IU baseball signee Joey DeNato named High School All-American

From Indiana sports information:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Baseball signee Joey DeNato (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) has been named a Louisville Slugger High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. DeNato, who was one of nine players to sign with the Hoosiers in the fall early signing period, was selected for All-America mention as a multi-position player.

The southpaw signed with the Hoosiers as a left-handed pitcher, where he put up stellar numbers for Torrey Pines. DeNato posted a 10-2 record on the year with a 1.15 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 73 innings of work. He surrendered just 20 walks total on the year. His finest performance came against Fallbrook on April 26, when he notched a 14-strikeout no-hitter. After walking the leadoff man in the game, DeNato picked him off and set down the next 20 in order to fall just short of a perfect game.

But DeNato was also stellar in the outfield for Torrey Pines, hitting .364 with nine home runs, 26 RBI and 33 runs. He was also a beast on the basepaths, swiping 25-of-27 bases to go along with a .462 on-base percentage and a .655 slugging average. He tallied a perfect fielding percentage on the season with 26 putouts and 15 assists.

DeNato was one of the top players in the state on the season, and collected San Diego-area Player of the Year honors from The lefty was a high school teammate of current Hoosier Jerrud Sabourin at Torrey Pines.

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An update on Sallie: visit not expected on Saturday

Indiana-based sources are saying that Memphis transfer Roburt Sallie will not in fact be visiting IU this weekend, though’s Jeff Goodman tweeted that such a visit was expected to happen. Attempts to get in touch with anyone in Sallie’s camp to confirm his plans have so far been unsuccessful.

Sallie, who averaged 10.5 points per game at Memphis last season, will graduate in August. He has one year of eligibility left and can transfer without having to sit out a season.

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Fox’s Goodman: Memphis transfer Sallie to visit IU

Fox basketball reporter Jeff Goodman tweets that Memphis transfer Roburt Sallie will be visiting Louisville on Thursday and Indiana on Saturday. We’re trying to get confirmation on this, though that might not be achievable until tomorrow. Regardless, here’s what we know about Sallie.

Sallie is graduating from Memphis in August, so he can transfer without sitting out a year and he has one year of eligibility remaining. A 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing guard, Sallie averaged 10.5 points per game last season, which was good for third on a Memphis team that finished 24-10 and won a game in the NIT. He also averaged 4.0 rebounds and just under two assists per game. He also led the Tigers with 64 3-pointers, shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc. (more…)

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