June 16, 2009
Keith Werman has been an unsung hero for the Cavaliers this postseason. After getting inserted into the lineup late in the season, Werman has never looked back.
When given an opportunity, it is everybody’s goal to make the most of that opportunity. Keith Werman, making most of his appearances off the bench early in the year, was plugged into the everyday lineup late in the season and has never looked back.
Standing only 5’7’’ and weighing a mere 140 pounds, Werman has started 11 of the last 16 games and is the Cavaliers leading hitter at the College World Series. Currently, he is 6 for 9 in CWS play with 2 doubles, 4 runs batted in, and 3 runs scored.
It is every coach’s dream to have a player in his lineup that is tough to strikeout and does not make errors in the field. Werman is exactly what every coach is looking for. In 81 plate appearances, he has struck out only 6 times. In the field, Werman has made only four errors while playing both second base and shortstop.
The last name Werman is not an unfamiliar one around the Davenport Field confines. Keith’s older brother, Kyle, was a former UVa player and assistant coach. Kyle Werman, a four-year starter for the Cavaliers from 2002-2005 and a volunteer assistant with the Cavaliers in 2008, is currently an assistant coach at George Mason University.
Cavalier fans are hoping the youngest Werman will continue his hot play as the team takes on Arkansas, Wednesday, in an elimination game at the College World Series.