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David Gauthier

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 198 lbs.

David Gauthier currently (2008) playes as a catcher and third baseman for Rouen in Division Elite, and has been with the team since 2006. He previously played for the Woodchucks de Bois-Guillaume from 1994-2005, and was at the "Pôle espoir INSEP" (French baseball academy) prior to that.

David (left) in Australia in 2007

Gauthier played in Australia in 2007, for the Glenelg Tigers. He was greeted with 107° F weather on his first day there, and had to attend a training session in the terrible heat. He was known as "Lingy" while playing for the club.

In the 2007 European Cup, he was 2 for 8 with 5 strikeouts as Rouen became the first French team to win a Silver Medal in a European Cup. He played for the French national team in the 2007 European Championship, but struggled, going 0 for 8 with two walks and two errors. In the 2007 Division Elite, Gauthier hit .320/.417/.438 to help Rouen to a pennant. He played at least 10 games at catcher, first base and third base. In a similar utility role in the 2008 Division Elite season, David batted .355/.442/.449 with 28 RBI in 29 games. His primary role was as the backup to Boris Marche at catcher. He was 2 for 14 with 4 runs in the 2008 European Cup in Grosseto but his home run off Matthew Marrone was the lone Rouen circuit clout of the tournament, a bright spot.

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