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Matt Collins

Matt Collins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
DeLand, Fla.

High School:
DeLand

Last College:
Daytona State College

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
RHP

06/06/2012

Three More Knights Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft

Ronnie Richardson, D.J. Hicks and Matt Collins

05/05/2012

Hicks, Lively Power No. 13 Knights Past Presbyterian on Senior Night

Game two tomorrow at 4 p.m.

05/04/2012

No. 13 Baseball Hosts Presbyterian in Non-Conference Series

The series starts Saturday and concludes Monday

04/17/2012

No. 10 UCF Baseball Finishes Season Sweep of FAU

UCF 12, FAU 3

04/11/2012

Season-High 20 Hits Aid No. 13 Baseball in 16-4 Win Over FAMU

Every starter recorded a hit in the game

2012
-Selected in the 37th round (1137 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the L.A. Angels of Anaheim
-Ended his senior season with a 2-2 record in 14 appearances and two starts while striking out 18
-Tossed two hitless innings in a victory over LIU Brooklyn (2/18)
-Struck out two in 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, earning the victory against Siena (3/3)
-Received the win, throwing two innings of hitless ball against Harvard (3/18)
-Had two Ks in a scoreless innings vs. Miami (4/4)
-Struck out four in four innings of work in a victory against FAMU (4/10)
-Threw a scoreless inning and struck out one in a win against FAU (4/17)

2011
-Saw time in 11 games with two starts, and did not allow a run in eight of those appearances
-Posted a 2.70 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 13.1 innings
-Struck out the only batter he faced at UAB (5/15)
-Had one strikeout in a scoreless inning vs. B-CU (5/11)
-Earned a strikeout in a scoreless inning at USF (5/3)
-Struck out one in a scoreless inning at Florida (4/5)
-Tossed 1.1 hitless innings of relief with a strikeout at Rice (3/26)
-Started game two vs. Dartmouth (3/5) and went 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out one
-Worked 4.1 innings in his UCF debut vs. Siena (2/19), allowing just one run, not walking a batter and striking out six

Prior to UCF
-Spent the summer of 2010 with the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League
-Played for coach Tim Touma at Daytona State College, posting a 4.33 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 43.2 innings in 2010
-Pitched for DeLand High School and head coach Ric Sperling
-Notched a 6-1 record with a 1.89 ERA as a senior, issuing just two walks in 37 innings of work
-Went 4-1 with a 1.81 ERA during his sophomore year, and hit .335 with 25 RBI as a junior
-Helped guide DeLand to a runner-up finish in the 2007 6A state tournament, and the final four in 2006
-Part of three-straight AAU national championship squads from 1998-00

Personal
-Born Jan. 13, 1989, in DeLand, Fla.
-Son of Michael and Kim Collins
-Has one brother, Kevin, and one sister, Courtney
-Major is interdisciplinary studies with a minor in heath sciences

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