Cherry Hill, N.J. / Bishop Eustace
At Delaware: Preseason Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Year along with preseason All-CAA team selection, Yezzo is the reigning CAA Baseball Championships Most Outstanding Player looks to remain a power source from the left side in the Blue Hens lineup during junior season.
2012: Appeared in 50 games and made 44 starts (38 starts at first base and six at designated hitter) during his award-winning sophomore season with the Blue Hens • named 2012 Virginia 529 Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Championships Most Outstanding Player after he hit .517 (15-for-29) with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 11 RBI in six games • set CAA Baseball Championships record with 15 hits in six games • named Third-Team All-CAA team • named CAA Player of the Week, Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame National All-Star Lineup and CollegeBaseballInsider.com Northeast Region Player of the Week on Apr. 16 after he hit .500 (10-for-20) with 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 13 RBI and 8 runs scored • National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week selection on May 28 • named 2012 UD Team Offensive Player of the Year • ranked among the CAA leaderboard in five offensive categories; sixth in home runs (8) and slugging percentage (.567), 10th in batting average (.358), 12th in RBI (46) and 16th in total bases (106) • led the Hens in batting average, home runs, RBI and sacrifice flies (4) • collected season-highs in; runs (4) and hits (5) on Apr. 7 at the College of William and Mary • tallied a team and season-high seven RBI on Apr. 10 vs. UMBC after he went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored • registered 17 multi-hit games, 11 multi-RBI games, three multi-extra-base hit games and two multi-home run games • ended the season on an 11-game hitting streak from May 12-26 where he hit .469 (23-for-49) with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 17 RBI and 15 runs scored • a Perfect Game Second-Team All-American selection while playing for the Winchester Royals of the Virginia-based Valley Baseball League • two-time VBL Player of the Week selection in addition to a VBL All-Star Game participant while leading the Royals to a 36-16 record only to lose to Harrisonburg in the VBL Championships • finished the season with a .375 batting average (50-for-227) with 21 doubles, 16 home runs, 60 RBI and 50 runs scored in 50 games.
2011: Appeared in 29 games with 15 starts during his first season with the Blue Hens • recorded his first career hit and RBI while batting cleanup in the season opener against UNC Greensboro on February 18 • came through with one of his finest performances of the season against No. 9 Arizona State on February 25 • posted two hits while knocking in three runs during Delaware’s 7-3 victory over the Sun Devils • combined for three hits and two runs scored during midweek action against UMBC and St. Joseph’s on March 1 and 2 • chipped in with a pair of hits during the series finale with George Mason on March 13 • launched his first career home run after blasting a solo shot while pinch-hitting against James Madison on April 24 • continued his power surge two days later with another home run during a 14-12 victory over Rutgers on April 26 • wrapped up his freshman campaign with a pinch-hit RBI in the ninth inning against ACC foe Maryland on May 10, which helped cap off Delaware’s comeback bid.
High School: Four-year starter and letterwinner at Bishop Eustace Prep • named first team All-Conference as a senior • named first team All-South Jersey in 2010 • named second team All-State as a senior.
Personal: James "Jimmy" Joseph Yezzo • son of Jim and Roseanne Yezzo • born February 27, 1992 • has a younger sister • pursuing a degree in health behavior sciences at Delaware.
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