19 - Chris Winterfeldt Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185
    Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.
    Bat/Throw: L/L
    Position: Infield photo         Made a good showing as the starting first baseman in 2002 ... Developed into a good defensive player ... Has good range and footwork around the bag ... Provides the Hokies with a solid left-handed bat ... May be looked on to be a table setter in 2003 ... Can be a threat on the basepaths ... Began his Tech career as an outfielder after transferring from Methodist College ... Underwent elbow surgery following the 2000 season and was held out of competition during the 2000-2001 school year ... Moved to first base in the fall of 2001 ... Bounced back to play in 58 of Tech's 59 games last year ... Enjoyed his best offensive season, batting .306 ... Will be looked to for continued improvement and steady play this spring ...

    2001-02: Worked at first base during the fall and opened the season as the starter ... Started five-straight games in left field during mid-March, then returned to first base where he started a total of 47 games ... Batted .306 for the season ... Contributed six doubles and three home runs ... Finished with 21 runs batted in and 38 runs scored ... Stole nine bases in 15 attempts ... Had two-hit games against Old Dominion, Western Michigan and Charlotte early in the season ... Was 4-for-5 with a home run at Richmond ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Tech's first game with Pittsburgh and was 2-for-4 with four RBIs in the final game of the Hokies' three-game series with the Panthers ... Had three hits in a win over Seton Hall ... Homered and drove in three runs in a home win against Radford ... Posted five hits in nine at bats during a pair of starts at Georgetown ... Scored five runs in those games and drove in two ... Was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two runs batted in during a win over West Virginia ... Registered a hit in each of Tech's three games in the BIG EAST Championship ...

    2000-01: Underwent elbow surgery after the 2000 season ... Did not participate in fall practice ... Was held out of competition during the 2001 season to allow more time to recover from his injury ...

    1999-00: Played in 39 games ... His 27 starts included 12 in right field, 10 in left field and five at DH ... Batted .294 with 18 RBIs ... Hit safely in 10 of his last 13 games ... Carried a .394 batting average with runners in scoring position ... Turned in two hits, including a triple, and stole two bases during a win over Tennessee ... Smacked a three-run homer at High Point ... Collected a season-high three hits and scored twice in a loss at James Madison ... Drove in two runs in games against Kent, UMass and Duquesne ... Had two hits and three RBIs in another game with Duquesne ... Posted six doubles, a triple and two home runs ...

    Methodist: Saw action in 23 games as an outfielder for Coach Tom Austin at Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC ... Drew seven starts ... Collected eight hits, including two doubles, in 37 at bats for a .216 batting average ... Scored eight runs and drove in five ...

    High School: Saw action as a pitcher, first baseman and outfielder for Coach Jim Thacker at Jefferson Forest High ... Lettered three seasons ... Earned first-team all-area, all-district, all-region and all-state honors his senior year ... Helped his American Legion team to a state championship in 1996 ... Played in the '96 Dixie Youth World Series ...

    Personal: Christopher Todd Winterfeldt ... Born 6/29/80 in Jackson, MS ... Son of Todd and Robin Winterfeldt ... Enrolled in interdisciplinary studies.

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