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#3 Mitch Widau
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Richmond, Ind.
High School: Richmond
Experience: 3 Letters
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Mitch Widau
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/12/2008

Mitch Widau's Career & Game-By-Game Statistics (PDF)

2012 (Senior)
Played and started 45 games at second base to earn his fourth letter ... Finished fifth on the team with a .272 batting average, hitting primarily in the number two hole in the lineup ... Fourth on the team with 44 hits in 162 at-bats ... Posted a .361 on-base percentage as he drew a team-high 19 walks and was hit by six pitches ... Led the team with nine sacrifice bunts and four sacrifice flies ... Drove in 21 runs and scored 24 runs ... Posted five doubles and a triple while also stealing four bases ... Recorded 11 multiple-hit games, all two-hit efforts, while adding five multiple-RBI contests ... Drove in a career-high three runs against Eastern Michigan (April 20) ... Posted an 11-game hitting streak, his second longest hitting streak of his career ... Recorded hits from April 3-April 21, going 15-of-40 (.375) with four multiple-hit games ... Hit .242 in Mid-American Conference play with 24 hits in 99 at-bats as he started all 24 league games at second base.

2011 (Junior)
Played in 46 games to earn his third letter ... Made 45 starts at second base ... His 45 starts were tied for second most on the team ... Third on the team with a .313 batting average as he posted 52 hits in 166 at-bats ... Tallied a team-high .433 on-base percentage with a team-high 34 walks ... His 34 walks ranked first in the Mid-American Conference while his .433 on-base percentage was sixth in the league ... Finished third on the team with 29 runs scored and 26 RBI ... Posted six doubles, a triple and a home run ... Tallied 14 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI contests ... Notched a career-high three hits on three different occasions against Charlotte (March 11), Belmont (March 18) and Southeast Missouri (Feb. 26) ... Drove in a career-high three runs against SEMO ... Finished the season on a team-high nine-game hitting streak (May 6-21) while also ending the year reaching base in 12 straight games ... Hit his first career home run at Kennesaw State (Feb. 18) while notching his first career triple against Central Michigan (April 23) ... Posted a .303 batting average in 26 MAC games, finishing with a .434 on-base percentage.

2010 (Sophomore)
Played in 43 games to earn his second letter ... Made 34 starts for the Cardinals at second base and as the designated hitter ... Posted a .289 batting average with 37 hits in 128 at-bats ... Scored 25 runs and drove in 11 ... Notched a .378 on-base percentage as he was second on the team with 11 hit-by-pitch ... Recorded four doubles on the year ... Posted eight multiple-hit games, all with two hits apiece ... Posted one multiple-RBI game on the year, April 30 against Eastern Michigan ... Turned in a .302 batting average in Mid-American Conference games as he tallied 26 hits against league foes ... Posted a team-best 15-game hitting streak (March 27-April 23)

2009 (Freshman)
Appeared in seven games off of the bench to earn his first letter.

High School
Three-year letterwinner at Richmond High School for coach John Cate ... Earned First Team All-North Central Conference as a senior as he helped Richmond to a 16-12 record ... Posted a .468 batting average with 12 doubles, two triples and two home runs ... Drove in 33 runs and scored 27 runs ... Successful on 15 of 16 stolen base attempts ... Earned All-Area honors as a senior ... Team captain and Most Valuable Player ... Second Team All-NCC as a junior ... Played summer baseball for American Legion Post 65 ... Also lettered in basketball at Richmond as the point guard for coach Chad Bolser.

Personal
Majoring in business ... Born July 20, 1989 ... Son of Patricia and Jeff Widau ... Has two brothers, Ryan and Jake ... Full name is Mitchell Lee Widau ... Owns a 3.303 G.P.A.