Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American.
SUMMER 2006 All-Star catcher in the Cape Cod League ... Hit .302 for the Harwich Mariners, driving in 21 R with a team-best 4 HR and 11 2B ... Also drew 20 BB for an on-base percentage of .382 ... Batting average was fifth-best in the league while his 11 doubles were third ... 15 extra-base hits was second in league.
2006 Hit .276 while leading the team in HR (10) and finishing second in RBI (42), 2B (16) and runs scored (39) ... Was one of only two players to play in all 56 games, starting 36 behind the plate and 20 at 3B ... Six of his 10 HR came in SEC play, where he hit .256 ... Threw out 15 of 38 base stealers, third-best in the SEC ... Also had 7 pickoffs from behind the plate, which was the most by an AU catcher going back to 1997... Had a three-game stretch from Apr. 23-28 where he went 8-for-13 (.615) with a 2B, 3 HR, 5 R and 9 RBI, hitting a HR in each game ... Also had back-to-back HR games on Mar. 28 & 30 vs. Troy and Kentucky ... Went 4-for-4 on 4/25 vs. Mercer with a HR, 2B, 3 R and 6 RBI ... Hit 5-for-13 in the Florida series with a 2B, HR, R and RBI ... Hit .429 and drove in six runs in the UK series, hitting a HR on 3/31 and three doubles on 4/2 ... Hit his first career triple, plating a run, in Auburn's 4-run third inning of the 2/18 win vs. Hofstra.
2005 Hit .294 in 47 games, starting 39, all at 3B ... Drove in 26 with 7 2B and 7 HR ... Five of his HR came in SEC play ... Had 10 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games on the season ... NCAA All-Region Tournament Team selection at 3B ... Went 3-for-8 with 2 HR, 2 R and 5 RBI against Florida State in NCAA Regional ... Finished the regional 8-for-16 (.500) with 3 R, 7 RBI, 2B and 2 HR ... Was 3-for-9 with 2 R and 3 RBI during Ole Miss series ... Had his first multi-HR game of career in win at South Carolina (4/29) ... Finished the game at USC 3-for-4 with a 2B, three runs and two RBI ... Permanently moved into the starting lineup for the Saturday game against Arkansas and went 3-for-4, hitting his first career HR, a three-run shot ... Scored the game-winning run in 11-inning victory at Georgia Tech (3/23) as he led off the inning with a single and scored on a two-out wild pitch ... Had eight assists in Sunday win at LSU ... Made first career appearance on the mound against Mercer (2/5) 2.0 IP, H, BB, SO ... First career start in the field was at 3B against Troy (2/22) ... Stroked a 2B off of the green monster in left for first career hit (2/22).
HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for coach Lloyd Skoda at Faith Academy ... AISA Player of the Year and Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior after hitting .515 with 21 doubles, six triples, four home runs and 54 RBI ... Stole 15 bases in 32 games during senior campaign ... All-State shortstop and pitcher in 2004... Set Faith Academy single-season record for triples (6), doubles (21), hits (55) and RBI (54) ... Named the Optimist Player of the Month in March 2004 after hitting .700 while posting a 5-0 record with a 1.00 ERA ... Two year football letterwinner and one year basketball letterman ... Set a school career and single-season record as a senior with 11 interceptions ... Made the AISA 2004 All-Star Team and received the All-Star game MVP award after scoring two touchdowns with 130 yards receiving... Academically, named the Best Leader Christian Award in 2003 and 2004.
PERSONAL Joshua Adam Donaldson ... Son of Lisa Mamuscia and Levon Donaldson ... Major: Pre-Engineering.