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10   Mike Donato
Mike Donato

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Hartford, Conn.

High School:
East Hartford

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
OF

B/T:
Right/Right


04/03/2009

2007 Mike Donato Photo Gallery

2007 Mike Donato Photo Gallery

04/03/2009

2009 Mike Donato Photo Gallery

2009 Mike Donato Photo Gallery

04/02/2009

2008 Mike Donato Photo Gallery

2008 Mike Donato Photo Gallery

04/02/2009

2008 Mike Gedman Photo Gallery

2008 Mike Gedman Photo Gallery

04/01/2009

2009 Mike Donato Photo Gallery

2009 Mike Donato Photo Gallery




2009 Photo Gallery | 2008 Photo Gallery | 2007 Photo Gallery

CAREER HONORS
Lowe's All-Senior All-America Second Team (2010)
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Nominee (2010)
CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team (2010)
All-Atlantic 10 First Team (2009 - OF)
Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference (2010)
Team Captain (2010)

IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK

-- SEASON --
At Bats: 1st (217 in 2009)
Games Played: T-1st (53 in 2009)
Games Started: T-1st (53 in 2009)
Hits: T-6th (73 in 2009)

-- CAREER --
At Bats: 4th (624)
Doubles: T-8th (38)
Hits: T-10th (188)

AS A SENIOR IN 2010: Game-By-Game Statistics
Finished his senior season with a .337 average with four home runs and 26 RBI ... Was a perfect 5-5 at the plate with four runs scored on Senior Day against La Salle (5/22) ... Went 4-7 in the first two games of the Dayton series with seven runs scored (5/7-8)... Picked up three hits, including a double, in a 3-4 effort against Holy Cross (5/4) ... Went 3-5 in the final game of the George Washington series with two RBI (5/2) ... Picked up three RBI at Harvard (4/21) ... Had his 10th multi-hit game going 2-4 and scoring a run in the final game against Rhode Island (4/18) ... Went 2-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in game one against Rhode Island (4/16) ... Went 3-5 with an RBI and two runs scored against non-conference opponent Northeastern (4/14) ... Hit a stellar 7-15 in a three game series against Richmond (4/10 - 4/11) with four doubles, three RBI and three runs scored ... Went 3-4 with a double, RBI and a run against Charlotte (4/3) ... Capped off a 9 game hit streak in game three against St. Joe's (3/28) going 2-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored ... Went 3-5 with a homerun, four RBI and two runs scored against Hartford (3/24) ... In game one at Oklahoma (3/16) hit 1-for-4 with a double, and in game two at Oklahoma went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: Game-By-Game Statistics
Named an All-Atlantic 10 first team outfielder ... One of two Minutemen to start all 53 games, all in right field ... Hit fifth in the batting order ... Posted a .336 batting average and scored 36 runs, drove in 40 and belted 13 doubles, two triples and five home runs ... led the team in hits (73) and tied for 10th in the A-10 ... In conference play, .386 batting average tied for ninth in the league, while ranking third in hits with 44 ... Totaled 21 multiple-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... Ended the season on a three-game hitting streak with RBI against Dayton (5/21) and Xavier (5/22) at the A10 Tournament ... In the final two games of the regular season vs. Duquesne (5/15-5/16), went a combined 6-for-9 with five runs scored, five RBI and a home run ... Capped off a seven game hitting streak with multiple hit outings in wins vs. Rhode Island (5/9-5/10), going 2-for-4 in both contests with a home run and two RBI in the Saturday game ... Finished with two hits in back-to-back games against Saint Bonaventure (5/1-5/2). Those were his 16th and 17th multi-hit games of the season ... Had longest hit streak of his career (4/15 to 4/28) ... Tallied hits in 15 of 16 games (4/15-5/10) ... Also had a five game RBI streak from 4/17-4/25 with seven in that span against Saint Joseph's and La Salle ... Was 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI in the series opener against La Salle (4/24) ... Hit his third home run of the season, a two-run shot vs. Saint Joseph's (4/19) for a walk-off win in 10 innings ... Had a seven-game hitting streak dating 4/4 (Temple) to 4/11 (Saint Louis), with 12 total base knocks in that span ... Also in that stretch, had four straight games of multiple hits (Temple, Boston College, Connecticut) ... Against UConn (4/8), finished with two hits and three RBI ... Began hit streak with a solo home run, his second round tripper of the season, vs. Temple on 4/4 ... Hit 2-for-4 with a double and a run against Fordham (3/28) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI, a double, and two walks at Hartford (3/25) ... Hit a career-high 5-for-7, while tying a career best with four RBI and scoring two runs in a win over Richmond (3/22) ... Blasted a home run and added a single with two runs scored in a 9-8 win over Arizona (3/7), making it a fourth straight game with an RBI and third straight game with more than two hits ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI at Arizona (3/6) ... Hit 3-for-5 with a triple and two doubles along with three runs scored vs. Fairfield (3/1) ... Triple was the first of his career ... Began the season on a seven-game hitting streak, starting with a pair of hits in the season opener vs. Northwestern (2/27), including a double, and scored a run.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 35 games, starting in 34 ... Finished with a .244 (31-127) average, eight doubles, three home runs, 19 RBI, 11 runs and four stolen bases ... Recorded five outfield assists ... Hit a two-run home run vs. Fordham (5/15) ... Had a 3-for-4 day at the plate at Quinnipiac (5/13) ... Went 4-for-10 over the weekend with two doubles at George Washington (4/4-4/6) ... Hit a grand slam while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI against Holy Cross (4/1) ... Went 2-for-5 with one RBI in the first game of a doubleheader against Xavier (3/30) ... Batted 1-for-3 against Duquesne (3/21) ... Was 2-for-6 with his second double of the season in final game against Army (3/17) ... In game two against Army (3/16), went 3-for-4 with three RBI ... Went 1-4 with a RBI vs. Arizona (3/9) ... Had two hits and drove in two runs against Arizona State (3/8).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Game-By-Game Statistics
Appeared in 31 games, 26 of them starts ... Hit .232 (23-99) with four doubles, three home runs, two walks, three stolen bases, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored ... Knocked home runs in consecutive games against Quinnipiac (5/15) and at Xavier (5/17), where he went 2-4 against and scored two runs ... Went 3-4 as UMass racked up 12 runs in a 17-12 slugfest loss to Northeastern (5/9) ... Hit his first home run of the season along with two singles, drove in three runs and scored twice in addition to getting hit by a pitch and stealing a base ... Hit a game-winning, two-RBI single against Vermont (5/2) ... Doubled, drove in two runs, and scored a run at Central Connecticut (4/24) ... Drove in a pair of runs at Northeastern (4/19) ... In the second game of the doubleheader, knocked a single, scored a run, and had a RBI at Temple (3/25) ... Scored his first collegiate run at Central Florida (3/10).

