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18   Samantha Salato
Samantha Salato

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toms River, N.J.

High School:
Toms River North

Height:
5-11

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/18/1987

Bat/Throw:
R/R


4/17/09 - Salato Interview After Win Over GW
3/3/09 - Interview After NFCA Leadoff Classic

As A Senior in 2009: NFCA All-Region ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Played and started in 49 games ... Batted .287 (43-150) with four doubles, two triples, 19 home runs, 51 RBI, and 31 runs scored ... Set a new UMass and Atlantic 10 record with 19 home runs ... Also led the team in RBI ... Hit a home run, UMass' only run in a 15-inning loss in the NCAA Regional Finals to Washington (5/17) ... Was 2-3 with a home run in UMass 5-1 win over Washington (5/17) that foced a second game in the Regional Finals ... Hit her first of three home runs in the NCAA Regionals a drove in two runs vs. Cornell (5/15) ... Doubled and drove in two runs in the A-10 Championship game vs. Saint Joseph's (5/9) ... Hit her 16th home run of the season in the A-10 Championship vs. Fordham (5/7), breaking a UMass and A-10 single season record ... Homered vs. Fordham (5/3), tying the UMass and A-10 single season record of 15 .... Drove in two runs and scored once at Rhode Island (4/28) ... Named USA Softball National Player of the Week (4/21) ... Hit two home runs and drove in four runs vs. George Washington (4/18) ... Batted 3-4 with two home runs, one of which was the eighth inning game-winner vs. George Washington (4/17) ... Hit a solo home run vs. Boston University (4/15) ... Went 2-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI vs. Providence (4/14) ... Homered, doubled, and drove in two runs in game one and homered and drove in another two runs in game two vs. Vermont (4/2) ... Tripled and drove in two runs vs. Dartmouth (4/1) ... Had a bases-loaded triple and a two-run home run to give her a career-high five RBI vs. St. Bonaventure (2/28) ... Batted 2-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a run scored at Dayton (3/22) ... Singled and walked in a win vs. Jacksonville (3/14) ... Had the game winning RBI with a single while going 2-3 with a double vs. DePaul (2/28) ... Drove in the first run of the game with a single and also walked in 3-0 win vs. Nebraska (2/27) ... Had a three-home run, five-RBI weekend at the Cathedral City Classic, hitting long balls vs. Tennessee (2/20), UCLA (2/21), and Oklahoma (2/22) ... Batted 2-3 with a walk, two runs, and a RBI vs. Long Island (2/7) ... Was 1-3 with a walk and two RBI in the season-opener vs. Maryland (2/6).

As a Junior in 2008: Played and started all 55 games on the season ... Finished with a .264 (43-163) batting average, six doubles, two triples, a career-high seven home runs and 32 RBI ... Posted a .454 slugging percentage with a .337 on-base percentage while stealing two bases ... tied for second on the team in home runs (7) and tied for third in RBI (32) ... Hit 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored against Lehigh in the NCAA Regional ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Fordham (5/8) in the A-10 Tournament... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI at Boston College (4/30) ... Had two hits in six at-bats and scored two runs in a doubleheader at St. Louis (4/26) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Dayton ... Had two hits with a run scored and an RBI in a doubleheader against Rhode Island (4/15) ... Went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and four RBI in a doubleheader against Temple (4/13) ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and am RBI against Boston College (4/9) ... Hit her fifth home run of the season and had three RBI's in the second game of a doubleheader at George Washington (4/4) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the first game of a doubleheader against Charlotte (3/30) ... Went 4-9 with six RBI's, four runs scored, and two HR's in a doubleheader against La Salle (3/22) ... Went 4-15 with two RBI's at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (2/29-3/2) ...Had five hits, including one homerun, and recorded three RBIs at the Palm Springs Classic (2/22-24) ... Hit .313, with one double and one triple at the FAU Kick-Off Classic (2/8-11).

As a Sophomore in 2007: Played in 53 games, starting in 48 ... Finished with a .307 (42-137) batting average, eight doubles, two triples, three home runs, 23 RBI, and 13 runs ... Tied for third on the team in doubles (8) and triples (2) ... Hit a home run, drove in three runs, and scored once vs. George Washington (4/29) ... Went 2-2 with a double, a home run, and two RBI at Dayton (3/30) ... Batted 2-3 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored vs. Fordham (5/5) ... Drove in three runs vs. Coastal Carolina (2/25) ... Was 2-2 with a triple, two RBI, and a run vs. Saint Louis (5/12) ... Collected three hits and knocked in a run in the season-opener vs. Cal-Santa Barbara (2/9).

As A Freshman In 2006: Played in 40 games, making 16 starts ... Batted .339 with 14 runs scored, 20 hits, three doubles, two triples, three home runs, 16 RBI, 36 total bases, a .610 slugging percentage, 10 walks, a .443 on-base percentage, four sacrifice bunts, a stolen base and a .933 fielding percentage ... Batted .333 (1-3) as a pinch hitter at the A-10 Tournament (May 11-13) ... Had a RBI single in two pinch hitting stints at St. Bonaventure (May 5) ... Batted .667 (2-3) with a double, a run scored and two RBI at Saint Louis (April 23) ... Went 1-4 (.250) with a double and a sacrifice vs. Harvard (April 20) ... Was 1-3 (.333) at Boston College (April 18) ... Batted .250 (1-4) with a run scored, a RBI and two walks vs. Temple (April 15) ... Was 1-1 with a walk in two pinch hitting appearances vs. St. Joseph's (April 13) ... Batted .667 (2-3) with a run scored and a walk vs. Charlotte (April 9) ... Hit .600 (3-5) with a home run, a stolen base and three RBI at Fordham (April 2) ... Batted .333 (1-3) with a run scored, a triple, a walk and two RBI at La Salle (March 31) ... Hit .600 (3-5) with four runs scored, a double, a triple, a home run, a walk, a sacrifice and four RBI vs. Dartmouth (March 29) ... Went 1-2 (.500) in two pinch hitting stints at George Washington (March 24) ... Hit was a two-run home run, the first of her career.

Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Toms River (N.J.) High School ... Batted .489 as a senior with nine home runs (school season record), 12 doubles (school season record), two triples, 24 RBI, 34 runs scored, 45 hits (school season record) and a .959 slugging percentage ... Finished career with school records in hits (135), home runs (21) and doubles (28) while compiling a .427 batting average, 75 RBI, 25 stolen bases and four triples ... Four-time All-County pick ... Three-time All-Division and All-Shore ... Two-time Ocean County Player of the Year and All-State selection (second-team once and third-team once) ... Also a two-time All-Group selection (second-team once and firs-team once) ... Named to the "2004-05 Who's Who In High School Sports List" ... Also played basketball where she was named Rookie of the Year as a sophomore.

Personal: Full name is Samantha Megan Salato ... Born September 18, 1987, in New Brunswick, N.J. ... Daughter of John and Elizabeth Salato ... Sister of John ... Enrolled in the School of Management, majoring in Sport Management major.

Samantha Salato's Career Statistics at UMass

YEAR
AVG.
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG.
BB
SF-SH
SB-A
2006
.339
40-16
59
14
20
3
2
3
16
36
.610
10
0-4
1-2
2007
.307
53-48
137
13
42
8
2
3
23
63
.460
10
2-5
1-1
2008
.264
55-55
163
32
43
6
2
7
32
74
.454
18
8-2
2-3
2009
.287
49-49
150
31
43
4
2
19
51
108
.720
16
0-2
2-3
Career
.291
197-168
509
90
148
21
8
32
122
281
.552
54
4-19
6-9

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