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#13 Kolbrin Vitek
Position: Right Hand Pitcher/Second Base
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bryan, Ohio
High School: Bryan
Experience: 2 Letters
Kolbrin Vitek
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/06/2008

Kolbrin Vitek's Career & Game-By-Game Statistics (PDF)

2010 (Junior)
Drafted in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox with the 20th overall pick ... Named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year ... Louisville Slugger First Team All-America at the utility position ... ABCA First Team All-America at the utlity position ... Baseball America Second Team All-America at utility position ... Second Team All-America by Ping!Baseball ... First Team All-MAC selection ... Named to the Golden Spikes Award Watch List for the top player in the nation ... Named one of three finalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player Award, given to the nation's top two-way player ... Led the Cardinals with a .361 batting average at the plate while also leading the team with a 3.28 ERA as a weekend starter ... Led the MAC with a 3.28 ERA on the year in a team-high 79.2 innings of work ... Tallied a team-high 84 hits and scored a MAC-high 73 runs in 58 games played ... Led the team with 20 doubles, 17 home runs and 68 RBI while posting a team-high .691 slugging percentage and a .445 on-base percentage ... Posted 16 stolen bases which was second on the team ... Recorded 26 multilpe-hit games on the year and 20 multiple-RBI games ... Owned a 3-4 record on the mound with three saves ... Made 17 appearances, including 13 starts on the mound .... Struck out 60 batters while only walking 20 and limited opponents to a .252 batting average ... In MAC play, he led the team with a .364 batting average and owned a 2.72 ERA ... He tallied 10 home runs against MAC foes and psoted a .757 slugging percentage ... He had a 3-2 record with two saves in 53.0 innings of work in league play while striking out 44 batters ... Midseason First Team All-America by Baseball America ... Baseball America Second Team Preseason All-America ... Louisville Slugger Preseason Second Team All-America ... Named top prospect in the Great Lakes Summer League by Baseball America as he won the league's Triple Crown ... Named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week (Feb. 22) for his performance against No. 15 Arkansas ... Posted a .500 batting average (7-of-14) in the three-game series against the nationally ranked Razorbacks ... He tallied a season-high four hits in the Cardinals' 5-2 victory over Arkansas as he scored three runs and drove in a run ... Also earned MAC West Player of the Week honors (March 1) for his effort against UAB ... He paced the Cardinals' attack at UAB as he posted a .389 batting average (7-of-18) and a .944 slugging percentage in the four-game series ... He tallied three home runs on the weekend while scoring a team-high six runs and driving in four runs ... Named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (March 29) after dominating on the mound and at the plate against Ohio ... He tossed 7.0 shutout innings and only allowed two hits against the Bobcats ... He faced just 23 batters in 7.0 innings of work and did not allow a base runner past first base ... At the plate, he posted a .500 batting average (6-of-12) in the three-game series and a .571 on-base percentage ... MAC West Player of the Week (May 3) and Central Region Player of the Week by Collegebaseballinsider.com for his efforts against Eastern Michigan and Huntington ... He drove in 10 runs and scored 10 runs in the four games ... Posted a 1.200 slugging percentage as he hit four home runs, including two in the series opener against EMU with his second being a three-run walk-off home run ... Named MAC West Pitcher of the Week (May 17), marking the second straight season he has earned both player and pitcher of the week honors in the MAC ... Tossed his first career complete game shutout as he blanked Northern Illinois over 9.0 innings ... He allowed just five hits while striking out a season-high eight batters on 104 pitches.

2009 (Sophomore)
Named to the Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award Watch List by the Collegiate Baseball Foundation prior to the season ... Named Honorable Mention All-Ping!Baseball ... Started in 50 games for the Cardinals to earn his second letter ... Played third base and designated hitter when he did not start on the mound ... Named First Team All-Mid-American Conference at the At-Large/Utility position ... Second on the team with a .389 batting average as he tallied 81 hits ... Led the Cardinals and was second in the MAC with a .736 slugging percentage ... Led the team with 13 home runs, 25 doubles and 67 RBI ... His 25 doubles tied the Ball State single-season record and led the MAC ... He was fourth in NCAA Division I in doubles per game at 0.50 ... Finished second in the MAC in RBI and his 67 RBI was fifth most in a single-season in Ball State history ... Recorded 153 total bases on the year to finish fifth all-time in BSU history for a season ... Scored 57 runs on the year ... Third on the team and sixth in the MAC with 17 stolen bases ... Posted 26 multiple-hit games and led the team with 19 multiple-RBI contests ... Posted a 16-game hitting streak during the year and closed the season by hitting safely in nine straight games ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week April 27 ... Drove in a career-high six runs in the Cardinals’ victory at Ohio State (April 22) ... Posted a season-high four hits against Central Michigan (April 18) which was in the middle of his 16-game hitting streak ... During the streak, he tallied 30 hits including a seven-game stretch in which he had 19 hits ... Also excelled as a weekend starter on the mound for the Cardinals as he made 12 appearances and 11 starts ... Posted a 4-3 record and a  5.65 ERA in 57.1 innings of work ... Recorded a team-high 56 strikeouts while only walking nine batters ... Set the Ball State single-season record for walks per nine innings as he only allowed 1.42 ... That mark was 28th in the nation ... Named MAC West Pitcher of the Week March 23, marking the only player to earn both player and pitcher weekly honors ... He allowed just one unearned run in 6.0 innings against Akron (March 22) as he struck out eight ... Tallied a career-high 11 strikeouts against Western Michigan (April 26).

2008 (Freshman)
Played in 34 games in the field with 34 starts to earn his first letter ... Started 31 games as designated hitter and three games at first base ... Also made 13 starts on the mound, primarily as the Sunday starter ... Named First Team Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball ... Posted a 6-1 record on the mound in his 13 starts ... Recorded a 5.65 ERA in 65.1 innings of work ... Worked the second most innings on the team on the hill ... Posted a team-high 69 strikeouts while allowing walking 19 batters ... Threw a career-high seven innings against both Kent State and Buffalo when he allowed just two earned runs in each game while striking out seven batters each time ... Struck out a career-high nine batters in a victory against Charleston Southern ... Named Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week (March 19) after going 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA against Charleston Southern and Presbyterian ... Recorded victories against UAB, Charleston Southern, Presbyterian, Buffalo, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan ... Tallied a .305 batting average to finished fifth on the team in hitting ... Notched 39 hits as he posted four doubles, three triples and five home runs ... Drove in 24 runs while scoring 28 runs ... Posted 10 multiple hit games, including four three-hit contests ... Drove in multiple runs on seven different occasions, including two games of three RBI ... Put together a seven-game hitting streak to start his career and also had a six-game hitting streak during the season.

High School
Earned three letters in baseball for coach Scott Huard ... Pitched and played shortstop ... A first team all-conference, all-district and all-state selection ... Also earned district player of the year honors ... Compiled a .457 batting average as a senior with six home runs, 15 doubles and 30 RBI ... Also logged a .938 slugging percentage ... On the mound, tossed 53 innings as a senior with 84 strikeouts ... Notched a 7-1 record ... Also lettered two years in high school basketball and was an all-conference honorable mention selection ... Played summer baseball in the Midland organization and for the Evansville Razorbacks.

Personal
College major is undecided ... Born April 1, 1989, in Bryan, Ohio ... Son of Gerry and Kathy Vitek ... One brother ... Full name is Kolbrin Daniel Vitek.

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