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#12 Michael Fabiaschi
Position: Second Base
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Torrington, Conn.
High School: Torrington
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Career Highlights:

  • Selected by Oakland Athletics in 38th round (#1145 overall) of 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
  • CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for baseball and received votes for overall CAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • VaSID Academic All-State as a senior
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award all four years
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete as a sophomore, junior, and senior
  • First Team All-CAA as a junior
  • JMU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a junior


As a senior:

  • Selected by Oakland Athletics in 38th round (#1145 overall) of 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
  • Team captain
  • CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for baseball and received votes for overall CAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • VaSID Academic All-State
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Preseason honorable mention All-CAA by coaches
  • Preseason Second Team All-CAA by SEBaseball
  • Listed as an All-CAA candidate by Easton's CollegeBsaeballToday.com
  • In all games played for 2010, ranked10th in the CAA for assists (132), eighth in sacrifice bunts (6), and sixth in stolen base attempts(18)
  • Rankedsixth in batting average (.424)in CAA conference play andeighth in on-base percentage (.490)
  • Completed the 2010 season with a .326 batting average and his career at .298
  • Racked up 108 RBIs, 188 hits, 32 stolen bases and played in 194 games as a JMU Duke
  • Ranks sixth at JMU in career hit by pitches (28) and his 11 as a senior ranks 10th on season chart
  • Had two hits and was hit by a pitch against N.C. State
  • Posted two hits and two runs against North Florida
  • Hit .500 in Towson series with four RBIs, a double, triple, and home run
  • A single, two walks, and a steal in win over VMI
  • Two singles, walk, and run in Mason opener
  • 2-2, two runs, triple, hit by pitch in Mason finale
  • Two hits and a sac bunt in Saturday ODU game
  • Solo home run and three walks in loss at Virginia
  • Two hits with a double in W&M opener
  • Two-run double in W&M game two
  • Two hits and two RBIs with a sac fly at Radford
  • Two hits, run, and RBI in UNCW opener
  • Two-run single in fourth to spark 8-3 win at Maryland
  • Went 7-for-11 in final home series vs. Delaware, including 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two doubles in opener
  • Single, hit by a pitch, two RBIs, and a steal in Hofstra opener
  • A double and a single in game two
  • Double, hit by pitch, and two runs in series finale
  • Two hits career-high four RBIs, walk, sac bunt at ECU
  • 3-for-4 with a steal, hit by pitch, and two RBIs in middle game VCU
  • Single, walk, steal, two RBIs in VCU finale to run hitting streak to 12 games
  • Continued his hitting streak to 13 games with two RBIs, two runs, and two hits at the CAA Tournament UNC Wilmington victory.

As a junior:

  • First Team All-CAA
  • JMU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Team captain
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • Started all 54 games, all but one at second base
  • 18-game hitting streak
  • Drove in a run against Southern Illinois
  • Had two hits and a run scored against Kentucky
  • Stole a base and scored twice with two hits in a win over Liberty
  • Helped defeat Maryland with a run, hit, and RBI
  • Went 4-for-11 (.363) with two runs and three stolen bases during a series victory over Lafayette
  • Drove in a pair of runs at Stetson
  • In the series finale versus Stetson, had two runs, scored twice, and had two RBI's
  • Went 6-for-12 with two runs scored and two RBI's in a weekend series versus Northeastern
  • Went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and one RBI at Towson
  • Smacked third homer at Mt. St. Mary's
  • 2-for-4 with a double and run in VCU opener
  • Three hits including a double and three RBIs against VMI
  • Three hits and two runs scored against GW
  • Hit two doubles and recorded two RBIs in the series opener at Delaware while scoring game-winning run in the 10th
  • Had two hits and a run batted in against Delaware in the series finale
  • Had a RBI double and scored against Longwood
  • Went 4-for-11 in a weekend series against Georgia State to extend his hitting streak
  • 2-for-4 in W&M game two
  • 2-for-4 at GWU with a double, run, and RBI
  • 3-for-5 with two RBIs at Longwood
  • Career-high ninth double to drive in a run in middle game vs. GMU
  • Earned all-star honors while playing near his hometown with the Danbury Westerners in the New England Collegiate Baseball League
  • Hit .261 in 29 games
  • His sacrifice fly in the fifth inning of the all-star game ignited a three-run rally that led to a 6-5 victory.

