IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
-- SEASON --
-- CAREER --
Was named to the ABCA All-Northeast Region second team, All-New England first team and was an All-Atlantic 10 first team selection ... Appeared in 49 games with 49 starts, primarily as the team's designated hitter ... Posted a .343 batting average while leading the Minutemen in both home runs (9) and RBI (53 ... Also totaled 12 doubles and scored 40 runs ... Boasted a .551 slugging percentage ... Drove in a run in the extra-inning elimination game victory over Charlotte in the A-10 Tournament (5/21) ... Knocked in two runs in a 5-4 win over Fordham (5/20) ... Hit safely in 13 straight games (5/1-5/21), including an 11 game hitting streak to end the regular season with a blistering 23 hits in that span ... Finished the regular season with five consecutive games with multiple hits ... Was 2-for-4 in the series finale against Duquesne on 5/16 and in game two on 5/15 ... In game one of a doubleheader vs. the Dukes, went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three driven in ... Was 4-for-5 against Quinnipiac (5/12) with a pair of doubles, a triple, and two RBI ... Was named UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week for the week ending 5/11 ... Hit a home run against Rhode Island (5/10) and was 2-for-5 ... Belted a clutch grand slam vs. the Rams (5/9) to give UMass a 10-9 victory ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the series opener against Rhode Island (5/8) ... Finished with two hits in consecutive games against St. Bonaventure (5/2-5/3) ... Had an eight game hit streak from 4/13 (Northeastern) to 4/26 (La Salle), and dating back to 4/7, hits in 12 of 13 games ... Went 3-for-6 on 4/19 to cap off an outstanding series against Saint Joseph's ... Hit his fifth home run (and had three RBI) against the Hawks (4/18) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, and a run vs. Saint Joseph's (4/17) and also hit his fourth home run of the season ... In a 4/11 doubleheader against Saint Louis, combined to go 5-for-8 with two runs and two RBI ... Finished with three hits and two RBI in Game One of a Doubleheader vs. Temple (4/5) ... Had a six game hit streak and hits in 11 of 12 games ranging from 3/7 (against Arizona) to 3/31 (vs. Holy Cross). Finished with multiple hits in seven of those 11 contests ... Was 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Holy Cross (3/31) ... Had two hits in consecutive games against UConn (3/30) and Fordham (3/28) ... In consecutive games against Richmond (3/21-22), was 2-for-5 then 2-for-6 with three and two RBI, respectively. Also had two runs scored in both contests ... Hit his first home run of the season vs. Va. Commonwealth (3/18). Also marked his second straight game with two hits ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored against Fairfield (3/1).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Game-By-Game Statistics
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Game-By-Game Statistics
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Game-By-Game Statistics
BEFORE UMASS: Three year varsity member of William Mrowka's Cheshire Rams baseball squad ... The two time captain played both first and third base with a .314 career average ... Was named team MVP and an All SSC Selection his senior season as he hit .371 with four home runs and 26 RBI ... Did a year of post graduate work at the Salisbury School where he hit .437 with two home runs and 25 RBI in route to a team MVP selection Also played high school basketball at Cheshire High School where he was a two time captain and team MVP his senior season ... Earned the Certificate of Merit at the Salisbury School which is awarded to students demonstrating excellence in academics, athletics, citizenship and extracurricular activities.
PERSONAL: Born November 3, 1986 in Bristol Conn. ... Son of James and Cheryl Macdonald ... Has one sister, Jillian ... Majoring in Psychology.
Jim Macdonald's Career Statistics at UMass
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