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#9 E.J. Stoltzfus
Position: Infield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brigantine, N.J.
High School: Holy Spirit
Experience: 2 Letters
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At Delaware: Enters senior year as the Blue Hens’ primary third baseman in the 2013 season.

2013 Season: Started in 34 contests at third base for Delaware • played 12 games as a substitute • ranked fourth on the team with 75 assists • fielded 13 double plays, also ranking fourth on the squad • registered 41 hits and a .291 average • scored 25 runs and contributed 23 RBIs, 11 of which came with two outs • had one double and two homeruns • one of seven players to leg out a triple • owned a .411 slugging percentage and a .372 on base percentage • hit .432 when leading off an inning • tallied three sacrifice flies • went 2-for-4 in stolen bases • totaled 27 putouts • registered 11 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI performances • notched an impressive .354 average with runners in scoring position • owned an eight game hit streak from April 6 through April 19 • only player to enter the 2014 season with a five game hit streak • had a season-high three hits and three RBIs against Old Dominion on April 26 • UD Team Defensive Player of the Year • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American Nominee • Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll.

2012 Season: Appeared in 33 games and made 28 starts at third base during sophomore season with the Blue Hens • tied for second on the team with Chris Branigan with six hit by pitches • lost six weeks (Feb. 27-Apr. 10) due to a fractured finger • tallied one multi-RBI and a two-double game on 5/20 vs. Northeastern • had five, two-hit games during the season • registered six multi-hit games and three multi-runs scored games during second season with the Hens • produced a five-game hitting streak to start the 2012 campaign (Feb. 18-24), where he hit .300 (6-for-20) with three RBI • hit .067 (1-for-15) with one RBI and three runs scored in five games (four starts) at the 2012 Virginia 529 CAA Baseball Championships. 

2011 Season: Selected to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team for his efforts during his freshman campaign • also named the Max Orland Rookie of the Year as Delaware’s top first-year standout • appeared in 37 games with 27 starts, helping anchor the left side of the infield while splitting time between shortstop and third base • finished the year with a .331 batting average after roping 39 hits in 118 at bats • knocked in 17 runs during the year while scoring 14 times • served in a reserve role during the first month of the season, highlighted by his first career hit against Wilmington on March 5 and his first run scored against George Mason on March 12 • came through with a clutch two-out pinch hit RBI single during a crucial nine-run rally in the eighth inning against intrastate rival Delaware State, which erased a six-run deficit and gave the Blue Hens a 12-9 victory • named the CAA co-Rookie of the Week on April 4 after transitioning into the starting lineup • during the week, he hit .500 after roping nine hits in 18 at bats • also added three RBI and three runs scored during his award-winning effort • pieced together the first multi-hit game of his career to open the week after posting a 2-for-5 performance against Temple on March 29 • wrapped up the week with an even greater effort, going 4-for-5 with two RBI against Georgia State on April 3 • continued his offensive surge with three more hits against Lehigh just three days later • kicked off a nine-game hitting streak on April 9 • capped off that roll with five consecutive multi-hit efforts • went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Rutgers on April 26 before adding three more hits and two RBI against Villanova during the Liberty Bell Classic finals at Citizens Bank Park on April 27 • dominated VCU pitching with a pair of two-hit games on April 29 and 30 • after having his hitting streak snapped during the final game of the VCU series, he picked up quickly with two hits and a pair of RBI against Princeton on May 3 • collected at least one hit in four of his last six games, including his final two-hit effort against Northeastern on May 13. 

High School: Three-year starter and letterwinner for the baseball team at Holy Spirit High School • named first team All-Conference in 2009 and 2010 • competed at the Carpenter Cup in 2009 and 2010 • helped lead team to a 55-19 overall record during his three years on the team • team went 18-7 as a senior • also letter three times in soccer and as a center midfielder • member of the National Honor Society. 

Personal: Edwin John "EJ" Stoltzfus ("stoltz-fus") • son of Ed and Pat Stoltzfus • has a younger sister and a younger brother • honor student as a business management major at Delaware.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Avg. OB% Slug% AB R
H RBI
2B 3B HR BB SO SB-A SH-SF Field%
2014 52/52 .323 .407 .414 198 34
64 29
12 0 2 19 17 2-2 4-0 .942
2013 46/34 .291 .372 .411 141 25 41 23 9 1 2 14 24  2-4 0-3 .936
2012 33/28 .231 .341 .250 108 19 25 9 2 0 0 10 35 2-3 1-0 .948
2011 37/27 .331 .363 .364 118 14 39 17 4  0 0  5 24 0-0 0-0 .861
TOTALS 168/141 .299  .380  .372 565 92
169 78
27 1 4  48  100 6-9 5-3 .931

 

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