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Matt Barket
Matt Barket

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Christopher Columbus

Last College:
Univ. of Miami

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 203

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/10/1982

Experience:
1L

Major:
Business


2005: (entering CWS): Played in 64 games as a senior, including 37 starts in right field, 24 in left and two in center...leads team in walks (50) while ranking third in steals (13), sixth in RBI (45) and tied for seventh in doubles (11)...team captain paces C-USA in walks and ranks tied for 12th in the league in stolen bases...has 15 multiple-hit games, including three-hit performances vs. Southeast Missouri (2/12), East Carolina (3/19) and Memphis (4/6)...has 15 multiple-hit games, including three-hit showings vs. Southeast Missouri State (Feb. 12), East Carolina (March 19) and Memphis (May 6)...ranks fourth on the team with 13 multiple-RBI games, including a grand slam vs. Arizona State (2/20) and another four RBI game vs. Memphis (5/8)...has a pair of eight-game hitting streak: Feb. 11-25 when he hit .412 (14-for-34) with two doubles, a home run and 9 RBI and March 26-April 8 when he hit .278 (10-for-36) with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI.

2005 NCAA New Orleans Regional
Started all three games, two in right and one in left...hit .167 (2-for-12) with a .500 slugging percentage courtesy of a double and a home run...belted a solo bomb in the eighth inning of Friday's 17-7 win over Southern, and hit a double off the top of the left field wall in the seventh in Monday's championship game victory over Alabama.

2005 NCAA New Orleans Super Regional
Started both games he played in, one in left and one in right...hit .200 (1-for-5), stole one base and posted a .429 on-base percentage with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in seven trips to the plate...had one putout and one assist.

2004: Started all 62 games as a junior with 36 starts in left field, 20 in right and six in center...earned third-team All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, claimed first-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana recognition, and was named Louisiana Sports Writers Association Newcomer of the Year after leading the team in batting average (.370), hits (88), on-base percentage (.450) and stolen bases (13) while ranking second in doubles (tied with 17), RBI (52), and walks (34), and third in home runs (tied with eight), slugging percentage (.550) and total bases (131)...ranked sixth in C-USA in hits, eighth in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage, ninth in stolen bases, tied for 10th in walks, and tied for 12th in RBI...second on team with 26 multiple-hit games, including four three-hit and four four-hit games...also had 14 multiple-RBI games, including a pair of four-RBI outings...batting average never dipped below .300 at any point in 2004...reached base safely in 55 of 62 games via hit or walk...had a 12-game hitting streak from March 12-April 3 when he hit .440 (22-for-50) with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI...named C-USA Co-Hitter of the Week on March 22 after hitting .560 (14-for-25) with three doubles, three RBI, two stolen bases and seven runs scored in a five-game stretch...off the diamond, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's List.

Prior To Tulane: Two-year veteran at the University of Miami for coach Jim Morris...played in a combined 47 games, including eight starts in left, one in right and six as the designated hitter...hit .250 during his career with the Hurricanes, including a career-best .279 with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBI as a sophomore...showed a good eye at the plate as a rookie, tallying 10 walks and just five strikeouts...had five career multiple-hit games, including a 3-for-4 showing against Elon (3/30/02) and a perfect 4-for-4 outing against Pace (5/2/03)...posted a season-best two RBI at Jacksonville (5/9/03) and vs. Savannah State (5/18/03) during sophomore season.

Summer Ball: Played for the Manchester Silkworms of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 2002 and the Lenoir Oilers of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League in 2003...in 2002, played in 38 games for the Silkworms, hitting .152 with three doubles, two triples, nine RBI and two stolen bases...with Lenoir, finished second on the team with a .345 average while tallying three doubles, a triple, one home run, seven RBI and two stolen bases.

High School: Four-year letterman at Christopher Columbus High for coach Joe Weber...a two-time team captain, was named first-team All-Dade County and second-team all-state by the Miami Herald and claimed Greater Miami Athletic Conference and District Player of the Year honors after hitting 437 with eight home runs and 34 RBI...hit three home runs in the GMAC Championship game which was selected as one of the Top 10 plays in Florida Sports in 2001...helped club win three consecutive district titles, finish runner-up in the GMAC as a senior and claim the championship as a sophomore...hit .391 as a junior and .456 as a sophomore...off the diamond, was a member of the National Honor Society and National Math Honor Society, and was awarded the Florida Scholar and Marist awards.

Personal: Born Matthew Aaron Barket on Sept. 10, 1982 in Miami, Fla...son of Kelly and Candice Barket...has one brother, Jason, who played quarterback at UCF...cousin, Andy, reached the Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001 and is currently in the Seattle Mariners organization...will serve as vice president of Tulane's Student-Athlete Advisory Council during the 2004-05 academic year...majoring in business.