Matt Carpenter

Matt  Carpenter

RS Senior

Sugar Land, Texas

High School:
Elkins High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 208





Super Regional Begins Saturday At Lupton

TCU bidding for its fourth-straight trip to Omaha.


TCU Is Super Once Again

Horned Frogs are headed to fourth straight Super Regional


Alumni Game Set For Saturday Afternoon

Game time is set for 1 p.m.


Carpenter, Arrieta Headline First Pitch Banquet

Event to be held on Feb. 12


TCU vs. NC State Postgame Notes

Career Highlights:
• A three-time second-team all-Mountain West Conference honoree (2006, 2008, 2009).
• Holds the school record for most games played (241) and at-bats (843).
• Ranks second all-time with 263 base hits, 57 doubles and 150 walks.
• Holds fourth place on the all-time list with 176 runs scored, 159 RBIs ad 412 total bases.
• Posted a career batting average of .312 (263-for-843).
• Hit 24 home runs in his career and totaled 91 extra base hits that included 57 doubles and 10 triples.
• Established a new single-season record for doubles with 23 in 2009.
• Earned the 2009 Garry Williams Most Valuable Player award as voted upon by teammates.
• Drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
• Reached base in 210 of his 241 career games and hit safely in 167.
• Racked up 74 multi-hit contest and 46 multiple-RBI games in his career.
• Was successful in 27-of-36 stolen base attempts, including 13-of-14 in 2009.
• Hit .323 (185-for-572) in 164 conference games with 35 doubles, five triples and 12 home runs.
• Drove in 102 runs in league action.
• Missed most of his junior campaign after suffering an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.
• Had a career .961 fielding percentage, splitting time between first and third base.
• Started 118 consecutive games to close out his TCU career.
• Graduated with a degree in communications.

2009 (RS-Senior)
• Played in and started all 58 games at third base.
• Ranked second on the team with a .333 batting average.
• Tied his career high with 11 home runs and drove in 47.
• Set a school-record with 23 doubles and led the team with six triples.
• Collected 69 hits and scored 58 runs.
• Was successful in 13 of 14 stolen base attempts.
• Drew a team-high 51 walks en route to posting a .470 on-base percentage.
• Worked two-or-more walks in a game 14 times during the season
• Hit safely in 44 games and reached base safely in 53.
• Collected 18 multi-hit games and 13 multiple RBI contests.
• Posted a .355 average in league play, helping him earn second-team all-conference accolades.
• Collected a team-high 27 hits (eight doubles, four triples and five home runs) in Mountain West play.
• Tallied three hits (all doubles) with three RBIs and four runs scored in the season-opening series at Cal State Fullerton.
• Was 5-for-7 with his first home run of the season in TCU's win at Ole Miss on Feb. 28.
• Went 3-for-4 with three extra base hits (two doubles and one home run) and three RBIs against Oklahoma (May 17).
• Game started a five-game hitting streak that saw hit .471 (8-for-17) with eight runs scored and five doubles.
• Started a six-game hitting streak with a 1-for-4 day against UT Arlington on April 1.
• Went .391 (9-for-23) in that stretch with eight runs scored and eight RBIs.
• Best game of the streak was on April 5 against New Mexico. Was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and a home run to go along with 5 RBIs in the win.
• Hit two home runs and scored four times in the series opener at UT Pan American on April 9.
• Had a season-long 14 game hitting streak from April 24-May 20. Was 21-for-53 (.396) during the streak with 13 RBIs.
• Homered and tripled as part of a two-hit day at San Diego on April 25.
• Drove in two runs and homered in the series-opener at BYU on April 30.
• Had five RBIs and four runs scored in the first two games against Utah (May 8-9).
• Collected two doubles as part of a three-hit game at UNLV on May 16.
• Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs against Oregon State in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional on May 30.
• Hit two home runs in the NCAA Super Regional against Texas.

