Player Profiles

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Class: So.
Hometown: Johnsonburg, Pa.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Sport: Baseball
Position: C


Fundamentally sound player who excels behind the plate ... one of the top catchers in the BIG EAST ... reliable catcher who receives, throws and hits well ... tough athlete who grinds out games ... has the potential to be one of WVU’s best catchers ever ... had a fantastic summer season for Athletes in Action of the Alaska Baseball League ... selected to the ABL All-Star First Team.

2008: Only second freshman to start behind the plate in school history ... led everyday starters with a .997 fielding percentage ... committed only one error in regular season ... hit four home runs and 39 RBIs ... second on team with 18 doubles ... threw out just over 28 percent of runners ... showed durability by starting 54 of 56 games ... had a four-hit, five-RBI outburst against Maryland Eastern Shore on April 1 ... also had 14 putouts in same game ... went 5-for-14 with two home runs and seven RBIs in three-game sweep over Pitt on March 20-22 ... went 2-for-5 with a run-scoring double in the ninth inning in WVU’s come-from-behind 15-14 victory against USF on April 5 ... had two hits and two RBIs against Cincinnati in game one of a doubleheader on May 16 ... had 15 multi-hit games in 2008.

Prep: Selected in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics ... named preseason Louisville Slugger, Under Armour and Rawlings All-American in his senior year at Johnsonburg High ... participated in the Cape Cod High School Classic and East Coast Showcase ... four-time East-West Pennsylvania Legion all-star team member ... four-year member of the Allegheny Pirate fall squad ... attended Team USA trials in Joplin, Mo.

Personal: Son of Luke and Pam Streich ... birthday is April 4 ... enrolled in general studies ... member of the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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