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04/03/2017

Navy Finishes Series with Holy Cross on Monday with Doubleheader Split

Saile hits three home runs over twinbill; first Mids since 2010 with two homers in a game

Career Honors:
• Brooks Wallace Award Watch List (2009)
• ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team All-Northeast Region (2008 - OF)
• First-Team All-Patriot League (2008 - OF)
• College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll (March 20, 2007)
• Patriot League Player of the Week (Feb. 26, 2008; April 22, 2008)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Week (March 19, 2007)

Career Statistics:

-OVERALL-
Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2007....  .274   40-38    135   21   37    5    0    0   16    5   22    1-1
2008....  .350   58-58    234   58   82   15    6   10   47   21   37   13-17
2009....  .273   47-47    183   34   50   12    1    5   32   20   32   14-17
TOTAL...  .306  145-143   552  113  169   32    7   15   95   46   91   28-35

-PATRIOT LEAGUE- Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT 2007.... .211 16-16 57 5 12 2 0 0 8 3 8 0-0 2008.... .372 20-20 78 19 29 7 4 3 13 8 11 0-2 2009.... .275 20-20 69 11 19 7 0 2 12 9 14 4-5 TOTAL... .294 56-56 204 35 60 16 4 5 33 20 33 4-7

Career Highs:
• Runs Scored: 5, at Bucknell (4/19/08)
• Hits: 4, three times (MR: at Bucknell, 4/19/08)
• RBIs: 5, vs. Belmont Abbey (3/20/08)
• Stolen Bases: 2, two times (MR: vs. Delaware State, 2/25/09)
• Hitting Streak: 11 games (4/19/08-5/3/08)

In the Navy Record Books:
-CAREER-
• Most Home Runs: t-5th (15)
• Most At Bats: 8th (552)
• Most Hits: 9th (169)
• Most Doubles: t-9th (32)
• Most Total Bases: 10th (260)
• Most Runs Scored: t-10th (113)
• Most Stolen Bases: 14th (28)
-SEASON-
• Most At Bats: 1st (234 in 2008)
• Most Runs Scored: 1st (58 in 2008)
• Most Total Bases: 1st (139 in 2008)
• Most Games Played: t-1st (58 in 2008)
• Most Hits: 2nd (82 in 2008)
• Most Home Runs: t-2nd (10 in 2008)
• Most Triples: t-4th (6 in 2008)
• Most Doubles: t-9th (15 in 2008)
• Most RBIs: t-10th (47 in 2008)

2010:
Game-by-Game Statistics

2009:
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Played and started in all of the team's 47 games
• Batted .273 (50-for-183) with 34 runs scored, the second-highest total on the team
• Belted 12 doubles, one triple and five home runs with 32 RBIs
• Led the Mids with 20 walks and was hit by a pitch six times
• Successful in 14-of-17 stolen-base attempts
• His 14 stolen bases ranked him third in the Patriot League
• Played perfect defense, as he cleanly fielded all 88 chances
• Totaled 10 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games
• Pieced together a six-game hitting streak on three separate occasions (3/7-3/14, 3/19-3/25, 4/13-4/19)
• Homered in back-to-back games at UMBC (4/7) and at Army (4/12), as well as a long ball two games prior to UMBC at Lehigh (4/5)
• Went 2-for-3 with three runs, a double, home run, walk, hit by pitch and RBI at Mount St. Mary's (3/19)
• Delivered the game-tying double with one out to go in a win over Lafayette (3/29)
• Later in the day against Lafayette, he went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base
• Also had a three-hit game earlier in the year against Princeton (3/20)

