Inducted in 2013
Sport(s) Played: Baseball
Honor: NAIA First Team All-American
Menlo's Jimmy Bosco put together the most impressive single season of any player in Menlo Baseball history in 2013 and earned a spot on the First Team All-American list for his efforts. Bosco is the first Oaks baseball player in program history to be named an All-American.
A junior right fielder hailing from Granite Bay, Calif., Bosco made his presence felt in a big way in his first season in Menlo Blue and White batting .426 on the season with a .805 slugging percentage and .519 on base percentage. Offensively, Bosco led the Oaks in every major statistical category including: batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs (51), hits (81), doubles (23), triples (2), home runs (15), RBI (57), total bases (153), walks (31) and stolen bases (15). Additionally, Bosco was the nation's leader in slugging percentage, total bases, and total bases per game (2.94) and was second in the country in home runs with 15.
Bosco started all 52 games for the Oaks and recorded 25 multi-hit games in 2013 including a string of six-straight from March 27-April 5.
Bosco also had three multi-home run games including a dominating four-home run day in a doubleheader against conference foe Corban on April 6. In that four-game series, Bosco hammered out seven hits (four via the long ball) 11 runs and 12 RBI to lead the Oaks to the weekend sweep.
His remarkable 2013 campaign also included nine different games in which he drove in three or more runs – four of those games with five or more RBI. His penchant for plating base runners was on full display March 27 when he went a perfect 4-for-4 with a season-best seven RBI against La Sierra.
Defensively, Bosco was perfect on 104 attempts in right field while showcasing his strong throwing arm with six outfield assists.
In addition to his First Team All-America honors, Bosco earned accolades as the NAIA West's Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference, and a Conference Gold Glove Award winner. He was also awarded the highest honor bestowed upon a Menlo College student-athlete when he was named the Don Baike Male Athlete of the Year for the 2012-13 year.
Under second year head coach Stefan McGovern, Menlo Baseball finished the 2013 season with a 34-18 (20-8) record, good for the most wins in program history.