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25   Jim Macdonald
Jim Macdonald

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cheshire, Conn.

High School:
Cheshire

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
3B/1B

B/T:
Right/Right


04/02/2009

2008 Jim Macdonald Photo Gallery

2008 Jim Macdonald Photo Gallery

04/01/2009

2009 Jim McDonald Photo Gallery

2009 Jim McDonald Photo Gallery




CAREER HONORS
ABCA All-Northeast Region Second Team (2009)
All-New England First Team (2009)
All-Atlantic 10 First Team (2009)
Team Captain (2009)
Atlantic 10 Player Of The Week (4/20/09)
UMass Athlete Of The Week (5/11/09)

IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK

-- SEASON --
Hits: 9th (71 in 2009)
RBI: T-6th (53 in 2009)
Total Bases: 6th (114 in 2009)

-- CAREER --
At Bats: 3rd (602)

AS A SENIOR IN 2009: Game-By-Game Statistics
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
Played in 44 games, starting in all 44 ... Finished with a .326 average, 12 doubles, three home runs, 28 RBI, 29 runs, and six stolen bases ... Was second on the team in batting average, hits, total bases (78), slugging (.446), and on-base (.383) ... Was 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored vs. Fordham (5/15) ... Was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored at Quinnipiac (5/13) ... Doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice, walked twice, and stole a base at Rhode Island (5/10) ... Went 4-for-6 with two runs scored and one RBI in game three of a weekend series against Dayton (5/4) ... Went 4-for-12 with three runs scored and four RBI in a weekend series at Saint Joseph's (4/25-27) ... Went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI against Central Connecticut (4/22) ... Was 4-for-12 with three runs scored and an RBI against Charlotte (4/18-4/20) ... Batted 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Beanpot Championship vs. Boston College at Fenway Park (4/15) ... In game one of the doubleheader at St. Bonaventure (4/12), hit an RBI single through the left side to give UMass the lead for good ... Batted 2-for-5 with an RBI against UConn (4/8) ... Went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI at George Washington (4/5) ... Batted 3-for-4 with two RBI against Xavier (3/29) ... In final game against Army (3/17), went 3-for-6 with one RBI ... Went 1-for-3 in game two against Army (3/16) with one RBI and his second stolen base of the season ... Went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI against Arizona State (3/8).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Game-By-Game Statistics
Made 23 appearances, including 20 starts ... Hit .298 (25-84) with five doubles, two home runs, six walks, two stolen bases, 19 RBI, and 10 runs ... Went 2-4 versus Boston College (4/9), hitting one double and recording 3 RBI ... Laced a double down the left field line which plated two runners in win over Boston College (4/9) in his first game at the clean-up spot in the lineup ... Collected three hits, scored and drove in a run against Rhode Island (4/7) ... Drove in one run, scored another while going 2-4 with two singles against Charlotte (4/1) ... Hit 2-3 with a home run, a double and one run scored against Charlotte (3/30) ... Batted 2-4 with two RBI and a run at Temple (3/25) ... Hit a home run, drove in three runs, and scored twice vs. Northwestern (3/18) ... Batted 3-5 with two doubles, four RBI, and a run vs. Dartmouth (3/17).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 40 games, started in 38 ... Batted .221 (30-136) with two doubles, a home run, 19 runs, 16 RBI, 13 walks, 35 total bases, a .303 on-base percentage, and a .257 slugging percentage ... Drove in three runs while going 3-5 at South Florida (5/11) ... Batted 2-4 with two runs and an RBI vs. Army (5/18) ... Scored five runs, while reaching base seven times in a three game series at Richmond (3/31-4/2) ... Hit a home run vs. Temple (4/30).

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

YEAR
AVG.
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG.
BB
SF-SH
SB-A
2006
.221
40-38
136
19
30
2
0
1
16
35
.257
13
1-2
3-6
2007
.298
23-20
84
10
25
5
0
2
19
36
.429
6
0-0
2-2
2008
.326
44-44
175
29
57
12
0
3
28
78
.446
11
1-3
6-6
2009
.343
49-49
207
40
71
12
2
9
53
114
.551
11
3-4
3-4
Totals
.304
156-151
602
98
183
31
2
15
116
263
.437
41
5-9
14-18

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