Matt Collins

Matt Collins


DeLand, Fla.

High School:

Last College:
Daytona State College

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210



Three More Knights Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft

Ronnie Richardson, D.J. Hicks and Matt Collins


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

Game two tomorrow at 4 p.m.


No. 13 Baseball Hosts Presbyterian in Non-Conference Series

The series starts Saturday and concludes Monday


No. 10 UCF Baseball Finishes Season Sweep of FAU

UCF 12, FAU 3


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

Every starter recorded a hit in the game

-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)

-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

-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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