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Matt Petiton
Matt Petiton

Hometown:
Garden City, N.Y.

High School:
Garden City HS

Last College:
North Carolina

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
01/02/1988

Bats/Throws:
L/L




Senior (2010): Was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week on April 26...appeared in 17 games with 13 starts...three of his 13 starts lasted 6+ innings...struck out 40 batters and walked 24...led the team in pickoffs (3)...ranked second among the starting staff in ERA (4.74)...was third on the squad in batting average against (.306), wins (4), innings pitched (68.1) and games started (13)...ranked among the Conference USA leaders in runners picked off (T-2nd)...tossed five innings in his first start of the season against Boston College (2/20) with four runs and one strikeout...scattered three hits over seven innings and allowed one run with seven strikeouts to collect a win over Lipscomb (2/27)...allowed three runs - just one earned - in 4.1 innings of work versus #19 Ole Miss (3/6) with five strikeouts and just one walk...surrendered six hits and two runs in 5.1 innings against Kansas (3/17) with four strikeouts...allowed three runs on three hits in five innings of work in a start against Marshall (3/27)...took the loss at East Carolina (4/3) with eight runs allowed in four innings of work...threw two innings of relief at #8 LSU (4/14) with one run allowed...struck out three runs in 2.1 innings of scoreless relief against UNLV (4/16)...shutout #25 Southeastern Louisiana (4/20) to collect a win with three strikeouts and five hits allowed...tossed seven innings and allowed one run with five strikeouts in a start versus Louisiana-Lafayette (4/27) to post a win...allowed three runs on six hits in 5.2 innings of work to pick up the victory over Louisiana-Monroe (5/4)...allowed three runs on four hits with four strikeouts in a no decision at UAB (5/16).

Junior (2009): Appeared in 15 games with 10 starts, notching a 5-3 record in 66.2 innings pitched and a 5.13 earned run average... struck out 45 batters, which tied for third on the team... earned a victory with 6.2 innings pitched and four strikeouts against Wright State (Feb. 28)... tossed seven innings, scattering seven hits in a 7-3 victory over USC (March 7)... held UC Irvine in check over six innings for a 6-3 win (March 14)... struck out a season-high seven in Tulane's win over UNO (April 21) allowing six hits in six innings for the victory.

Sophomore (2008): Appeared in 15 games, including 10 starts, as a sophomore...ranks second on the team in wins (seven), ERA (2.73), opponent batting average (.195) and innings pitched (69.1) while ranking fourth in strikeouts (44)...in Conference USA play, has a team-best 2.95 ERA to go along with a .180 opponent batting average...ranks third in C-USA in ERA and opponent batting average...Tulane won 13 of the 15 games he pitched in...tossed a complete game vs. UCF (May 3) when he allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out four on 101 pitches...posted a season-best six strikeouts vs. Southern (March 5) and at Houston (April 12)...retired 18 batters in a row at Houston and had a string of 14 straight against UCF...held opponents to three or fewer hits on nine occasions...named C-USA and Louisiana Pitcher of the Week on April 14 after posting a pair of wins out of the bullpen, fanning eight, posting a 0.90 ERA and a .067 opponent batting average in a combined 10.0 innings of work.

University of North Carolina (2007): Pitched one season at the University of North Carolina for coach Mike Fox...helped lead the Tar Heels to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and advance to the College World Series Championship Series vs. Oregon State...appeared in two games, including one start, and posted a pair of strikeouts.

Prep: Four-year letterman at Garden City High for coach Rich Smith where he saw time on the mound and at first base...helped lead the team to a pair of Nassau County championships and posted a career 29-6 record and a 1.00 ERA...earned all-county honors all four years and claimed all-Island and Louisville Slugger All-America honors in each of his final two prep season...claimed conference MVP honors as a junior and was awarded the Diamond Award, which is presented annually to the best pitcher in Nassau County...tossed a pair of perfect games - one as a sophomore and one as a senior...in summer of 2004, helped the Bayside Yankees win the AABC Mickey Mantle World Series...also earned two letters in basketball and soccer...off the diamond, was a member four-time member of the Principle's List.

Personal: Born Matthew John Petiton on Jan. 2, 1988 in Manhasset, N.Y...son of John and Kim Petiton...has one sister, Natasha...majoring in communications.