2008:
Game-by-Game Statistics
• One of two Mids to play in and start all 58 games, each of which came in right field
• Delivered at the plate with an impressive .350 (82-for-234) batting average with 58 runs scored
• Smacked 15 doubles, six triples and 10 home runs with 47 RBIs
• Owned a .594 slugging percentage with his 139 total bases
• Drew 21 walks and hit by a pitch six times for a .416 on-base percentage
• Successful in 13-of-17 stolen-base attempts
• Led the Patriot League in runs scored, triples and total bases
• Also ranked among the league's top-10 players in batting average (fourth), hits (second), home runs (second), doubles (fourth), RBIs (third), stolen bases (sixth), walks (sixth), on-base percentage (eighth) and slugging percentage (third)
• In Patriot League action, he led the team with a .372 (29-for-78) batting average with 19 runs with seven doubles, four triples, three home runs and 13 RBIs
• Topped the Patriot League in hits, runs scored, doubles, triples, total bases and slugging percentage in league play
• Ranked among league's top-10 players in batting average (third), home runs (second), RBIs (10th), walks (seventh) and on-base percentage (fourth) in league play
• During the Patriot League Tournament, he batted .400 (8-for-20) with six runs scored, two doubles, one home run, four RBIs, four walks and a stolen base
• Totaled 24 multi-hit games, three of which were four-hit efforts
• Recorded 10 multi-RBI performances
• Strung together an 11-game hitting streak between 4/19-5/3, during which he batted .447 (21-for-47) with six multi-hit efforts, 13 runs scored, two doubles, two triples, two home runs, 14 RBIs and six walks
• During the year against teams that advanced to the Patriot League Tournament (Army, Bucknell and Holy Cross), he boasted a .415 (27-for-65) batting average with 16 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, two home runs, 13 RBIs and 10 walks
• Against Army, he batted .462 (6-for-13) with three runs scored, two doubles, a triple, two walks and a hit by pitch
• Against Bucknell, he hit .500 (11-for-22) with nine runs scored, two home runs, six RBIs and five walks
• Went 4-for-4 with five runs scored, a home run, two RBIs and two walks in a win at Bucknell (4/19)
• In a four-game set at Lafayette, he swung at a .412 (7-for-17) clip with six runs scored, two doubles, two triples, one home run and two RBIs
• Came just a triple shy of the cycle with a 4-for-4 effort at the plate with four runs scored and two RBIs against Lafayette (3/30)
• Opened the year with a 5-for-7 effort with six runs scored, a double, two RBIs, two stolen bases and two walks in two victories against Air Force (2/22-23)
• Just a double shy of the cycle with three runs scored and four RBIs at Maryland Eastern Shore (3/13)
• Needed just a double again for the cycle against Delaware State (4/29), where he went 3-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBIs
• Went 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs against Belmont Abbey (3/20)

2007:
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Earned the starting nod in 38 of the 40 contests he played in
• Finished the year with a .274 (37-for-135) batting average and 21 runs scored
• Connected for five doubles and drove in 16 runs
• Laid down three sacrifice bunts and was successful in his lone stolen base attempt
• Totaled 10 multi-hit and five multi-RBI performances
• Played perfect defense all year, cleanly coming up with all 34 fielding chances
• Did not go more than back-to-back games without recording a base knock
• Went on an seven-game hitting streak between 3/11-3/23, during which he posted a .462 (12-for-26) batting average with six runs scored and three RBIs
• Produced back-to-back three-hit efforts against Mount St. Mary's (3/14) and Buffalo (3/15)
• In the opener at Army, he went 2-for-4 with a two-run single off Nick Hill (4/21)
• Closed out the regular season with a 5-for-10 performance with three runs scored in a three-game sweep of UMES (5/5-5/6)

High School:
• Attended Pearland High School and earned three letters in baseball and football
• Named Third-Team All-Texas as a senior in 2006
• All-District 24-5A selection in 2005 and `06
• Scholar-athlete finalist in both baseball and football during his senior campaign
• Helped his American Legion team to a state championship in 2004

Personal:
• Full name is Michael Speciale
• Son of Jo Ann and Mike Speciale
• Born Sept. 25, 1987, in Dallas, Texas
• Majoring in economics
• Service assignment following graduation is Surface Warfare Officer

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