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Tate Ballestero

C/1B
Position
6'3''
Height
195 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
S/R
B/T
Morristown, N.J.
Hometown
Morristown
High School

2020
• Appeared in nine games, making one start at DH (Feb. 21 vs. Bucknell)
• Scored two runs and drove in two runs in 12 at bats
• His RBI groundout in bottom of the seventh proved to be the game-deciding run in a 4-3 win over VMI (Feb. 19)
• Was 1-for-12 (.083) at the plate, five of his at bats came as a pinch-hitter
• Recorded his first collegiate hit, a triple, against UMass Lowell on March 10

MORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner and a two-year captain at MHS
• Recipient of the program’s Harry Shatel Award for excellence on and off the field while exhibiting grace and humility
• First Team All-New Jersey Athletic Conference honors as a junior and senior
• No. 1 catching prospect and No. 6 overall in the state of New Jersey according to Perfect Game
• Hit two solo homers to help MHS defeat current Cavalier Billy Price’s Delbarton squad, 2-0 in the 2018 Morris County Tournament Championship
• Played all but pitcher in his prep days, including significant time at shortstop

PERSONAL
• Son of Mark and Julie Ballestero
• Has an older brother Mitch and an older sister Maddie