15 - Jason Witzberger
Jason Witzberger
Born: 09/12/1984
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
Hometown: Wheeling, W. Va.
High School: The Linsly School
Position: OF/P
Bats/Throws: L/L
Weapon: Sr.

Jason is one of the most dynamic players in our league. We expect "Witz" to utilize his speed in certain situations, but we will look for him to be a greater run producer for us in '07. Likely batting third in the line-up, we expect Jason will gain a large amount of RBI opportunities.

2007: named first team All-NEWMAC...earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors...named MIT team MVP by his teammates...ranked 37th nationally in stolen bases/game (0.65)... 2nd in the NEWMAC in RBI's/game (0.91), steals (22), and steals/game...3rd in the conference in runs/game (1.03)...4th in batting average (.386) and tied for 4th in RBI's (31)...tied for 6th in the NEWMAC in runs (35) and tied for 7th in triples (2)...led team in batting average, runs, hits (51), RBI's, total bases (63), walks (20), and plate appearances (153)...tied for team lead in games played (34), games started (34), and triples...2nd on the team in steals, slugging percentage (.477), and at bats (132)...batted an impressive .478 with 9 runs and 11 RBI in conference play...collected multiple hits on fourteen occasions...had 8 multiple RBI games...enjoyed a team best 18-game hitting streak...went 4-for-7 (4 R, RBI, BB, 2 SB) vs. Middlebury (3/27)...3-for-4 (R, 3B, 2 RBI, BB) vs. Southern Maine (3/28)...combined to go 3-for-8 (R, 3B, 2 RBI, SB) in a doubleheader vs. Colby (3/29)...combined to go 4-for-9 with a run and 2 RBI in a conference doubleheader vs. Babson (4/1)...combined to go 2-for-6 with a run and a walk in a conference doubleheader vs. Wheaton (4/7)...combined to go 5-for-8 (3 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB) in two separate games vs. conference opponent Clark (4/10 and 4/19)...went 1-for-3 (3 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SAC) vs. Wesleyan (4/11)...combined to go 4-for-7 (R, 2B, 4 RBI, BB, SB) in a conference doubleheader vs. WPI (4/14)...combined to go 4-for-8 (2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Springfield (4/21)...2-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 stolen bases in the first round of the NEWMAC Tournament vs. Springfield (4/26)...2-for-2 (R, HR, 2 BB, 4 RBI, SB) in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Worcester State (5/1)...went 3-for-4 (3 R, 2B, RBI, BB) vs. Newbury (5/4)...combined to go 3-for-8 with three runs and a double in a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/5)...capped his career with a memorable 3-for-6 (3 R, 2B, 7 RBI, 3 SB) performance vs. Fitchburg State (5/8)...appeared in 3 games while starting 1 as a pitcher...had a 7.71 E.R.A. over 9.1 innings of work...held opponents to a .250 batting average.

2006: named first team All-NEWMAC...named to ESPN the Magazine's Academic All-America Baseball Team...earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors...NEWMAC Player of the Week honors (3/20-2/26)...started in each of the team's 35 games...led the team in runs, (38), triples (3), walks (17), on base percentage (.484), and steals (21)...second on the team in batting average (.412), at bats (136), hits (56), doubles (13), RBI's (27), and total bases (73)...3-for-5 (4 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, SB) vs. Wentworth (3/23)...combined to go 5-for-8 (R, 2 RBI, BB, SB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Clark (3/25)...combined to go 2-for-4 (2 R, 2B, 3 BB, SB) in a doubleheader vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (3/27)...2-for-5 (R, 2 RBI, BB) vs. Hartwick (3/28)...went 2-for-3 (R, 3B, 2 RBI, BB) vs. Southern Maine (3/29)...combined to go 3-for-6 (4 R, RBI, 2 BB, 3 SB) in a doubleheader vs. Elms (4/1)...went 3-for-5 (2B, 2 RBI, SB) vs. Brandeis (4/3)...combined to go 3-for-8 (3 R, RBI, BB, 3 SB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Coast Guard (4/9)...went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI vs. conference opponent Babson (4/11)...combined to go 5-for-8 (3 R, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB, SB) in a doubleheader vs. Worcester Polytechnic (4/15)...combined to go 4-for-9 (2 R, 2B, RBI, SB) vs. Springfield in the NEWMAC tournament (4/22)...2-for-5 with two runs vs. Coast Guard in the first round of the NEWMAC tournament (4/27)...went 2-for-5 with three runs and a double in a NEWMAC tournament game vs. Springfield (4/29)...3-for-6 (R, 2 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, SB) in a NEWMAC tournament game vs. WPI (4/30)...combined to go 2-for-5 (R, 2 RBI, HBP, SB) in a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/6)...2-for-5 with an RBI vs. Castleton State (5/19) in the ECAC tournament...made lone start on the mound in the championship final of the NEWMAC tournament vs. Wheaton (4/30).