As a sophomore: 

  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Fall 2007 JMU President's List
  • After battling the flu to start off the year, went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the CAA opener against William and Mary
  • Had a two-RBI single against the Tribe in the series finale
  • Singled, walked three times, drove in a run, and scored in game one against Georgia State
  • Scored a run, stole a base, and walked against GSU in game two
  • Singled, scored a run, drove in a run, and walked against Virginia Tech
  • Went a combined 3-for-5 against VT and VMI while driving his three runs, walking three times, and belting his first home run of the season
  • Went a combined 4-for-7 against Longwood in the doubleheader with a pair of RBIs and runs scored, and a triple
  • Singled, walked twice, and scored twice against Delaware in game three
  • First double of the season to drive in a run at Marist
  • Singled, walked, hit a sacrifice fly, and scored a run in middle game of Northeastern series
  • Went 2-for-3 in NU finale with second double of the season, a run, and an RBI
  • Missed postseason play with injuries

As a freshman:

  • Fall 2006 Dean's List
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • One hit and RBI against GWU
  • Two hits and an RBI against Richmond
  • Four hits in GSU game two
  • Drove in at least one run in six games from 4/22/07 to 5/9/07
  • Scored at least one run in six straight games from 4/20/07 against Hofstra until 4/27/07 against Georgia State
  • Also had two hits in the Georgia State game
  • Went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs in second Hofstra game
  • Scored two runs against George Washington
  • Had two hits in first Marshall game
  • Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in first Radford game
  • Had a home run and two RBIs against Virginia
  • Scored two runs in first Charlotte game
  • Hit a double and scored twice in first Longwood game
  • Named to the Buckeye Baseball Classis All-Tournament Team in Tampa, Fl
  • Went 7-for-14 with six runs scored, six RBIs, two stolen bases, a home run and a double in the four-game tournament
  • Went 3-for-4, including his first career double and home run in second Seton Hall game
  • Scored twice and drove in three in that game
  • Went 3-for-5 with a career-high three RBI and a runs scored in first Seton Hall game
  • The three RBIs were the first three of his career
  • Also added his first career stolen base
  • Had first career hit and firs two runs of his career versus Ohio State in the season opener in the Buckeye Baseball Classic
  • Played summer 2007 for hometown Torrington Twisters in New England Collegiate Baseball League
  • Played 18 games before having season cut short for health reasons.

Before JMU:

  • Two-sport athlete in high school, earning three letters in both baseball and basketball
  • Three time All-Naugatuck Valley League Baseball first team
  • Three time Class L all-state baseball first team
  • Selected to American Legion Zone One all-star team three times
  • First team New Haven Register and Hartford Courant all-state baseball as a senior, and second team as a junior
  • Named Naugatuck Valley Leagues Most Outstanding Player as a senior
  • Played in American Legion East/West Classic as a senior
  • Two time All-Naugatuck Valley League basketball first team
  • First team Class L all-state basketball as a senior
  • First team academic all-state basketball as a senior
  • Finished with most career points by a guard in high school history (1,294)
  • As a senior led state and set school record for 3-point field goals made in a season with 88, also led state as a junior (77)
  • Tied school record for 3-point field goals in a game (9) as a junior
  • Played in Connectict High School Coaches Association all-star basketball game as a senior
  • Team played in state tournament all four years in both baseball and basketball
  • Won Division II state championship in basketball as a senior
  • Runner-up in 2005 American Legion state tournament


  • Son of John and Julie Fabiaschi
  • Finance major.
















































































Getting to Know Mike

Why did you choose JMU?
Because it's a great school with a strong baseball program

What is your major/minor and why did you choose it?
Finance because I work well with numbers.

What are your goals for the 2010 season?
To win the CAA tournament, win at least 40 games, and to play in the College World Series in Omaha

What are your hobbies or interests off the field?
Basketball, golf, playing cards, spending time with my family and friends

Do you have any unique talents?
I can do a pretty good Charles Barkley impression.

What has been most memorable JMU baseball moment thus far?
Winning the CAA tournament in 2007

What is the best advice you have received?
To go to class, work hard in everything I do, and enjoy the time I have to be in college and play baseball with my friends.

What advice would you give a prospective recruit?
JMU is a good, fun school with a great baseball program.

Do you have a nickname on the team?
Fab, Skip, VG 1

Do you have a special pre-game ritual or tradition that you always follow?
Throwing with David Herbek, pre-game prayer

What is the best class you have taken at JMU?
Leadership Development Fundamentals

What do you want to do after college?
Pursue a career in baseball then use my finance degree to work in the field of finance

Who or what influenced you to get involved in baseball?
My parents


Food?  Chicken Parmesan
TV Show?  The Office
Movie?  Shawshank Redemption
Athlete?  Derek Jeter
Pro sports team?  New York Yankees
JMU sport to watch besides baseball?  Basketball
Place to eat on campus?  E-Hall
Guilty pleasure song on your iPod?  Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games