The Shore fell in a close contest, 3-2, to Delaware State. (photos by Lloydlee Heite)
2018 (Junior): Played in ten contests before an injury sidelined him for this season ... went 10-for-32 at the plate while serving as the team's starting second baseman ... hit two triples during his short season, tying him for the most on the team.
2017 (Sophomore): Started at third base for Maryland Eastern Shore, and was a featured hitter in the lineup ... led the Hawks with 58 base hits over 50 games and fell one RBI shy of the team lead at 26 ... finished second on the team in batting average ... went 2-for-4 in his college debut February 17th against Mercer ... batted .476 over a five game span with four multi-hit games, pushing his average to a season best .435 on February 26th ... drove in three runs during a game twice, first against Coppin State April 30th and again May 9th versus Towson.
JUCO: competed for the Knights at the Community College of Rhode Island ... batted .421 one year over 26 games with 27 runs scored and 25 RBI's ... dean's list selection all four semesters at CCRI ... first team All New England selection in 2015.
High School: played baseball at Bishop Hendrickson High School from 2011-2014 ... team won the RIIL State Title three times during his tenure ... selected by The Providence Journal as a First Team All-State player in 2014 ... hit .426 in his senior year, leading the state with 38 hits ... member of the National Honor Society and the Rhode Island Honor Society ... also served as a peer minister and a peer mentor.
Personal: born September 14, 1996 in Providence ... son of Ron and Lisa Rotondo ... has a brother, Troy ... criminal justice major at Maryland Eastern Shore ... superstitions include never crossing bats and taking a sip of water before every at-bat ... best personal sports moment was winning the RIIL State Championship in 2014 as a senior against their rival ... lists his parents as his biggest influences for teaching him countless lessons and giving him the confidence to follow his dreams, along with their tremendous support and cheering at every game ... wants to apply for law school and coach baseball upon graduation ... favorite saying is "It's not about the size of the dog in the fight, it is about the size of the fight in the dog" ... hobbies include playing Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64 and eating chinese food and Taco Bell ... favorite book is The Outsiders ... favorite move is Rounders ... wants to win a MEAC championship and advance to the College World Series while on The Shore ... is the best ping pong player at school.