Danielle  Pieroni

5Danielle Pieroni


Madison, Tenn.

High School:
Goodpasture Christian





At Bats:4 (four times)
Runs:2 at Miss. State (4/23/06) & at Arkansas (3/22/08)
Hits:3 vs. Austin Peay (4/11/06)
Hit Streak:7 games (4/29-5/12/06)
Runs Batted In: 4 vs. Kentucky (4/15/07)
Doubles:1 (eight times)
Triples:1 at Miss. State (4/23/06) & vs. Kentucky (3/16/08)
Home Runs:1 vs. Kentucky (4/15/07)
Walks:2 at Arkansas (3/22/08) & vs. Winthrop (5/16/08)
Stolen Bases:1 vs. A. Peay (4/11/06) & LSU (5/6/06)

AS A JUNIOR (2008):

Drew 24 starts in 45 contests played for the Big Orange during the 2008 campaign, with 23 of those coming in either left or right field...Hit .213 in 75 plate appearances with five runs scored, a pair of doubles, a three-bagger and 11 RBIs...Delivered just her second career triple in a 7-0 rout of ETSU on April 2...Posted a 2-for-3 day at the plate with a RBI in a 14-0 (5 inn.) whitewashing of Wagner (2/23) and knocked in a pair of runs in wins over ETSU and #14 Georgia (9-0 in six inn. on 4/5)...Started from the mound against Florida A&M (2/18) and recorded 10 total appearances in the circle for the Lady Vols while posting a 2.90 ERA and striking out 11 hitters in 19.1 frames of work...In her lone start versus the Rattlers, Pieroni worked 3.1 innings, allowing just a single hit while punching out a pair as UT emerged victorious by a 5-1 count...Saw her most single-game pitching action in a 4-2 loss to #2 Florida (5/3), permitting one earned run on five hits during 5.0 innings of relief...Tabbed to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athlete Team as well as to the Southeastern Conference Spring Honor Roll for her efforts in the classroom.


Saw action in 41 games for Tennessee in 2007 with 11 starts, all in the outfield or as a pinch hitter...Hit just .189 overall but did knock in nine runs for the Big Orange offense...Singled with an RBI as a pinch hitter in an eight-run second frame as UT routed Auburn, 10-0 (5 inn.) on April 21...Made her first career home run count, as Pieroni blasted a grand slam in the second inning of an 8-2 triumph at Kentucky (4/15)...Doubled and went 2-for-3 at the dish while drawing the starting nod in right field during a 2-0 victory over South Carolina (3/21)...Was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the doubleheader sweep of Appalachian State (3/6)...Singled and scored a run as the Big Orange drilled Toledo, 9-1 (6 inn.) on March 3 at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn....Starting in right field, Pieroni singled and crossed the dish as part of a seven-run first frame as UT hammered Penn State, 9-1 (5 inn.) at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C....Drove a sacrifice fly to left field in the first inning of Tennessee's 8-0 (5 inn.) season opener against Coastal Carolina.


Knocked in a career-high three RBI in the SEC?Tournament opener with Florida...Registered a seven-game hit streak from the second contest at Georgia to the match-up with Alabama in the SEC Tournament...Hit 9-of-22 (409) at the plate with five RBI over a nine-game stretch...Delivered the go-ahead RBI?with a double with two out in the top of the seventh inning in the 7-6 series finale against #9 Georgia as UT rallied from 5-2 down to take a 6-5 lead...Had two doubles and three RBI?at UGA...Continued her recent torrid (eight of her last 12 at the dish) stretch by hitting .750 (3-for-4) in the series at Mississippi State with her first career triple...Was 2-of-3 in the 10-0 (5) rout of MSU with two runs scored...Had the game of her brief career in UT's 5-2 triumph over Austin Peay (4/11) by going a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored...Hit .800 for the doubleheader against APSU (4-of-5)...Delivered her first collegiate hit and RBI in the fourth inning of an 8-0 (5) triumph over Belmont (3/14)...Worked two innings of scoreless ball from the circle against Temple, allowing two hits and striking out one...Made her second career appearance in the circle for UT against Purdue at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic and gave up a run with one K in 1.0 IP...Was brought into the circle for the first time in her Tennessee career to pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 10-4 win over Coastal Carolina (2/10) but allowed four runs, three earned, on three hits in one-third of an inning.


A member of three consecutive Tennessee state championship teams in 2003, 2004 and 2005 that posted a combined 130-15 overall mark, Pieroni enjoyed a fine career as a pitcher at Nashville's (Tenn.) Goodpasture Christian School... She recorded more than 1,000 career strikeouts from the circle and never tasted defeat as a high school hurler...Served as a captain for Goodpasture's 2005 state championship season...Twice chosen as the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Tennessee and as a two-time choice as the Mid-State Player of the Year... Chosen by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) to its 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Class A all-state team...Pieroni was tabbed as the Tennessee All-State Player of the Year in 2005...She picked up four District Most Valuable Player awards and was a four-time choice as MVP for her Goodpasture Christian School squad...Pieroni also helped guide her Nashville Nighthawks summer team to a 5-0 mark in pool play in 2004 in Colorado.


Majoring in marketing with a dual in information management...Lists being a consultant as her career profession...Admires her family more than anything...Claims to have modeled herself after U.S. Olympic softball gold medalist Amanda Freed... Has one sister, Heather Brandt, 34; and a brother, George Brandt, 33...Danielle Nicole Pieroni was born Aug. 2, 1987, in Nashville, Tenn...Her parents are Gregg and Marsha Pieroni.




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