Appeared in both tournament games, making two starts at shortstop... went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Texas State (5/21)... finished tournament going 1-for-2 with two walks against Southeastern Louisiana (5/22).
Batted .277 with 14 RBI and played 52 games while making 49 starts at shortstop... tied for third on the UT Arlington single-season hit-by-pitches list with 13... led the team with 26 walks and 152 assists... third on the team in runs scored (36), fourth in on-base percentage (.428) and at-bats (148)... collected a team-high eight assists at shortstop against Sam Houston State (4/4)... batted .295 against right-handed pitching... tallied a season-high four-game hitting streak three times... sixth on the team with 10 multi-hit games... added four multiple RBI games... made NCAA Division I debut going 1-for-3 with a double against Arkansas-Little Rock (2/22)... collected season-high three runs going 2-for-2 against McNeese State (3/7)... equaled season-highs in hits (2) and RBI (2) going 2-for-4 with two runs and two walks against UTSA (3/30)... went 2-for-4 with two runs, a double and two RBI against Texas A&M (5/13)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2008 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll... named to the UT Arlington Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.
Butler Community College
Transferred to UT Arlington after helping Butler Community College to a 37-13 record and 2007 Jayhawk West Conference championship...was the only player on his team to start all 50 games...hit .346 as a sophomore with 63 hits, 11 doubles and 31 RBI, good enough to be named second team Jayhawk West All-Conference... as a freshman, was part of Butler's Region VI Tournament championship team that advanced to the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.
A second team All-Metro pick in baseball and honorable mention All-Metro pick in football... was senior class president at Omaha North H.S.
Son of Lyn and Liz Pitschka... born May 11, 1987... a marketing major at UT Arlington.
BSB: Sam Houston State Powers Past Mavs
BSB: James Tabbed Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week
BSB: UTA Travels to Face Sam Houston State
BSB: Hernandez Pitches Mavs Past GSU
BSB: GSU Outlasts Mavs 2-1 to Even Series
BSB: Salinas Powers Mavs to Win at Georgia State