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Rich Witten
Rich Witten

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Danville, Ky.

High School:
Danville HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
3B/1B/C

Bats/Throws:
R/R


06/28/2012

Daniel Bowman Named All-Region; Signs with Pro Contract

Bowman joins fellow Chanticleer playing professionally with the Lake Erie Crushers

06/04/2012

Witten & May Make NCAA Columbia Regional All-Tournament

Witten had a team-best four RBI; May led the team in batting

06/03/2012

Coastal Carolina Ends Season with 5-3 Loss to Clemson

Daniel Bowman finishes his prestigious career with six CCU and two Big South records.

06/02/2012

Tyler Herb and Jacob May Lead Coastal Carolina Past Manhattan

Coastal to face Clemson-South Carolina loser Sunday at Noon

06/01/2012

Coastal Carolina Falls to Clemson, 11-3 in NCAA Regional Opener

Jacob May and Brian Pruett each go 2-for-4 in loss

06/03/2012

2012 NCAA Columbia Regional vs. Clemson Game 5

2012 NCAA Columbia Regional vs. Clemson Game 5 (June 3 | Carolina Stadium)

06/02/2012

2012 NCAA Columbia Regional vs. Manhattan

2012 NCAA Columbia Regional vs. Manhattan (June 2, 2012 | Carolina Stadium)

06/01/2012

2012 NCAA Columbia Regional vs. Clemson

2012 NCAA Columbia Regional vs. Clemson (June 1, 2012)

04/23/2012

Coastal Carolina vs. VMI

Coastal Carolina vs. VMI

Graduated cum laude from Coastal Carolina in December 2011 with a 3.613 GPA in exercise and sport science.

2011 (Jr.): Named to the Big South All-Tournament team for the second straight season ... Was just 2-for-14 in the tourney, but was 1-for-3 with two RBI versus Winthrop in the quarterfinal, 1-for-4 with a solo home run in championship game and made numerous key defensive plays at first base ... Ended the season batting .300 overall, .343 in Big South games ... Led the league in putouts (564) with the next closest being 381 by Liberty's Austin Taylor ... Ranked fifth (tied) in the Big South in doubles (18), fifth (tied) in RBI (51), seventh (tied) in runs scored (48) and 10th in total bases (108) ... In Big South games, tied for the league lead with 12 doubles and fifth (tied) in walks (14) ... Had a career-long 15-game hit streak, seeing his season batting average jump from .223 to .292 ... Streak was snapped in the second Winthrop game, but he rallied to go 2-for-5 in the finale ... During the streak, batted .439 (25-for-57) with 15 runs scored, 20 RBI, eight doubles and four home runs ... Had a hit in 25-of-his-last-28 -- batting .364 (43-for-118) over the span ... Scored a run in 17 of his last 18 games, amassing 24 over the span ... Batted .500 (7-for-14) at the NCAA Clemson Regional ... Was 2-for-2 with a home run, two runs scored and RBI in the opening-round win over Connecticut ... Versus Clemson, was 4-for-5 with three runs scored ... In the second UConn meeting, was 1-for-4 with an RBI and run scored ... Drew several starts at catcher due to injuries at the position, including the two San Diego wins and in games one and three at Pepperdine ... Of his 70 hits on the season, 39 came with runners on base (.355 batting average), including 30 with runners in scoring position (.385 avg.) ... With runners on third and less than two outs, he was 15-of-17 (.882) at the plate ... Started slow, with just two hits in his first seven games (2-for-26 for an .077 batting average) ... Was batting just .114 through the first nine games ... Season turned around in a Ball State win (Mar. 4), going 3-for-3 with five RBI ... At #1 Virginia, went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a RBI and run scored ... Was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI and his first home run of the season in the win over The Citadel ... Made a strong case for Big South Player of the Week versus Radford, batted .583 (7-for-12) with six runs, a double, two home runs, six RBI, 1.167 slugging pct.,.667 on-base pct. And a stolen base ... In game one, was 1-for-2 with a walk and hit by pitch ... Also scored twice and stole a base ... In game two, was 4-for-6 with an RBI single and scored twice ... In game three, was 2-for-5 with five RBI ... Hit a solo home run for a 3-0 lead after three complete then put the game out of reach with a grand slam in the fourth ... In the UNC Wilmington win, Witten hit his first career triple --a three-run triple at that, going 2-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBI.

2010 (So.): Played in 39 games, starting 15 - including the last month as the first baseman ... Batted .321 overall and .339 as a starter Big South All-Tournament as he was a key figure in the team's championship, going 6-for-8 (.750) with five extra base hits and six RBI in the final two games against High Point and Liberty ... Witten was a perfect 4-for-4 with three doubles in the win over High Point ... In the championship game against Liberty, Witten was 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in the 8-2 win ... Stepped up big for the second straight weekend at the Myrtle Beach Regional to earn All-Tournament honors ... Hit a grand slam in the sixth and scored the winning run after doubling to open the 10th inning in the 11-10 win over the College of Charleston (June 7) in the Regional Championship ... Also in that CofC final, made an impressive stretch at first to record an out on what could have been the game-winning run ... Hit .278 with a double, a home run and six RBI in the regional ... Over his last nine games played - eight as a starter - batted 13-for-34 (.382), starting with that 4-for-4, three RBI performance versus High Point in the Big South Tournament ... Went 3-for-3 with four RBI, two doubles, a home run and three runs scored in a win over Toledo.

2009 (RFr.): Played in 28 games for the Chanticleers with seven starts in 2009 ... Hit .292 with six doubles, a home run and 12 RBI ... Had a .479 slugging percentage ... Blasted a home run and drove in two in the win over Radford (April 11) ... Had a three-run double in the win over VMI (May 9) ... Went 2-for-3 with four runs scored and two doubles against Stony Brook (March 8).

2008 (Fr.): Earned a medical redshirt and retained his year of eligibility ... Appeared in 11 games with seven starts prior to the injury ... Hit .250 with a home run and seven RBI ... Was 2-for-4 with three RBI at North Carolina (March 11) ... Hit his first collegiate home run and had three RBI at Clemson (March 18) ... Also made four appearances on the mound, striking out three and allowing seven earned runs in 9.2 innings ... Pitched five innings against Virginia Tech (Feb. 25), allowing three earned runs and striking out a batter ... Did not allow a run in relief appearances against Toledo and Ball State.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Hit .535 with 41 RBI and 24 stolen bases ... Was 10-1 with a 0.59 earned-run average and 108 strikeouts in 70 innings ... His 25 home runs during the junior season were the second-most in a single year in Kentucky history ... Finished just two home runs shy of the career home run record ... Was a Preseason All-America pick by Louisville Slugger and ended his career with a .503 batting average, 235 RBI and 403 strikeouts on the mound .... Also played football for Danville and was an All-State quarterback his junior and senior seasons for the Admirals ... Was named the Advocate-Messenger Player of the Year in 2006 and helped the Admirals to the state championship game his senior season in football ... Was a member of the National Honor Society at Danville.

Personal: Born July 12, 1988 ... Son of Richard Witten and Mariam Kubale.

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