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    7  Tony Altavilla
    Tony Altavilla

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lakeville, Minn.

    High School:
    Lakeville

    Last College:
    College of Southern Idaho

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 180

    Position:
    INF/OF

    B/T:
    L/R


    2009: Appeared in 45 games, making 39 starts, primarily at second base...homered and drove in three runs in win over Cleveland State on Mar. 21...went 2-for-4 with a home run at Missouri on Mar. 25...hit a key three-run homer in the fourth to spur the Flames' rally from six runs down in win over Wright State on May 2...went 3-for-3 with a double in win over Youngstown State on Mar. 27...went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI and a double against Milwaukee in the Horizon League Tournament May 23...named to the 2009 Horizon League All-Tournament Team...named to the 2009 Horizon League All-Tournament Team...signed with the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League after his senior season.

    2008: Appeared in 48 games, starting 37 times...played four different positions in the field (1B, 2B, 3B, LF) throughout the season and started in the designated hitter spot in 18 games...led team with 19 stolen bases, the second-most in the Horizon League, in 27 attempts...had three multi-steal games, including a season-high three thefts against Purdue North Central on Mar. 19...hit .321...debuted in the opener at Tulane on Feb. 22, starting at first base and collecting his first Division I hit in the fourth inning...hit first home run in a Flames uniform during a 4-for-6, three-RBI outing at Valparaiso on Apr. 18...hit go-ahead two-run single in the seventh in a 9-8 comeback win over Milwaukee on Mar. 22...named to the QTI Baylor Classic All-Tournament Team after going 4-for-8 with two doubles and two RBI in three games...hit a two-run single against Baylor on Mar. 1...pinch hit with two outs and a four-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth during the Flames' elimination game against Houston at the NCAA College Station Regional, delivering a bases-loaded two-run single on a full count and scoring the game-tying run on a wild pitch moments later.

    Prior to UIC: Played the 2007 season at the College of South Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho...Second Team All-Region 18 selection...hit .322 with 15 doubles, 45 runs scored, 26 RBI, a trio of triples and 19 stolen bases...played freshman year at Minnesota State University Mankato...hit .296 as a rookie for the conference champion Mavericks, earning the team's freshman of the year award.

    Prep/Personal: Two-year letterwinner at second bases for Lakeville H.S....guided Panthers to a Class 3A state title in 2005...All-Lake Conference selection...also a left winger for three years on the Lakeville hockey team...born February 16, 1987...son of Bob and Tammy Altavilla...majoring in communication.


    TONY ALTAVILLA'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
    2008....  .321  48-37   140   30   45   8   1   1   20   58  .414  12   7  28   0  .395   3   2  19-27   107  12   1  .992
    
    2009.... .281 45-39 135 32 38 5 1 4 20 57 .422 26 13 28 2 .435 3 4 4-8 57 106 9 .948
    TOTAL... .302 93-76 275 62 83 13 2 5 40 115 .418 38 20 56 2 .416 6 6 23-35 164 118 10 .966