Donny DiDonato (’23) commits to Immaculata University for baseball
February 5, 2023
Donny DiDonato (‘23) has committed to Immaculata University for baseball.
DiDonato started playing baseball at the age of three and first played travel baseball at age nine. He made the decision that he wanted to play baseball in college at the age of 15 so he worked extra hard to make that happen. He valued connections by reaching out to a lot of college coaches and meeting a lot of new people in order to get his commitment. After deciding that he wanted to play at Immaculata, DiDonato reached out to their coach to express his interest. After visiting their school and playing in front of their coaches, he was able to get an offer.
At East, DiDonato pitched for varsity sporadically in his sophomore year but was part of the starting rotation in his junior year and will be part of the rotation for his senior year. He pitched over 30 innings in his junior year and expects to pitch around the same number for the upcoming season. DiDonato said his favorite moment playing for East was when they won an in-season tournament last season. He pitched three scoreless innings that helped win the championship game and the win gave them their playoff berth.
DiDonato said that he got seven other offers including a full scholarship at a D2 school, he instantly knew that Immaculata was the right fit for him immediately when he stepped on campus. He noted that he wanted to go to a small school like Immaculata and he fit in really well with his teammates there. Because of how good the team is, DiDonato does not expect to pitch much his freshman year but he believes that his role will increase in his sophomore season.
While DiDonato is excited to play at the next level, he is also very excited for his senior season at East and to play with some of his lifelong friends for the final time.