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Paul  Witt


Pine Bluff, Ark.

High School:
Pine Bluff HS






•2005 15th-Round Major League Draft Selection (Florida Marlins)
•2005 NCAA Waco Regional Most Outstanding Player
•2005 NCAA Waco Regional All-Tournament Team
•2004 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Waco Tribune-Herald)
•2004 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
•2004 Big 12 Conference Player of the Week -- May 17
•2003 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
•2003 Minute Maid Park College Classic All-Tournament Team

•5th in games played (233)
•t-6th in times hit by pitch (23)
•3rd in sacrifices (26)
•3rd in assists (512)
•t-4th in Big 12 games played (99)
•4th in Big 12 times hit by pitch (12)
•t-4th in Big 12 sacrifices (9)
•6th in Big 12 stolen bases (12)
•2nd in Big 12 assists (218)

•Played for the Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Jamestown Jammers of the Florida Marlins organization
•Hit .231 with a run scored in four games for Greensboro
•Played 35 games for Jamestown and hit .205 with four doubles, a triple and nine RBI

2005 (SENIOR)
•One of four Bears to start all 70 games, all at shortstop
•Recorded 19 multiple-hit, fourth on team, and six multiple-RBI games
•Had a season-long six-game hitting streak April 22-30
•Established a Baylor single-season record with 218 assists
•2-for-4 with two runs vs. Rice (2/13)
•2-for-4 with a grand slam vs. UT-Arlington (2/15)
•2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs at Arizona State (2/27)
•2-for-4 with a double and three RBI vs. Kansas State (4/9)
•2-for-3 with a double and two RBI vs. Kansas State (4/10)
•2-for-3 with a double and two RBI at Kansas (4/16)
•3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs vs. UT-Arlington (4/26)
•3-for-3 with a double and two RBI vs. UT-San Antonio (5/3)
•Provided bases-loaded, walk-off RBI single in bottom of 10th as Baylor rallied to defeat Kansas 2-1 in first round of the Big 12 Tournament (5/25)
•2-for-4 with two runs against Oklahoma State at the Big 12 Tournament (5/26)
•Third on team with .325 (13-for-40) average during NCAA Tournament
•Earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the NCAA Waco Regional, going 6-for-12 (.500) with four runs scored
•Hit .333 (4-for-12) in Super Regional against Clemson
•Had two hits in each of the Bears' first two Super Regional games
•Plated game-tying win with an RBI fielder's choice in Baylor's dramatic comeback win over top-ranked and top-seeded Tulane at the College World Series (6/21)
•Scored runner from third with less than two outs in nine of 18 chances (50.0 percent)
•Fourth on team with 21 two-out hits
•Second on team with 15 two-out RBI
Summer 2004
Did not play competitively

2004 (JUNIOR)
•Primary starter at 2B, Also saw time at SS and CF
•Led Big 12 Conference in fielding percentage among second basemen
•Concluded season without making an error in the final 28 games, spanning 133 chances
•Hit .318 (28-for-88) with 15 runs, seven doubles and 14 RBI in 24 conference games
•Enjoyed an 11-game hitting streak in Big 12 play and hit safely in final six league contests
•Hit safely in 20 of 23 conference starts, including 17 of final 18 contests
•Hit safely in 31 of last 36 games with 14 multiple-hit games in that time
•Ended career-long 13-game hitting streak in season's final game
•Hit .352 (31-for-88) with runners on base, .357 (20-for-56) in scoring position
•Scored the runner from third with less than two outs in 13 of 16 chances (81.3 percent)
•Led team with a .403 average (25-for-62) with two outs
•Second on team with 25 two-out hits and sixth on team with 10 two-out RBI
•Enjoyed a 2-for-3 outing with an RBI against UC Irvine (3/6)
•Scored three times and went 1-for-3 with a walk against Vanderbilt (3/12)
•Started in CF, went 1-for-4 against Texas State (3/16)
•Successfully executed a game-tying suicide squeeze bunt against Texas A&M (3/21)
•Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored against TCU (3/30)
•Scored twice and went 2-for-4 at Missouri (4/4)
•Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against UT-Arlington (4/7)
•Was 2-for-4 against Oklahoma State with a double, three RBI and a stolen base (4/9)
•Went 2-for-4 with a game-tying, two-out, two-run single against Kansas (4/23)
•Followed that with a 2-for-4 outing with a double, an RBI and a run scored two days later against the Jayhawks
•Produced an RBI double and a bunt single in four at bats against Texas Southern (4/28)
•Went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in game two of a doubleheader at Kansas State (5/1)
•Was 2-for-4 with first home run of the season against Texas State (5/12)
•Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run against Nebraska (5/14)
•Cut down a potential go-ahead run at the plate from one knee after a diving stop up the middle, then scored the winning run on a passed ball against Nebraska (5/15)
•Was 3-for-5 wit a double, two runs and two RBI against Texas Southern (5/19)
•Went 2-for-6 with a double, two runs and an RBI at Texas Tech (5/22)
•Was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI at Texas Tech (5/23)
•Had the game-winning hit in both Baylor victories at the Big 12 Conference Tournament
•Went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI vs. Texas Tech at Big 12 Tournament (5/26)
•Was 2-for-4 with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI against Oklahoma (5/28)
•Established a Big 12 Tournament record, participating in eight double plays

