14 Joey Merucci
14 Joey Merucci
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Northville Township, Michigan
High School: Catholic Central
Position: 3B
Major: Undeclared
gp 40
avg .341
hr 1
rbi 20
r 31
sb 16

GET TO KNOW
Why did you choose to attend Hope College?
 Hope offers some of the best academics around, and being able to play baseball made my decision easy.

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. Proverbs 14:23 ... All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk only leads to poverty.

What is your favorite pre-game music? Hip-Hop

If you could play another sport, regardless of skill, what would it be and why? Hockey. It's so fast-paced, and the hitting puts it over the top.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Failure will come for everybody, but how you respond shows what kind of person you are. 

Recent Games
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 40 27
Plate appearances 158 112
At Bats 135 97
Runs 31 21
Hits 46 31
Doubles 9 6
Triples - -
Home Runs 1 1
Runs Batted In 20 15
Total bases 58 40
Walks 21 13
Hit by pitch - -
Strikeouts 17 13
Sacrifice Flies 2 2
Sacrifice Hits - -
Hit into double play 4 3
Stolen Bases 16 7
Caught Stealing 2 1
Batting Average .341 .320
On Base Percentage .424 .393
Slugging Percentage .430 .412
Appearances 0 0
Games started 0 0
Wins 0 0
Losses 0 0
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 0.0 0.0
Hits - -
Runs - -
Earned Runs - -
Walks - -
Strikeouts - -
Strikeouts per Game .00 .00
Doubles Allowed - -
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows - -
At Bats Against - -
Batting Average Against - -
Earned Run Average 0.00 0.00
Wild pitches - -
Hit Batters - -
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed - -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed - -
Total Chances 102 74
Put Outs 27 20
Assists 66 48
Errors 9 6
Fielding Percentage .912 .919
Double Plays 5 3
Stolen Bases Allowed - -
Runners Caught Stealing - -
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage - -
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Mar 15 vs. Clarkson W, 11-0 2 2 0 - - - 1 1 1 - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 14-7 3 2 3 1 - - 3 1 - 2 -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 9-8 4 0 3 1 - - 1 1 - - -
Mar 18 vs. McDaniel W, 8-2 4 0 2 1 - - 0 - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 12-5 4 1 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 3-0 3 1 1 - - - 0 - - 1 -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 6-2 2 1 1 - - - 0 1 - 1 -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin W, 15-9 4 2 1 - - - 2 - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin L, 8-3 3 1 0 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 14-1 4 1 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 12-7 3 1 2 - - - 0 3 - 1 -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 7-1 3 2 2 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 9-4 5 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 10-3 3 0 1 - - - 0 - - 1 -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 18-10 3 0 1 - - - 1 - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 8-0 2 2 0 - - - 1 1 - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 15-5 4 1 2 2 - - 2 1 1 - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 6-4 4 2 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 10-9 5 0 2 2 - - 1 - 1 - -
Apr 9 at Cornerstone W, 4-2 2 0 1 - - - 0 - 1 - 1
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 3 0 1 - - - 1 1 - 1 -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 3 1 2 - - - 0 1 1 - 1
Apr 16 at Aquinas W, 11-6 1 1 0 - - - 0 2 - 1 -
Apr 19 Trine W, 5-0 3 2 1 - - - 0 - - 1 -
Apr 19 Trine W, 4-3 5 0 3 1 - - 0 - - 1 -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 9-7 3 0 2 1 - - 2 1 - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 11-9 4 2 0 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Apr 23 at Trine L, 8-3 3 0 1 - - - 0 - 2 - -
Apr 23 at Trine W, 12-9 4 2 1 - - 1 2 1 1 - -
Apr 25 at Albion L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Albion W, 8-6 4 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 1 -
Apr 26 Albion W, 7-3 3 0 2 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 26 Albion L, 16-10 4 0 2 - - - 2 1 1 - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 5-2 3 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 10-6 5 0 2 - - - 0 - - 1 -
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3 3 1 0 - - - 0 1 2 - -
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9 4 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5 3 0 1 - - - 0 1 - - -
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3 4 0 0 - - - 0 - - 1 -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0 3 2 1 - - - 0 1 - 2 -
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0 3 0 1 - - - 0 - 1 1 -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Mar 15 vs. Clarkson W, 11-0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 3
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 14-7 - - - 4 1 - - - - 4
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 9-8 - - - 4 1 1 1 - - 5
Mar 18 vs. McDaniel W, 8-2 - - - 3 1 - - 2 - 4
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 12-5 - - - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 4
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 3-0 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 3
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 6-2 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 3
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin W, 15-9 - - - 1 0 - 2 - - 4
Mar 25 Calvin L, 8-3 - - - 0 0 - - 1 - 4
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 14-1 - - - 1 0 - 2 - - 4
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 12-7 - - - 2 0 - - 1 - 6
Mar 28 Olivet W, 7-1 - - - 2 0 - 1 - - 3
Mar 28 Olivet W, 9-4 - - - 1 0 1 1 2 0.50 5
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 10-3 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 3
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 18-10 - 1 - 1 0 - 1 2 0.50 4
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 8-0 - - - 0 0 - 2 - - 3
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 15-5 - - - 4 2 - - 1 - 5
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 6-4 - - - 0 0 - 1 2 0.50 4
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 10-9 - - - 4 2 - 1 1 1.00 5
Apr 9 at Cornerstone W, 4-2 - - - 1 0 - - - - 2
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 4
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 - - - 2 0 - - - - 4
Apr 16 at Aquinas W, 11-6 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 3
Apr 19 Trine W, 5-0 - - - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 3
Apr 19 Trine W, 4-3 - - - 4 1 - 1 1 1.00 5
Apr 22 at Alma L, 9-7 - - - 3 1 - 1 - - 4
Apr 22 at Alma L, 11-9 - - - 0 0 - 1 2 0.50 5
Apr 23 at Trine L, 8-3 - - - 1 0 - - - - 3
Apr 23 at Trine W, 12-9 - - - 4 1 - 1 1 1.00 5
Apr 25 at Albion L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Albion W, 8-6 - 1 - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 5
Apr 26 Albion W, 7-3 - - - 2 0 - 1 - - 3
Apr 26 Albion L, 16-10 - - - 2 0 1 1 - - 5
May 3 at Adrian L, 5-2 - - - 0 0 1 2 - - 3
May 3 at Adrian L, 10-6 - - - 2 0 - 1 2 0.50 5
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 4
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9 - - - 0 0 - 3 1 3.00 4
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5 - - - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 4
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3 - - - 0 0 - 3 1 3.00 4
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0 - - - 1 0 - 2 - - 4
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 3
