Southern Illinois Miners

8 Kurt Wertz, Jr.
8 Kurt Wertz, Jr.
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Hometown: South Williamsport, PA
Previous College: Towson University
Position: OF

Born: 01/28/1991

Bats/Throws: L/R

2017 Status: Experienced

- Entering second season with Southern Illinois in 2017

- Batted .429 in eight games with the Miners in 2016 with four doubles, one home run, six runs scored and five RBIs (missed 34 games with a wrist injury)

- Also hit .233 with two homers, 11 RBIs and six doubles in 30 games with Evansville last season before being released

- Hit .235 with eight homers, 34 RBIs and 12 doubles in 83 games as a rookie with Evansville in 2015

- Played four seasons collegiately at Towson University, where he hit .265 with 11 homers, 17 doubles, 44 RBIs and 48 hits in 47 games as a senior in 2014

- Had his best collegiate season as a junior in 2013, hitting .338 with 13 homers, 65 RBIs, 14 doubles, seven triples, 43 runs scored and 75 hits in 57 games to earn Third Team ABCA All-American honors as well as First Team All-CAA honors (led the conference in RBIs, ranked second in home runs)