Swift and aggressive on the basepaths, tremendous range in the outfield... Could be a contributor in a number of roles... Was second on the team in hitting and shared the team lead in walks in the fall scrimmages.
Wayne Graham said -- "Nick continues to improve and is one of the faster players on the team."
At Rice -- 2008: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Appeared in four games in his first season of Division I baseball, including the opening series of the season at Long Beach State as a defensive substitute in left field... Served as a pinch-runner in three games... Scored a run in the victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.
High School -- A 2007 graduate of Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, New Jersey... Helped the Pirates to a 32-1 record, a third-straight state championship and the No. 2 ranking in the country by Baseball America his senior year... Two-year letterman for coach Michael Sheppard Jr.... Three-year letterman in football in the Iron Hills League... Maintained a 3.5 grade point average. Personal -- Full Name: Nicholas Anthony Natale. Born: August 22, 1989 in Livingston, New Jersey. Parents: Bill Natale and Mary Ellen Natale of Livingston, N.J. (one brother, two sisters). Brother, Joseph, played baseball at the University of Maryland. College: Hanszen.
Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT
2008 .000 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1