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Stephen Bruno
Stephen  Bruno

Audubon, N.J.

High School:
Gloucester Catholic


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Bruno, O'Connor Highlight UVa Honors on VaSID All-State Team

Six Cavaliers voted onto team; Bruno named Player of Year, O'Connor Coach of Year

• Finished with .366 career batting average - third best in program history

• Seventh-round pick (224th overall) in MLB Draft by Chicago Cubs
• Started 58-of-59 games at third base
• Ranked first on team and third in ACC in batting at .370; hit .380 in ACC games (second in ACC)
• Had team-high 88 hits and 23 doubles, which ranked third each in ACC
• Tied UVa single-season record for doubles and tied for sixth in single-season hits at UVa
• Third in ACC in total bases (133), sixth in slugging (.559), seventh in RBI (54), 10th in on base percentage (.424) and 12th in runs (49)
• In ACC games, he ranked first in hits (46) and total bases (71), second in slugging (.587), fourth in RBI (24), fifth in doubles (11), sixth in runs (25) and ninth in OBP (.429)
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• Led team with 26 multiple-hit and 15 mutiple-RBI games
• Reached base safely in 56-of-59 games, including 26 straight from April 1-May 25
• Had three hitting streaks of 10-plus games: 10 games from March 3-18, 13 games from April 1-21 and 10 games from April 29-May 24
• Named ACC Player of the Week on May 14
• Was 5-for-13 (.385) in Virginia Tech series; hit game-tying single in ninth inning of Sunday comeback win
• Went 2-for-5, including two-run triple at NC State (4/1); this game started his scorching stretch at plate for remainder of season
• Went 3-for-4 with one run and two RBI in 9-4 win over Wake Forest (4/7)
• Went 6-for-11 (.545) with four RBI, four runs and two stolen bases in three games against Wake Forest (4/7-9)
• Recorded at least one hit in each of the three games against UNC; went 5-for-12 in series, scored two runs and drove in another three on the weekend (4/13-15)
• Was 8-for-14 (.571) in Duke series; went 7-for-9 in Saturday DH with career-high five hits in Game 1 (4/21)
• Was 4-for-10 with six RBI in Georgia Tech series to cap 6-for-15, eight-RBI week, which helped him earn ACC Player of Week honors
• Had first career two-homer game in Game 1 win over GT
• Went 6-for-14 in Maryland series (5/17-19); hit three doubles and scored five runs in series
• Was 3-for-13 in ACC tournament (5/24-26); had two hits, run and RBI in final game against Florida State
• Went 7-for-12 in NCAA tournament (6/1-3) with six RBI as he was named to All-Regional Team
• Picked up three hits in NCAA games vs. Army and Appalachian State; knocked in three runs against Army

• Missed most of season because of injury
• Played in just seven games (six starts) and hit .240
• Had two hits at Auburn (2/19) and against Florida State (3/20)
• Hit by a pitch to force in tying run in ninth inning against FSU (3/19; UVa went on to win the game in 11 innings

• Had 15-game hitting streak from March 21-April 14 (longest by UVa freshman since Brandon Guyer in 2005)
• Walked twice and scored twice at Miami (5/22)
• Tied career best with three hits in win over Maryland (4/23-game 2)
• Hit go-ahead two-run single in seventh inning of comeback win over Georgia Tech (4/9)
• Went 5-for-13 in three starts at DH during NC State series
• Fell home run shy of cycle and scored four runs vs. Towson (3/31)
• Hit walkoff RBI single in Friday win over Clemson (3/26)
• Went 2-for-4 with solo HR, walkoff RBI single in Friday win over Clemson (3/26)
• Hit solo home run in win over FSU (3/12)
• Went 3-for-6 in FSU series (two starts at DH)
• Went 3-for-3 in first career start (SS) with pair of runs scored in win over Dartmouth (3/7)
• Second career hit was a grand slam (2/28 vs. URI)
• Picked up first career hit (single) against Rhode Island (2/26)

• Selected by New York Yankees in the 26th round of the 2009 MLB Draft
• 87th-ranked player by Perfect Game
• Named all-state as senior after hitting .515
• Also named Rawlings Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-Region in 2009
• As senior, had 54 hits, four home runs, 12 doubles, seven triples, 23 stolen bases
• Played with Texas Scout Team Yankees in 2008 World Wood Bat Championship - team took third at world championships
• Made All-Area Code Team in 2008 Area Code Games
• Hit .545 as junior with 26 hits in 12 games (14 extra-base hits - three home runs, four triples, seven doubles)
• All-City selection and All-Catholic pick as sophomore; also was Carpenter Cup selection
• Coached by Dennis Berth and "Pop" Barth at Gloucester Catholic and Brooklawn American Legion.
• Played at St. Joe's Prep his first two years - hit .530 as sophomore (three homers, four triples, 10 doubles)
• Involved with Habitat for Humanity as well as several youth camps

• Full name is Stephen Francis Bruno
• Parents are Stephen and Maureen Bruno
• Father was a pitcher at Rutgers from 1979-82
• Has one sister, Emily
• Enjoys fishing and ping-pong



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