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Mar 15 vs. Clarkson W, 11-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 14-7 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 9-8 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 18 vs. McDaniel W, 8-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 12-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 3-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 6-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin W, 15-9 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 25 Calvin L, 8-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 14-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 12-7 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 7-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 9-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 10-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 18-10 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 8-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 15-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 6-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 10-9 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 9 at Cornerstone W, 4-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 16 at Aquinas W, 11-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 5-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 4-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 9-7 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 11-9 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 23 at Trine L, 8-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 23 at Trine W, 12-9 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 25 at Albion L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Albion W, 8-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 7-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 26 Albion L, 16-10 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 5-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 10-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Mar 15 vs. Clarkson W, 11-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 14-7 2 0 1 1 .500 - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 9-8 4 0 4 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. McDaniel W, 8-2 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 12-5 2 1 0 1 .500 - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 3-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 6-2 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin W, 15-9 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin L, 8-3 7 0 5 2 .714 1 - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 14-1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 12-7 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 7-1 4 2 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 9-4 3 0 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 10-3 2 1 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 18-10 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 8-0 4 1 3 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 15-5 2 1 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 6-4 4 1 2 1 .750 - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 10-9 3 0 2 1 .667 1 - - - - -
Apr 9 at Cornerstone W, 4-2 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 2 1 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 16 at Aquinas W, 11-6 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 5-0 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 4-3 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 9-7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 11-9 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Trine L, 8-3 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Trine W, 12-9 4 1 2 1 .750 - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Albion L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Albion W, 8-6 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 7-3 4 1 2 1 .750 - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion L, 16-10 4 0 4 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 5-2 5 1 4 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 10-6 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3 4 3 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9 4 1 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3 4 0 3 1 .750 1 - - - - -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0 4 2 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0 4 1 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2017-18 10 11 3 2 1 - - 4 1 3 - - .182 .231 .273
2018-19 40 135 31 46 9 - 1 20 21 17 16 2 .341 .424 .430
Total 50 146 34 48 10 - 1 24 22 20 16 2 .329 .409 .418
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
2017-18 10 - 1 - 3 1 - 1 4 0.25 13
2018-19 40 - 2 - 58 10 4 40 24 1.67 158
Total 50 - 3 - 61 11 4 41 28 1.46 171
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
2017-18 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
2018-19 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Total 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2017-18 10 5 3 1 1 .800 - - - - - -
2018-19 40 102 27 66 9 .912 5 - - - - -
Total 50 107 30 67 10 .907 5 - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 40 135 31 46 9 - 1 20 21 17 16 2 .341 .424 .430
Conference 27 97 21 31 6 - 1 15 13 13 7 1 .320 .393 .412
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 49 12 17 3 - - 8 7 6 3 1 .347 .429 .408
Away 17 58 10 16 3 - 1 7 8 9 7 1 .276 .353 .379
Neutral 9 28 9 13 3 - - 5 6 2 6 - .464 .559 .571
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Wins 30 99 28 38 8 - 1 16 17 10 13 2 .384 .466 .495
Losses 10 36 3 8 1 - - 4 4 7 3 - .222 .300 .250
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March 13 44 14 18 3 - - 7 8 3 5 - .409 .500 .477
April 19 63 14 23 6 - 1 13 10 10 6 2 .365 .440 .508
May 8 28 3 5 - - - 0 3 4 5 - .179 .258 .179
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 40 - 2 - 58 10 4 40 24 1.67 158
Conference 27 - 2 - 40 7 3 28 19 1.47 112
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
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Home 14 - - - 20 3 2 15 7 2.14 56
Away 17 - 2 - 22 4 1 18 13 1.38 68
Neutral 9 - - - 16 3 1 7 4 1.75 34
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Wins 30 - 2 - 49 9 2 27 17 1.59 118
Losses 10 - - - 9 1 2 13 7 1.86 40
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March 13 - - - 21 3 2 10 7 1.43 52
April 19 - 2 - 32 7 1 16 12 1.33 75
May 8 - - - 5 0 1 14 5 2.80 31
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Conference 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
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Home 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Away 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
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Wins 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Losses 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
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March 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
April 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
May 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 40 102 27 66 9 .912 5 - - - - -
Conference 27 74 20 48 6 .919 3 - - - - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 41 13 25 3 .927 2 - - - - -
Away 17 43 9 30 4 .907 2 - - - - -
Neutral 9 18 5 11 2 .889 1 - - - - -
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Wins 30 67 23 38 6 .910 3 - - - - -
Losses 10 35 4 28 3 .914 2 - - - - -
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March 13 30 5 21 4 .867 2 - - - - -
April 19 42 13 25 4 .905 2 - - - - -
May 8 30 9 20 1 .967 1 - - - - -