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#1 Joe Palumbo
Position: Utility
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: DeMatha

On Palumbo: Smart, scrappy player who can play the infield or the outfield ... settled in left field for much of 2007 ... quiet leader ... extremely patient at the plate ... a timely hitter .... valuable at the top or bottom of the lineup.

As a Junior (2007): Appeared in all 56 games, starting all but one ... batted .280 on the season ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI in loss at Winthrop (Feb. 9) ... was 2-for-4 in win over Creighton (Feb. 11) ... hit his first career home run, a solo shot in win at UCF (Feb. 16) ... was 2-for-4 with an RBI in win at UCF (Feb. 17) ... hit his second career home run, a grand slam, in win over George Washington (Feb. 24) ... was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in win over Lafayette (March 2) ... homered in loss at NC State (March 11) ... was 2-for-6 with first career triple in win over Coppin State ... hit a two-RBI double in win over Miami (March 18) ... went 3-for-6 with an RBI in win against VCU (March 21) ... completed a 3-for-4 day with two RBI in win over Clemson (March 23) ... was 4-for-5 against William & Mary, driving in three runs (March 27) ... went 2-for-6 with a home run and another RBI in loss at Towson (April 4) ...drove in two runs in a 2-for-4 day in loss to Wake Forest (April 7) ... notched two RBIs in win at UMBC (April 17) ... went 2-for-3 and scored three times in win over UMES (April 18).

As a Sophomore (2006): Batted .224 in 37 games (23 starts) ... drew 14 walks while striking out just 11 times ...


had team-best three pinch hits and finished second with eight sacrifice bunts ... was 3-for-3 on steals ... went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and the game-winning RBI in the fifth inning at ECU (Feb. 12) ... walked and recorded two sac bunts against the Pirates in the series finale (Feb. 12) ... recorded a pinch-hit single in only at-bat vs. Towson (March 14) ... went 1-for-4 with a run and RBI against Mt. St. Mary's (March 15) ... started at second base, going 0-for-4 with his team-leading fourth sac bunt of the season vs. JMU (March 22) ... scored game-winning run against Miami (March 25) ... finished 1-for-4 with a second-inning double down the right field line vs. Georgia Tech (March 31) ... was 2-for-3 including a double with two runs and an RBI in 5-3 win over Towson (April 5) ... drove in game-tying run on a single to right in the ninth inning at Clemson (April 8) ... walked and scored a run in a pinch-hitting role vs. Tigers in series finale (April 9) ... went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run and a stolen base in win over JMU (April 12) ... finished 2-for-4 with a run from the leadoff spot vs. NC State (April 16) ... was 2-for-4 with a double at Wake Forest (April 21) ... made first career start in left field, going 0-for-3 with a walk, run and sacrifice bunt against Delaware State (April 25).... was 1-for-1 with a double and hit-by-pitch vs. Virginia (April 30).

As a Freshman (2005): Played 38 games for the Terps, filling in at second base, third base, shortstop and right field ... hit .224 with 13 RBI and 17 walks ... was a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts ... made collegiate debut when he replaced Dan Melvin at shortstop midway through the final game of the UNC-Wilmington series ... went 0-for-1 with a walk and an RBI (Feb. 20) ... made his first career start against Towson, recording his first career hit and stolen base in four at-bats (Feb. 26) ... had at least one hit in all three games of the Virginia Tech series (Mar. 4-6)... walked a total of four times in a doubleheader against UMES, including a career-high three times in the nightcap (Mar. 9) ... pinch-hit in the bottom of the ninth of a one-run game against ... laid down a successful sacrifice bunt, moving Matt Maropis from second to third base (Apr. 10) ... started at third base against Mount St. Mary's and went 1-for-4 with a career-high two RBI (Apr. 13) ... recorded four hits, three runs, a double, walk, stolen base and HBP in three games against Duke (Apr. 15-17) ... walked and had a sacrifice bunt in the second game of the Miami series (Apr. 30) ... had a career-high four hits in five at-bats in the series finale against the Hurricanes ... also scored two runs and had two RBI in the game (May 1) ... went 2-for-6 with a run scored in the team's win over Towson (May 4).

At DeMatha: A letterwinner in baseball (four years) and basketball (2003) ... played shortstop, second base and third base during his high school career ... was the team's co-captain and co-MVP his senior year ... participant in the Brooks Robinson All-Star Game ... member of Team Maryland ... a first-team All WCAC selection in 2004 ... had a career .340 average, including a career-high .403 average his senior season ... was also 22 of 22 on stolen base attempts his senior year.

Personal: Son of Theresa and Jeff Palumbo ... has three brothers, Jonathan, Jeffrey and Daniel ... brother Jeffrey played shortstop for George Mason and was a 15th round draft choice by the San Francisco Giants in 2004 ... brother Jonathan played baseball at La Salle and uncle Mark played baseball at Maryland ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as winning three straight WCAC titles in baseball ... majoring in letters and sciences.

Palumbo's Career Batting Statistics

Year	Avg.	GP/GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	Slg.	BB	SO	SB
2005	.224	38/30	107	20	24	4	0	0	13	.262	17	22	4
2006	.224	37/23	85	14	19	4	0	0	5	.271	14	11	3
2007	.280	56/55	211	31	59	10	1	4	35	.393	15	44	6
Totals	.253	131/108	403	65	102	18	1	4	53	.333	46	77	13

Palumbo's Career Game Highs

Hits: 4, at Miami (5/1/05)
Runs: 3, three times, last vs. UMES (4/18/07)
RBI: 4, vs. George Washington (2/24/07)
Walks: 3, twice, last at NC State (3/11/05)


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