Donkin, a junior from Folsom, Pa., is off to a hot start for the Blue Hens, batting .385 with one home run and four RBIs through the team’s first ten games. His .590 slugging percentage leads the team, and he has stolen two bases as well. Donkin is one of five players to have started all of the team’s games.
Not to be overshadowed by his offensive prowess, Donkin is equally as skilled in the field and on the mound. He has yet to commit an error this season and has flashed a strong arm, already collecting three outfield assists. Donkin struck out the side in his only inning pitched so far for the Blue Hens this season.
This season is Donkin’s first at Delaware – he transferred after spending two years at Hartford Community College, where he was a two-time First Team All-Region XX. He also pitched 24.1 innings in two seasons with the Fighting Owls, striking out 32 batters in the process. In 2013 he pitched to the tune of a 1.38 ERA.
“We are really excited to have Norm with us for the summer,” said SwampDogs head coach David Tufo. “Combining power and speed, I believe our fans will love watching the way he plays the game on a nightly basis.”