Junior (2012):Played in 41 games, making 30 starts...batted .206 with 20 hits and five doubles...third on team with 68 assists and second with 18 double plays turned...had five multi-hit games...had six assists in a game against Navy and TCU...led team by striking out just once every 10.78 at bats...had three sac bunts.
Sophomore (2011): Played in 42 games, starting 35...batted .244 with 29 hits and 19 RBIs...third on team with 108 assists...had season-high three hits, three RBIs and two runs vs. San Diego State...had season-high seven assists vs. BYU...fifth on team with four sac bunts...had six multi-hit games...batted .424 (14-for-33), slugged .545 and had .486 on-base percentage in MW games.
Freshman (2010): Played in all 55 games, starting 54 at shortstop...batted .312 with 16 doubles and 40 runs scored...eighth in the Mountain West Conference with 157 assists...third on the team in doubles...fifth on the team with 63 hits...stole six bases in seven attempts...third on the team with .401 on base percentage...batted .345 in MWC games, ranking second on the team...had 18 multi-hit games...had an eight game hitting streak...had a career-high four hits vs. Navy...scored four runs vs. Colorado Mines...had a career-high seven assists vs. Utah...second all-time at Air Force in games played and at bats and third in doubles and fourth in hits.
High School (Greenville): Lettered four years in baseball and three years in football...two-time Under Armour All-American...selected to play in the High School All-American game at Wrigley Field, representing the Under Armour All-American team...South Carolina Upstate Athlete of the Year...Peach Blossom All-Region Team...all-state quarterback on the football team as a senior, throwing for 2,677 yards and 29 touchdowns...high school baseball coach was Steve Scolamiero.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 16...nickname is Robbie...also recruited by Clemson and Virginia...has two brothers, Brady and Daniel...favorite TV show is Friends...credits his brothers as having the biggest influence on his sports career...son of Brad Roberts and Cheryl Batson.
Getting to know Matthew:
Favorite Movie: Count of Monte Cristo.
Person in history you'd like to meet and why: Ted Williams, he's my all time favorite player.
Most noteworthy thing(s) about your hometown: Shoeless Joe Jackson is from there.
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be?: The Amazing Race.
What do you have on your iPod?: Just about everything.
Favorite quote: Whatever you are, be a good one. -Abraham Lincoln
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy to do something different and to challenge myself. The Academy is a rare place that offers challenges that will prepare me for whatever I may encounter in life. Something that I have learned most since I have been here is that I have made friends that will last a lifetime."