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Donnie Haines
Donnie Haines

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Carneys Point, N.J.

High School:
Penns Grove H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/L

High School/Club: Earned four letters in baseball at Penns Grove High School ... First Team All-Tri-County Conference final three years of high school ... Was Part of the Carpenter Cup Select Team as a junior and senior ... Named Salem County (N.J.) Player of the Year as a senior ... Earned Philadelphia Inquirer All-South Jersey Team spot as a junior ...Was Named an Under Armour Preseason All-American as a junior and senior ... Team made playoffs three straight years (for the first time in five years) ... Broke his high school and Salem County home-run record as a junior with 12 ... Played for Delaware Angels and West the Deptford teams in the Camden County (N.J.) American Legion ... Team made it to state tournament as a sophomore ... Hit a combined 26 home runs in final two seasons.

Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1990 in Wilmington, Del. ... Son of Liz and Don Haines ... Has one sister, Ashley ... Major is Criminal Justice ... Inducted into the National Honor Society as a high school senior.

Out of the Park: Pregame routine/superstitions: Get hit by a ball in the chest to so I know it doesn't hurt when I get hit by a pitch.

Best Sports Moment: Hitting an inside-the-park home run in the first game of the Jim Kelly Tournament as a junior and pitching a complete game and hitting another three homers in the championship game as a junior.

Person who has most influenced me: My dad, because he always told me to strive to be the best I can be.

Personal best non-athletic achievement: Getting into the National Honor Society.

When I graduate, I plan to: Become a New Jersey State Trooper.

Best advice received/favorite saying: "Don't count the days, make the days count."

Favorite book: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.

Favorite movie: "Major League."

Athletic goals for the season: Bat .300.

Personal athletic goal: Get 100 hits.