11  Dale Mollenhauer
Dale Mollenhauer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gibsonia, Pa.

High School:
Pine-Richland

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 173

Position:
Shortstop

Birthdate:
06/26/1986

Experience:
2V

B/T:
L/R


2006: One of two Pirates to start all 59 games (shortstop) ... Batted .292 with seven home runs and 30 RBI ... Currently owns an eight-game hitting streak heading into junior season ... During the streak, which started May 14 against UAB, he is batting .400 (12-for-30) with two homeruns and five RBI ... Collected three-hit performances against Duke (2/21) and UAB (5/12) ... Lone four-hit game of the season came on April 1 against Houston ... Also posted three four-game hitting streaks ... From May 10 (Coastal Carolina) to May 20 (Memphis) scored at least one run in 7-of-8 games ... Knocked in a season-best four runs against Stony Brook (3/3) ... Posted three-RBI game against in-state rival UNC Wilmington (2/25) ... Collected a team-best 24 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... Posted a .934 fielding percentage committing 21 errors in 320 chances ... Ranks tenth all-time in the ECU annuals for career assists with 347 ... Smacked home runs against Marist (3/17), Houston (4/1), Southern Miss (5/5), Coastal Carolina (5/10), UAB (5/12) and Memphis (5/19 and 5/20) ... Two of his blasts were leadoff home runs and he cranked a pair of two-run shots ... Swiped 6-of-7 base attempts ... Recorded a team-best three sacrifice hits in a single game against Southern Miss (5/6) ... Had a career-best eight assists against Maryland (2/12) ... As a leadoff hitter, the Pirates posted a 10-4 overall record ... With the bases loaded batted a team-best .667 (2-for-3) with four RBI ... Enjoyed greater success against left-handed pitchers (.328/20-for-61) than right-handers (.280/49-for-175) ... Hit .311 with runners on base hitting two home runs with 25 RBI ... Batted over .300 when hitting in the first inning (.327), sixth inning (.318), seventh inning (.400) and eighth inning (.370) ... In post-season play batted .250 (3-for-12) in three games ... Had greater success in conference games (.309/29-for-94, five homeruns and 13 RBI) ... Outside of league play, batted .282 (40-for-142) with two homeruns and 17 RBI ...On the road batted a team-best .324 oppose to the friendly confines of Clark-LeClair Stadium (.280) ... Led the conference in sacrifice bunts with 13 and ranked 55th nationally in sacrifices per game (0.22) ... Ranked among the team leaders in games played, games started, at-bats, sac bunts and total plate appearances (first); stolen base percentage (second); triples (t-2nd); runs scored, total bases, walks and home runs (third); stolen bases (t-3rd); doubles, hits and RBI (fourth); slugging percentage (fifth) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.289, 0 HR, 6 RBI), March (.261, 1 HR, 9 RBI), April (.250, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and May (.389, 5 HR, 10 RBI) ... Played summer ball for the Thunder Bay Border Cats in the Northwoods League ... Batted .270 (33-for-122) in 35 games with 10 RBI ... Limited in action due to injury ... 2005: One of three Pirate freshmen to earn Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors ... Was the 45th toughest player to strike out in the nation (1 per 14.6 at-bats) ... Posted the fourth-best batting average on the team (.327/67-for-205) ... Started 48-of-56 games played ...Split time at second (28) and shortstop (20), filling the void for injured shortstop Billy Richardson ... Collected seven doubles, two triples and four home runs (13 extra-base hits) ... Was a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base opportunities ... Launched home runs against Southern Miss 4/8 (solo), USF 5/7 (grand slam), UAB 5/13 (two-run) and Arizona State 6/3 (solo) ... Drove in 38 RBI (third-best on team) and scored 31 runs ... Recorded 19 multi-hit games ... Had five three-hit games: (N.C. State (4/6), Louisville (4/17), Cincinnati (5/1), USF (5/7) and UAB (5/13) ... Against Memphis (4/22), went 4-of-5 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored ... Top game came against USF (5/7), collecting three hits, a career-best five-RBI and his first career grand slam ... Appeared in five post-season games with six hits in 21 at-bats (.286) ... Recorded at least one hit in all three Conference USA Tournament games ... Started at second base in both NCAA Tempe Regional games ... Had five multi-RBI games including a pair of five RBI performances against USF (5/7) and UAB (5/13) ... Had an 11-game hitting streak (second-longest) from April 30 to May 15 ... During that span posted a .435 average (20-for-46) with two triples, two home runs and 16 RBI ... Hit left-handers at .379 clip (22-for-58) and right-handers .306 (45-for-147) ... With bases loaded, hit .571 (4-for-7) and .412 (28-for-68) with runners in scoring position ... When hitting second in the lineup, ECU posted a 13-8 record and when batting eighth the Pirates were 9-5 ... Batted .335 (65-for-195, four HR and 38 RBI) in 48 games started ... In C-USA games, sported a .371 average (43-for-116) with three home runs and 26 RBI while posting a .270 average (24-for-89) in non-league contests ... Excelled in road games, going 42-for-110 (.382) with three home runs and 28 RBI's opposed to his .263 average in 25 home games ... Led Pirates with .391 clip in day games (43-for-110) ... On the ECU freshman charts ranks third in at-bats (205), fourth in hits (67), fifth in games played (56) and batting average (.327) and tied for fifth in RBI (38) ... Defensively committed 10 errors in 227 chances while recording 143 assists ... Ranked in the top-five in stolen base percentage (t-1st), hits, RBI and stolen bases (third), batting average, at-bats, games played and total plate appearances (fourth), sac bunts (t-4th), triples and games started (fifth) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.308, 0 HR, 2 RBI), March (.209, 0 HR, 6 RBI), April (.370, 1 HR, 11 RBI), May (.388, 2 HR, 17 RBI) and June (.111, 1 HR, 2 RBI) ... High School: Earned four baseball letters as a top infielder for coach Jeff Rojik at Pine-Richland High School ... Batted .507 with six home runs and 37 RBI to help guide Rams to the sectional and WPIAL championships ... A three-time all-section performer and two-year selection to the "Terrific 10" squad ... Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 24th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft as a departing senior ... Also earned basketball letter as a guard during sophomore season ... Played summer and fall ball with the Mid-Atlantic Rookies ... Strong academic performer with inclusion to PRHS's Scholar-Athlete list all four prep years ... Personal: Full name is Dale Zack Mollenhauer ... Nickname: "Ballgame" ... Born June 26, 1986 in Rochester, N.Y. ... Son of Bob and Laurie Mollenhauer ... Father serves as a Vice-President at Slippery Rock University ... Has a younger brother (Brett) ... Intended major is communication ... Two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient (2004-05 and 2005-06) ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll for three semesters.

CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 6 (three times, last vs. So. Miss 5/5/06); runs: 3 vs. Albany (4/14/06); hits: 4 (twice, last vs. Houston 4/1/06; RBI: 5 (twice, last vs. UAB 5/13/05); home runs: 1 (11 times, last vs. Memphis 5/20/06); stolen bases: 1 (13 times, last vs. Memphis 5/20/06).