2005: named 2nd team All-NEWMAC...received Academic All-Conference recognition... ranked 26th nationally in stolen bases/game (.66)...among the league leaders in several offensive categories for the NEWMAC finishing 3rd in batting average (.396), 2nd in steals (21), and tied for 5th in runs (39)...besides runs and stolen bases, also led the Tech team in on base percentage (.504) and walks (20)...finished second on the team in batting average...led team in runs scored during conference play (14)...went 3-for-4 (2 R, 2 2B, BB, SB) vs. Bates (3/20)...went 2-for-5 with 2 runs in a conference game vs. Wheaton (4/7)...combined to go 7-for-8 (7 R, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 6 SB) in a doubleheader vs. Elms (4/10)...combined to go 4-for-6 (5 R, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 SB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Worcester Polytechnic (4/16)...went 4-for-5 with a run vs. conference opponent Babson (4/21)...went 2-for-4 with a double vs. Coast Guard in the first round of the NEWMAC tournament (4/28)...went 4-for-7 (2 R, RBI, 2 SB) vs. Fitchburg State (5/3)...appeared in 2 games and started 1 as a pitcher posting an 0-1 record and a 12.27 E.R.A. over 3.2 innings of work.

2004: appeared in 25 games and started 23 as a hitter...ranked 9th in the NEWMAC in batting average (.375) and 3rd in stolen bases (.36/game)...led team in batting average, runs (24) and walks (17)...second on the team in on base percentage (.476) and stolen bases (9)...defensively ranked 2nd on the team in chances (127)... at one stretch enjoyed a 11 game hitting streak...recorded first collegiate hit vs. Westfield (3/20)...3-for-5 (R, 2B, RBI) vs. Ramapo (3/21)...combined to go 3-for-6 (3 R, BB, 2 SB) in a doubleheader vs. Hamilton (3/22)...3-for-5 (4 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB) vs. Union (3/24)...3-for-4 (3 R, RBI, BB, SB) in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Thomas (3/25)...3-for-3 (3 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB) in the first round of the NEWMAC tournament vs. Springfield (4/22)...appeared in 7 games and started 6 as a pitcher posting a 6.13 E.R.A and 3-3 record...ranked 21st in the NEWMAC in E.R.A. (6.13) and 17th in winning percentage (.500)...ranked 2nd on the team in wins (3), innings (39.2), and strikeouts (30)...picked up a win (6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 K, 2 BB) vs. Thomas (3/25)...threw 7 strong innings (6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 K, 3 BB) to pick up the win vs. conference opponent Clark (4/10).

PERSONAL: son of Mark and Barb Witzberger...born on 9/12/84...majoring in management with a minor in economics...hobbies include baseball, poker, and video games...lists Detroit's Joel Zumaya as his favorite pro ballplayer.

HITTING
YearGP-GSAVGABRH2BHRRBIBBSB
200425-23.3758824335013179
200532-29.39611139447092021
200635-35.4121363856110271721
200734-34.386132355151312022
Totals126-121.394467136184281807473
PITCHING
YearAPP-GSERAW-LSVIPHRERBBSO
20047-66.133-3039.25430271530
20052-112.270-103.276536
20061-16.750-104.045353
20073-17.710-109.11012883
Totals13-96.833-6056.27553433142