David Darnell Bio
Courtesy: Army Athletic Communications
MISCELLANEOUS: Versatile member of Army's outfield corps ... versatile athlete capable of handling all three outfield positions ... solid defender ... possesses ability to chase down balls in gaps ... skilled offensive performer with plus speed ... handles bat well ... boasts surprising power ... excellent situational hitter ... finds ways to get on base ... features tireless work ethic ... plays game with great deal of passion ... held starting job in center field through majority of junior campaign ... expected to return to that role this spring ... hails from talent-rich state of Arizona ... lends great depth and flexibility to Army outfield ... two-year letterman.
2010: Assumed starting duties in center field throughout majority of season ... enjoyed solid junior showing ... appeared in 43 contests ... drew 42 starting assignments ... batted .292 with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and 19 runs batted in ... ranked tied for sixth among team leaders with 24 runs scored ... posted .400 slugging percentage and .390 on-base percentage ... fifth on club with 14 walks ... went 7-for-9 in stolen base attempts ... tied for second among team leaders with seven steals ... committed just one fielding error in 89 chances for .989 fielding percentage ... batted safely in 25 of 41 outings in which he received an official plate appearance ... hit .359 with runners on base ... went 3-for-7 at plate (.429) with bases loaded ... batted .395 when leading off inning ... hit .289 with runners in scoring position ... successful scoring runner from third base with less than two outs on six of 10 occasions ... registered 11 multiple-hit games ... notched three hits twice ... garnered at least two runs batted in five times ... excelled against Patriot League competition ... batted .333 with three doubles, one triple, one home run and 10 RBI in conference action ... started all 20 Patriot affairs in center field ... posted .474 slugging percentage and .441 on-base mark in league play ... hit . 533 with runners in scoring position and .478 with runners on base versus Patriot League foes ... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two runs batted in to help Army to 11-3 defeat of arch-rival Navy ... victory completed twinbill sweep of Mids and allowed Black Knights to claim seventh straight series "star" over their arch rivals ... initially established career high with three hits opposite UNC Greensboro ... authored career best six-game hitting streak at midyear ... closed season batting .455 with two doubles, one run scored and three runs batted in against Bucknell in Patriot League Semifinal Series ... late tear boosted seasonal batting average by 15 percentage points ... carries respectable .273 career batting average into senior campaign.
2009: Vital contributor on Army's Patriot League championship-winning club ... appeared in 35 contests ... drew 21 starts ... equally split starting assignments amongst three outfield positions ... batted .250 with three doubles, one home run, 19 runs scored and 11 runs batted in ... collected 22 total bases ... posted . 344 slugging percentage and .380 on-base mark ... drew eight bases on balls and was hit by pitch on six occasions ... perfect 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts ... committed just one fielding error in 37 chances for .973 fielding percentage ... batted safely in 14 of 26 games in which he received an official plate appearance ... scored runner from third with less than two outs on 7 of 11 opportunities for .636 success rate ... saw action in 14 Patriot League contests ... lined up in starting cast 10 times in conference play ... registered six hits in 32 Patriot League at-bats (.188) ... put forth career-best showing in home defeat of NJIT ... went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and two runs batted in versus Highlanders ... ripped double and first career home run in that outing ... ranked as lone multi-hit showing of season ... notched other doubles in home wins over Navy and Iona ... collected two RBI opposite Gaels for other multi-RBI effort ... reached base three times in five at-bats during NCAA Regional debut against Texas State ... went 1-for-2 with one run scored to aid postseason victory ... drew walk and was hit by pitch in that outing as well ... batted .400 (6-15) over final seven contests.
2008: Saw action in 13 contests ... received one start ... batted .182 in limited playing time ... collected two base hits in 11 official plate appearances ... registered three runs scored and one run batted in ... employed as late-game pinch-runner and late-game defensive replacement ... added one walk and one stolen base ... went 1-for-1 with one run scored and one run batted in during early season showing at Liberty ... garnered lone base hit versus Liberty following day in only start of season ... nabbed stolen base in that contest as well ... garnered Patriot League appearances against Bucknell and Holy Cross ... gained one at-bat in conference action ... also received playing time against Maryland-Baltimore County, Massachusetts, Iona, Manhattan, NJIT and New York Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Brandon Buck at Mountain Pointe High ... earned three varsity letters ... served as team captain during senior campaign.
PERSONAL: Given name is David Paul Darnell ... born Oct. 19, 1988, in Phoenix, Ariz. ... parents' names are Boksun and Paul Darnell ... parents own and operate private woodworking business ... David enjoys playing tennis and racquetball in spare time ... avid snowboarder as well ... majoring in Engineering Management.