Will battle for time in left field ... Bats from the left side ... Handles the bat well ... Has the ability to slap, bunt or hit away ... Runs the bases well.
2009 (Fr.): Played in 45 games with 26 starts in left field or as a designated player ... One of seven freshmen to see substantial playing time ... Batted .222 with 16 hits including a double ... Scored 16 runs ... Had six RBI ... Was 11-of-13 in stolen bases ... Went 2-for-3 against South Alabama (2/21), recording her first double ... Scored a run and had a hit against Alcorn State (4/8) ... Also had a stolen base ... Tallied three RBI against N. C. Central (2/28) ... Had a 3-for-4 day against Nicholls State (2/21).
Prep: A four-year letterwinner in softball ... Played one season at Hargrove High School in Huffman, Texas ... Completed her prep career at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga., for coach Deanna Stewart ... Batted .355 as a senior ... Helped her team to its second regional championship ... Voted her team's captain ... Led her team in batting with .385 average as sophomore ... Second team all-regional selection.
Travel Ball: Played travel ball with Georgia Extreme Gold and batted .406 with 57 hits, including 15 doubles and nine triples
Personal: Daughter of Deron and Kelly Matthews and Randy and Jona Dornbusch ... Dad played baseball at North Texas ... A criminal justice major.
Matthews' Career Hitting Statistics
Year G/GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO
2009 (Fr.) 45-26 .222 72 16 16 1 0 0 6 11 2 23
Matthews' Career Highs
Hits: 3 vs. Nicholls State (2/21/09)
Runs: 2 vs. Alabama State (2/22/09)
RBI: 3 vs. N. C. Central (2/28/09)
SB: 2, 2 times (last vs. Alabama State, 2/22/09)