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    Pete Cappetta
    11 Pete Cappetta
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lisle, Ill.

    High School:
    Montini

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190

    Position:
    IF/OF

    Birthdate:
    01/11/1989

    B/T:
    R/R

    AT ILLINOIS
    2011 - Senior: Played in 50 games, starting 41 ... Started 30 games at second base, six at designated hitter and five in right field ... Had a team-best .333 average ... Finished second on the team and in the Big Ten with a .403 average in Big Ten play ... Named to the All-Big Ten second team at second base ... Had a 16-game hitting streak in Big Ten play from April 10-May 15 ... Started the season in a 6-for-34 (.176) slump before being benched in the Penn State series (April 1-3) ... Started in right field against Iowa (April 10) and went 1-for-4, then started at second base against Southern Illinois (April 13) and played there in Illinois' final 30 games of the season ... Moved to the leadoff spot in the Michigan series (April 15-17) and caught fire, hitting .380 as Illinois' leadoff hitter ... Had 14 multiple-hit games in Illinois' last 23 games of the season ... Hit .374 when starting at second base ... Reached base at a .429 clip when leading off an inning ... Went 4-for-9 with two doubles, one RBI, three runs, four walks and two steals in the Michigan series ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on April 2 after going 8-for-12 with one double, one homer, three RBIs and five runs in the Northwestern series (April 29-May 1) ... Went 5-for-15 with three RBIs and five runs in the Ohio State series (May 6-8), Went 6-for-12 with two RBIs, four runs and three stolen bases in the Purdue series (May 13-15) ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run in the Big Ten Tournament opener against Ohio State on May 26 ... Went 7-for-18 with a double, an RBI and two runs in the NCAA Fullerton Regional.

    2010 - Junior: Played in 47 games, starting 38 ... Started 22 games at second base, seven each in left field and right field, and two at third base ... Went 7-for-13 with seven RBIs, five runs and four doubles in the Penn State series ... Went 4-for-10 with an RBI and a run in the Michigan series ... Started the last two games of the Northwestern series at third base after playing the position in only four games in his Illini career, all in late-game substitute situations ... Finished the season strong, going 10-for-22 with three home runs, nine RBIs, six runs and three steals over the final six games ... Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League during the summer.

    2009 - Sophomore: Played in 47 games, starting 41 ... Named to the All-Big Ten second team as an outfielder ... Named to the All-Big Ten Tournament team as an outfielder after hitting .636 with three doubles, a triple, five RBIs, five runs and a 1.091 slugging percentage ... Started 31 games in right field, seven at designated hitter, one at first base, one at second base and one in center field ... Entered the lineup at DH against Notre Dame on Feb. 21 and hit .400 in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge to be named all-tournament honorable mention by CollegeBaseball360.com ... Hit .400 at No. 1 LSU from March 6-8 ... Hit a game-winning RBI single against Indiana in the eighth inning of the series finale ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs in the series finale at Michigan ... Went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs in the regular-season finale at Purdue ... Went 4-for-5 against Michigan State in the first game of the Big Ten Tournament, tying the tournament record with three doubles to go along with three RBIs and four runs ... Recorded a perfect fielding percentage and five outfield assists ... Hit .500 in the last 12 games with six doubles, two triples, two homers, 14 RBIs and 15 runs ... Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League during the summer.

    2008 - Freshman: Played in 24 games, including 11 as a pinch hitter ... Hit his first career home run against Penn State on April 26, a three-run shot ... Also had one hit each against Judson, Indiana State and Illinois College ... Had hits in his first two career at bats ... Stole his first career base at Michigan State on March 30 ... Played for the DuPage Dragons of the Central Illinois Collegiate League during the summer.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Ranked No. 15 in the state of Illinois Class of 2007 by Prep Baseball Report ... Along with Illini teammates Nick Chmielewski and Casey McMurray, led Top Tier summer team to 2007 Connie Mack World Series ... Selected to the 2007 Chicago Sun Times All-State team ... Named to the 2007 Chicago Tribune All-State special mention ... 2007 Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year ... Two-time Daily Herald All-Area and three-time All-Suburban Catholic Conference selection ... 2007 Daily Herald DuPage County Player of the Year ... As a senior, hit .420 with 10 HR and 38 RBI, with a 9-1 pitching record and a 0.50 ERA ... Hit .445 with 10 home runs to go with eight pitching wins and a no-hitter in 2006 ... Hit .430 as a sophomore and won nine games on the mound ... Led Montini to a 2004 State Class A runner-up finish, winning the semifinal game against Williamsville ... Played in the 2006 Jack Kaiser All-Star game ... Earned 11 varsity letters - four apiece in baseball and basketball, and three in football ... Two-time Daily Herald All-Area selection in football (2005 and 2006) ... Amassed over 2,300 total yards as a quarterback in the 2006 season ... Led Montini to the 2004 4A state football championship ... Rushed for 200 yards in a 2005 state football playoff game against Rock Island Alleman ... All-time Montini basketball assist leader.

    PERSONAL
    Born Jan. 11, 1989 ... Parents are Tony and Annie Cappetta ... Majoring in accountancy ... Cousin, Sean Delaney, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1992 ... Lists his biggest sports thrill as scoring a touchdown in the state championship football game ... Brett Favre is his favorite athlete ... Member of National Honor Society ... Was an Illinois State Scholar.

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