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Jason Donald Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 30, 2005
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2004 ?- Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-America

2004 ?- Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America

2004 ?- NCAA All-Regional Team (South Bend)



Selected by the Anaheim Angles in the 20th round of the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft.



Set Arizona freshman records for at bats (261) and hits (84) in 2004 ... Holds Arizona record for single season HBP (19 in 2005) ... Is second all-time at Arizona in HBP (29 in two seasons).


Arizona 2005

Started 59 of 60 games in 2005 ... Missed first career game at UT Pan American after injuring his thumb ... Batted .288 with 16 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 33 RBI ... NCAA Fullerton Regional (June 3-6): Batted a team-high .400 (6 for 15) with a double and a run scored in four games ... at #22 Stanford (May 20-22): Went 4 for 12 (.333) with a run scored in three games ... at #24 Arizona State (May 14-16): Finished the conference series 4 for 13 (.308) with three doubles, a triple and five runs scored ... Utah Valley State May (6-8): Hit .364 (4 for 11) with two doubles, a triple, three runs scored and five RBI in three games ... #21 USC (April 29-May 1): Batted .417 (5 for 12) with his fifth HR of the season, a double, five RBI and two runs scored. Went 3 for 4 with all five of his RBI in the series finale on Sunday ... #15 Oregon State (April 15-17): Finished the series 2 for 8 (.250) with two RBI and a team-high four walks ... at Washington State (April 8-10): Was 5 for 11 (.455) with two home runs, three RBI, four runs scored and three walks in the three-game series ... at UCLA (April 1-3): Batted .400 (4 for 10) with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and two HBP ... at #2 Cal State Fullerton (March 18-20): Finished the three-game series 3 for 11 (.273) with two doubles and two runs scored ... UNLV (March 15-16): Went 2 for 8 (.250) in two games ... Mississippi State (March 11-13): Batted .300 (3 for 10) with a double, two RBI and three runs scored ... #1 Texas (March 4-6): Hit .333 (4 for 12) with a triple, a RBI and a run scored in three games ... at UT Pan American (Feb. 18-19): Batted .286 (2 for 7) and missed his first career game after injuring his thumb in the second game of the three-game series ... New Mexico (Feb. 4-6): Opened the season 6 for 13 (.462) with a double, a triple and a home run against the Lobos. Finished the series with six RBI and four runs scored.


Summer 2005

Played for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League and batted .272 in 24 games ... Was named to the mid-season All-Star team.


Arizona 2004

College World Series (June 18-22): Went 4 for 12 (.333) with two runs scored, a stolen base, a home run and a pair of RBI in three games ... Went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in Arizona’s elimination game victory over Arkansas ... Long Beach Super Regional (June 11-13): Hit .308 (4 for 13) with a run scored in three games ... NCAA South Bend Regional (June 4-6): Named to the all-regional team after batting .300 with a HR, three RBI and four runs scored ... Hit his first HR in 30 games in the regional final against Notre Dame ... at USC (May 28-30): Hit .300 (3 for 10) for the weekend with a run scored ... #19 Arizona State (May21-23): Extended his hitting streak to a season-high seven straight games with a base knock in each contest in the series ... Finished with Arizona’s lone extra base hit in the series, a double ... #2/#1 Stanford (May 15-17): Hit .533 (8 for 15) with five RBI and a team-high eight runs scored in three starts ... at UCLA (May 7-9): Finished 3 for 13 (.231) with his first career triple in three starts ... at Cal (April 30-May2): Went 4 for 11 (.364) with a RBI and three runs scored in three starts ... UT-Pan Am (April 16-18): Finished the three-game sweep with a team-high .700 average (7 for 10) ... Drove in two runs while scoring four more ... Finished Saturday’s contest 4 for 4 with a RBI and a run scored ... at Oregon State (Apr. 2-4): Hit .429 (6 for 14) with two home runs, a team-high four runs, a double and four RBI in three starts ... Hit a two-run HR in the seventh inning of the opening game of the series and added a solo home run, his team-high seventh of the year, to lead off the game on Saturday ... Washington State (March 26-28): Snapped a five-gave streak without a run scored in Friday’s 8-7 win. Also ended an eight-game RBI-less streak on Sunday with a sac-fly in the third inning ... Finished the weekend 4 for 13 (.308) with a team-high tying four runs scored in three starts ... Round Rock Classic (Mar. 11-13): Batted .250 (3 for 12) with a run scored ... Started first game at 3B against Penn State after starting at SS in UA’s first 18 games ... Sac State (Mar. 6-7): Hit just .250 (3 for 12), but still drove in four runs and scored twice ... at #15 Baylor (Feb. 27-28): Finished the series 3 for 10 (.300) with a team-high three RBI and two runs scored ... UC Irvine (Feb. 20-22): Led all players with a 8 for 14 (.571) weekend at the plate. Hit a pair of solo home runs and finished with two RBI and four runs scored ... Tied a single game school record for hits with a 6 for 6 day in Sunday’s 8-8 tie ... #8 Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 13-15): Started all three games at short ... Finished the series 5 for 15 (.333) with two home runs (No. 2 and 3), a double, a team-high eight RBI and five runs scored ... Hit game-winning three-run homer in the eighth inning of UA’s come-from-behind 11-8 win on Friday ... UC Riverside (Feb. 6-8): Made first three career starts at shortstop ... Hit .400 (6 for 15) with a team-high five RBI and four runs scored ... Went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI in first career game ... Hit his first career home run, a two-run shot to left, in UA’s 10-7 win on Sunday.


Summer 2004

Played for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League.


High School

Graduated from Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif., where he earned four letters in baseball for coach Tom Donald ... 2003 Buchanan Athlete of the Year ... Holds Buchanan single season records in hits, home runs and runs scored ... Team captain his senior season ... Named second team All-American by Baseball America after his senior year ... Hit .534 with 11 home runs, 15 doubles, 31 RBIs, 14 stolen bases and 52 runs scored in 2003 ... California Interscholastic Federation Player of the Year in 2003 ... 2003 Fresno Bee Player of the Year ... Tri-City Athletic Conference 2003 Player of the Year ... 2003 first team all-state ... Hit .468 with 50 runs scored his junior year ... 2002 first team all-CIF and all-TCAC ... Was named the Fresno Easter Classic MVP in both 2001 and ’02 ... Also earned three letters in football as a quarterback, wide receiver, safety, place kicker and punter for coach Mike Vogt ... Offensive Player of the Year his senior season ... First team All-TCAC safety his junior year ... All-CIF and all-city his senior year in football ... Honor roll member all four years of high school.


Summer Leagues

Played for the Bayside Yankees in the summer of 2003 ... Participated at the 2002 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.



Full name: Jason Thomas Donald ... Born: 9/4/84 in Modesto, Calif. ... Son of Tom and Debbie Donald ... Father played football at Cal Poly and is the head baseball coach at Buchanan High School ... Has a younger sister, Katie, and brother, Sammy.

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