Matt Alexander
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    Matt Alexander

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oak Park, CA

    High School:
    Oak Park

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 210

    Position:
    DH/1B

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R

    06/09/2010

    Air Force vs. BYU - May 22, 2010

    Air Force vs. BYU - May 22, 2010

    04/27/2010

    Air Force vs. Northern Colorado - April 20, 2010

    Air Force vs. Northern Colorado - April 20, 2010

    04/15/2010

    Air Force vs. San Diego State - April 9, 2010

    Air Force vs. San Diego State - April 9, 2010

    04/01/2010

    Air Force vs. Colorado Christian - March 30, 2010

    Air Force vs. Colorado Christian - March 30, 2010

    Matt Alexander Career Stats in PDF Format

    2009 Honors
    - First Team Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America DH
    -Third Team Ping Baseball.com All-America DH
    -Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist

    Junior (2009): First Team Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America and Third Team PingBaseball.com All-America...one of 16 semifinalists for Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top collegiate baseball player in the nation...batted .383 with 15 home runs, 65 RBIs, 53 runs scored and 82 hits...also hit 19 doubles, three triples and slugged .710...led the Mountain West Conference in RBIs and finished second in homers, slugging and total bases (152)...conference top 10 in average, hits and doubles as well..cracked Air Force single-season top 10 in hits (3rd), 214 at bats (5th), homers (7th), and RBIs (4th)...had a monster weekend at Utah Valley, to garner several national honors that week - batted .632 (12-for-19) with six homers, 17 RBIs and 11 runs in four games vs. UVU...hit three homers in one game vs. UVU...garnered Collegiate Baseball News Louisville Slugger Player of the week, Mountain West Confernce Player of the week and AirForceFalcons.com Athlete of the week honors (April 6) and College Baseball Foundation National All-Star lineup (April 7)...hit two homer homers in next game vs. Northern Colorado after UVU series to give him eight in four games...lone Falcon to start and play in all 51 games...started 50 games at DH and one at first base...led Falcons with 23 multi-hit games, 16 multi-RBI games and 10 game hitting streak...tied a school record with four doubles vs. Colorado Christian...drove in 5+ runs in game six times and drove in 6 runs twice...had 11 games with 3+ hits...had three multi-homer games....batted .337 in conference play with three homers, 17 RBIs and .547 slugging...played summer ball for the Alexandria Beetles, batting .338 with 23 hits in 18 games.

    Sophomore (2008): Played in 50 games, starting 46 ... batted .301, ranking third on the team ... 10th in MWC with a team-leading seven home runs ... finished second on team with 45 RBIs and .529 slugging percentage ... had 52 hits, 11 doubles and three triples ... tied for first in MWC with 1.000 fielding percentage and was 4th in MWC with five sacrifice flies ... had a game for the ages against Doane, batting 6-for-7, hitting for the cycle, hitting two triples, scoring five runs and driving in 11 runs ... 11 RBIs and 14 total basese vs. Doane is a MWC record and second all-time at Air Force... went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs against Penn in Palm Beach, Fla. ... had 12 multi-hit and five games with 3-plus hits.

    Freshman (2007): Played in 51 games, starting 46 ... third on the team in games played and most by a freshman ... batted .270 with three home runs and 37 RBI ... second on team in RBI and doubles with 13 ... fourth on team with .411 slugging percentage and 50 hits ... led team with 11 multi-RBI games and was second with 15 multi-hit games ... had a nine-game hitting streak ... had two hits in his first-three career games and five of first six games ... homered against Northern Colorado, Kansas Wesleyan and Utah Valley ... stoles five bases ... started 21 games in right, 11 as designated hitter, eight in center and six in left field ... hit cleanup in 34 games.

    Oak Park HS (Oak Park, Calif.): Lettered two years in baseball and football ... all-league and all-county ... team captain and team MVP ... batted .405 as a senior ... played American Legion baseball and member of Atlanta Braves Scout Team ... also recruited by UC Irvine, UC Davis, UCSB and Cal Poly ... all-league, all-county, all-CIF, all-state, league defensive Player of the Year, county defensive back of the year and team MVP in football ... Oak Park HS Male Athlete of the Year ... all-county academic ... California Scholarship Federation ... National Honor Society member ... Oak Park HS Outstanding Male Graduate.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 20, the Tough Trolls ... nickname is long neck ... played summer ball for the Sacramento (Calif.) Legends in the Nor-Cal Semi Pro Collegiate League this past summer and batted .321 ... something most people don't know about him is that he likes to fly fish ... enjoys snowboarding when away from baseball ... favorite MLB team is the Los Angeles Dodgers ... aspires to go to pilot training upon graduating ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... has an older sister, Brittany (24) ... son of Paul and Mary Anne Alexander.

    Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy because of the endless opportunities it provides and the chance to play Division I sports. I feel very privileged to have been accepted to the Academy and I enjoy the challenge it provides each day."

    ALEXANDER CAREER STATISTICS

    Year avggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
    2007.... .270 51-46 185 19 50 13 2 3 37 76 .411 10 0 33 4 .306 1 1 5-7 50 4 3 .947
    2008.... .306 50-46 170 27 52 11 3 7 45 90 .529 13 0 24 5 .346 5 0 1-2 67 2 0 1.000
    2009.... .383 51-51 214 53 82 19 3 15 65 152 .710 15 2 28 7 .421 4 0 2-5 24 0 1 .960
    TOTAL... .323 152-143 569 99 184 43 8 25 147 318 .559 38 2 85 16 .362 10 1 8-14 141 6 4 .974

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