MISCELLANEOUS: Powerfully built outfield prospect ... tough athlete who is also a member of the Army football team ... boasts great deal of physical strength ... swings a hot bat with good "juice" ... able to spray the ball to all fields ... fierce competitor with a tireless motor ... works extremely hard and has strong desire to improve ... possesses a strong outfield arm ... runs the bases well ... hails from the talent-rich state of North Carolina ... returned to the program after missing the 2012 season due to an injury suffered on the football field ... emerged as Army's leadoff hitter in 2013 ... plays both corner outfield positions ... two-year letterman ... serves as the Third Regiment Command Sergeant Major, a member of the Corps of Cadets Chain of Command.
2013: Appeared in 50 games with 48 starts ... led Army with 37 walks, 43 runs scored, 16 stolen bases and a .431 on-base percentage ... ranked among the Patriot League leaders in all four statistical categories ... finished with a .260 batting average with one double and two triples ... collected 11 multiple-hit games, including a trio of three-hit efforts ... went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored versus North Dakota State (March 16) ... was 3-for-4 with one run scored against Dartmouth (March 16) ... finished the split-doubleheader with six hits ... combined to go 5-for-8 with three runs scored and one RBI in a doubleheader versus Holy Cross (April 27) ... went 4-for-7 with three runs scored and two stolen bases in Army's doubleheader sweep of Lafayette (April 14) ... plated three runs versus NYIT (March 23) ... had three walks against Siena (March 26) ... boasts a .989 fielding percentage with three outfield assists.
2012: Missed the entire campaign recovering from surgery.
2011: Appeared in 13 games during his freshman campaign ... drew four starts ... made collegiate debut against Radford ... went 1-for-2 with two runs scored, two walks and one stolen base versus the Highlanders ... also drew starts against Georgetown and Maryland ... smacked his first career home run opposite Siena ... drove in a career-high three runs against the Saints ... finished the year with a .158 batting average and a .316 slugging percentage ... was a perfect 2-for-2 on stolen bases.
HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Rowan County American Legion baseball team, under the direction of head coach Jim Gantt ... authored a decorated career, splitting time between third base and center field ... named All-Rowan County and All-North Piedmont Conference in the outfield in 2009 ... selected to the North Carolina Legion Area III all-star team in 2009 as well ... helped team capture the North Carolina State Games Region 6 gold medal ... also led the squad to a third-place showing at the 2009 American Legion World Series in Fargo, N.D. ... squad captured area, state and regional titles en route to the World Series appearance ... earned all-county and all-conference plaudits at third base in 2008 ... earned a spot on the North Carolina Legion Area III all-star team as a center fielder that year as well ... picked up all-county accolades as a utility player in 2007 ... three-year letterwinner on the football field as well, twice earning all-state, all-conference and all-county honors ... named the conference's Special Teams Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 ... led squad to consecutive North Carolina 3A State Championships (2008-09) ... selected as the Offensive MVP of the 2009 title game ... captained grid squad as a senior ... three-year letterman on the basketball floor ... served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons.
PERSONAL: Given name is Jonathan Neil Crucitti ... born Nov. 14, 1991, in Ocean City, Md. ... parents' names are Rusty and Linda Crucitti ... has one sister, Mardi ... hobbies include hunting and listening to music ... enjoys attending Minor League baseball games ... member of the Army football team ... majoring in United States History ... inspired by his grandfather, Martin Crucitti, who served in the 45 th Infantry Division during World War II and earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with an Oak Leafe Cluster and three Purple Hearts ... Jon will join the Infantry branch of the U.S. Army following graduation ... first duty station will be Fort Bragg, N.C.