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Tanner Witt
5  Tanner Witt

Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185






Cats Travel to Lincoln Wednesday Night

K-State looking for first season sweep of the Huskers since 2010


Matthys Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

K-State freshman has the most wins by a Wildcat relief pitcher in the Big 12 era


K-State Hangs On for 3-2 Sunday Victory

Jake Matthys tossed a career-high 4.1 shutout innings with three strikeouts


Cowboys Rally for 7-6 Win Over K-State

Wildcats score four third-inning runs but come up empty over final six frames


Oklahoma State Takes Series Opener, 9-2

Cowboys score four first-inning runs

Junior (2012): Played in 54 games with 52 starts, mainly at a corner outfield spot, as he earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors... Hit .310 with nine doubles, three triples and 21 RBI to go along with 20 steals, 40 walks and 48 runs scored... Also reached base at a .444 clip... Finished fifth in the Big 12 in walks, sixth in stolen bases, seventh in on-base percentage and 10th in runs scored... Set a K-State record with six walks in a game against Nebraska Omaha on May 5, a mark that tied the Big 12 record, while he scored a career-best four runs in the contest... His six-walk game against the Mavericks was part of a 10-walk effort over the three-game series... Also tied a school record with four steals against Hartford on March 10, which was the most in the Big 12 during the year and one shy of the conference record... Finished fourth on the team with 17 multi-hit games, while he had a team-best streak of 25-straight games reaching base safely from March 2 to April 11... Was second on the team with 10 infield singles... Tied a career best with three hits on four occasions - at Minnesota on April 13, at No. 8 Texas A&M on March 16, against Sacred Heart on April 5 and against No. 5 Baylor on April 14... Doubled and drove in two runs against the Gophers on March 13, while he tied a career high with four RBI against the Aggies on March 16... Drove in the game-winning run on March 31 against No. 24 Oklahoma in the top of the ninth inning... Also saw his first career action on the mound in 2012, making eight appearances out of the bullpen... Did not surrender an earned run over nine innings, while he limited opponents to a .194 batting average (6-for-31)... Tossed two scoreless innings in three-straight outings - at Missouri State on April 11, against Northern Colorado on April 17 and in a non-conference game at Kansas on April 25... Did not allow a hit in his appearance against the Bears, while he tallied a season-best three strikeouts against the Jayhawks... Earned Second Team Academic All-Big 12 accolades.

Sophomore (2011):
Played in 58 games with 51 starts, mainly at shortstop... Hit .241 (48-of-199) with four doubles, a triple and 18 RBI... Was also 14-of-16 in stolen base attempts... Five of his 14 stolen bases came in Big 12 play to tie for 10th in the league... Ranked fourth on the squad in multi-hit games (15) and infield hits (7)... Also tallied 10 multi-RBI contests... Recorded a pair of three-hit games - at No. 21 Baylor on March 27 and at Nebraska on April 17... Tied his season high in RBI with two against both Western Illinois on March 6 and Missouri on May 8... Set career high in runs scored with three against the Leathernecks on March 6.

Freshman (2010): Appeared in 36 games, including 19 starts, mainly at second base... Hit .254 with two doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI... Went 2-for-4 with a career high four RBI against Wichita State on March 30... Also had two RBI against Kent State on March 14 and against Texas on May 9 on a single to tie the game... Hit a home run in both games against Chicago State.

Lake Zurich HS: A three-year letterwinner for the Bears under head coach Gary Simon... Rated the No. 1 shortstop, catcher, outfielder and hitter, and the No. 2 pitcher at the Full Package Showcase in October 2007... Also rated the No. 1 catcher and outfielder, No. 2 shortstop and pitcher, and No. 4 hitter at the Prep Baseball Report Chicago Showcase in September 2007... Led team to a conference and regional championship, while he was named all-conference and all-area... Also lettered in football as a quarterback and defensive back, leading his team to a conference and state championship... An honors student who participated in the Awana Leadership Counsel.

Personal: Tanner Cade Witt was born January 25, 1991, in Dallas, Texas... Son of Tommy and Lorrie Witt... Has two siblings, Lauren and Seth... Majoring in business administration.