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Derek Decater
Derek Decater

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sammamish, Wash.

High School:
Skyline

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/10/1983

Honors
2003 -- Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American

Arizona 2003
NCAA Fullerton Regional (May 30-31): Tallied three walks and scored two runs in two games in the postseason ... Oregon State (May 17-19): Finished 3 for 10 (.300) with a RBI and four runs scored in three starts ... Cal (May 2-4): Managed just two hits in three starts, but still scored a team-high five runs in the series ... at Sac State (April 28): Hit a pair of home runs and a double in going 3 for 4 in the 21-13 win. Finished with six RBIs and three runs scored ... at #4 Stanford (April 25-27): Hit .250 (3 for 12) with three RBIs and a run scored ... Went 3 for 4 with all three RBIs in Arizona's series clinching win on Sunday ... at Washington State (April 17-19): Finished 2 for 9 (.222) with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored ... Washington (April 11-13): Led Arizona with a team-high .444 average (4 for 9) with two doubles, a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored in three starts at DH ... Went 3 for 3 with three RBIs in Arizona's 13-4 win on Saturday ... Miami (OH) (April 4-6): Went 5 for 10 with five RBIs, two walks and a run scored in three games ... Drove home the game-winning run on a ninth inning single in Arizona's 11-10 win on Friday. Entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and finished 2 for 2 with three RBIs ... at UCLA (Mar 28-30): Missed second straight series with a sore back ... USC (Mar. 21-23): Missed the series with a sore back ... Wagner (Mar. 13-15): Went 2 for 6 (.333) in two games ... Hit his second home run of the season in Arizona's 13-1 series finale victory ... at #9 Texas (Mar. 7-9): Went 1 for 4 with a walk and was hit by a pitch in two starts ... #24 Texas A&M (Feb. 28- Mar. 2): Made first career start in the outfield in Sunday's 17-1 win ... Minnesota (Feb. 21-23): Went 4 for 9 (.444) with a pair of doubles in two starts against the Gophers ... Went 2 for 2 in stolen bases ... At UC Irvine (Feb. 14-16): Hit .333 (3 for 9) in two starts ... Hit two doubles in Arizona's series sweeping 7-1 win on Feb. 17 ... #10 Baylor (Feb. 7-9): Went 1 for 5 in his lone start of the series ... Missed the first two games against the Bears due to the flu ... BYU (Jan. 30-Feb. 1): Went 4 for 5 (.800), including two triples, with three RBIs and three runs scored in first career start. His 11 totals bases in the game were the sixth-most in a single contest in school history.

High School
Graduated from Skyline High School in Sammamish, Wash., where he earned four letters for coach Tracy Krase ... All-state his senior year ... Was a King County 3A all-star his senior season ... Was player of the year for KingCo 3A/4A in 2001 and 2002 ... Was named first team All-KingCo Conference three times and honorable mention once ... Skyline went to state two of the four years he played and to regionals once.

Summer Leagues
Participated at the 2001 Area Code Games ... His American Legion team went to regionals in 2002 and 2001.

Personal
Full name: Derek Alan Decater ... Born 9/10/83 in Sacramento, Calif. ... Undecided in area of academic pursuit ... Son of Cathy and Jim Decater ... Has two brothers, Kyle and Brad, both of whom also play baseball ... Kyle also plays premier soccer ... Derek has undergone two shoulder surgeries.

Career Stats

Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2003....  .299   39-34    127   32   38    9    3    4   32   25   22    7-9
TOTAL...  .299   39-34    127   32   38    9    3    4   32   25   22    7-9


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