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Dan Palumbo
12 Dan Palumbo
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bowie, Md.

High School:
Archbishop Spalding

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R

Dan Palumbo begins his fifth and final season with the Patriots and is the returning starter at first base, but can play all four infield positions... A solid hitter who has a terrific grasp of the fundamentals.

2010: Played in 43 games with 41 starts, 38 at first base and three at second... Hit .364 on the season with 13 doubles, one triple and two home runs... Had a .459 on-base percentage, a .500 slugging percentage and scored 39 runs with 29 RBI... Had four steals and a .987 fielding percentage... Had an 11-game hitting streak and recorded 17 multi-hit games... Opened the season with a career-high five hits against Northwestern (2/18) going 5 for 7 with two RBI and three runs scored, tying the school record for at-bats... Raised average from .333 on March 20 to .469 on March 31 by going 17 for 31 with six doubles... Hit first career home run against Old Dominion (4/11) going 2 for 5 with three RBI... Also homered at Northeastern (4/16)... Went 2 for 4 with three RBI at Maryland (4/27) and 1 for 4 with three RBI against VCU (5/15)... Hit .450 against left-handed pitchers and .800 with the bases loaded... Had 14 two-out RBI, fourth-most on the team... Did not strike out looking all season, the only Mason player to do so.

2009: Made 26 starts and appeared in 28 games for the Patriots taking the field at third base and second base... Made just five errors at third base and saw the field twice as a late-inning defensive replacement... Did most of his damage at the plate in his first 11 games, batting .359 with three doubles, 14 hits and 12 runs scored... Had a pair of steals on the year, with a theft against Army (3/7) and swipe against UMass (3/16)... Reached base in 20 of 26 games.

2008: Earned a medical redshirt and will retain his season of eligibility... Started six games for the Patriots at designated hitter, going 5 for 23 (.217) with six RBI and three runs scored... Had a steal, an RBI and a run scored at College of Charleston on Feb. 23... Had lone multi-hit game on March 5 at Richmond going 2 for 4 with three RBI and a run scored.

2007: Appeared in 43 games for Mason with 41 starts... Earned a spot on the CAA All-Rookie Team... Was fifth on the team in batting with a .315 average... Was one of five Patriots to have a hitting streak of double figures, batting safely in 10 straight games... One of six Patriots to reach double figures in doubles... After season's second game, average never fell below .268... Over final 29 games of the season, batted .344, third on the team... Batting out of the eighth and ninth spot, had 10 RBI and 21 runs scored... Had 12 multi-hit games on the year... Was 3 for 6 at Charleston Southern (Feb. 24), 3 for 6 at Georgetown (April 3) and 3 for 4 agaisnt Chicago State (April 21).

Prep: Earned six varsity letters at Archbishop Spalding High School, three in baseball, two in basketball and one in volleyball... As a junior, named team Most Valuable Player, All-Conference and first-team All-Anne Arundel County Capitol-Gazette... As a sophomore, chosen All-Conference and second-team All-Anne Arundel County Capitol-Gazette... As a junior, batted .392 with 31 RBI, 35 runs, a .519 on-base percentage, a .529 slugging percentage and a 1.048 OPS... Did not play senior year due to a knee injury.

Personal: Full name is Daniel Vincent Palumbo... Parents are Theresa and Jeff Palumbo... Has three brothers, Jon, Jeff and Joe... Brother Jeff played at Mason and was an assistant coach with the team for three years, including 2007 and 2008... Brother Jon played at LaSalle and brother Joe played at Maryland... A 2006 graduate of Archbishop Spalding... Earned a 4.4 grade-point average in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society... Also recruited by Towson, William & Mary, Navy, Marshall and Elon... Major is undeclared.

	CAREER MASON BATTING STATISTICS

YEAR GP/GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB/SBA 2007 43/41 .315 146 21 46 10 0 0 19 12 23 1/1 2008 6/6 .217 23 3 5 0 0 0 6 0 10 1/1 2009 28/26 .232 99 18 23 4 0 0 7 6 16 2/2 2010 43/41 .364 154 39 56 13 1 2 29 11 21 4/6 TOTALS 120/14 .308 422 81 130 27 1 2 61 29 70 8/10

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