Virginia Baseball Announces Team Captains
Nov. 24, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia head baseball coach Brian O’Connor has announced the UVa baseball team captains. Four members of the UVa baseball team, Scott Headd (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney), Jeff Kamrath (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid), Matt Street (Purcellville, Va./Loudon Valley) and Kyle Werman (Vienna, Va./James Madison), were selected as Virginia’s team captains. Kamrath, Street and Werman are fifth-year seniors and Headd is a true fourth-year.
“I am proud of all four of our captains,” said O’Connor. “Each of these captains are great leaders and have contributed a great deal to the success of Virginia baseball.”
UVa’s captains are a key part of the core of last year’s Top-25 and NCAA Regional appearing squad that finished 44-15 overall, 18-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. All four players represent leadership across the field including catchers (Headd), pitchers (Kamrath), infielders (Werman) and outfielders (Street).
Headd is a three-year starter at catcher for the Cavaliers. Last year, he started all 54 games he appeared in for UVa behind the plate and batted .260 with 45 hits, 33 runs and 31 RBIs. Seventeen of Headd’s 45 hits went for extra bases including 16 doubles and one home run. Headd led the team with a team-high 338 putouts and also posted a six-game hitting streak. He also posted 10 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games last season. Headd was named to the 2004 Charlottesville Regional Team.
Kamrath is a RHP who sat out the 2004 season after recovering from surgery. He’ll look to bounce back in 2005 to the form that made him one of Virginia’s top pitchers from 2001-2003. Kamrath worked his way into the Cavaliers’ starting weekend rotation in 2002 and 2003 and developed into one of the team and conference’s top pitchers. In 2003, he started all six games he appeared in and posted a record of 3-1 with a 2.72 ERA through 39.2 innings pitched. Kamrath struck out 44 batters and help opposing hitters to a .236 batting average before having his season cut short due to an injury. A Second Team All-ACC selection in 2002, Kamrath was drafted in the 2004 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians this past summer, however, decided to come back for this final year of eligibility at UVa.
Street is a three-year starting outfielder for Virginia. Last season, he started all 53 games he appeared in and batted .283 with 60 hits, 49 runs and 37 RBIs. Fourteen of his 60 hits went for extra bases including 10 doubles, three triples and one home run. Street was second on the team with 18 multiple-RBI games and was fourth on the squad with 11 multiple-RBI games. He also recorded a team-high 19 stolen bases (19-for-22) and posted a nine-game hitting streak last year.
Werman is a three-year starting second baseman for UVa. Last season, he started all 59 games he appeared in for the Cavaliers and batted .271 with 52 hits, 28 runs and 28 RBIs. Werman recorded 11 multiple-hit games and six multiple RBI-games. He also posted a five-game hitting streak last year. Werman was named to the Verizon Academic All-District Baseball Team in 2003.
Virginia will begin its 2005 season on February 11-13 when UVa travels to Wilmington, N.C. to play a three-game non-conference season with UNC Wilmington.
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