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James Cosentino

Position IF
Height 5'10''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Leawood, Kan.
High School St. Thomas Aquinas

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • 2017 All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2017 Big 12 All-Freshman Team
  • 2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
  • 2017 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (4/17 & 5/8)

2019, Junior season
Opening Day starter at second base for third-straight season (2/15) … Blasted a solo bomb at USC Upstate (2/18), the 12th of his career … Career-high four RBIs vs. Texas Southern (2/23).

2018, Sophomore season
Started 56 of 56 games he played in … Batted .269 (56-for-208) with nine doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 24 RBIs … Led the team in triples (7) … Started second-consecutive opening day at second base against Murray State (2/16) … Hit fifth home run of career against the Racers (2/17), a three-run shot, to match his personal-best in RBIs (3) … Connected for his first-career triple against Texas Southern (3/3) … Tallied a season-best three hits, including a home run, at then-No. 4 Florida State (3/5) … Hit another home run at Texas (3/16) … Tied career-high three runs scored against then-No. 5 Texas Tech (4/8) … Tallied four hits to tie career best at Creighton (4/11) … Hit walk-off home run in bottom of 10th inning against Oklahoma (5/17) … Matched career bests in runs (3) and RBIs (3) against Western Illinois (5/20).

2017, Freshman season
Named All-Big 12 Second Team and All-Freshman Team … 2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American … Started in all 58 games played … batted .271 (58-of-214) with 11 doubles and four home runs … Drove in 31 RBIs … Second-best slugging percentage on the team (.379) … Eight-game hitting streak (5/5) against Texas Southern until (5/18) against Texas Tech … Blasted a three-run home run for his first-career hit at The Citadel (2/17) … Hit first-career double against Northwestern State (3/3) … Notched two bunt singles at Oral Roberts (3/15) … One of three players to start every single game … Three hits against West Virginia (4/7) … Career-high three walks against Oklahoma State (4/15) … Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week (4/17) … Three hits and two runs scored at then-No. 19 Oklahoma (4/23) … Set a new career high of four hits at Grand Canyon (4/26) where he finished the game a perfect 4-for-4 with a walk … Hit second-career home run against Baylor (4/30) … Hit two home runs in back-to-back days against Texas Southern (5/5 & 5/6) … Scored a personal-best three runs (5/5) and swiped two bases (5/6) against the Tigers … Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for a second time (5/8).

St. Thomas Aquinas HS
Helped St. Thomas Aquinas High School to a 75-19 record over his four seasons … Played for head coach Lorne Parks and helped the Saints to two Kansas Class 5A state titles … Slated second in the St. Thomas Aquinas baseball record book for RBI with 67 over his career … Ranked fourth for runs scored, crossing the plate 61 times … Notched four triples in 2016 … Earned First Team All-Eastern Kansas League honors as a freshman with a .339 batting average … Helped the Saints win a state championship as a sophomore and garnered Second Team All-State honors, along with a First Team All-EKL selection … Only played in four contests as a junior due to injury … Also was a standout football player holding the school single-season rushing record of 1,298 yards and single-game record of 261 yards.

Personal
Born in Leawood, Kansas … Son of John and Julie Cosentino … Has two siblings, John and Danten … Father, John, brother, Danten and uncle, Mike, all played football at Missouri State … Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.