Hill enters his final season with the Patriots and is the incumbent starter at third base... Primarily hits for average but is also a threat to go deep.
2009: Started 43 games and appeared in 41 contests batting .327 with a .462 slugging percentage... After beginning the year strong in the season's first weekend, struggled before catching fire in the second half... Hit .368 over his final 27 games with a .433 on-base percentage and a .538 slugging percentage... Is one of five active players with a career batting average of better-than .300... Had a terrific seven-game stretch in early April going 2 for 4 against Georgetown (4/1), 1 for 4 with two runs at George Washington (4/7), 3 for 4 with a double against Liberty (4/8), 2 for 2 with a homer, three RBI and four runs against Towson (4/10), 4 for 5 with a homer against Towson (4/11), 1 for 2 with a double against Towson (4/12) and 2 for 4 with a double at VCU (4/17)... Had a season-high four RBI at Maryland with a grand slam... Also had three RBI against Hofstra on April 16 and three against Northeastern on May 2.
2008: Started all 55 games at third base for the Patriots, batting .300 on the year... Fifth on the team in hits, homers and total bases and second in stolen bases... Tied for fourth in sacrifices... Tied for third on the team with 13 multi-RBI games and was fifth with 21 multi-hit games... Had a strong series to start the year going 6 for 13 with two homers, three RBI and five runs at College of Charleston... Was 2 for 4 with a pair of homers, four RBI and three runs against Western Carolina on March 1... Had three hits and three RBI at Hofstra on April 11... In the opening round of the CAA Tournament, had a two-out three-run game-tying ninth-inning home run, just his second homer since March 1... Mason went on to win that game in the 10th... Finished season going 3 for 6 with four RBI against James Madison... Over the season's final 26 games, hit .366 with 23 RBI, a .454 on-base percentage and a .475 slugging percentage.
2007: Appeared in 13 games for the Patriots with three starts... Batted .217 with five runs on five hits and three RBI... Had first appearance on Feb. 24 at Charleston Southern... In second game, had first multi-hit performance of his career going 2 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and four runs scored... Had a four-game hit streak with a 1 for 2 effort at Hofstra (March 10), a 1 for 3 game at Hofstra (March 11) and a 1 for 4 performance against Mount St. Mary's (March 13)... Had an RBI in each game at Hofstra... Held hitless in final eight at-bats of the season.
Prep: Earned six varsity letters at Penncrest High School, three in baseball and three in golf... High school baseball coach was Steve Mescanti... As a junior and senior was named All-League... Batted .431 as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Mark John Hill... Parents are Linda and Mark Hill... Has two siblings, Jordan and Madeline... Cousin is former Major Leaguer Bob Horner, who was the 1978 Rookie of the Year with the Atlanta Braves, an All-Star in 1982 and is one of 15 players to hit four home runs in a MLB game... A 2006 graduate of Penncrest High School... Also recruited by St. Joseph's (Pa.)... Hobbies include cards, ping pong and fantasy football... Majoring in finance.
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