Joey Delmonico
26 Joey Delmonico
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut

Last College:
Volunteer State CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
C

Birthdate:
01/29/1989

Experience:
1L

UGA Career: Batted .221 with five doubles and six RBI in 61 games including 42 starts.

2012 (Senior): Appeared in 26 games with 17 starts at catcher as team went 31-26

*Batted .220 with three RBI in 50 at bats overall

*A career-high three hits and 2 RBI in 6-5 extra-inning win over #4 South Carolina on May 12, provided walk-off RBI-single to even the series

*Went 1-for-3 in one start at SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala.

*Posted a .974 fielding percentage in 116 total chances (100 putouts, 13 assists, 3 errors)

2011 (Junior): Played in 35 games with 25 starts at catcher
*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Batted .222 with three RBI, missed 10 games with wrist injury
*Went 2-for-2 with a double and RBI in win over #16 Baylor on Feb. 26
*Went 2-for-4 in road win over Southern California on March 12

2009-10 (Freshman-Sophomore): Attended Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn.

*Batted .403 with 11 home runs and 52 RBI for the Pioneers and coach Mike Crossland in 2010

*Helped Pioneers capture the 2009 Tennessee Community College Athletic Association/Region VII Tournament Championship

High School: A graduate of Farragut where he played for Tommy Pharr

*Hit .491-6-36 as a senior as team won state title and finished ranked sixth nationally by ESPN/USA Today with a 43-3 record

*Earned All-District and All-KIL honors in 2008

*Key part of 2006 club that avoided elimination seven times in the playoffs en route to winning state title

*Won 2006 and 2008 state titles with current Bulldog teammate Curt Powell plus younger brother Nicky Delmonico was a part of the 2008 club

Personal: Born Jan. 29, 1989

*Son of Rod Delmonico and Barbara Courtney

*Major: Speech Communications

*Prep and junior college teammate of sophomore Curt Powell

*Joey's father was the head coach at the University of Tennessee from 1990-2007, and he coached the Netherlands national team in the World Baseball Classic

*Joey's older brother, Tony, played baseball at UT and Florida State. He was a sixth round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008. His younger brother, Nicky, signed with the Bulldogs in November, 2010 but opted to turn pro after going in the sixth round (Baltimore Orioles) in the 2011 MLB Draft.

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