Somerset Patriots Sign Rutgers OF Vinny Zarrillo

zarrilloigBridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that the team has signed outfielder Vinny Zarrillo.


Zarrillo played at Rutgers University and finished his college career with a .304 batting average, 109 runs scored, 227 hits, 40 doubles, seven triples, and 114 RBI in 208 games played.


Earlier this season at Rutgers, Zarrillo hit .294 with 32 runs scored, 65 hits, 12 doubles, and 25 RBI as a starter in all 55 games played. He led the team in plate appearances and at bats, and finished second on the team in batting average, hits and doubles.


In his sophomore and junior years, he hit .330 and .328, respectively. In his sophomore year, he won the BIG EAST batting title by hitting .407 in regular season league games.


In 2014, Zarrillo was Third Team All-American Athletic Conference, American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team, and NJCBA First Team All-State.


He was also a member 2013-14 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, 2013 NJCBA First Team All-State, and 2012-13 Big East All-Academic Team.


Prior to playing at Rutgers, where he majored in Communication, Zarrillo lettered three years at Lacey High School.


He has been activated for Sunday’s double-header against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. To make room for Zarrillo, outfielder Jonny Tucker has been placed on the Inactive List.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford in underway with the Patriots currently in first place in the Liberty Division. For more information about the team, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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