An experienced shortstop with good range and an accurate arm ... Works hard and has good baseball savvy ... Has started 105 of Tech's 107 games the past two seasons ... Missed two games last year after being hit by a pitch ... Needs to get on base and contribute more offensively ... Walked just 11 times in 2005, the second-lowest total among regulars ... Showed signs of being a more disciplined hitter during the fall ... Hit better in ACC games than non-league games last season ... Coaches are hoping he picks up where he left off when he batted .429 over the Hokies' final eight games of 2005.
2004-05: Played and started in 49 games ... Batted .234 overall and .256 in league games ... Had eight doubles, two triples and a homer ... Drove in 18 runs ... Committed just one error in his last 15 games and finished with a .937 fielding mark ... Turned in a single, a run batted in and two runs scored against Savannah State ... Also had a hit and scored a run at Campbell ... Posted a hit in each of the three Maryland games ... Contributed a run-scoring single vs. UNC and collected two hits vs. Virginia, including his second double ... Was 3-for-4 with two doubles against JMU ... Drove in two runs against VCU ... Homered against ETSU in Kingsport ... Posted three hits in win at Duke and drove in three runs versus Richmond ... Had a hit in each of the Georgia Tech games ... Went 6-for-11 (.545) in the Wake Forest series ... Doubled, drove in a run and scored a run in ACC Tournament game against Maryland.
2003-04: Started every game at shortstop ... Batted .275 and finished with a .954 fielding mark ... Batted just .221 over his first 29 games ... A 4-for-6 game against Villanova sparked a 27-game span in which he hit .333 ... Put together a 10-game hitting streak that included eight multiple-hit games ... Went 5-for-7 in a two-game series against Connecticut, driving in five runs and scoring four ... Turned in three-hit games against UConn, East Tennessee State and Rutgers ... Drove in a personal-best three runs in games against Villanova, UConn and Rutgers ... Had a key two-run homer against Seton Hall ... Carried a .296 batting average in BIG EAST games and tied for the team lead in RBIs for league games with 20 ... Finished the season with 34 RBIs and 28 runs scored ... Posted 11 doubles, two triples and one home run ... Hit .343 with runners on base and .329 with runners in scoring position.
High School: Was named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Player of the Year as a junior and senior at Greenburg Central Catholic ... Lettered four years as a shortstop for Coach Jack Korpar ... Batted .554 as a senior with 22 runs batted in, 20 runs scored, five doubles, three triples and three home runs ... Hit safely in 38 of 39 games over his last two seasons, including a 35-game streak ... Batted .518 as a freshman with six triples and 30 RBIs ... Missed his sophomore season following knee surgery ... Bounced back as a junior to lead the team to a PIAA Class A Championship ... Hit .534 with 49 RBIs, 10 doubles, two triples and five homers ... Drove in 18 runs during eight postseason games ... Was all-section and all-Post-Gazette East three times ... Finished with a career .534 batting average and 101 RBIs ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Received YMCA Scholar/Athlete Award and the Bishop Connare Scholar/Athlete Award ... During the summer of 2003 was named MVP of the NABF Palomino World Series in London, Canada after leading his team to the tournament championship.
Personal: Warren James Schaeffer ... Born 1/28/85 in Vandergrift, PA ... Son of James and Karen Schaeffer ... Enrolled in history.