•Spent his first summer in the Cape Cod League, appearing in 31 games for the Chatham A's
•Hit .182 with seven steals and 14 runs scored
•Split time between second base (14 games), third base (14) and the outfield (1)

•Enjoyed two hitting streaks of seven games during the season
•Had three hits and scored two runs, including the tying run in the ninth in a 12-10, 10-inning victory at Arizona (2/8)
•Had four hits and scored twice in a 12-4 win over Louisiana-Lafayette at the Minute Maid Park College Classic (2/16)
•Plated Bears' first run, then scored winning run in seventh vs. Oklahoma (3/22)
•That total was more than he made in the first 28 games of the season combined
•Hit first collegiate home run at Texas (4/4)
•Second homer was a two-run shot at Oklahoma State in a 16-11 Baylor win (4/12)
•Finished the day with three RBI and three runs scored
•Was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI against Kansas (4/27)
•Drove in two runs with a double and a triple vs. Kansas State (5/3)
•Homered twice in three games at Nebraska in mid-May

•Hit .285 and stole 32 bases in 34 tries for Jayhawk League champion Hays Larks
•Scored 34 runs and drove in 25, with eight doubles and two home runs

•Utility man saw action at second base, shortstop, third base and in the outfield
•Appeared in 50 games (24 starts)
•Stole 10 bases in 13 attempts, good for second on the team
•Went 2-for-3 scored twice and drove in a run vs. Rice in his first collegiate game (2/7)
•Singled up the middle in the 11th to drive home the winning run vs. Kansas (3/17)
•First three-hit game was vs. McNeese State (3/20), with a run and two RBI
•Moved into starting lineup at second base in final two games of Missouri series
•Responded by scoring four times in series
•Scored three times as the Bears beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 13-9 (4/14)

•Three-year letterwinner at Pine Bluff [Ark.] High School for head coach Billy Bock
•Two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference honoree
•Named Southeast Arkansas Player of the Year as a senior
•TPX All-American
•Hit .511 as a senior with 14 doubles, four triples, four home runs, 42 runs, a .872 slugging percentage and a .586 on base percentage
•As a junior, hit .448 with 13 doubles, 27 RBI and 14 stolen bases while leading his team to the 5A state runner-up spot
•Earned all-state, all-district and all-tournament honors in 2000 after being named to the all-conference, all-sophomore and the All-Southeast Arkansas teams as a sophomore
•Member of the National Honor Society and a Scholastic All-American

•Full name is Paul Anthony Witt
•Born Dec. 8, 1982, in Pine Bluff, Ark.
•Son of Randy and Sherry Witt
•Brother Nathan played collegiate baseball at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
•Chose Baylor over Mississippi State, Missouri, Kansas State, Arkansas and Oklahoma State

Hits: 4 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (2/16/03)
Runs: 3, five times
Doubles: 2 vs. Houston (3/11/03)
Triples: 1, three times
Home Runs: 1, six times
RBI: 4 vs. UT-Arlington (2/15/05)
Stolen Bases: 2, twice
Walks: 3 vs. Houston (2/14/03)
Hitting Streak: 13 games (5/11/04 through 5/28/04)

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