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Third-year member of the program… among six seniors on this year’s club and one of eight returnees to earn a first varsity letter last spring… …has been slowed in the pre-season due to a stress fracture in his back, but will contend for the starting left field job … has never started a game in the outfield at Eastern, making his eight career starts in the infield and at DH… among players with at least 50 career at-bats, is one of five with a career average above .300 (.308)…

COACH HOLOWATY: "Jon's been hurting right now, but has given us a real backbone in a positive manner in all the years he has been here. He is a very good person, very good student, and we thought he would be our left fielder this year but he has been hurt. It is too bad, because I think that he would have given us something. We needed maturity. I thought he would be a good hitter and a very good left fielder."

 LAST YEAR: Made the first eight starts of his career… shared the team lead in hit-by-pitch (5)… had the first two triples of his career, coming in back-to-back appearances… scored runs following both triples… raised his average 26 points in post-season play to .326… came off the bench in five of 11 post-season games, batting .500 in six at-bats… was 3-for-3, scored a run and handled three chances in the field without an error in three LEC tournament game… in his first season of eligibility, recipient of an Eastern/E-Club Scholar-Athlete Award…

HIGH SCHOOL :  Four-year starter on baseball team...captain of team senior year...received team MVP and all-conference second baseman during junior season...all-defensive and all-state as a senior...one-year member of both track and golf teams...

PERSONAL: born Jonathan B. Dalton June 5, 1986 (21)…  major: Graphic Design… career plans: advertising… hobbies: video games, snowboarding... mother: Barbara… residence: Portland, ME…

Career Statistics Thru 2008

JON....REVEALED

Favorite aspect of Eastern: The people

Favorite subject: Graphic Design

Your personal goal for the season: Graduate

Favorite aspect of your sport: Intensity

Favorite sport to play other than your own: Snowboarding

Pre-game ritual: Redbull

What is your nickname?: JD

Biggest rival: Keene State

Your favorite music artist: Too many

Favorite restaurant: Steakhouse -any

Dream job: Retirement

The best concert ever attended?: Brand new

Last movie you’ve seen: Casino Royale

Favorite professional team: Red Sox

Most despised professional athlete: Alex Rodriguez

Favorite sport to watch on TV: Football

Favorite sports moment of all time: Boston againest New York Game 7, 2004

In 10 years, I could see myself: Living at home

In 10 years, I hope that I am not: Living at home

If you won lotto, what would you do with the money?: Invest it

Pet peeve: Cigarettes

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?Europe

If you could change one thing in the world today what would it be?Gas prices

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