|High School:||St. Bernard's HS|
CAREER NOTES: Enters the 2014 season third in program history with 33 career hit-by-pitches...10th in program history with 589 career at-bats.
Junior (2013): Academic All-WAC (3x)...One of four Hornets to start all 59 games...Made 58 starts in center field and one at second base...Led the team with nine stolen bases in 14 attempts...Hit .224 with 20 RBI and 30 runs scored...Led the team and ranked sixth in the WAC with 13 hit-by-pitches...Hit in six different spots with 16 starts hitting seventh and 14 starts hitting second...Had 15 multi-hit games...Hit in 13 of his first 14 games, including a 10-game hitting streak, while hitting .345...Had three multi-RBI games including four RBI vs. Simpson
SOPHOMORE (2012): All-WAC Tournament team...Academic All-WAC (2x)...Appeared in 55 games while making 44 starts, all coming in right field...hit .271 with 19 runs, eight doubles and 23 RBIs overall during the season...named to the all-WAC Tournament team after hitting .353 with four runs, two doubles and four RBIs in four tournament games...hit second in the lineup 14 times and seventh 16 times...had 10 hits, four runs, three RBIs, two stolen bases and four doubles in a five-game series against Dartmouth, including a season-best 4-for-4 performance in the finale on March 19.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011): Academic All-WAC...Hit .260 on the year, good for No. 2 on the team...played in 54 games while making 50 starts, primarily at first base (30 starts) and second base (14 starts)...tallied just nine errors and a .975 fielding percentage while recording 296 putouts...had 52 hits in exactly 200 at-bats...posted a season-high nine-game hit streak including both non-conference and conference games, and tallied an eight game hitting streak, all during conference play...had 10 multi-hit games in 17 contests during his two hit streaks...had 15 total multi-hit games.
FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of St. Bernard’s HS in Eureka, Calif...was a four year letterwinner for his father, Dale Del Grande, and the Crusaders...co-MVP of the Humboldt Del Norte League as a senior...led his team to three straight CIF North Coast Section titles...reached base all five times in the section title game against Tomales High as a senior...was also a standout on the hardwood, leading the Crusaders to the section title as a senior.
PERSONAL: Parents are Dale and Shanna Del Grande...high school teammate of former Hornet Andrew Ayers...was valedictorian of his high school class...majoring in history.