|23 Adam Witter|
Senior Becomes The 11th Recipient Of The Honorary Jersey
As a Junior in 2005
Enjoyed best season of his career for the Pirates, hitting .328 on the year, which ranked third-best on the team ... Started 47- of-55 games played (nine as a catcher, 14 as a designated hitter and 24 as a first baseman) ... Was 60-for-183 with 37 runs scored, 33 RBI and 19 extra-base hits ... Recorded 11 doubles, one triple (UNLV 6/4) and seven home runs (t-2nd) ... Delivered long balls against N.C. State 2/26 (grand slam), Tulane 3/19 (solo), Louisville 4/16 (solo), Louisville 4/17 (two-run), Cincinnati 4/29 (two-run), UNC Asheville 5/11 (two-run) and Arizona State 6/3 (solo) ... Drew 24 base-on-balls and struck out 30 times ... Stole two bases in six attempts ... Committed only two errors in 283 chances, posting a .993 fielding percentage ... Posted almost identical batting averages against left-handed pitchers (.324/11-for-34) and right-handed pitchers (.329/49-for-149) ... Hit .400 (2-for-5) with the bases loaded and .298 (17-for-57) with runners in scoring position ... With two outs, had a .338 average (23-for-68), which ranked third-best on the team ... Recorded 17 multi-hit games ... Picked up one three-hit contest against College of Charleston (2/13) and three four-hit games against Louisville (4/16), Memphis (4/22) and Tulane (5/26) ... Had nine multi-RBI games ... Collected four RBI in a single game three times (N.C. State 2/26, Louisville 4/17 and Memphis 4/22) ... Hit safely in seven straight games from May 15 to May 26 ... During that span, posted a .462 average (12-for-26) with three RBI and six runs scored ... Enters 2006 season with a two-game hitting streak ... When hitting in the third and sixth spots in the line-up, ECU posted a 16-7 record ... Provided stability in the middle of the Pirate lineup, hitting third (11 times), fourth (21 times), fifth (two times) and sixth (12 times) ... Appeared in all five post-season games as a starter behind the plate ... Went 4-for-4 against No. 1 seed Tulane in the second game of the Conference USA Tournament ... Recorded three hits in seven plate appearances with three RBI in the NCAA Tempe Regional ... Tied a career-high with three runs scored against Louisville (4/16) ... Set career-highs in hits (4) and runs (4) on three separate occasions ... Hit .379 (36-for-95) with four home runs and 19 RBI in C-USA play ... In non-conference action, collected 24 hits in 88 at-bats (.273) with three bombs and 14 RBI ... Enjoyed success on the road with a .355 average (39-for-110) opposed to his .288 average at home in 22 games ... Batted .330 in day contests and .324 at night ... Ranked in the topfive in walks (second), batting average (third), slugging percentage and home runs (t-3rd), total bases and on base percentage (fourth), runs scored, at-bats, hits, steal attempts, games played and total plate appearances (fifth) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.269, 1 HR, 6 RBI), March (.233, 1 HR, 5 RBI), April (.339, 3 HR, 12 RBI), May (.379, 1 HR, 9 RBI) and June (.429, 1 HR, 1 RBI).
As a Sophomore in 2004
Unselfishly served as the Pirates' top utility player, experiencing action in 28 games while making seven starts (five as a catcher, two as a designated hitter) ... Also played as a reserve/replacement at first base ... Batted in the 4th (once), 7th (three times) and 8th (three times) while in the starting lineup ... Opened contests against Charlotte (4/4), Duke (4/7), USF (DH on 4/10), Cincinnati (4/16), TCU (5/16) and vs. South Carolina (6/13) in the Super Regional at Sarge Frye Field in Columbia ... Batted .184 (7-for-38) with six runs scored, 10 RBI and six walks ... Belted four extra-base hits - all home runs ... Homered against Charlotte 4/4 (solo), Duke 4/7 (two-run), UNC-Wilmington 5/4 (two-run) and TCU 5/15 (two-run) ... Turned in strong defensive season, cleanly fielding all 55 chances ... Was 1-for-5 (.200) vs. LHP and 6-for-33 (.182) vs. RHP ... Collected three hits in 14 at-bats (.215) with runners in scoring position ... Advanced runners nearly 50 percent of the time (47.8%, 11-for-23) ... Was 2-for-16 (.125) in pinch-hitting role ... Booked a pair of multi-hit games (two hits each vs. Charlotte and Duke in back-to-back starts) ... Also logged four multiple-RBI efforts, including a season-best three vs. the 49ers 4/4 ... Enjoyed season- best three-game hit streak from 4/4 to 4/10 ... Went 2-of-4 vs. Charlotte, 2-for-4 vs. Duke and 1-for-2 vs. USF in successive starts (5- for-10/.500) ... Played in four post-season games (0-for-6) in games vs. TCU (Conference USA Tourney), Stony Brook and UNC Wilmington (NCAA Kinston Regional) and South Carolina (Super Regional) ... Hit .278 (5-for-18, two HR) in seven-game starting role ... Hit .190 against C-USA regular season pitching in 13 games (five starts) while batting .176 in 15 non-league appearances (3-for-17) ... A .250 road hitter (4- for-16) and a .188 performer at Harrington Field (3-for-16) ... Logged a .214 average in nine night games (.167 in 19 daylight contests) ... Monthly totals include February (.000-0-0, 4 games), March (.000-0-1, 6), April (.278-2-5, 8), May (.250-2-4, 7) and June (.000-0-0, 3) ... Only experienced nine at-bats in the Pirates' first 29 games ... Made a season-high four at-bats in back-to-back games vs. Charlotte and Duke (4/4, 4/7) ... Scored a personal-best three runs vs. 49ers ... Drew a pair of bases on balls vs. Bulls 4/10 ... Added only sacrifice fly vs. Charleston Southern 3/12.
As a Freshman in 2003 Played in 36 games, starting 32 games as the Pirates' designated hitter ... Hit .252 with four home runs and 17 RBI ... Went 5-for-10 with five RBI during the Southern Miss series ... Finished the Louisville series with six hits (13 at-bats) with two doubles and three RBI ... Went 2-for- 3 with three RBI, including a two-run home run in ECU's win over Houston in the C-USA Tournament.
At Chambersburg High School An all-state and conference MVP honoree for Coach Bob Thomas ... Led CHS to a 22-6 record, league and district titles ... Hit .333 with four home runs and added 35 RBI, and 16 stolen bases ... Equaled school record for career home runs (16) ... Set school mark for career extra-base hits and finished second in career RBI ... Lettered three times while catching and playing outfield ... Played on state championship team as a sophomore ... A second team all-state pick and conference MVP as a junior ... Also lettered three years as a wide receiver on football team and played one year of basketball.
Personal Full name is Adam Kevin Witter ... Born February 17, 1983 in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Kevin and Marie Witter ...Has a sister (Kristen) and a brother (Eric) ... Majoring in exercise physiology.