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Chris Folinusz
Chris  Folinusz

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Cranford, N.J.

High School:
Cranford

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
C/INF

B/T:
R/R

Major:
Criminal Justice


05/23/2017

Three Scarlet Knights Named All-Big Ten

Herrmann wins Sportsmanship Award

05/19/2017

Rally Falls Short in Season Finale

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

05/15/2017

Baseball Set for Tuesday Doubleheader at Minnesota

Scarlet Knights coming off series win over Illinois

05/14/2017

Baseball Plates Four in the Ninth to Walk-Off Illinois

Campbell delivers game-ending walk-off single to seize series victory

05/12/2017

Baseball Drops Nightcap to Illinois

Welsh collects three RBIs

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


Chris Folinusz

2017 (Redshirt Junior): Named Third Team All-Big Ten (5/23) as a designated hitter ... 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 the Hurricanes (2/18) ... also caught a runner stealing ... walked twice in season debut at catcher against No. 17 Miami (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 scarifice 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 criminal justice major.


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