Meet Anthony Scelfo
Career Notes: Came to Tulane in fall 2005 via football scholarship and started in both baseball and football during the 2007-08 academic year...redshirted his freshman year in football but played all three years in baseball...during the 2007 football season, played in all 12 games at quarterback - including eight starts over the final nine games - and led the Green Wave with 1,396 yards and six touchdowns on 111-of-205 passing while ranking second on the team with 171 rushing yards and a score on 57 carries...focused solely on baseball during spring 2008 and had a career-high numbers in every category...his seven triples in 2008 ranks tied for third in Tulane single-season history and his 54 walks ranks tied for eighth...his eight career triples ranks tied for eighth in school history.
2008: Played in all 62 games as a junior, including 25 starts at second base, 21 in centerfield, 11 in left, three at first and one at third...named first-team All-Conference USA after leading the team in home runs (12), triples (seven), runs scored (72), total bases (133), slugging percentage (.578), walks (54) and on-base percentage (.453)...also tied for team lead in batting average (.322) while ranking second in hits (74), tied for second in RBI (54), and tied for fifth in stolen bases (eight)...leads C-USA in walks and triples , second in runs scored, sixth in on-base percentage, seventh in slugging percentage and total bases, tied for seventh in home runs and tied for 10th in RBI...tied for third on the team with 18 multiple-hit games, including five-hit contests vs. Northwestern State (3/12) and at Memphis (4/26)...also ranks second on the club with 14 multiple-RBI games, including five-RBI outings at Nicholls State (4/2), at Memphis (4/25) and vs. Marshall in the C-USA Tournament (5/24)...had a 12-game hitting streak from April 20-May 10 when he hit .479 (23-for-48) with three doubles, a triple, five home runs and 11 RBI.
2007: Played in 53 games as a sophomore, including 48 starts in left, two as the designated hitter and one in center...tied for the team lead in stolen bases (nine) and ranked tied for second in home runs (four), and tied for fourth in doubles (eight) while hitting .277 with a triple and 28 RBI...earned All-Conference USA Tournament honors after hitting .571 (8-for-14) with a double, a home run, three RBI and three walks in for tourney contests...posted a pair of doubles in a 2-for-3 showing against Chicago State (5/18)...had 13 multiple-hit ballgames, including three-hit games against North Florida (2/18), vs. Wright State (3/3) and at Marshall (3/25), and a career-best four hits vs. UAB in the C-USA Tournament (5/24)...also had six multiple-RBI outings, including four RBI vs. LSU (April 3) when he hammered a home run...had a nine-game hitting streak from March 6-18 when he hit .344 (11-for-32) with two doubles and four RBI.
2006: Played in 32 games as a true freshman, including 11 starts as the designated hitter...hit .241 (13-for-54) with a home run and eight RBI...as a pinch hitter, hit .250 (4-for-16) with two walks and three RBI...had a pair of multiple-hit games, including a three-hit day at South Alabama (March 19) when he went 3-for-3 with two RBI...also had a pair of multiple-RBI outings, including a career-best three RBI via three-run homer against Oral Roberts (3/12)...had a four-game hitting streak from March 11-17 when he hit .333 (4-for-12) with a home run and three RBI.
Summer Ball: Played for the Vienna Senators of the Clark Griffith Baseball League in 2006 and 2007...in 2006, helped the Senators go 38-14, win the CGBL title, advance to the NBC World Series and finish 10th nationally among summer league teams...named No. 5 prospect in the CGBL by Baseball America after leading the league in on-base percentage (.434) and ranking third on the club in batting average (.333)...finished third on the team in home runs (four), RBI (20) and slugging percentage (.520) while ranking fourth in hits (34) and total bases (53)...in 2007, lead the team in triples (four) while ranking third in home runs (five), tied for third in RBI (29) and tied for fourth in total bases (52)...started 20 of the 23 games he played in, hitting .295 (26-for-88) with three doubles16 walks and five stolen bases.
High School: Three-year letterman at Jesuit High for coach Dave Moreau...helped the Blue Jays earn District 10-5A championships each year, the state title as a senior and state runners-up as a junior...earned all-state, all-metro, All-Catholic League, District 10-5A Player of the Year and Catholic School Player of the Year as a senior when he hit .389 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI...earned Legion All-District honors in 2004 and 2005, and was selected to play in the All-Star Game as a senior...also lettered three times in football and was named Clarion Herald Male Student-Athlete of the Year after helping the football team to an undefeated regular season and guiding the baseball team to the state title...off the diamond, was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Big Brothers program and Peer Support Group.
Personal: Born Anthony Jude Scelfo on Sept. 19, 1986 in West Monroe, La...son of Frank and Holly Scelfo...father, Frank, played baseball at then-Northeast Louisiana and is currently the offensive coordinator for the Louisiana Tech football team...uncle, Chris, played football at then-Northeast Louisiana and served as Tulane's head football coach from 1999-2006...majoring in political science.
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