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Keith Werman
Keith Werman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vienna, Va.

High School:
Oakton

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 150

Position:
INF/C

B/T:
L/R



2012
• Free-agent signee by Seattle Mariners following season
• Named Second-Team All-ACC at second base
• Started 58 games: 48 times at second base and 10 at catcher
• Had 28 sacrifice hits to set the Virginia single-season record, breaking the record of 27 that he set in 2011
• First nationally with 28 sacrifice bunts
• Reached base safely in 28-consecutive games from Feb. 25-April 11; snapped April 13 vs. UNC
• Had a team season-high 15-game hitting streak from March 13-April 7
• Ranked eighth in conference in OBP in ACC games (.430); batted .321 in ACC play (second on team, ninth in league)
• Received day off March 14 vs. Marist; had played in 95-straight games, dating to May 21, 2010, at Miami
• Went 2-for-5, with three runs scored and three RBI in series sweep of Monmouth (2/24-26)
• Went 3-for-3 with sac bunt against Marist (3/13)
• Went 3-for-8 with one run and an RBI in series at Florida State (3/17-19)
• Registered at least two hits in each game against Clemson, going 6-for-10 with four RBI and one run in series (3/23-25)
• Went 4-for-9 with three runs scored in series at NC State (3/30-4/1); hit lead-off triple in the eighth inning on Saturday; scored the go-ahead run in a 5-2 victory (3/31)
• Went 5-for-8, scored three times in Miami series (4/28-30)
• Was 2-for-7, scored five runs in NCAA tournament (6/2-3)

2011

• Started 67 of 68 games, all at second base
• Laid down 27 sacrifice bunts, which ranked first nationally
• Led team with 31 walks and 15 HBP
• Committed just one error over final 35 games
• Hit .455 (5-for-11) with .538 on base percentage in College World Series
• Recorded three sacrifice bunts, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch with two runs scored in the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional (6/11-13)
• Went 1-for-1 with two walks and three runs scored against East Carolina in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional (6/5)
• Went 2-for-10 with three RBI in ACC Tournament
• Had two key hits in Miami series, with go-ahead RBI single in Saturday win and another RBI single in Sunday win
• Notched three RBI in the series sweep of Duke (4/15, 17)
• Had a great series at Georgia Tech, going 7-for-11 with six RBI and four runs scored (4/8-10)
• Went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against Radford (4/5)
• Went 2-for-3 and scored a run against Towson (3/23)
• Started the season with a 5-for-12 weekend with three runs scored in the Auburn Tournament (2/18-20)

2010
• 2010 Second-Team All-ACC at second base
• Led team, ranked 31st nationally in batting (.414)
• His .414 batting average stands fifth all-time in a single season at Virginia and the best since Glenn Harris hit .425 in 1981
• Second on team, 12th in ACC in batting in ACC games only (.354)
• Excellent handler of bat; one of team's best bunters - had team-high 15 sacrifices (third in ACC, eighth in NCAA)
• Had two or more hits in 17 of his 39 starts
• Recorded just nine strikeouts in 192 plate appearances - ranked 27th toughest to strikeout in Division I baseball and toughest in ACC (1 K every 16.9 AB)
• Committed only two errors - .989 fielding percentage
• Had career-best 10-game hit streak snapped against UNC (5/15 - game 1) but rebounded to go 3-for-6 in the last two games of the series
• Hit double and later scored on go-ahead home run in game 1 of Charlottesville Super Regional vs. Oklahoma (6/12)
• Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in decisive game seven of Charlottesville Regional (6/7)
• Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at Miami (5/22)
• Went 6-for-9 in Duke series; had four hits in 4/30 win (all six hits were singles)
• Had three hits in win over George Mason (4/21)
• Went 2-for-4 in the Friday win over Georgia Tech (4/9)
• Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, two RBI in win over Radford (4/7)
• Hit go-ahead two-out, two-run single in ninth inning to cap six-run inning in 9-8 win at FSU (3/13)
• Recorded second career four-hit game vs. Rhode Island (2/27)
• Went 3-for-4 in win at East Carolina (2/21)


2009

• Became key factor on team late in the season, playing in each of the last 14 games and starting in 11 of those contests
• Hit .442 (19-for-43) in last 16 games
• Hit team-best .417 in NCAA tournament, including .600 (6-for-10) in College World Series
• Had career-high four hits in CWS opener vs. LSU (6/13)
• Went 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs against Cal State Fullerton (6/15)
• Went 3-for-10 in Irvine Regional, starting all three games at second
• Had big two-run triple in seventh inning of ACC tournament vs. Duke (5/23)
• Went 4-for-7 in Virginia Tech series
• Started vs. Duke (5/10) and reached base all five times (3-for-3, two walks, SB); this game was catalyst to his late-season surge
• Made first start at shortstop and had two hits, SB vs. Wagner (3/18)
• Earned second start (first ACC start) vs. Miami (3/21)
• Committed just three errors (one after Feb. 27)
• Had just seven strikeouts in 84 plate appearances
• In limited summer action with Vienna Senators of Clark Griffith Collegaite League, hit .257 with five RBI in 12 games

OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL
• 2008 Washington Post Northern Virginia Player of the Year
• Named First-Team All-Met, All-State, All-Region and All-District as senior
• Oakton High School's 2008 Sportsman of the Year
• Did not commit an error or passed ball during his junior or senior seasons
• Hit .435 as senior, .521 as junior; District Player of the Year, team MVP as junior
• Named First-Team All-State as designated hitter and First-Team All-Region and All-District as catcher his junior year
• Played for head coach Scott Rowland

PERSONAL
• Full name is Keith Edward Werman
• Parents are Frank and Joanne Werman
• Has two sisters, Kristi and Kimberly, a brother, Kyle, and brother-in-law, Ryan
• Brother played baseball at UVa (`01-05), signed with N.Y. Mets, played independent ball with Washington Wild Things; currently is assistant coach at Radford.
• He is ambidextrous - once pitched a seven-inning complete game, throwing 3.1 innings left handed and 3.2 right handed to get the win