Senior centerfielder who has been a three-year starter in the Tiger outfield ... played rightfield as a freshman and moved to centerfield as a sophomore ... had an outstanding sophomore season, earning third team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors ... spent most of sophomore season as the Tigers’ leadoff hitter ... very good defensive player who went 59 consecutive games without an error ... has a .993 career fielding percentage ... named to CAA’s All-Rookie team as a freshman ... has an excellent throwing arm ... has made steady progress in career ... has done very well in the Cal Ripken Senior Baseball League the last three summers ... batted .300 for Maryland Redbirds in 2009 ... 11th-leading hitter in the CRSBL and a member of the all-star team ... earned second team All-CRSBL in 2010 while batting .297 with four doubles, four triples, one home run and 27 runs batted in for the Redbirds ... pitched for the Tigers as a freshman but does not fit into Tigers’ pitching plans this year ... enters senior season with 171 base hits ... should become the 17th player in Towson history with 200 career hits ... has a .310 batting average in career.
2011 SEASON: Played in 50 games and started 49 games in centerfield ... batted in every position in the batting order ... Tigers’ fourth-leading hitter with a .293 batting average ... scored 25 runs and had 25 runs batted in ... belted 12 doubles, one triple and one home run ... tied for team lead with eight sacrifice hits ... had excellent season defensively with only one error in 105 fielding chances for a .990 fielding percentage ... overcame a slow start to bat .293 ... batted .393 in final 25 games of season ... had five three-hit games and nine two-hit games ... had three hits, including a triple, in loss to Marist ... led Tigers to 15-7 win over UNC Wilmington with two hits and three RBI’s ... batted .500 in three-game sweep over Northeastern ... had three hits and three RBI’s in win over Maryland Eastern Shore, including a solo home run ... led Tigers to series win at George Mason by batting .417 ... helped Tigers to a 10-6 win at Maryland with three hits ... suffered leg injury in Tigers’ 3-2 win over Maryland and missed five games ... returned to lineup for final six games and batted .556 as the Tigers’ designated hitter ... had three hits, including a double, in series opener at James Madison ... batted .500 with two doubles in three-game series at JMU ... hit .625 in season-ending series against William and Mary ... had three hits with two RBI’s in heart-breaking 5-4 10-inning loss to the Tribe ... had five stolen bases in seven attempts.
2010 SEASON: Played in all 55 games and started 54 times ... made 47 starts in centerfield and seven starts in rightfield ... Tigers’ third-leading hitter with a .343 batting average ... named third team All-Colonial Athletic Association ... led the Tigers with 79 base hits and 55 runs scored ... had 18 doubles and six triples ... tied for second in the CAA in triples ... belted three home runs and had 25 runs batted in ... played excellent defense in centerfield with a .992 fielding percentage ... made one error in 120 fielding chances ... had 27 multi-hit games, including six three-hit games ... had first four-hit game of career to lead Tigers to 14-13 win over Georgia State ... batted .533 in three-game sweep over Georgia State with three doubles and eight runs scored ... helped Tigers to a 12-7 win at James Madison with a three-run double ... hit .462 with three runs scored in series at UNC Wilmington ... had three hits, including a solo home run, in Tigers’ 6-5 win at Old Dominion ... batted .500 with six runs scored, two home runs and four RBI’s in three-game series against George Mason ... had three hits and scored three runs in Tigers’ 17-8 win over George Washington ... Tigers’ leading hitter in CAA games ... batted .385 with 27 runs scored in 24 CAA games ... also had 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 14 RBI’s in 24 CAA contests ... ranked 13th in the CAA in runs scored ... was ninth in CAA in base hits.
2009 SEASON: Appeared in 44 games and started 38 times ... made 35 starts in rightfield and three starts at designated hitter ... also pitched in eight games and started three games ... batted .275 with three home runs and 17 runs batted in ... had a .358 on-base percentage and scored 23 runs ... also hit nine doubles ... named to Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team in 2009 ... posted a 1-1 record as a pitcher with a 9.00 E.R.A. ... had seven multi-hit games, including two three-hit games ... had first three-hit game of career in Tigers’ 8-4 win at George Washington ... also scored two runs and stole two bases with an RBI double ... scored four runs in Tigers’ 17-8 victory at Hofstra .... hit three doubles in win over Pride ... helped Tigers to a 7-5 win over Youngstown State by hitting a game-tying solo home run in bottom of eighth inning ... contributed a pinch-hit two-run homer to 10-9 victory over Holy Cross ... blasted a three-run homer in loss to UNC Wilmington in series finale ... had two hits and drove in a run to help Tigers beat UMBC ... batted .461 with two RBI’s in three-game series at William & Mary ... batted .300 in three-game series at Georgia State ... had a 10-game hitting streak from April 17 to May 1 ... singled and walked twice in 13-2 victory over Mount St. Mary’s ... won first career pitching start in 13-6 win over Yale ... pitched five innings and allowed three runs to earn victory ... lost to 14th-ranked Virginia in second start of the season ... made third and final start in Tigers’ 10-9 victory over Delaware but received a no-decision ... outstanding defensive rightfielder who did not commit an error in 74 chances ... had 67 putouts and seven assists ... had three outfield assists.
BACKGROUND: Two-time Howard County Player of Year at Centennial High School ... first team All-Metro selection as a junior and senior ... led Eagles to a 40-10 record last 2 years ... had a 19-4 pitching record ... was 6-2 with a 2.12 E.R.A. in 2008 with 2 no-hitters ... had a 7-1 mark in 2007 with 1.33 E.R.A. ... led team to 2007 state championship game, batting .480 with 2 homers, 24 runs, and 25 RBI’s ... hit .400 as senior with 2 homers and 22 RBI’s ... hit 20 career triples ... helped Coach Denis Ahearn’s team win back-to-back regional titles.
PERSONAL: Has one older brother ... lists David Ortiz as favorite athlete ... favorite actor is Morgan Freeman ... father is a Rutgers graduate and an accountant ... mother is a Muhlenberg graduate who works in Human Resources ... son of Jeff and Nancy Winter ... born on February 17, 1990 in Westfield, N.J. ... major is Economics.