Matt Purke
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Matt Purke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spring, Texas

High School:
Klein High School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 180

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L


08/28/2014

Pitching Duo Wins SABR Metroplex Award

Finnegan and Morrison selected Co-College Players of the Year

06/01/2014

TCU Advances to Super Regionals

Horned Frogs defeat Sam Houston State 6-1

05/14/2014

TCU Closes Out Regular Season at Baylor

All three games set to be televised on FSSW or FSSW+

06/05/2013

Pair of Freshmen Honored By Louisville Slugger

Duo are named Freshmen All-Americans

06/23/2005

Former TCU Players Currently in Professional Baseball

Season ERA W-L G-GS CG SH/CB SV IP H R ER BB SO WP HBP
2010 3.02 16-0 20-18 1 0/0 0 116.1 91 48 39 34 142 7 10
2011 1.71 5-1 11-11 0 0/1 0 52.2 36 20 10 20 61 9 11
Career 2.61 21-1 31-29 1 0/1 0
169.0
127 68 49 54 203 16
21

Career Honors:
• 2010 Baseball America Freshman of the Year
• 2010 Louisville Slugger and NCBWA Freshman Pitcher of the Year
• 2010 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
• 2010 Louisville Slugger 2nd-Team All-American
• 2010 1st Team ABCA/Rawlings All-American
• 2010 NCBWA Pitcher of the Year Finalist
• 2010 NCBWA 2nd-Team All-American
• 2010 MWC Freshman of the Year
• 2010 1st Team All-Conference
• 2010 1st Team All-Midwest Region
• 2010 Mountain West Conference All-Tournament team
• 2010 NCAA College World Series All-Tournament team
• Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week 3/15/10 and 5/17/10
• Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals.

2011 (Sophomore):
Posted a 5-1 record in 11 starts... finished the season with a 1.71 ERA in 52 2/3 innings pitched... ranked third on the squad with 61 strikeouts and issued just 20 walks... limited opponents to a .187 batting average against... surrendered just six extra base hits on the season... team was 8-3 when he pitched... started the Frogs' season-opener against Kansas on Feb. 18... earned the win with four shut out innings of work... limited the Jayhawks to one hit and struck out three... returned from a blister with six shut out innings at Texas Tech on March 6... struck out six, allowed one hit and walked one to improve to 2-0 on the season... suffered his first collegiate defeat on March 12 after getting touched for four runs (one earned) on three hits in 3 2/3 innings of work against Houston Baptist on March 12... improved to 3-1 on the season after giving up two unearned runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings at UNLV on March 19... fanned a season-high 11 Rebels in the win... got a no-decision after giving up five runs (two earned) on four hits in four innings against Houston on March 26... longest outing of the season was an eight inning affair against Air Force on April 2... allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts... tallied fourth victory of the season after giving up just two runs in 5 2/3 innings of work against New Mexico on April 9... gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits in four innings at San Diego State on April 16... missed a month of action with an injury... returned to the diamond on May 19 with a three-inning start against New Mexico... allowed just one hit and struck out four... threw four innings and allowed just one run against New Mexico on May 25 in the MWC Postseason tournament... was touched for two runs in five innings in a no-decision against Dallas Baptist on June 4.

2010 (Freshman):
Consensus National Freshman of the Year ... earned second-team all-american honors from the NCBWA and Louisville Slugger ... named MWC Freshman of the Year ... earned first-team all-conference accolades ... led the nation and set the school record for wins in a season with a perfect 16-0 record ... ranked second among the starters with a 3.02 ERA ... made 20 appearances, including 18 starts ... ranked fifth in the nation and led the team with 142 strikeouts ... the 142 punch outs rank second in school history ... averaged 10.99 strikeouts per nine innings, a mark that was 17th nationally ... issued just 34 walks in 116 1/3 innings pitched ... limited opponents to a .212 batting average ... team posted an 18-2 record in games he pitched and 16-2 in contests started ... went 6-0 in eight league appearances with a 3.78 ERA in 50 innings pitched ... racked up 64 strikeouts and walked just 17 ... earned a win in his first career start against Sam Houston State on Feb. 20 ... surrendered four runs (three earned) on seven hits in five innings of work with eight strikeouts and just one walk ... had two straight no-decisions at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 28 and against Missouri on March 6 ... struck out seven and surrendered just one run in 5 1/3 innings against the Tigers ... tossed his lone complete game of the season on March 13 against Texas Tech ... held the Red Raiders to a run on four hits and struck out eight ... turned in his second straight start without issuing a walk with seven innings of work against BYU, improving to 3-0 on the season ... rebounded from a no-decision at Air Force with 7 1/3 innings of one-run baseball against San Diego State on April 1 ... struck out 10 while allowing one run on three hits to the Aztecs in the no-decision ... tallied his fourth win of the season on April 9 after allowing a run on five hits in five innings of work at Houston ... win started a string of 10 straight victories for the lefty ... picked up his fifth win of the year at BYU, limiting the Cougars to three runs on eight hits in six innings ... fanned nine in a victory over UNLV on April 23 ... made first relief appearance of the season on April 27 against Baylor ... was the winning pitcher after retiring the only batter he faced in the 10th inning ... tossed seven innings and struck out seven at Utah on April 30 to improve to 8-0 on the season ... surrendered two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out six over 7 1/3 innings at New Mexico on May 7 for win No. 9 ... completed the suspended game against Air Force on May 14 to improve to 10-0 on the year ... allowed a run on five hits in six innings of work and fanned 12 ... held Cal State Bakersfield to a run on five hits in five innings of work for 11th win of the year ... struck out a career-high 14 batters and allowed just two runs (one earned) on four hits in seven innings of work against Utah on May 26 in the MWC Postseason tournament ... performance earned him all-tournament accolades ... started game two of the NCAA Fort Worth Regional against Arizona on June 5 ... fanned nine and allowed four runs (three earned) in 6 1/3 innings ... dominated Texas in the opener of the NCAA Super Regional, holding the Longhorns to a run on three hits in 7 2/3 innings ... struck out 11 and issued one walk to improve to 14-0 on the year ... started the Frogs' College World Series opener against Florida State on June 19 .... allowed just one unearned run and struck out seven in seven innings of work for his school-record tying 15th win of the year ... helped the Frogs stave off elimination with another dominating performance against UCLA on June 25 ... held the Bruins to a pair of runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings for his record-breaking 16th win of the campaign ... posted a 2-0 record, struck out nine and had a 1.35 ERA in his two appearances in the College World Series and was named to the all-tournament team.

Klein High School: Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round with the 14th overall pick of the 2009 MLB draft ... rivals.com tabbed him the top high school prospect in the nation ... ranked by Baseball America as the nation's third-ranked high school prospect ... also tabbed as the second-ranked prospect in Texas and the eight-ranked national prospect ... garnered Baseball America's High School Pitcher of the Year honors as a junior ... also named an Aflac and Under Armour All-American following his junior campaign ... selected as the Perfect Game National Showcase top pitching prospect ... starred on the national level with the 2006 16U USA National team ... was also a member of the 2007 and 2008 18U USA National teams ... honored as a first-team all-state and all-district performer as a junior ... finished his junior campaign with a 12-1 record to go along with a 0.37 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings pitched ... earned first-team all-district honors as a sophomore and as a senior ... participated in the Aflac All-American game played at Dodger Stadium ... also starred in the Houston Heat summer program.

Personal: Parents are Lawrence and Margaret ... has an older brother, Jason ... is a pre-major.


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