#14 Eddy Mendiola
SENIOR SEASON (2009): Strong-armedveteran who could see time at either corner infieldspot … a hard worker, with an engaging personality… has the tools to be effective defensive thirdbaseman, with sure-handed defense, keen instinctsand strong arm … has short, powerful stroke withpower to both gaps … a proven commodity as apinch-hitter (he was 6-for-14 coming off the benchin 2007) … his two-year totals with the Irish includea .309 batting avg. in 43 games played (6 GS, 10RBI, 7 R, 3 2B, 3 BB, 3 BB, 11 Ks, SAC, SF) …started all three games for the Gold in the Blue-Gold World Series … batted .167 (1-for-6) with atriple, RBI and two runs scored … drew three walks… spent the summer of 2008 with the GenevaRedwings of the New York Collegiate League …saw action in 37 games and started 35 … batted.311 with three home runs and 22 RBI … added 18runs scored, 10 doubles, a triple, 22 walks and eightstolen bases … tied for the team-lead in home runs… named to the NYCBL all-star team and captureddefensive MVP honors from the game.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008): Appeared in allthree games for Blue squad in 2007 Blue-GoldWorld Series (0-for-2, 2 Ks) … appeared in fourgames off the bench for the Irish in the spring …went hitless in four at-bats … played againstArizona (Mar. 9),Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Mar. 26),Chicago State (Apr. 22) and Mississippi Valley State(Apr. 30).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007): Hit .286 (2-for-7) and played error-free at third base, asmember of Blue team in the 2006 Blue-Gold World Series (R, 2 Ks, SAC) … started at third base forwood-bat Florida Collegiate League[apos]s AltamonteSprings Snappers in summer of `06 … the Snapperswent 26-8 overall, with playoff wins over SanfordRiver Rats (5-1) and Orlando Shockers (7-0)before 4-3 loss in FCL title game (the Winter ParkDiamond Dawgs won on a 2-out, 2-run HR in the9th) … the FCL title game was played in St.Petersburg at Tropicana Field, immediatelyfollowing a big-league game between the TampaBay Devil Rays and Boston Red Sox … his statswith the Snappers included 14 runs and 10 RBI in31 games (30 GS, 4 2B, 8 BB, 4 HBP, 32 Ks, sac.bunt, 1-3 SBs, 11 Es/.913 fielding pct.) … backupthird baseman and hard-hitting DH who batted ata .321 clip (9-for-28) in his limited duty (6 RBI, 4R, 3 2B, 2 BB, 6 Ks, E/.800 fielding) … made threestarts in his 21 appearances … his starts at DHincluded both games at Pittsburgh (1-for-7, 2 RBI,2B; 2-4/0-5) and the 10-inning thriller with Purdue(0-for-2, K; 1-0, in 10) … batted a team-best .429(6-for-14) as a pinch-hitter, with the team[apos]s otherpinch-hitters going just 8-for-47 (.170) … hitconsiderably higher as a pinch-hitter than in hisother ABs (3-for-14/.214) … had pinch-hit, RBIdouble in 14-3 win over Duquesne (in Clearwater,Fla.) … doubled and scored versus New York Tech(12-1, at Florida Gulf Coast) … had pinch-hitsingles in his next four games played, versusWestern Michigan (17-9), South Florida (R; 10-13), Central Michigan (4-8) and Chicago State (2-for-3, 3 RBI, R; 14-4) … had two-run double infirst game at Pitt … collected his final pinch-hit ofseason in 8-7 comeback win over Toledo.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006): Played for Goldin 2005 Blue-Gold World Series (1-for-7, R, BB,HBP, K, SAC, 2 Es) … served asbackup third baseman and pinchhitter,batting .296 in 22 gamesplayed (3 GS, 4 RBI, 3 R, BB,SAC, 5 Ks, 3 Es/.893 fielding) …played in season-opening winover Air Force (8-2; Millington,Tenn.) … came off the bench todeliver hits in first two games atthe Metrodome (1-11 vs.Nebraska, 0-8 vs. Minnesota) andearned a start the next day as DHin 2-0, 10-inning loss to Arizona(0-for- 2, 2 Ks) … had RBI singleand scored in 12-2 win overSouthern Illinois (in San Antonio)… went 1- for-2 with a run scoredin 12-0 win over Valparaiso andwas 2-for-3 with a sac. bunt asstarter at third base in 6-4 gamewith Chicago State … hit safely in10-4 win at South Florida, adding2-RBI game in 15-1 win overOakland (1-for-2) … started atthird and scored key run in 10-inning win over IPFW (4-3) …plated a run with a sacrifice fly infinal game of regular season, a 12-1 road win over Villanova.
PREP & PERSONAL: Hit.390 as a senior captain at Palmer Trinity HighSchool (3 HR, 6 2B, 14 RBI, 20 BB, 14 SB) … listedby Team One Baseball as nation[apos]s third-best thirdbase prospect among 2005 high school players …also was listed by Perfect Game/Baseball America asthe 24th-best prep prospect in Florida … third teamall-county as a junior (.406, 2 HR, 4 3B, 8 2B, 27RBI, 12 SB, 20 GP) … two-time captain and teamMVP, also all-conference and all-city both years …helped PTHS win first district title in 18 years (`04)… earned 2004 leadership award … played first twoseasons at Belen Jesuit (`03 state runner-up) … hadstrong all-around game in `05 state tournament lossto Florida Christian (seven fielding assists, twodiving plays, four intentional walks) … competed atWorld Wood Bat Underclassmen Championship and2004 National Underclassman Showcase … selectedto play for Team Florida at 2004 CABA WorldSeries (Euclid, Ohio) … named to BaseballAmerica/Perfect Game USA Team that competed at2004 National Wood Bat Championship … invitedto Chicago White Sox 2004 all-star game betweenDade and Broward counties … nominated forScholar-Athlete award in Dade County … nationalhonor roll student … one of 17 Florida natives tomonogram with Notre Dame baseball … inherited#14 jersey worn previously by all-BIG EAST cornerinfielder Matt Edwards (`05) … has compiled foursemester GPAs of 3.00 or higher, including a 3.27 inthe 2007 spring semester … born June 22, 1987, inMiami … son of Eduardo and Aylin Mendiola … fullname is Eduardo Francisco Mendiola … a marketingmajor, enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.
Mendiola[apos]s Career Statistics
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Totals47/659717 300103 0121/10-0.317.339.288