University of Iowa Athletics

#12 T.J. Cataldo

Height 6-0
Weight 183 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Carlisle, Iowa
High School Carlisle
T.J. Cataldo - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2008– Played in 49 games, with 36 starts… started 33 games at first base… was tied for first on the team with four triples… was one of seven Hawkeyes to go yard… went a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored and a double against Minnesota (May 3)… recorded the most putouts in a game with 13 at Indiana (Apr. 13)… was 3-for-10 pinch hitting on the year… had a .500 slugging percentage with runners on base… was most successful from the plate in the first inning having hit .571… hit .292 in conference games… led the team in putouts (283)… tied for the most double plays turned (31)… recorded seven multi-hit games… had three multi-RBI games… had a four-game hitting streak during the season… hit in six different spots of the batting order.

2007 – Saw action in 29 games, including 18 starts… made 10 starts at first base and eight at designated hitter… had five multi-hit games… went 2-of-5 with a career-high five RBIs against Upper Iowa (May 2)… led the team with a .409 batting average (18-of-44) in Big Ten Conference play… made 13-of-18 starts in Big Ten play…went 2-of-3 with a RBI and stolen base against Michigan (May 19).

2006 – Saw action in 10 games with four starts… made first-career start against Southern Illinois (Mar. 15)… got first-career hit against North Dakota State (Apr. 18), where he went 2-of-4 with a stolen base and run scored… knocked in first RBI against North Dakota State (Apr. 19)… went 1-for-2 against Michigan (May 21).

2005 – redshirted.

High School – First team IHSBCA and second team Iowa Newspaper Association all-state selection as a senior… four-time first team all-conference and All-Record Herold team… three-time first team all-district… led Carlisle to an Iowa Class 2A State Championship as a junior, hitting two home runs in the state championship game… hit .433 with 10 home runs as a senior, .486 with eight home runs as a junior… qualified for the state track meet in the 4x100m relay.

Personal – Born 5/4/86… parents are John and Kim Cataldo… uncle Bob Catalado played baseball for Iowa… finance and management major.

2006 .130 10 23 3 0 0 0 1
2007 .338 29 68 23 3 1 0 15
2008 .270 49 137 37 3 4 1 15
TOTALS .276 88 228 63 6 5 1 31