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Jason Neitz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lewisburg, Pa.

High School:
Mifflinburg

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
04/24/1984

Experience:
3V

B/T:
L/L


2006: As the closer, posted a 2-1 record in 24 appearances with a 3.06 earned run average ... In 35.1 innings of relief, struck out 22 batters and walked eight ... Lone save came against UCF (4/8) in a 6-3 win on the road ... Worked two or more innings in seven games ... Pitched a season-high 3.1 innings on three occasions: N.C. State (4/12), Tulane (4/28) and Southern Miss (5/5) ... Did not allow a run in 18-of-24 appearances ... Posted a 0.00 ERA in his first ten relief appearances ... Struck out a season-best four batters against N.C. State (4/12) ... Had seven outings where he did not allow a single hit ... During that span allowed just one base runner, which came against Cal State Fullerton (3/12) on a hit batsman ... Sported a 1.10 ERA through the first 21 relief appearances ... Set season-highs in appearances, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts ... Tied season-highs in saves ... Combined on a pair of shutouts against College of Charleston (2/17) and UNC Wilmington (3/15) ... Made one appearance in post-season play against Houston (5/25) working giving up three runs (all earned) on three hits ... Led the team in relief appearances ... Held opposing batters to a .246 (32-for-130) batting average ... Topped the pitching staff with a 3.06 ERA with pitchers working 35.0 or more innings ... Held opposing lefties to a .154 (6-for-39) average, which ranked second-best on the pitching staff ... When facing a leadoff hitter, surrendered just five hits in 28 at-bats (.179 average) ... With runners in scoring position, opponents hits a balmy .105 (2-for-19) against him ... Did not allow a single run when working the fourth (0.2 IP), fifth (3.0 IP), seventh (9.1 IP) or tenth (3.0 IP) innings ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 saves in two games), March (1-0, 0.75, 0, 10), April (1-0, 1.50, 1, 6) and May (0-1, 11.05, 0, 6) ... Dominated hitters outside league play by posting a 1.83 ERA in 19.2 innings ... Allowed just four runs on ten hits with 13 strikeouts ... In league play, posted a 2-1 record in 11 appearances with a 4.60 ERA and one save in 15.2 innings of work ... Preferred pitching at home recording a team-best 1.02 ERA in 17.2 innings with 14 strikeouts and three walks ... 2005: Made nine appearances coming out of the bullpen ... Missed the first month of the season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery ...Allowed 25 runs in 18.1 innings of work, posting a 10.31 earned run average ... First appearance of the season came against N.C. A&T (3/8) ... Pitched two innings against the Aggies, allowing two hits (both doubles), one run with one strikeout ... In his first five appearances of the season, averaged two innings of work and 1.6 strikeouts ... Made lone post-season appearance in the Conference USA Tournament against Tulane (5/26) pitching 3.2 innings of work while giving up six runs on seven hits ... 2004: Granted a medical redshirt season after working in just two games during the first week of the season before missing the remainder of the year because of Tommy John surgery ... Made a pair of relief appearances vs. UNC Asheville (2/13) and Campbell (2/18) ... Was not credited with a decision but pitched a total of 3.0 innings and allowed five hits and two runs while also fanning two hitters ... Earned a save in first outing of the season vs. the Bulldogs after tossing two scoreless innings ... Pitched one inning against the Camels and surrendered three hits - including a double and home run - and a pair of runs during ECU's 10-2 victory ... Did not walk a hitter in both appearances and made one putout (Campbell) ... 2003: Made appearances in eight games, garnered three starts and finished the season with a 2.66 ERA ... Picked up his first career win in first-ever start against North Carolina A&T (3/18) ... Pitched 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball and equaled a career-high six strikeouts vs. Aggies ... Threw a personal-best 6.2 innings against Campbell and matched his previous career-high with six K's ... Picked up first save on the road at North Carolina A&T (3/12) ... Named to 2002-03 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... High School: Four-year letterman and three-time all-league selection for coach Tom Church at Mifflinburg High School ... First team all-league pick as a junior and senior as he led the Wildcats to back-to-back district titles ... Compiled a 4.83 ERA with 94 strikeouts as a senior, helping MHS to a state runner-up standing ... Also batted .433 with a .716 slugging percentage ... Personal: Full name is Jason L. Neitz ... Nickname: "Neitzy" ... Born April 24, 1984 in Lewisburg, Pa. ... Son of Rodney and Tina Neitz ... Has an older brother (Brian) and younger sister (Jennifer) ... Majoring in physical education ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2002 and 2004.

CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 6.2 vs. Campbell (3/25/03); strikeouts: 6 (twice, last vs. Campbell 3/25/03).