BEFORE UMASS: Four-year starter for East Hartford High School under Coach Mike McDermott, helping the Hornets win three conference titles from 2003 to 2005 ... Compiled a .420 batting average and 67 RBI, eight triples, 26 stolen bases and a home run during his high school career ... Named All-Conference and received the Team Hitting Award for his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... Was a Senior All-Star in 3006, posting a .453 batting average with 20 RBI, 11 stolen bases, three triples and a home run ... Also played football and was a member of the wresting team ... Four-year honor roll student and conference All-Academic team member as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born Michael Vincent Donato on Jan. 15, 1988, in Hartford, Conn. ... Son of Marie and Gregg Donato ... Has two siblings, Nicole and Lisa ... Majoring in Legal Studies and History.

CAREER HIGHS
Hits: 5 (2x); Last vs. La Salle (5/22/10)
Runs Scored: 3 (3x); Last vs. Duquesne (5/16/09)
Doubles: 2 (5x); Last vs. Richmond (4/10/10)
Triples: 1 (2x); Last vs. Saint Joseph's (4/18/09)
Home Runs: 1 (15x); Last vs. La Salle (5/22/10)
RBI: 4 (4x) Last vs. Hartford (3/24/10)
Total Bases: 8 vs. La Salle (5/22/10)
Hitting Streak: Nine Games (3/16/10-3/28/10)

MIKE DONATO'S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG. BB SF-SH SB-A
2007 .232 31-26 99 12 23 4 0 3 17 36 .364 2 0-3 3-6
2008 .244 35-34 127 11 31 8 0 3 19 48 .378 9 0-0 4-9
2009 .336 53-53 217 36 73 13 2 5 40 105 .484 16 3-8 3-9
2010 .337 44-44 181 42 61 13 0 4 26 86 .475 13 2-2 1-3
Totals .301 163-157 624 101 188 38 2 15 102 275 .441 40 5-13 11-27

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