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Matt Witte
Matt Witte

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westminster, Md.

High School:
Winters Mill H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R

2011: UMES's strongest pitcher, starting 12 games on the season ... went 3-7 with 4.50 ERA ... threw five of team's eight complete games ... led the Hawks with 54 strikeouts ... won first game with seven inning complete game against Coppin State, giving up two runs with six strikeouts (3/26) ... defeated Delaware State on the road with complete game, allowing five runs with four strikeouts (4/2) ... had a pair of straight complete games with only one earned run allowed in a row: seven innings with seven strikeouts and two runs overall in win vs. Florida A&M (4/23), followed by seven innings with three runs and four strikeouts against MEAC champion Bethune-Cookman (4/30) ... allowed just three runs in 6.2 innings in final start against Delaware State (5/18).

2010: Made 21 appearances, including nine starts ... Was 3-6 with a 10.08 ERA ... Struck out 39 and walked 38 in 52.2 innings ... Surrendered 90 hits and 78 runs (59 earned) ... Pitched four innings, allowing one earned run and struck out three to defeat La Salle on the road for first win of the season on March 24 ... Also picked up wins at Florida A&M (April 24) and against North Carolina Central (May 8) ... Threw a season-high six innings against Rider (Feb. 28) and Delaware State (April 2) ... Struck out a season-best four against Rider and against Navy (April 14) ... Recorded two quality starts.

2009: Made 18 appearances on the mound, including nine starts ... Was 3-4 with a 6.45 ERA ... Pitched two complete games and had one shutout ... Struck out 49 and walked 40 in 67 innings ...Finished ninth in the conference in strikeouts ... Surrendered 96 hits and 61 runs (48 earned) ... Ranked 12th in the MEAC in ERA and was tied for fourth in fewest home runs allowed (three) ... Struck out a career-high seven batters twice: at Delaware State on March 28 (complete-game win) and at home versus Bethune-Cookman on April 25 ... Shutout Coppin State over seven innings on March 21, scattering five hits while fanning six ... Had three hitless appearances, including two back-to-back ... Held both the Lehigh (Feb. 25) and Niagara (Feb. 28) batters quiet over 1.1 and 2.1 innings, respectively.

2008: Appeared in 22 games as a catcher, starting 19 and 18 as a pitcher, starting seven ... Hit .219 in 64 at-bats ... Totaled 14 hits, including two doubles ... Scored seven runs and knocked six more in ... Walked four times and had 16 total bases ... Had four two-hit games and one three-game hitting streak at Bethune-Cookman and George Washington April 26-30 ... All three games in the hitting streak were multi-hit outings ... Posted a 9.19 ERA and 1-7 record ... Threw 64.2 innings with one complete game ... Surrendered 77 runs (66 earned) and 98 hits ... Walked 39 and struck out 36 ... Picked off two runners, one as a pitcher and one as a catcher ... Threw a season-high 7.2 innings at Temple on March 11 ... Recorded two five-strikeout games in consecutive appearances at Longwood on March 20 and Coppin State on March 23.

High School/Club: Earned a spot on the Dean's List during the 2007-08 academic year ... Started at catcher for Winters Mill as a junior and a senior ... Batted .313 and led the county in doubles, while throwing out 13 runners from behind the plate ... Was named team captain senior year and received the Silver Falcon Award for being a team leader ... Played for Putty Hill club team in the Maryland Collegiate Baseball League ... Led the league in ERA and made the all-star team ... Had 1.89 ERA in 40 innings.

Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1989 in Baltimore, Md. ... Son of Robert and Kathleen Witte ... Has one brother, Tyler, a freshman on the UMES baseball team ... Major is Exercise Science.

Out of the Park

Personal best Sports moment: Pitching a complete-game win against Delaware State in 2009.

Person who has most influenced me: My mom.

Athletic goal for the season: Have an ERA below 4.00.

Personal athletic goal before graduation: Make the All-MEAC Team.

Hobbies outside of sports: Playing paintball.

Favorite Book: The Mick

When I graduate from college I plan to: Be a chiropractor or a teacher.