10   Sam Kapacinskas
Sam Kapacinskas


DeBary, FL

High School:
Father Lopez

Last College:
St. Johns River C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200



2009: Posted a .200 average with three runs, two hits, an RBI and two walks in 12 games, two starts ... Logged 7.0 innings in four appearances on the mound for a 12.86 ERA with no decisions, six strikeouts and nine walks ... Filled in at catcher at Southeast Missouri (3/14) ... Recorded both season hits at Bradley, also knocking in a run (3/25) ... Tallied four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work at Kent State (4/4) ... Walked and scored vs. Chicago State (4/15) ... Was hit by pitch in all three of his plate appearances at Milwaukee (4/28) ... Finished third on the team in HBP (5).

2008: Appeared in 11 games and made three starts at catcher ... Made his collegiate debut with a start against Texas Tech (3/9) ... Recorded his first hit of his career against Buffalo (3/22) ... Had eight putouts against Bradley (3/25) ... Did not record an error on the season, recording 21 putouts.

2007: Redshirted after transferring to Northern Illinois.

Junior College: Played one season at St. Johns River Community College in Palatka, Fla. ... Known as an excellent defensive catcher and split time throughout the season as team's starting backstop ... Also made late-season appearances on the mound as a relief pitcher.

High School: A two-time all-area selection, all-county honoree and two-time captain at Father Lopez H.S. ... Ranked No. 22 among Florida `s senior catchers by TeamOneBaseball.com ... Named second team All-Volusia County, and was ranked in the county's top-15 by the Daytona Beach News-Journal ... Earned team MVP and best defensive player accolades as a junior ... Honorable mention all-area selection during his sophomore year ... Captained junior varsity team and earned coach's award for leadership during his freshman campaign ... Was a four-year varsity letterwinner in football ... Named Florida's Class 1A Player of the Year, Central Florida All-Star, and team defensive MVP on the gridiron as a senior ... A two-time all-area football selection by the News-Journal ... Earned Green Wave Award for leadership on the varsity football team during his sophomore season ... Earned the Air Force Academy nominee by Congressman Mica and was the Crest of Wave Award recipient for athletics, leadership, character and service ... A Dean's List honoree all eight semesters.

Personal: Political science major and is enrolled in the teacher certification program ... Born May 22, 1987 in Winfield, Ill. ... Son of Leonard and Holly Kapacinskas ... Grandfather, Glen Van Proyen, won three letters in both basketball and baseball at Western Illinois before signing a pro baseball contract with the St. Louis Browns ... Hobbies include movies, politics and weight lifting ... Admires Ryan Theriot, Barack Obama and Al Gore ... Aspires to teach and coach.

2009 .200 12/2 10 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
2008 .071 11/3 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Career .125 23/5 24 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 2


kapacinskas' Career highs

Hits: 2, vs. Bradley, 3/25/09 (G2)

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