Michael Fransoso

2 Michael Fransoso
2 Michael Fransoso
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Portsmouth, N.H.
High School: Portsmouth
Position: INF

HEADING INTO 2013: Named captain for the 2013 season.... expected to start at shortstop. 

2012: Named to the America East First Team... Named America East Player of the Week on April 2... lone Black Bears to start all 56 games during the season... led the team with 23-multi-hit games... hit .327 for the Black Bears with a team-high 59 runs scored and 26 RBI... belted 18 doubles and four triples to go along with five home runs... swiped 19 bases on the season... had a 10-game hitting streak early in the season... went 3-for-7 with four runs scored and three RBI in Maine’s win over UMBC (4/6)... finished 4-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBI against UMBC (4/7)... went 4-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI in the series finale against Stony Brook (5/19). 

2011: Had an outstanding sophomore season, despite missing the early part of the season with an injury... named to the America East Second Team... named to the America East All-Tournament Team and earned a spot on the NCAA Chapel Hill All-Regional Team... appeared in 49 games, starting in 47 of those games for the Black Bears... batted .318 average on the season with 56 hits, including five home runs and three triples... drove in 33 RBIs and scored 43 runs... tallied hits in 15 of 16 consecutive games (4/9-5/7), including a eight game hitting streak and seven game streak... went 4-for-5 with four RBI and a pair of doubles against Albany (5/7)... hit 3-for-5 against Albany (5/8), driving in four, belting two doubles and stealing a pair of bases... hit 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs against Hartford (5/14)…batted 3-for-4 against Stony Brook (5/26) with three RBI on a single, a double, and a home run…had multiple hits in 18 games…also accumulated 101 putouts and 138 assists in the field.

2010: Named to the America East All-Rookie Team... started all 56 games for the Black Bears at second base... hit leadoff in 55 of the 56 games... hit .300 for the Black Bears in his rookie campaign with 57 runs scored and 30 RBI... had 14 doubles, six triples and three home runs... finished with a .459 slugging percentage and a .398 on-base percentage... ranked second on the team with 16 stolen bases... finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI in Maine’s victory over Valparaiso (3/2)... had a career-high five hits in Maine’s game against St. Bonaventure (3/4)... had two triples in Maine’s 12-4 win at Hartford (5/9) which tied a school record for triples in a game... named a Maine Scholar-Athlete *Rising Star*.

BEFORE MAINE: Played baseball at Portsmouth High school for coach Tim Hopley... served as a captain his senior season...  batted .470 as a senior with a .978 fielding percentage... his team won back-to-back state championships in 2008 and 2009... team went undefeated both years... was first team all-state in 2008 and 2009... named to the Foster’s Daily Democrat Dream Team... was also a standout in football and basketball... football team finished as state runners up in 2008 and he was named the Foster’s Daily Democrat Player of the Year... named first team all-state... basketball team won a state championship in 2009... born July 27, 1990... son of Richard and Patti Fransoso... business marketing major. 


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