Chris Folinusz
Chris  Folinusz

RS Junior

Cranford, N.J.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225



Double Major:
Labor Studies & Employment Relations/Criminal Justice


2017 Baseball Season Review

Head coach Joe Litterio on the 2017 campaign


Rutgers Places 115 Student-Athletes on Spring Academic All-Big Ten Conference List


Three Scarlet Knights Named All-Big Ten

Herrmann wins Sportsmanship Award


Rally Falls Short in Season Finale

Bohnert deals a career-high 5.2 innings in final collegiate appearance


Baseball Set for Tuesday Doubleheader at Minnesota

Scarlet Knights coming off series win over Illinois

2017 Third Team All-Big Ten
2017 Spring Academic All-Big Ten
2015 Spring Academic All-Big Ten
2013-14 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

Chris Folinusz

2017 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 41 games ... started 38 games with 23 at catcher and 15 at designated hitter ... named Third Team All-Big Ten (5/23) as a designated hitter ... earned Academic All-Big Ten (5/31) recognition ... led the team with a .323 batting average against the Big Ten ... picked up 39 hits overall with nine doubles and two home runs ... scored 21 runs and knocked in 22 ... added three stolen bases ... caught nine runners stealing from behind the plate ... collected two singles and caught a runner in doubleheader at Northwestern (5/19) ... caught two runners stealing at Minnesota (5/16) ... reached three times on two singles and a hit by pitch versus Illinois (5/12) ... laid down a safety squeeze to push across the go-ahead run in the first game against the Fighting Illini (5/12) ... collected five hits and two runs in three games at Nebraska (5/5-7) ... scored twice in the win over Wagner (5/2) ... broke open the game with a three-run double versus No. 17 Michigan (4/28) ... lifted a sacrifice fly and singled versus Columbia (4/26) ... smashed a two-run double in the rubber game at Iowa (4/23) ... went 3-for-4 and also caught a runner stealing in the second game against the Hawkeyes (4/22) ... had two doubles, two RBIs, a run and a walk in rubber game against Purdue (4/16) ... doubled, singled and lifted a sacrifice fly in the middle game versus the Boilermakers (4/15) ... collected four runs, a double, a single, a hit by pitch and a stolen base in doubleheader sweep at USC Upstate (3/25) ... lifted a sacrifice fly against Rider (3/21) ... collected a single, a double and an RBI at No. 21 Florida Gulf Coast (3/19) ... went 5-for-8 with two RBIs and a stolen base in doubleheader at North Florida (3/11) ... crushed a home run in opener against the Ospreys (3/10) ... had two singles with an RBI and a stolen base in win at Old Dominion (3/3) ... blasted a two-run home run the other way, singled and walked in win over No. 17 Miami (2/19) ... also caught a runner stealing ... walked twice in season debut at catcher against the Hurricanes (2/18).

2016 (Junior):
Did not see game action due to injury ... redshirted.

2015 (Sophomore):
Played in 34 games with 19 starts (10 at catcher, six at designated hitter, three at first base) ... named Academic All-Big Ten (5/28) ... knocked in 13 runs ... blasted first career home run off the batter's eye in centerfield in the finale at No. 3 Illinois (5/10) ... had four hits and two RBIs in final two games at Penn State (5/2-3) ... singled and scored against Villanova (4/29) ... walked and scored against Wagner (4/21) ... went 2-for-5 against Lafayette (4/14) ... produced an RBI single in series finale at Indiana (4/12) ... worked a walk and scored against Fordham (4/8) ... slapped an RBI single in rubber game victory against Minnesota (4/5) ... produced a two-RBI double in middle game against the Golden Gophers (4/4) ... went 2-for-2 with two RBIs against Monmouth (4/1) ... notched his first career triple versus Manhattan (3/31) ... collected two hits, including a double, with a run scored against Ohio State (3/27) ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI and run scored against Rider (3/25) ... delivered a sacrifice fly to drive in a run versus NJIT (3/24) ... went 1-for-1 with a run scored in home opener against Iona (3/11) ... made season debut with a start at catcher in first game of doubleheader at No. 9 Miami (2/14), collecting a double and a run scored.

2014 (Freshman): Played in 19 games and started six (four at designated hitter and two at catcher) ... one of 16 on the baseball team to earn American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team status ... had nine hits in 30 at bats for a .300 average ... recorded a single as the designated hitter at Memphis (5/15) ... drove in one run against Iona (5/1) ... slapped an RBI single to the left side at UCF (4/27) ... produced two hits as a designated in series opener against the Knights (4/25) ... went 1-for-3 in start at catcher versus Rider (4/22) ... picked up first career RBI on a single against Columbia (4/9) ... scored one run during 2-for-2 outing at the plate as a pinch hitter at UConn (3/29) ... earned first career start at designated hitter in second game of doubleheader at Oklahoma (3/7) ... picked up first career hit in first game versus the Sooners (3/7) ... made collegiate debut against Jacksonville (2/22) as a pinch hitter.

Prior to Rutgers: A four-year letterwinner and three-year varsity starter for Cranford ... earned Star-Ledger and MSG Varsity First Team All-State as a junior and second team for both outlets as a senior ... named Union County Player of the Year by the Star-Ledger as a junior ... First Team All-Union County honors and all-conference honors as a senior and junior ... hit .510 with nine home runs, 48 RBIs and 29 runs scored as a junior ... hit .440 as a senior with four homers and 30 RBIs as a senior ... won three state championships in baseball (2010, 2012, 2013) and one in football (2012) ... earned First Team All-Group III in football as a junior and senior, in addition to first team all-conference and all-county ... served as team captain for football team ... played travel baseball for the Farrah Builders Scout for past two summers ... recognized with 2012 Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention and 2013 Second Team All-North-East by Perfect Game ... played in North vs. South All-Star football game.

Personal: Son of Bill and Patricia Folinusz ... has an older brother, Billy, who is a captain in the US Army and served in Iraq, and an older sister, Jenny ... a labor studies & employment relations/criminal justice double major.

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