#4 Spencer Mahoney
|HOMETOWN||LaGrange Park, Ill.|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Lyons Township|
2014: Started in 52 of Valpo's 53 games in his junior season...led the team in runs (39) walks (40) and was second on the club in doubles (9) while perched atop the Crusader lineup...tallied seven hits, five runs scored, four RBIs, four walks and a stolen base in the opening series at Samford (Feb. 14-16)...had his second three-hit game of the season at Jacksonville State on Feb. 22nd, scoring three times and driving in a run...reached base four times at McNeese State (Feb. 28) via three walks and a base hit...went 2-for-5 with a run scored at Chicago State (Mar. 18)...opened Horizon League play at UIC (Mar. 21-22) with a 6-for-13 weekend including six runs scored...drew a season-high four walks versus Northern Illinois (Apr. 2), scoring once...smacked a hit in each tilt of the home series versus Wright State (Apr. 5-6)...repeated that feat the following weekend versus Youngstown State (Apr. 11-12), with a 4-for-13 set with four runs scored, an RBI, a pair of walks and a stolen base...doubled and scored at Milwaukee (Apr. 17)...tripled and scored twice versus Kalamazoo College on Apr. 21st...touched home twice versus UIC (Apr. 27)...registered a pair of three-game hits in the Oakland series at Emory G. Bauer Field (May 2-4), going 7-for-14 with three runs scored...ripped a two-bagger in back-to-back games at Wright State (May 9-10)...enjoyed a four-hit, three-RBI series at Youngstown State (May 16-17)...wrapped up the season with a 2-for-4 afternoon including a double and a stolen base versus Wright State on May 23rd in the Horizon League Tournament in Mequon.
2013: Appeared in 56 games as a sophomore including 55 starts at shortstop...collected his first multi-hit game at Long Beach State (Feb. 23)...ripped an RBI single versus St. Bonaventure (Mar. 2)...recorded his first extra-base hit and scored a run versus Northeastern (Mar. 3)...drew at least one walk in eight consecutive games from Mar. 4th-Mar. 13th...had a six-game hitting streak from Mar. 9th-Mar. 16th, recording a pair of RBIs versus Yale (Mar. 13) and Miami (OH) (Mar. 16)...reached base and/or scored a run in 28 of the final 30 games of the season...went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored at Youngstown State (Apr. 13)...had back-to-back two-hit games versus Wright State (Apr. 27-28)...went 6-for-6 with three runs scored, two RBIs, a triple and two walks in two straight games versus Milwaukee (May 3-4)...scored a run and drove one in in a 2-for-3 game versus Chicago State (May 7)...finished the season on an eight-game hitting streak (May 16-Jun 2) that included his first career home run versus Florida on June 1st and a 3-for-5 day at the plate and two runs scored against Austin Peay the following day...raised his average from .198 to .271 over final 25 games...drew 31 walks, the second most on the team...boasted a .381 on-base percentage and was a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base opportunities...named to All-Bloomington Regional Team.
2012: Arrived on the scene at Valpo as a freshman and earned both the starting shortstop job and, subsequently, Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American honors...went 1-for-3 with two runs batted in opening game of Arkansas series before suffering knee injury that sidelined him for next 28 games...returned for Apr. 13th-15th series at Youngstown State where he went 4-for-11...had a three-hit game versus Indiana State on Apr. 17th...collected three RBI in a 2-for-4 effort against IPFW Apr. 24th...had another three-hit game and 2 RBI against Wright State in a 12-11 win on May 4th...batted 9-for-13 in final weekend of conference play against Youngstown State May 17th-19th, earning him Horizon League Batter of the Week honors on May 21st...ended season on 15-game on-base streak...reached base at least once in 28 of 32 games played...named Horizon League First Team All-League at shortstop...named to the All-Newcomer Team to go along with the aforementioned Freshmen All-American award...his .348 batting average, .468 on-base percentage, and .438 slugging percentage all led the 2012 Valpo offense...one of only two Crusaders to record more walks (23) than strikeouts (20)...made Dean's List both semesters.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Lions ... All-State selection as a senior ... team Most Valuable Player as a senior ... a three-time All-Area selection ... twice named to All-West Suburban Silver Conference Team while also earning honorable mention honors as a sophomore ... also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Spencer is the son of Richard and Michelle Mahoney ... major is mathematics and secondary education ... born June 10, 1993.