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21 Sean Doolittle
Sean  Doolittle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tabernacle, N.J.

High School:
Shawnee

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
LHP/1B

B/T:
L/L

• 2007 NCBWA Preseason All-American
• 2007 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American
• 2007 Wallace Watch List
• 2007 Roger Clemens Award Watch List

2006
• ACC Player of the Year and First Team All-ACC
• Finalist for Brooks Wallace Award given to nation's top player by the College Baseball Foundation
• Second Team All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, SEBaseball.com, NCBWA
• 2006 VaSID Pitcher of the Year
• VaSID All-State First Team as pitcher and second team as first baseman
• College Baseball Foundation All-American team
• Named ACC Pitcher of the Week after his 13 strikeout performance in a win over Maryland (5/1)
• Tied for team lead with 57 RBI and second in doubles (15), third in home runs (4), fifth in hits (70)
• Tied single-season record for base on balls (54)
• Became one of only four Cavaliers all-time to win at least 10 games in a single season after going 11-2 with a 2.38 ERA
• 11 wins on the mound was the second-most in a single season
• Fifth-most strikeouts in a single-season (108)
• Left-handed hitters hit .167 against while opponents hit .193 against him
• Had 18 multiple-hit games and 15 multiple RBI games
• Had a season-long 10-game hitting streak (2/26-3/12)
• Had seven three-hit games
• Homered in games vs. Boston College, Miami, Maryland and Virginia Tech
• Tossed a career-high eight innings against Clemson (3/17)
• Struck out a career-high 13 batters (4/28)
• Recorded a save at Coastal Carolina (2/12)
• Had wins on the mound against nationally-ranked Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Miami, North Carolina and Florida State
• Member of the 2006 USA National team which captured its second straight FISU (International University Sports Federation) World Championship and finished its summer season 28-2-1 for a .919 winning percentage, which was the best-ever by a USA Baseball Collegiate Team.

2005


• Named Second Team All-ACC as a freshman
• Earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and Baseball America Freshman All-American honors
• Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team as well as the VaSID All-State First Team
• Member of the 2005 USA Baseball National Team
• Started 59 of 60 games at first base for the Cavaliers
• Hit .313 with 70 hits, 12 doubles, one triple, a team-high 11 homers and 57 RBI
• Made 22 appearances on the mound posting a 3-2 mark with a 1.64 ERA while recording the third-most strikeouts (66) on the team in 49.1 innings pitched
• First career appearance came on the mound in Virginia's opener against UNC Wilmington (2/11)
• Had 20 multiple-hit games and 15 multiple-RBI games
• Had a season-long 16 game hitting streak from Apr. 24-May 26
• Made his first start at DH and recorded his first hit, going 1-for-2 in Virginia's 2-0 win against UNC Wilmington
• Finished a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate and recorded his first career home run and RBI in Virginia's 7-4 win over UNC Wilmington - also pitched two scoreless innings and recorded three strikeouts (2/13)
• First collegiate win came when he tossed 6.0 innings with six strikeouts, four hits allowed and one run to help Virginia to a 13-2 win over James Madison (3/9)
• Matched a season-high eight strikeouts in four innings en route to his first save of the season and a 9-2 Virginia win over the No. 4 team in the nation (4/23)
• Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball, striking out two in Virginia's 2-1 win over No. 4 Georgia Tech (4/24)
• Doubled and finished 2-for-4 at the plate against #15 Florida State (4/29)

Prep
• Drafted in the 39th round by the Atlanta Braves in the MLB Draft
• Named the New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year
• Selected as Baseball America's New Jersey Player of the Year
• Named the Star Ledger's New Jersey Player of the Year
• Selected to EA Sports' All-American Team
• Named a NBCA/Rawlings All-American in 2003
• Selected as the Philadelphia Inquirer's and the Courier Post's South Jersey Player of the Year twice (2003, 2004)

Personal
• Parents are Rory and Debbie Doolittle
• Born Sept. 26, 1986 in Rapid City, South Dakota
• Uncle played for JMU's 1983 team that competed in the College World Series
• Has a brother, Ryan, and a sister, Meghan.
• Younger brother, Ryan plays for UNC Wilmington

Doolittle's Career Hitting Statistics

Year Avg. G-GS AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB SB-A BB K
2005 .313 60-59 224 36 70 57 12 1 11 117 7-11 25 28
2006 .324 62-62 216 49 70 57 15 1 4 99 2-5 54 28
Career .318 122-121 440 85 140 114 27 2 15 216 9-16 79 56

Doolittle's Career Pitching Statistics

Year ERA G-GS W-L SV CG-SO IP H R ER BB K HB WP
2005 1.64 22-1 3-2 2 0-2 49.1 31 10 9 16 66 0 0
2006 2.38 18-15 11-2 1 0-1 90.2 64 29 24 21 108 4 2
Career 2.12 40-16 14-4 3 0-3 140 95 39 33 37 174 4 2

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