Photos from Penn State's Big Ten Tournament contest with Nebraska
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012: Started in 11 of 15 appearances, posting a .875 fielding percentage at third base ... Made Penn State debut against UNC-Greensboro on Feb. 26 ... Went 1-for-2 on March 11 against UAB, ending the series with two hits ... Had a season-best showing on March 30 at Purdue, going 3-for-4 and earning an RBI ... Tallied a run in the final game of the season against Nebraska on May 24, recording his first double of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011 (SADDLEBACK): Played in 30 games Saddleback Community College, making 30 starts ... Batted .291 and drove in 17 runs to go along with 12 doubles ... Was hit by a pitch 11 times.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010 (SANTA CLARA): Started in 10 games at third base - all during the month of April ... Had just four at-bats off the bench in his first 15 appearances in the early-season, coming on primarily as a defensive replacement ... Had a hit in each of his first three starts, coming the week of April 3 through 10 ... His first start was on Sunday, April 3 against Portland where he went 1-for-2 with two walks ... Went 1-for-2 with a stolen base and a run at Pacific (4/28) ... Was 7-for-34 (.206) in 28 games on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Brett Kay and helped JSerra Catholic High School in Orange County win its first baseball Trinity League Championship as a senior in 2009 ... Three-time team captain ... Hit .325 as a junior and drove in 20 runs in 28 games ... Twice named JSerra's Defensive MVP (2007 and 2008) ... Earned All-Trinity League honors in 2007, 2008, and 2009 ... Set the school record starting 110 consecutive varsity games at third base ... Ranked 25th in the state of California by Perfect Game USA in its class of 2009 infielders.
PERSONAL: Born May 21, 1991 in Boston, Massachusetts ... Parents are John and Susan Paradise ... Has a younger sister, Nicole ... Cousin, Mike Paradise played baseball at Clemson and was a first round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles.