Dane Hamilton

Dane Hamilton

Player Profile


Grand Junction, Colo.

High School:
Grand Junction HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195





Seniors (2009): Named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team...drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 41st round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, sixth Lobo to be selected, marking a new program record for Lobos taken in one draft...started 44 straight games at third base before a thumb injury on April 28 at Nebraska sidelined him for the remainder of the season...compiled a .372 batting average, the highest of his career, sixth best on the team and ninth best in the MWC...46 RBI, 19 doubles, four home runs and seven triples are more than three previous seasons combined in each category...tied for fifth in the MWC and second on the team in doubles...tied for third in the MWC and second on the team in triples with seven...tied teammate Brian Cavzos-Galvez at the No. 10 ranking nationally for triples, but checked in at the No. 5 ranking for triples per game ...also ranked 26th nationally in doubles per game...three doubles on March 6 against Binghamton...had a career day on March 7 against Binghamton, hitting for the cycle with career-highs in hits (6) and RBI (6) and triples (2) with two doubles and a home run in seven at-bats...first Lobo to hit for the cycle since Ian Hollick on April 13, 2006 and first Lobo to hit two triples in a game since Ryan Barba on May 13, 2005 (school record) ...matched career-best with an eight-game hit streak from March 10-21...produced 20 multi-hit games and 14 multi-RBI games...went 4-for-6 with two runs scored, two doubles and four RBI on Feb. 21 in game one against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi...picked up four hits on March 15...drove in four on March 27 against BYU...plunked by 11 pitches, tying him for the third most in the MWC.

Junior (2008):Named to Mountain West Conference Academic All-Conference Team...appeared in 31 games, starting 19...batted .295 in 78 at-bats with 26 total bases, nine RBI and three walks...great utility player having played third base, outfield and designated hitter for the Lobos...named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week on March 24 for solid five-game performance at NMSU and TCU in which he batted .526 (10-for-19) with two doubles, one RBI and eight runs scored.

Sophomore 2007:Named to the MWC All-Academic team...drove in a team-high three runs at New Mexico State on Feb. 2...2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored vs. Texas State on Feb. 24...drove in a team-high four runs vs. Saint Louis March 5, going 3-for-6...perfect vs. Rhode Island on March 9, going 2-for-2 with two walks, a RBI and three runs... dislocated his shoulder vs. UC-Irvine March 16... had season-ending surgery on a torn left labrum.

Freshman 2006:Stellar freshman season, hitting .301 with 26 runs, six doubles, four triples, one home run, 22 RBI, nine walks and three stolen bases...Played in 34 of UNM's 59 games, starting 23 in the outfield and three at third base...four triples was the third most in the MWC...made his first collegiate appearance as a starter in right field against Texas Tech...drove in his first run on Feb. 21 vs. New Mexico State...was 2-for-2 with four RBI, a run scored and a triple vs. Northern Colorado March 4...hit .455 (5-for-11) with seven runs scored and two triples in the series vs. Air Force April 13-14...led the team in hitting (.636) vs. Utah April 21-23.

High School:Lettered in baseball and golf at Grand Junction High School in Colorado...all-conference and all-state honoree...hit .320 as a freshman, .340 as a sophomore, .530 his junior year and .450 his senior year...led team to an 18-4 record as a junior...helped team win the state championship as a senior with a 24-2 record...academic all-state first team member ... National Honor Society member.

Personal:Son of Jamie and Debbie Hamilton...born Sept. 26, 1986 in Grand Junction, Colo....has one sister, Sarah...father played pro baseball for the Angels organization and is currently works in the athletics department at Mesa State College...favorite food is chicken... Favorite athlete is Kenyon Martin...greatest thrill participating in sports was winning the Colorado state championship his senior year...Business major.