On Whitmer: Former two-sport star who is in his first season with a full commitment to the baseball squad … was a Terp grid standout from 1998-2001, and now completes his final year of athletic eligibility on the diamond … “a different player” who shows improvement in all areas and refined skills, according to Rupp … a sparkplug in the lineup who will likely be the leadoff man … can bunt, hit for power and steal bases.
As a Redshirt Junior (2002): Started 51 games … finished fourth on the team in batting at .358 … led the squad in stolen bases with 16 … established new career-highs in hits (73), doubles (11), home runs (7), RBI (37) and total bases (109) … began the season on a tear, hitting safely in 14 consecutive games from the February 16 opener until March 12 … went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a pair of runs scored at College of Charleston (Feb. 23) … was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs vs. UMES (March 5) … exploded at the plate against Vermont (March 9), blasting a pair of home runs while driving in four and scoring three times … in three-game series vs. Virginia (April 5-7), was 7-for-14 with a homer and five RBI … collected four hits and a RBI to lead Terps past Penn State (April 16) … had second multi-homer game of the year, belting out two solo shots and scoring four runs vs. Towson (April 23) … finished the day 4-for-6 with four RBI and his first triple of the season at UMBC (May 1) … had best game of the year vs. NC State (May 2), tying a career-high with four hits and driving in a career-high five runs to lead Maryland past the Wolfpack … led team with three hits at nationally-ranked Florida State (May 11) … one of eight players selected to the ACC Honor Roll.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2001): Part-time player who missed half of the season due to spring football ... was one of the Terps’ top base stealing threats as he finished third on the team with nine steals in 10 attempts ... went 1-for-4 with two runs scored in the season opener at North Carolina A&T ... scored a run in the second game of a doubleheader February 10 at Elon ... 1-for-4 with a RBI February 16 at The Citadel ... walked twice and scored a pair February 18 vs. West Virginia ... tied a career-high with three hits and scored three runs March 2 at Howard ... tripled and scored a run March 7 vs. Georgetown ... smacked a solo home run March 10 vs. VCU ... went 1-for-2 with a RBI March 16 vs. Clemson ... equaled his career-high with three hits in three at-bats May 1 vs. UMBC ... 1-for-2 with a double and two runs May 15 vs. NC State at the ACC Tournament.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2000): Went 2-for-2 with a RBI against Elon on Feb. 19 ... went 2-for-4 and scored a career-high four runs against VCU on March 12 ... went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and had three RBI against Coppin State on March 15 ... scored three runs in the second game of a doubleheader against Florida A&M on March 21 ... drilled a career-high two doubles against UMES on April 19 ... scored a pair of runs against Towson on April 26 ... named to the ACC Honor Roll.
As a Freshman (1999): A redshirt season.
At Westlake: A three-time all-county selection … hit .450 as a senior and was the team captain … lettered three times in football at the wide receiver and safety positions.
Personal: Born Jan. 10, 1980 ... parents are Helen-Clair and Lynden Whitmer … majoring in criminal justice.
Whitmer’s Career Batting Statistics Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg. BB SO SB 2000 .361 22/9 36 16 13 4 0 1 7 .325 6 5 4 2001 .176 32/28 91 20 16 2 1 1 6 .253 12 30 9 2002 .358 51/50 204 59 73 11 2 7 37 .534 17 21 16 Totals .308 105/87 331 95 102 17 3 9 50 .459 35 56 29