Only four-year starter on the team...One of two returning starters to the Saluki outfield...Possesses a strong throwing arm, good speed and brings an excellent bat to the Saluki lineup...Has played in 169 games and made 162 starts in his Saluki career to date.
2007: Played in 54 games, making 49 starts...Hit .242 with 25 runs, 10 doubles, four home runs and 37 RBI...Tied for first on the team in homers...Stole a perfect 9-of-9 bases, ranking third on the team in SBs...Registered multiple hits on 16 occasions...Walked in the tying run with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth, and knocked in the winning run in the 11th inning of that game against the Aces...Stole a career-high two bases against Missouri State (4/28).
2006: One of three Salukis who started all 58 games...Hit .273 with 35 runs scored, seven doubles, a triple, four home runs, 33 RBI and seven stolen bases...Tied for second on the team in home runs and ranked third in RBI, runs and stolen bases...Committed only two errors, which tied for the fewest on the team...Hit .267 with 12 runs, five doubles, a triple, two home runs and 14 RBI in 24 conference starts...Pieced together a career-long nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 24-Mar. 8...Was one of three Salukis to hit a grand slam when he went 1-for-3 with four RBI versus Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2/19)...Hit .389 with seven runs scored, a double, one home run, 10 RBI and three stolen bases in February alone...Posted multiple-hits on 16 occasions and drove in two or more runs seven times.
2005: Honorable mention all-MVC as a freshman...Committed only one error in 55 starts as SIU's everyday left fielder...Hit .283, while ranking second on the team in doubles (14) and triples (3), and third in home runs (4)...Posted 41 runs, 28 RBI and four stolen bases...Hit .294 with 25 runs, six doubles, a triple and 13 RBI against MVC foes...Went errorless in each of his 24 conference starts...Had 11 multiple-hit and six multiple-RBI games...Hit first career home run against Tennessee-Martin (4/19)...Narrowly missed hitting for the cycle when he went 3-for-4 with a single, double, triple, three runs scored and a RBI against Eastern Illinois (4/12).
Pre-SIU: Named the National High School Baseball Coaches Association District 4 Player-of-the-Year following a solid prep career at Niles Notre Dame High School...Second-team NHSBCA All-American...garnered first-team Chicago Tribune all-state and Louisville Slugger Player-of-the-Year (Illinois) honors...Named Illinois Player-of-the-Year by both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times...Hit .492 with 57 runs, 61 hits, nine doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 36 RBI as a senior...Holds the school record in home runs and RBI...Also registered 82 strikeouts in 74.1 innings on the mound.
Personal: Full name is Dean Clifford Cademartori...Majors in Kinesiology...Born February 27, 1986...Son of Frank and Dorothy Cademartori.
Last Updated February 7, 2008
Dean Cademartori's Career Statistics at SIU