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University of Miami Athletics

Dave DiNatale






202 lbs.




Parkland, Fla.

High School

Douglas HS

Dave DiNatale
7  Dave DiNatale
Parkland, Fla.
High School:
Douglas HS
Last College:
Central Florida
Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

• 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament MVP
• 2008 Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament Team
• 2007 & 2008 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
• 2006 All-Conference USA Freshman Team
• Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round of the 2005 MLB Draft

Opens the season as the team’s starting rightfielder in 2009 … Has started 86 of 103 career games at Miami … Is a .273 career hitter in three collegiate seasons at the Division I level (two at UM, one at UCF) … Has yet to commit an error as a Hurricane … Had more runs (53), triples (5), home runs (9) and stolen bases (12) in 2008 than any returning player on the 2009 roster … Also leads all returning players in 2008 slugging percentage (.540) … Mostly split time between left field and designated hitter in 2008 … Earned Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player honors after hitting .333 with seven RBI at the 2008 tournament in Jacksonville … Named to 2007 ACC Academic Baseball Team and ACC Honor Roll … Has a solid combination of speed (12 SBs in 2008) and power (.540 `08 slugging %) … One offive seniors on 2009 roster.

•Had six game-winning hits on the season
•Finished the season ranked third on the team in stolen bases (12), fourth in runs (53) and slugging percentage (.540), fifth in home runs (9), tied for fifth in doubles (12) and sixth in at-bats (200), hits (59) and total bases (108)
•Finished the regular season hitting .307 with 22 extra-base hits – including 10 doubles, seven home runs and a team-high five triples
•Recorded a 12-game hitting streak – the second-longest on the team all season from Apr. 1-18
•Posted a career-high four hits with a career-best five RBI – including his second home run of the season – versus FAU (4/1)
•Had three hits – including his third homer of the season in the series finale and four RBI in the Clemson series (4/4-6)
•Blasted a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th versus FGCU (4/8), finishing 2-for-4 with four RBI
•Had six hits and two RBI in the Georgia Tech series (4/12-13)
•Homered in game two at Virginia Tech (5/10) and in the series-opening win over UNC (5/15)
•Batted .333 in the ACC Tournament (5/21-25) with two homers and a team-high seven RBI
•Hit two home runs – including the game-winning two-run shot in the ninth – and finished with five RBI in win over Georgia Tech in the second round of the tournament
•Was third on the team with a .444 batting average in the Coral Gables Regional (5/30-6/1), leading the Hurricanes with six runs in the three games
•Was named to the Coral Gables All-Regional Tournament Team as a designated hitter
•Had a hit in 10 of UM’s first 12 games
•Started 29 games in left, 23 at DH and three in right
•Ranked sixth on the team with 12 multiple-RBI games
•Hit .308 in the month of February (4-for-13), .302 in March (16-for-53), .328 in April (21-for-64), .320 in May (16-for-50) and .100 (2-for-20) in June

•Hit .233 with 27 hits, six doubles, three home runs and 23 RBI
•Recorded four multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI games on the season
•Fielded a perfect 1.000 in 41 chances
•Hit .444 (4-for-9) with a double and one RBI at the Columbia (Mo.) Regional (6/1-3)
•Posted a then career-best 3-for-3 performance with one RBI in the win over Kent State (6/2) at the regional
•Homered in regular season games against Duke (5/19), FIU (4/11) and Maryland (3/16)
•Posted a then career-high three RBI with a three-run home run in the third inning against FIU (4/11)
•Had three hits in the series vs. Fordham (3/2-4)
•Hit .400 in the Elon series (2/23-25), establishing a then career-best withthree RBI in the second game of the series
•Had a 2-for-4, two-run performance in the series opener against Elon (2/23)

•Named to the All-Conference USA Freshman Team
•Hit .276 with two home runs and 26 RBI in 54 games in both right and center field
•Was successful on 10-of-14 steal attempts
•Committed just one error (the lone error of his collegiate career) and recorded a .989 fielding percentage
•Led the squad with 18 doubles and 24 extra-base hits
•Started 53-of-54 games in the outfield

•Four-year high school letterman
•Played his first three years of high school ball at King’s Academy before attending Stoneman Douglas HS as a senior
•Named a Collegiate Baseballl Newspaper High School All-American as a junior
•Played for Dean Florio at Stoneman Douglas as a senior in 2005, where he was named an All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Sportslink
•Hit .463 with 10 home runs, 35 RBI, 38 runs, 20 stolen bases, four triples, six doubles and 25 walks as a senior
•Named Miami Herald Player of the Year in 2005
•Was also selected to the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel All-County teams for Broward County
•Played at King’s Academy as a junior in 2004
•Hit .493 with 10 doubles, five triples, four home runs, 39 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 26 runs scored in 2004
•Named Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year in Palm Beach County
•Recognized as an AFLAC All-American in 2004

•Son of Debbie and Dave DiNatale
•Has a younger brother, Dalton
•Majoring in Accounting