bluejay at Sam Houston State (2/22).
• Drove in season-best four runs at Evansville (4/5).
• Had five games with three hits.
• Hit .405 (17-42) in 14 games in the eighth spot in the lineup.
• Was a perfect 3-3 with two runs scored against North Dakota (3/24).
• Had another 3-3 day at Kansas State (3/1) with his first Creighton home run.
• Spent second summer with Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League.
• Played in 53 games and hit .202 (35-173) for the Woodchucks.
• Was one of only four players on the roster to play in 50 or more games, while adding nine doubles, one home run and 19 RBIs for the Woodchucks.
McLennan CC (2008)
• Holds school record for most doubles in a season with 20.
• Hit .296 with 20 RBI in 45 games played.
• Played in the Texas-New Mexico Junior College All-Star game.
• McLennan’s head coach was Pete Matia.
• Played in the summer for the Wisconsin Woodchucks.
• Played in 48 games (47 at catcher), posting two home runs and 15 RBI for the Woodchucks.
Laredo CC (2007)
• Hit .322 for the Palominos in his only year at Laredo.
• Scored 38 runs while also knocking in 33.
• Part of an offense that was second with 354 runs scored and tied for third in the Region XIV Conference with 315 RBI.
• Played under head coach Chase Dowel.
Lambrick Park High School (2003-06)
• Two-time top catcher at Canadian High School Nationals.
• First team all-conference in 2006.
• First team all-star in 2006.
• Played under head coach Mike Chewpoy.
• Summer of 2006 played for the Victoria Mariners.
• Tied for fourth all time in Mariners’ single-season history with 11 doubles.
Birthday: August 25, 1988
Parents: Catherine and Rocky Vitale
Sibling: Dee Dee; Plays softball at Dakota (S.D.) State
Career Ambition: Pursue baseball as long as possible and then enter a marketing firm
Why Creighton?: Best fit
Favorite Athlete: B.J. Upton
Favorite MLB Team: Cubs
Did You Know?: Is a Canadian native but an American citizen