2013 Started in a combined 26 games during the 2013 season … Recorded 21 hits, eight RBI, nine runs scored, one double, seven walks, and two stolen bases … In the field he tallied 46 putouts and 84 assists … Made his first start of the year at second base against Greenville College (Ill.) on March 14 … Recorded four putouts on three different occasions … Tallied a career best six assists at Bridgewater State University as the starting shortstop … Had his best overall defensive performance with three putouts and five assists against Western Connecticut State University on May 3 … Also finished that game 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored … Drove in a career-high three runs as he went 2-for-5 with a double at MIT on April 25 … Went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against Keene State College on May 8 in the first round of the Little East Conference tournament.
2012 Saw action in 21 games, while making nine starts as a freshman … Split time between second base and shortstop while also serving as one of the team’s primary pinch runners … Totaled four hits, two runs and two RBI in 25 at-bats … Finished the year with a .160 batting average and .276 on-base percentage … Recorded his first career hit in his first career start March 30 at Saint Joseph’s (Maine) … Went 1-for-1 with his first career run March 5 as a defensive replacement against Gordon College … Recorded a career-high two hits and one RBI April 25 in a win over Wentworth … Played with the Torrington Rebels out of the Connecticut Tri-State League over the summer.
PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Two sport (basketball and baseball) athlete at Torrington High School, where he graduated from in 2011 ... Named team captain as a senior and was named to the All-Star game in 2010 as a junior ... Selected to the Connecticut Naugatuck Valley League All-Copper Division team as a senior ... Played in the American Leagion Futures All-Star game in 2010 ... Won 3 varsity letters in basketball and 4 varsity letters in baseball ... Helped his team to a Naugatuck Valley League Championship in 2011 ... Born on July 15, 1992 ... Son of Anthony and Tammy Failla ... Has one brother, Mike and one sister Jena ... Majoring in criminal justice.