35 Michael Matter
35 - Michael Matter
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ft. Myers, Fla.
High School: Canterbury School
Position: RHP
Last School: Canterbury School
Bats/Throws: R/R

Stats: 2018 l 2017

2018: Cracked the starting lineup eight times offensively and had five starts on the mound... Saw the hill for the first time against Kent State (2/23)... Made first college start against Vanderbilt (3/21)... Earned first career start in the outfield against Tennessee (4/3)... Recorded a double, marking his first career hit, against Tennessee (4/3)... Pitched a career-high five innings and sat down four, earning his first collegiate win at Lipscomb (4/24)... Went 2-for-2 at SEMO (5/13)... Pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits at Northwestern (5/19)... Struck out 23 batters in 41.0 innings of work.

2017: Made his collegiate debut in Belmont’s opening game - Kent State (2/17) - tossing 1.0 innings... Threw a season-high 2.1 innings against Vanderbilt (3/22), registering his first strikeouts of his career... Tied a season-best two strikeout performance against Alabama A&M (5/10). 

Prior to Belmont: Played under Frank Turco at Canterbury School… Led team with ERA of 0.00… Named as Player of the Year All-Area finalist concluding senior season… A member of the FACA All-Star team senior year… Compiled a batting average of .367 in 2016… Helped team to win the Florida State Championships… Team was ranked third in the nation in2016.

Personal: Product of Fort Myers, Fla… Son of Gary and Susan Matter… Lists favorite athletes as Derek Jeter and Mark Texiera… Aspires to pursue baseball as long as possible… Majoring in business management.