|| Matt Litzinger
Litzinger started 11 of the 26 games played in this past season...set career-high totals in nearly every offensive category during the 2008 season...carried a .260 batting average to finish the season...scored a career-high three runs and had four RBI off of one hit during a February 29, 25-3 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore...went 3-4 with a home run while driving in four during a May 6, 17-3 win over Coppin State.
Matt Litzinger started six games in the outfield for the Panthers, while appearing in 27 contests...posted a .303 batting average in 33 at bats...knocked in eight RBI off 10 hits..tallied first career hit in game one of a doubleheader vs. Lehigh on March 9 with an RBI-single...went 3-5 vs. Cleveland State on April 18, including first-career double...also scored three runs, helping the Panthers to a 12-5 win over the Vikings... recorded a career-high six putouts in a 6-5 Pitt victory over Central Michigan on May 8...blasted first-career homerun with a solo shot at Central Michigan as part of a 9-0 Panther win on May 9... helped Pitt to a close 16-15 win over Cleveland State on May 15 by driving in a career- and game-high three runs...tallied three multi-hit games...recorded 18 putouts and one assist without error for a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Litzinger appeared in four games for the Panthers with two at bats...recorded one putout in the outfield vs. WVU...saw first collegiate playing time on March 7 vs. Sacred Heart...recorded first career at bat on March 9 in a 9-3 win over St. Joseph's.
Litzinger played at nearby Serra Catholic High School...was recruited while playing in an all-star game in Erie for the WPIAL against District 10 all-stars...the first Division I baseball player from Serra Catholic in over a decade...batted .500 with eight doubles and 32 RBI for Serra Catholic...was also a member of the school's basketball team.
Born January 22, 1988...son of Joel and Cheryl Litzinger...has two brothers, Joel (22) and Brendan (21)...a communication major.