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Jon Metzger
Jon Metzger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairfax Station, Va.

High School:
Lake Braddock

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
LHP/OF

Experience:
2L



1999: Moved into the starting rotation in mid-March after several stellar relief outings ... Recorded a staff-low 3.53 ERA ... Kept ERA under 4.00 with the exception of two innings since he logged his third inning of work on the season ... Struck out six in two and two-thirds innings of work Feb. 20 against Penn State ... Struck out the side in one inning of relief work Feb. 24 at Old Dominion ... Struck out four in two innings of work March 7 against Rhode Island ... Despite allowing five unearned runs, was not touched for any earned runs and struck out a career-high 10 in only four and two-thirds innings in first-career start March 17 at UNC Greensboro, but did not figure in the decision ... Allowed just one earned run in five and one-thirds innings March 27 against N.C. State, but did not figure in the decision ... Struck out eight and allowed just three runs in six innings April 2 against Georgia Tech, but did not figure in the decision ... Hit a solo home run for his first-career hit April 6 at Richmond ... Struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief April 7 against VCU ... Also went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a career-high four RBI against the Rams ... Had a grand slam disallowed against VCU when he passed Julian Gonzalez at first base; instead, was awarded a three-run single ... Yielded only two runs on four hits in four and two-thirds inning April 11 at Wake Forest, but did not figure in the decision ... Finally picked up a decision April 23 against Maryland, going seven innings for the victory ... Allowed three runs, only one of which was earned, on six hits with four strike outs against the Terrapins ... Notched his second win in five days April 27 against Liberty, allowing three runs on four hits with seven strike outs over five innings of work ... Had an RBI double and struck out six in six innings but did not garner a decision May 16 against James Madison.

1998: Provided depth out of the UVa bullpen ... Appeared in seven games ... threw 3.2 innings of relief in second game against Wake Forest without allowing an earned run ... Tossed one shutout inning in second game against North Carolina, striking out three ... Threw one shutout inning against Coppin State, striking out two ... Made his first-career appearance in second game at Georgia Tech and struck out a career-high four batters in 3.2 innings.

Prep & Personal: A two-year letterwinner at Lake Braddock H.S. ... Named all-district and all-region ... Earned honorable mention all-metro honors ... also a four-year letterwinner and all-district selection in swimming ... Born Oct. 27, 1978 in Monroe, Wis.

Metzger's Career Statistics

Year    Avg  G-GS  AB R  H  RBI 2B 3B HR TB  SB-A BB K
1998   .000  0-0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0-0  0  0
1999   .240  11-8  25 3  6  8   1  0  1  10  0-0  2  10
Career .240  11-8  25 3  6  8   1  0  1  10  0-0  2  10

Year ERA G-GS W-L SV CG-SH IP H R ER K BB HB WP Avg 1998 8.31 7-0 0-0 0 0-0 13.0 13 14 12 13 15 2 1 .260 1999 3.53 18-10 2-0 0 0-0 63.2 62 35 25 74 48 3 7 .268 Career 4.34 25-10 2-0 0 0-0 76.2 75 49 37 74 63 5 8 .267