2012 32nd Round Draft Pick by Seattle Mariners
2012 All-State Second Team
2012 ALL-ODAC FIRST-TEAM
2011 ALL-ODAC FIRST-TEAM
2010 ALL-ODAC SECOND-TEAM
Senior (2012): Dynamic leadoff hitter for the Hornets in 2012…played in all 44 games with a batting average of .305…recorded 51 hits and 53 runs along with nine doubles, four triples and seven homeruns…tallied 89 total bases and 26 RBI…drew 28 walks…stole 12 bases while only getting caught three times.
Junior (2011): Played and started in 38 of the 39 games for the Hornets this season… was a productive player on offense as well as defense… led the team in assists with 111 and was a part of 20 double plays on the defensive end… scored 29 runs and had a .300 batting average… recorded 53 total bases… had a .408 slugging percentage and a .422 on base percentage… led the team in triples with three… batted in 21 runs on the year… led the team in steals with 15 and had a .882 stolen base percentage…collected four hits on February 27 at Guilford.
Sophomore (2010): The transfer from Longwood stepped in and started from day one at short stop . . . great defensive captain at the six spot . . . started all 40 games, hitting .301 for the season . . . had a big game against Ferrum, homering twice while scoring three times . . . posted three runs, three hits and three RBI against Tufts . . . posted 11 multi-hit contests.
Freshman - Longwood University (2009): Played in 43 games as a freshman at the Division I school, starting 19 times . . . scored 16 runs on the season to go with three doubles, a pair of triples and one homer . . . was successful on his one stolen base attempt.
Before LC: Was a four-year letter winner for Nick Doscher and the Mavericks of Moore Catholic HS . . . finished his senior season with a .330 batting average, 25 RBI and nine stolen bases . . . was named All-State and a Staten Island Advance All-Star.
Personal: Transfer from Longwood University . . . son of Richard and Donna Palase . . . has two sisters, Nicole and Jennifer . . . father played four seasons of baseball at Long Island University