Travis Hitzeman rejoins the Spirits following solid campaigns during his first three seasons with the team and brings with him tenure from previous top teams in his NTABL career. Hitzeman also has previous experience playing Independent League Baseball with both the Springfield Capitals and Tyler Roughnecks, where he played positions of third base and pitcher.
Hitzeman enters his fourth season with the squad and was voted as an All-Star in 2017 where he finished with a .393 average and tied for second in extra base hits with 5 and second in RBIs with 16, while only playing in 10 of 18 games. During 2018, Travis hit for .385 with 10 hits, 2 doubles, a triple and a home run. He scored 5 runs and batted in 6 in just 9 games played. 2019 added an additional All-Star selection to his dossier as Hitzeman finishing the season with a .364 batting average that included 12 hits on the Spirits (35+) team. Travis batted .421 for the Spirits (40+) squad, hitting for 4 doubles and 9 RBIs and he went on to hit .357 during the Fall campaign, including 3 doubles as the Spirits captured the Fall season championship.
Travis will return to the Spirits (35+) as a starter when available and will also serve as a part-time player with the Spirits (40+) squad in the DFW ABA league.
At 6’4″, 230 pounds, Hitzeman is no joke when he puts together both speed and power when delivering from the mound or while batting. Originally from Dallas, TX, Hitzeman attended Missouri Valley College and has backgrounds in modeling and acting. If you don’t catch him in your weekly Kohl’s ads under the Big & Tall section, you can find Hitzeman at his full time position, where he’s currently employed at Ferguson Enterprises. Travis and his wife and two daughters reside in Dallas, TX.