Single Season Batting

Sheldon Witmer (pictured playing for Messiah College) recorded more hits in a single season than any other player in PM history.

Sheldon Witmer (pictured playing for Messiah College) recorded more hits in a single season than any other player in PM history.

(all records based on a minimum of 50 plate appearances)

BATTING AVERAGE                                     ON BASE PERCENTAGE
1. Sheldon Witmer    .511  (2004)                 1. Sheldon Witmer      .621 (2004)
2. Andrew Sellers      .486 (2007)                 2. Andrew Sellers        .612 (2007)
3. Barry Eves              .479 (1999)                  3. Jeremy Morrison   .603 (2000)
4. Jeremy Morrison  .463 (2000)                 4. Dan Kauffman        .585 (2004)
4. Alan Smith             .463 (2004)                 5. Zach Buterbaugh    .563 (2010)

HITS                                                                   HOME RUNS
1. Sheldon Witmer    41 (2005)                     1. Jared Yecker             10    (2005)
2. Patrick Welsh        38 (2009)                    2. Barry Eves                 8     (1999)
2. Anthony Knight    38 (2015)                     3. Dan Kauffman          7      (2004)
3. Grant Gale             36 (2017)                      3. Andy Drexel              7      (2007)
4. Cody Wile              35 (2004)                     4. Evan Slagle               6      (2005)
..                                                                          4.  Cameron Black        6      (2009)

DOUBLES                                                         TRIPLES
1.  Patrick Welsh       12 (2009)                      1. Tom Fish                    4      (1997)
2.  Sheldon Witmer  10 (2005)                      1. Todd Crawford          4     (1998)
3.  Jimmy Funk         9   (2010)                      1. Corey Caruthers        4     (2002)
(Six players tied with 8)                                  1. Neil McConnell         4     (2003)
..                                                                           1.  Sheldon Witmer       4     (2005)
..                                                                           1.  Cameron Dickerson 4     (2015)
..                                                                           1.  Collin Groff                4     (2015)

RBIs                                                                    WALKS
1.  Evan Slagle            35 (2005)                     1.  Dan Kauffman           24  (2004)
2.  Sheldon Witmer   30 (2005)                    1.  Cameron Black          24  (2009)
3.  Jared Yecker         29  (2005)                    3. Dan Kauffman           22  (2003)
4.  Todd Crawford     28  (1998)                    4.  Josh Squatrito           19  (2005)
5.  Barry Eves             27  (1999)                     5.  Ben Staherski            18  (1997)
5.  Dan Kauffman      27  (2004)                    5.  Evan Slagle                18  (2005)
5.  Anthony Knight    27  (2015)                     5.  Jeff Taylor                 18 (2015)
..                                                                            5.  Jeff Taylor                 18 (2016)

 

Note 1:  All records reflect stats available from the years 1996-present. If anyone has accurate records of team stats prior to 1996, please feel free to contact Coach Stuart. We’d love to have them!
Note 2: Thank you to Hempfield head coach Jeremy Morrison and his father Dave for their help in compiling these records.  Coach Morrison is a PM graduate, former assistant coach, and still a friend of the program.