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    Baseball Signee DeNato Named High School All-American

    Go Hoosiers! Tracy Smith and the Hoosiers signed nine players in the early signing period.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Tracy Smith and the Hoosiers signed nine players in the early signing period.
    Go Hoosiers!

    June 29, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Baseball signee Joey DeNato (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) has been named a Louisville Slugger High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. DeNato, who was one of nine players to sign with the Hoosiers in the fall early signing period, was selected for All-America mention as a multi-position player.

    The southpaw signed with the Hoosiers as a left-handed pitcher, where he put up stellar numbers for Torrey Pines. DeNato posted a 10-2 record on the year with a 1.15 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 73 innings of work. He surrendered just 20 walks total on the year. His finest performance came against Fallbrook on April 26, when he notched a 14-strikeout no-hitter. After walking the leadoff man in the game, DeNato picked him off and set down the next 20 in order to fall just short of a perfect game.

    But DeNato was also stellar in the outfield for Torrey Pines, hitting .364 with nine home runs, 26 RBI and 33 runs. He was also a beast on the basepaths, swiping 25-of-27 bases to go along with a .462 on-base percentage and a .655 slugging average. He tallied a perfect fielding percentage on the season with 26 putouts and 15 assists.

    DeNato was one of the top players in the state on the season, and collected San Diego-area Player of the Year honors from SignOnSanDiego.com. The lefty was a high school teammate of current Hoosier Jerrud Sabourin at Torrey Pines.

     

     


       

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