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Matt Burgess
Player Profile:
Matt Burgess 1699937
Position: First Baseman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greenbrier, Ark.
High School: Greenbrier HS
Other College: Crowder CC
Major: Exercise Science
Experience: 2 Letters

SENIOR SEASON (2016): Played in 57 games, with 56 starts, including 42 at first base and 14 at designated hitter ... hit .265 with a .374 on-base percentage and the third highest slugging percentage on the team of .431 ... tied for third on the team with 41 RBI and also scored 37 runs ... had 11 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs for second-most homers on the team ... had a .997 fielding percentage with only one error on the year ... registered 13 multi-hit games on the year, with six being three-hit outings to tie his career high ... knocked in a career-high five runs against Little Rock May 21 ... finished career third on A-State's RBI list with 136 ... had 44 doubles in his career to finish in a tie for fourth most in school history ... named to the SBC Commissioner's List.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Played in 56 of A-State's 57 games with 55 starts, all coming at DH or first base ... was a switch-hitter this season after only batting left-handed in 2014 ... hit .257 with the second most doubles on the team at 20, which was tied for second most in the Sun Belt Conference ... drove in 37 runs on the season, second best on the team, and hit three home runs ... scored 28 runs and hit a team-high seven sacrifice flies, which also ranked first in the league and 20th in the nation ... registered a season-high three hits against Murray State (March 24) and Ole Miss (May 12) ... had season-best three RBIs against Murray State March 24 and scored a season-high three runs against Texas State (May 9) and UALR (May 14) ... named to the preseason SBC All-Conference team ... selected to the College Sports Madness first-team preseason All-SBC squad.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): A CollegeSportsMadness.com First-Team All-Sun Belt pick … played and started in 58 of A-State’s 59 games … ranked 15th in the nation and second in the Sun Belt Conference with 58 RBIs … batted a team best .313 and was second on the team with a .422 slugging percentage … tied for second on the team with a .390 on-base percentage … led the Red Wolves with 72 hits … finished second on the A-State team with four home runs … named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week on April 21 after helping A-State go a perfect 4-0 with a victory over Memphis and a sweep of Louisiana-Monroe … batted .500 on the week and racked up eight hits with a double, home run and six RBIs … the first position player to win a POW award since 2011 … also named the CollegeSportsMadness.com Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for the week of April 21 … led the team with 23 multi-hit games and also had 15 multi-RBI games … had the longest hit streak on the year at 15 games and tied for the longest on-base streak at 25 games … drove in a season-high four RBIs twice on the year included Feb. 23 against Illinois State and April 6 at Western Kentucky … had two errors at first base and a .995 fielding percentage and 411 putouts … stole two bases including a steal of home March 11 at Murray State … had the game-winning hit in A-State’s 4-3 victory over UALR in 14 innings on March 15 … hit the Red Wolves’ only Grand Slam of the season Feb. 23 against Illinois State.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL (CROWDER CC): Played one season at Crowder Community College where he hit .343 with three home runs and 49 RBIs … he scored 43 runs and also stole five bases … hit two home runs in a game against Eastern Oklahoma State College and had eight RBIs in the game which earned him NJCAA Player of the Week honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-year lettermen at Greenbrier High School where he earned All-State honors his junior and senior seasons … was a three-time All-Conference selection.  

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 20, 1993 … son of Dal and Loretta Burgess … majoring in Exercise Science. 

 
Career Statistics
 
Year AVG GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB/ATT
PO
A
E
FLD%

SOPHOMORE

.313 58-58 230 34 72 13 0 4 58 97 .422 29 3 47 5 .390 5 2-2 411  31 2 .995

JUNIOR

.257 56-55 226 28 58 20 0 3 37 87 .385 19 6 45 7 .322 7 1 0-0 227 11 4 .983

SENIOR

.265 57-56 204 37 54 11 1 7 41 88 .431 27 10 37 5 .374 2 0 0-0  342 22 1 .997

TOTAL

.279 171-169 660 99 184 44 1 14 136 272 .412 75 19 129 17 .362 14 2 2-2 980 64 7 .993

 

 

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