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35 Matt Avery
Matt  Avery

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McLean, Va.

High School:
Landon Prep

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 230

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

Preseason 2005: Named a Top-10 prospect in the ACC by Baseball America ... Named a Cape Cod League Top 30 prospect by Baseball America ... Named Second Team All-ACC by SEBaseball.com.

2004: Named to the 2004 Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team ... Selected the ACC Pitcher of the Week on April 12th ... Posted the second best ERA (3.22) for a weekend starter ... Recorded the third most wins (7-2), the third most strikeouts (51) the third most innings pitched (86.2) and the third most appearances (16) on the team... Pitched a complete game shutout (9.0 innings) and struck out a game-high seven batters while giving up just four hits to posts a win in Virginia's 9-0 victory over Princeton in the Charlottesville Regional of the NCAA Tournament (6/6) ... Guided Virginia to its first three-game sweep ever over #17 Georgia Tech, pitching 6.0 innings and allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out two batters in UVa's 2-1 victory over #17 Georgia Tech (3/13) ... Posted his fourth win of the season, pitching a complete game (9.0 innings) and allowing only one run on four hits while striking out five batters in the second game of a doubleheader, a UVa 3-1 win over #23 Clemson (4/10) ... Tallied his fifth win of the season after going 7.1 innings and struck out a game-high five batters in Virginia's 15-2 victory over #24 Florida State (5/8) ... Recorded four strikeouts through 7.0 innings and allowed three runs on six hits in Virginia's 7-6 victory against Maryland (4/17) ... Recorded his sixth win of the season after going 5.2 innings and struck out two batters in Virginia's 11-7 victory over Wake Forest (5/14) ... Pitched 6.0 innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits while striking out one batter in Virginia's 6-5 win over Duke (4/3) ... Pitched 7.0 innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits while recording three strikeouts against #25 North Carolina (3/20) ... Recorded his third win of the season, pitching 6.0 scoreless innings and allowing only five hits while striking out five batters in Virginia's 10-0 victory over Central Connecticut (3/6) ... Posted his second win of the season, pitching 6.0 innings and allowing only one run on six hits while recording a game-high eight strikeouts in UVa's 17-1 victory against Seton Hall (2/28) ... Recorded his first win of the season, pitching 5.0 innings and allowing only two runs on four hits while striking out a game-high five batters in Virginia's 15-2 win over Maryland ES (2/19).

2003: Developed into one of UVa's mid-week starters ... Made his first collegiate appearance for Virginia, pitching 2.2 innings while allowing two runs on three hits and recording a strikeout against #20 Auburn (2/15) ... Recorded his first collegiate win, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out three batters in an 11-5 victory over Charlotte (3/9) ... Made his first career start, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out one batter against #20 Clemson (4/6) ... Recorded his first collegiate save, pitching 3.2 scoreless innings and allowing only one hit while earning two strikeouts in Virginia's 13-3 win over James Madison (3/25) ... Pitched 2.1 scoreless innings and allowed only one hit while striking out two batters against #12 Miami (4/11) ... Pitched 3.0 innings and closed out the game while striking out two batters against #14 N.C. State in the ACC Tournament (5/22) ... Recorded his second win of the season and pitched 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out two batters in Virginia's 7-5 victory over North Carolina (5/17) in Chapel Hill ... Pitched 2.0 innings, allowing one run on one hit in Virginia's 11-4 victory against #18 Richmond (4/1) ... Closed out the game against #25 VCU (5/12) and threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout ... Pitched 1.0 inning and allowed one run on one hit while striking out one batter against #4 Florida State (3/16) ... Pitched 2.0 innings, allowing only one hit while recording a strikeout in Virginia's 11-0 victory over Radford (3/2) ... Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and allowed only two hits against VCU (4/29).

Prep & Personal: Earned four letters in baseball (1999-2002) for head coach Drew Johnson as a pitcher and first baseman ... Named the Maryland State Player of the Year in baseball and was a 2002 All-Conference choice and a Second Team All-County selection in basketball as a senior ... Selected an Honorable Mention All-Metropolitan pick by the Washington Post and was selected as a First Team All-County choice by both the Maryland Montgomery Gazette and the Maryland Montgomery Journal as a junior ... An All-IAC (Interstate Athletic Conference) selection after leading the varsity pitching staff in strikeouts, ERA and win-loss record ... Led the varsity team in hits, batting average, home runs, RBI, runs scored, on base percentage and slugging percentage as a batter ... Played for the NVBA Barnstormers as a pitcher/first baseman and was a member of the Old Dominion League and Mid-Atlantic Baseball League (wood bat) in 2001 ... Member of the the 2001 Connie Mack Regional and Sectional Tournament champions and was part of the Connie Mack World Series runner-up squad ... Named Landon's Most Valuable Player (MVP) as a junior and Landon's Most Valuable Pitcher as a sophomore ... Selected a 2000 American Legion All-Star and to the NVBA Barnstormers Fall Showcase Team.

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