WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sailfish senior Sean Visconti broke the Palm Beach Atlantic baseball all-time hits record on Friday night, as his first inning single to right field was hit number 237 for the Wilmette, Ill. native. The hit came in a 4-0 Sailfish loss to No. 16/20 ranked Nova Southeastern University.
Visconti breaks the record that was previously held by Robert Pregnolato, a member of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Sports Hall of Fame. Visconti has also tied the single-season record for doubles with 20. Visconti tied both records on Tuesday, April 4 in a 9-5 win over Barry University with his sixth inning double.
Visconti led the Sailfish with 64 hits in his freshman season in 2013. He had an impressive .366 batting average that season, and made 48 starts in 51 games. After missing the 2014 season due to an injury, the shortstop started all 56 games the ‘Fish played in 2015, batting .313 and collecting 73 hits on the season.
Last year, Visconti battled injuries throughout the season, but still managed to pick up 44 hits in the 32 games that he played. Visconti currently leads the 2017 Sailfish team in hits, as the senior has picked up 58 hits in the first 39 games of the season.
The Sailfish will return home for a mid-week matchup with NSU at Rubin Park on Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. The ‘Fish will then host Eckerd College in a three-game series beginning on Thursday, April 13.