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26 Nick Kitzmann

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2018
All-CCAA honorable mention ... Appeared in 43 games, drawing team-high 37 starts behind plate ... Eight two-hit efforts and six multiple-RBI games ... Best hit streak was six games ... Top reached-base streak of 11 games, finishing with seven-gamer.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2017
Appeared in 33 games with 26 starts ... Led team with 23 starts at catcher, with three more as designated hitter ... Tritons were 18-8 in his starts ... Hit .284 with six doubles and pair of home runs ... Five multiple-hit and two multiple-RBI games ... Top hit streak of five games ... First collegiate hit, extra-base hit, run and RBI all came in 3-for-3 effort vs. Concordia (OR) (2/5), with double, two runs and two RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with first career home run, walk, three runs and season-high four RBI at Cal State San Bernardino (5/5) ... Home run was eighth-inning grand slam to cap 16-4 rout ... In very next game vs. CSUSB (5/6), produced season-high four hits and reached base safely in all six plate appearances, finishing 4-for-4 with double, walk, hit-by-pitch, two runs and an RBI ... Second home run came in postseason debut, in CCAA Championship opener vs. Stanislaus State (5/10), a one-out solo shot for 3-1 lead in sixth inning of 6-1 victory ... Made college debut in season's second game, to open doubleheader vs. Concordia (OR) (2/4), entering defensively behind plate to begin seventh before grounding out in first plate appearance ... Started each of first two games of NCAA Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas, going 1-for-4 with hit-by-pitch and two runs in opener ... In fact scored UCSD's first run at NCAA Championship since 2010 national title game in Cary, N.C., hitting single on 2-2 count with one out and coming across on Jack Larsen's third-inning home run vs. No. 16 St. Thomas Aquinas (5/28) ... Charged with single error in 142 defensive chances (.993).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Redshirted the season as one of four catchers on the roster ... Traveled as the third, emergency catcher.

SUMMER BALL
Played for independent Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks during the 2018 summer ... Teammates with Ted Stuka for the Wilson (N.C.) Tobs of the Coastal Plain League (CPL) during the 2017 summer ... Played for the Santa Maria Valley Packers during the 2016 summer ... Played for the SoCal Halos (2014-15) and the SoCal Chicago Cubs Scout Team (2013-14).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2015 graduate of Santa Ynez Valley Union High School ... Played in 83 games on varsity from 2013-15 ... Posted a .402 batting average, 90 hits, 69 RBI and eight home runs ... All-CIF Second Team and first-team all-league (2014) ... Guided team to CIF Division 5 title as a junior ... Lee Central Coast All-Area Second Team (2014) ... League MVP (2015) ... Lee Central Coast All-Area MVP (2015) ... Max Preps California Medium School All-State First Team (2015) ... Team MVP and captain (2015).

PERSONAL
Born June 24 in Santa Barbara ... Parents are Gary and Ruthie Kitzmann ... Older sister, Jennifer, ran track and field at UC Santa Barbara ... Structural engineering major at Sixth College ... Would like to pursue a career in structural engineering after graduating from UCSD ... Most memorable moment of baseball career was winning a CIF championship as a high school junior ... Hobbies include dirt bike riding, hunting and fishing ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets and Miami Dolphins ... Favorite athlete is Mike Napoli ... Listens to Rich Homie Quan and Toby Keith ... Favorite food is broccoli chicken casserole.

CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
At Bats: 5, 5/11/17 vs. Cal Poly Pomona
Runs: 3, 2 times (last 5/5/17 at Cal State San Bernardino)
Hits: 4, 5/6/17 vs. Cal State San Bernardino-1
Doubles: 1, 11 times (last 5/5/18 vs. Cal State San Marcos-1)
Triples: 1, 2/23/18 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
Home Runs: 1, 10 times (last 5/21/18 at Azusa Pacific)
RBI: 4, 5/5/17 at Cal State San Bernardino
Walks: 3, 5/29/18 vs. Columbus State
Stolen Bases: 0

CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)

Year AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OBP SF SH SB-ATT FLD%
2017 .284 33 26 88 21 25 6 0 2 15 37 .420 8 6 27 1 .379 1 1 0-0 .993 (125-16-1)
2018 .287 43 37 115 37 33 5 1 8 22 64 .557 22 21 50 1 .475 2 0 0-0 .997 (312-41-1)
TOTALS .286 76 63 203 58 58 11 1 10 37 101 .498 30 27 77 2 .437 3 1 0-0 .996 (437-57-2)

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2017
2018

Position: Catcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Solvang, CA
High School: Santa Ynez Valley Union HS
College: Sixth
Major: Structural Engineering
Experience: 2 Letters
Nick Photos:
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