Second Team All-MAC selection...Started all 54 for games for the RedHawks ... second on the team in batting average with a mark of .352 ... posted an on-base percentage of .460 and a slugging mark of .588 ... posted a season-high four hits on April 13 against Central Michigan ... led the team in runs scored with 46, posting a season high three trips across the plate on April 27 against Bowling Green ... his on-base percentage of .460 was tops for a member of the Red and White ... tied for the team lead in total bases with Tommy Nurre; both posted 127 total bases on the campaign ... posted a season-high two stolen bases against Western Michigan, April 5...drafted by the Chicago Cubs.
A First-Team All-MAC selection in 2007 ... appeared in 56 and started 55 games ... one of five Miami players to hit above .300 for the season (.318) ... second on the team in hits (69), home runs (4), triples (4), walks (24), total bases (100) and extra-base hits (19) ... third on the team in runs (44), doubles (11), batting average (.318) and slugging percentage (.461) ... collected a hit in 27 consecutive games, spanning from March 21-May 9, and hit .358 during that span ...tied a career-high twice with four hits against Kent State (Apr. 21) and Northern Illinois (May 25) ... stole a career-best two bases versus Indiana State (March 20).
Appeared in and started 57 of Miami's 58 games ... was one of only three RedHawks to start all 27 MAC games ... led all Miami freshmen with a .313 average, which tied him for second on the team ... his 65 hits ranked him third on the team ... ranked third on the team with 11 doubles ... went 3-for-4 in his collegiate debut versus Furman (Feb. 25) ... went 6-for-14 in the Furman series and drove in three runs ... collected hits in his first five collegiate games and started his career going 10-for-21 ... hit safely in 37 contests ... posted 18 multi-hit games, including two four-hit performances ... went 4-for-5 versus Northern Illinois (April 14) and went 4-for-4 versus Wright State (April 26) ... batted .367 in MAC victories and .382 in overall victories ... posted the highest MAC-only batting average (.309) of any freshman in the conference ... posted a five-game hitting streak on three occasions ... hit safely in 12 of 15 games from April 29-May 25 ... had eight multi-RBI games, including two three-RBI performances.
Earned four letters in baseball and basketball at Manchester High School ... batted .530 as a senior with seven home runs and 21 runs batted in ... went 7-2 as a pitcher with a 2.30 earned run average ... played in the Mizuno All-Star Game following his senior year ... was a first-team all-league, all-district and all-state selection ... was the first student-athlete in his school's history to be named the conference player of the year and earn first-team all-state honors in two sports...#10 ranked player in Ohio by the Buckeye Scout.
Born August 30, 1986... son of Lyn and Brad Petraitis ... majoring in management and organizations.