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Nick Arata
Nick Arata

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Davie, FL

High School:
Nova

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
Inf

Birthdate:
10/13/1986


02/24/2008

Florida Atlantic vs. North Carolina

Florida Atlantic vs. North Carolina. FAU Stadium 2/23/08.

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Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 2008 MLB Draft (14th round)
2008 All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team shortstop

As a junior (2008): All-Sun Belt Conference honoree, named the league's second-team shortstop... Eclipsed season-high marks in virtually every statistical category... Batted .365 with 81 hits, 11 doubles and 13 homers... Hit .357 with RISP... Began the year hitting ninth in the lineup and by the season's mid-point was the leadoff batter... Hit .374 with 29 runs and 22 RBI in 29 conference games... Went 3-for-3 with a home run and a season-high six RBI in an early-season win over vs. Eastern Michigan (3/2)...Went 6-for-11 with a pair of homers and six RBI in a series sweep over Middle Tennessee State (3/21-23)... Named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week (4/14) after going 10-of-17 (.588 BA) and scoring nine runs in four games in mid-April...That week included a 3-for-5 night in FAU's historic win at No. 1 Miami (4/9)... Also went 7-for-12 in a key series win over Troy (4/11-13), including hitting a game-winning walk-off home run (4/11)... Hit .446 with seven homers and 26 RBI in 20 games from March 21-April 22... Went on a 16-game hit streak during that stretch... Scored a season-high four times at NYIT (4/19)... Had eight assists from his shortstop position at New Orleans (5/4)... 23 multiple-hit games in 57 starts... Drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth, went 4-for-5, homered and scored three times at FIU (5/17)... Led off the game with a home run twice, first at FIU (5/17) and one week later at the SBC Championship vs. Western Kentucky (5/24)... Finished the year on a 10-game hit streak.

As a sophomore (2007): Played 55 games, all starts... Hit .295 with 16 multi-hit and eight multiple RBI games... Went 3-for-5 with four RBI and scored three runs against Boston College (3/4)... Had a 3-for-3 day with three runs scored and two RBI against Rutgers (3/13)... Hit .308 when batting with two outs.

As a freshman (2006): First collegiate hit was a home run against Southern Illinois (2/12)... Made his first start on Feb. 26 against Connecticut and broke into the starting lineup full time on Mar. 18 in the Kennesaw State series... In his first start he recorded three hits, two RBI and two runs scored... Finished with three multiple-RBI games and nine multiple-hit games... Enjoyed a season-high eight-game hitting streak.

High School: A teammate of FAU second baseman William Block at Nova High School under Pat McQuaid... Won two state championships and two Gold Gloves while at Nova... A Second-Team All-County recipient and a scholar-athlete.

Personal: Business major... Born Oct. 13, 1986, in Bronx, NY.

Career Batting Stats
Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2006....  .289  47-30   114   22   33   4   0   1   13   40  .351   5   6  35   0  .352   0   7   6-8     53 105   7  .958
2007....  .295  55-55   193   39   57   9   2   6   27   88  .456  18   6  57   3  .372   1   7   7-11    85 141   6  .974
2008....  .365  58-57   222   61   81  11   0  13   50  131  .590  25   4  50   3  .437   1   4   7-8     95 139  12  .951
TOTAL...  .323 160-142  529  122  171  24   2  20   90  259  .490  48  16 142   6  .395   2  18  20-27   233 385  25  .961
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