2008 (RS-Junior)
• Played in and started all 63 games (62 at third base and one at first base).
• Named second-team all-conference at third base.
• Finished the season with a .283 batting average.
• Led the squad with a career-high 11 home runs.
• Ranked third on the team with 48 runs scored and second in RBIs with 46.
• Also picked up 15 doubles and three triples.
• Stole eight bases in nine attempts and pitched in 13 sacrifices.
• Drew a team-leading 31 bases on balls.
• Hit .326 in league play with eight doubles, five home runs and 15 RBIs.
• Tallied a base hit in 41 contests and reached base in 55.
• Posted 18 multi-hit games and 14 multiple-RBI contests.
• From March 29-on, hit at a .341 clip (47-for-138).
• Picked up 14 RBIs in the opening 21 games.
• First home run was of the inside-the-park variety against Prairie View A&M on March 11.
• Drove in three runs on three hits vs. Dallas Baptist on March 24.
• Opened up a season-long seven game hit streak on March 29 at UNLV.
• Hit .409 (9-for-22) during the streak.
• Tallied three hits and two RBIS at Texas State on April 2.
• Produced his first multi-home run contest on April 12 with two solo home runs.
• Picked up four hits in the BYU series April 17-19.
• A home run at San Diego State on April 26 spurred another seven-game hit streak.
• Hit .435 (10-for-23) in that streak with nine RBIs and five extra-base hits.
• Drove in five runs on three hits with six runs scored in the San Diego State series April 26-27.
• Had a mini-three-game RBI streak that saw him drive in seven runs.
• Collected three RBIs each in a May 11 contest against UT-Pan American and in the series opener at New Mexico on May 16.
• Homered and doubled in both of those contests.
• Went 6-for-14 with five runs scored and four RBIs in the series at New Mexico May 16-17.
• Was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and a home run in the MWC Tournament opener against UNLV on May 21.
• Hit .455 (10-for-22) with seven RBIs en route to being named to the all-tournament squad.
• His three-run home run in the seventh inning against New Mexico on May 23 proved to be the game-winner.
• Had two solo home runs in the Stillwater Regional opener against Wichita State.
• Tallied 15 two-out RBIs.
2007 (Junior):
• Season cut short due to injury and was granted a medical redshirt.
• Appeared in just eight games, making seven starts.
• Hit safely in five games and scored six runs while also working eight walks .
• Committed just one error in 78 chances.
2006 (Sophomore):
• Played in and started all 62 games (11 starts at first and 51 starts at third).
• Ranked second on the team with a .349 average.
• Tallied 84 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, one home run and drove in 36 runs.
• Stole five bases in eight attempts and was second on the team with 35 walks.
• Committed just six errors in 256 chances for a .977 fielding percentage.
• Hit safely in 47 games and reached base in 56.
• Tied for the team lead with 27 multi-hit games and finished with 10 multiple-RBI contests.
• Had a six game hit streak (2/17-26) in which he hit .417 (10-for-24) with five RBIs.
• Hit his lone home run against Florida Atlantic on March 3, a two-run shot.
• Had another five-game hit streak in which he hit a blistering .455 (10-for-22) from March 19-25.
• Put together a career-long 10-game hit streak beginning March 31, hitting .405 (15-for-37) with eight RBIs.
• Strung together seven straight multi-hit games beginning May 16.
• Hit .586 (17-for-29) with three three-hit games and five RBIs.
• Picked up seven hits in three games at the Mountain West Conference Postseason Tournament.
• Hit at a .643 clip with a runner on third and less than two outs.
• Tallied 17 two-out RBIs.
2005 (Freshman):
• Played in 50 games, making 41 starts (24 at first base and 17 at third).
• Finished the season with 11 multi-hit games and eight multiple-RBI games.
• Batted .289 with 27 RBI, eight doubles and one home run.
• Drew 25 walks, while striking out only 25 times and posting an on-base percentage of .391.
• Hit .278 in conference play with 14 runs driven in, appearing in 23 contests with 21 starts.
• Picked up first career home run and extra base hit against Oklahoma on March 22.
• Played flawless defense in his final 66 chances spanning eight games.
• Hit .800 (4-for-5) with the bases loaded and .800 (8-for-10) with a runner on third and less than two outs.
• Collected 15 two-out RBIs.
Elkins High School:
• Three-year first-team all-district performer and two-time all-state tournament team selection.
• Honored as a 2004 TPX second-team High School All-American.
• District Sophomore of the Year in 2002.
• Participated in the 2002 and 2003 Area Code games.
• Holds the Elkins High School record for most career hits.
• Ranked as 18th top player in the state by Texas Baseball News.
• Helped lead team to the USA Today National Championship in 2002.
• Matt is the son of Rick and Tammie Carpenter.
• Has a younger brother, Tyler, and a younger sister, Caitlyn.
• Majoring in Communications.
Career Highs:
Hits: 4, three times
@ Baylor 3/21/06
vs. Utah 5/6/06
vs. UNLV 5/21/08
Runs: 3, four times
vs. UT-Arlington 5/3/05
vs. UNLV 4/15/06
@ San Diego State 4/26/08
@ San Diego State 4/27/08
HR: 2, twice
vs. UNLV 4/12/08
vs. Wichita State 5/31/08
RBI: 4 @ UT-Pan American 2/18/06
SB: 1, 14 times
BB: 3, three times
vs. Dallas Baptis 2/28/06
vs. Air Force 4/7/06
vs. UNLV 4/15/06
Hitting Streak: 10 games, 3/31-4/15/06 Career Numbers:
• Base hit in 123-of-183 games
• On-base in 157-of-183 games
• 56 multi-hit games
• 33 multi-RBI games

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