Matt Vern
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Matt Vern

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Jackson, Texas

High School:
Brazoswood High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
INF

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R


02/08/2014

Varsity Tops Alumni, 11-3

Alexander throws six shutout innings

06/21/2005

TCU Baseball All-Time Drafted Players

Career Highlights:
• Earned first-team all-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior.
• Was a second-team all-conference performer in 2007.
• Earned a spot on the Stillwater All-Regional team in 2008 and the Fort Worth All-Regional team in 2009.
• Ranks third all-time with 50 career doubles, fifth all-time in total bases with 393 and fifth all-time in runs scored with 164 in his career.
• Holds the all-time record for putouts with 1,371 in his career.
• Finished his senior campaign with a .360 batting average to earn the Ben Dyess Leading Hitter award.
• Posted a career batting average of .309.
• Played in 199 games and made 183 starts in his career.
• Tallied 10 triples and 29 home runs, while driving in 143 runs over the course of his career.
• Was successful in 36 of 46 stolen base attempts, including racking up a career-high 16 in his senior campaign.
• After an illness cut his freshman campaign short, he missed just 11 games over the course of the next three seasons.
• Tallied a base hit in 131 of his 199 career contests.
• Reached base safely in 157 of his 199 career games played.
• Recorded 63 multi-hit games and 37 multiple-RBI contests in his career.
• Led the Mountain West Conference and ranked 54th nationally with his 17 home runs in 2009.
• Was a .326 (87-for-267) hitter in league play with 15 home runs and 73 RBIs.
• Posted a .992 career fielding percentage with just 12 errors in his career.
• Drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres.
• Majored in communications.

2008 (Junior):
• Played in 57 games and made 53 starts (44 at first base and nine in right field).
• Finished the season with 52 base hits and posted a .275 batting average.
• Tied for second on the team with six home runs and three triples, while ranking in a tie for third with 15 doubles.
• Ranked third on the team with 44 RBIs.
• Worked 28 walks and was hit by the pitch four times.
• Tallied nine stolen bases in 11 tries.
• Committed just three errors for a .994 fielding percentage.
• Hit .303 with 12 extra base hits and 23 RBIs in conference play.
• Recorded a base hit in 35 games and reach base in 44.
• Had 16 multi-hit contests and 10 multiple RBI games.
• Opened the season with a five-game hitting streak.
• Hit .389 during the streak, including five hits in the series against No. 15 Cal State Fullerton.
• Drove in six runs in the Fullerton series.
• Connected for his first home run of the season against New Mexico on March 22.
• Put together another five-game hitting streak from April 13-19.
• Hit .421 (8-for-19) with eight RBIs in that streak.
• All eight RBIs came in the three-game series at BYU.
• Homered in back-to-back games and drove in three runs each on April 18 and 19 at BYU.
• Strung together another three-game hitting streak that saw him hit .500 (6-for-12) with eight RBIs.
• Drove in a career-high four runs at San Diego State on April 26, helped along by his fourth home run of the year.
• Collected three more RBIs in the series finale at San Diego State on April 27.
• Was instrumental in the sweep of New Mexico at the end of the regular season to help TCU secure the regular season conference title.
• Tallied five hits, including two doubles and two triples, with four RBIs in the series.
• Closed out the season with a seven-game hit streak in which he hit .545 (12-for-22) with six RBIs.
• Earned a spot on the All-Tournament team after hitting .500 in the five games.
• His sixth home run of the season was a three-run shot that put the Frogs on top of Western Kentucky in the NCAA Stillwater Regional on May 31.
• Hit .353 (35-for-99) in the final 29 games of the season.
• Collected 10 two-out RBIs.

2007 (Sophomore):
• Played in 58 games and started 55.
• Finished the season with a .319 average.
• Totaled 67 base hits with 17 doubles, five home runs and tied for the team lead with five triples.
• Drove in 36 runs and had a slugging percentage of .519.
• Drew 24 walks, second-most on the squad, and posted an on-base percentage of .395.
• Stole eight bases in 10 attempts.
• Hit .333 in conference play with a team-high 17 extra base hits.
• First three appearances came off the bench.
• Was hitting .450 through his first seven games played with a six-game hit streak.
• Hit his first home run of the season, an inside the park job, against Texas Tech on March 11.
• Connected for his first home that left the park on March 24 at BYU as part of a 3-for-5 day at the plate.
• Had a six-game hit and RBI streak from April 1-13 in which he hit .375 (9-for-24) with 10 RBIs.
• After a hitless contest against UNLV, responded with the longest hit streak of his career of nine games.
• Was 14-for-35 (.400) with 10 RBIs, including three against Oklahoma and BYU.
• Homered in two straight games against Texas Tech (April 25) and San Diego State (April 27).
• Had a strong series against UT-Pan American (May 11-13), hitting .750 (6-for-8) in the series.
• Tied a school record with three doubles against New Mexico in the regular season finale on May 19.
• Picked up only six hits in his final seven games.
• Had 15 two-out RBIs on the season.

2006 (Freshman):
• Appeared in 27 games, starting 19.
• Of his 15 hits on the season, he had five doubles and one home run.
• Drove in nine runs, stole three bases and worked nine walks.
• Made first collegiate appearance on Feb. 18 against UT-Pan Am.
• Earned his first start on Feb. 19 against Stephen F. Austin.
• Hit a pinch-hit two-run home run against Dallas Baptist on Feb. 28.
• Missed a month of the season with mono.
• Returned to the lineup on March 30 against BYU in the MWC preseason tournament.
• Had a season-long three-game hit-streak starting with a 1-for-4 day against UNLV on March 31.
• Finished the season in a slump, tallying only three hits in his final 31 at-bats.
• Committed just one error in 19 chances in the outfield.

Brazoswood High School:
• Appeared in the Houston Area All-Star Game and the Texas All-Star Game.
• Was an all-state catcher as a senior.
• Had a career batting average of .394 with 25 career home runs.
• Was a member of the all-Greater Houston team as a first baseman.
• Honored as a three-year first-team all-district performer as well as first-team all-county.

Personal:
• Parents are Tim and Barbara Vern.
• Has a younger sister, Natalie.

Career Highs:
Hits: 3, four times
@ BYU 3/24/07
vs. UT-Pan American 5/13/07
vs. New Mexico 5/19/07
vs. New Mexico 5/23/08
Runs: 3, three times
vs. Air Force 4/8/06
vs. New Mexico 5/17/07
vs. New Mexico 5/24/08
HR: 1, twelve times
RBI: 4 @ San Diego State 4/26/08
SB: 2, three times
Vs. Utah Valley State 5/6/05
Vs. Air Force 4/8/06
@ Minnesota 2/2/9/08
BB: 3, vs. Texas State 3/5/08
Hitting Streak: 9 games, 4/15-4/29/07

Career Numbers:
• Hit safely in 88-of-142 games
• On-base in 107-of-142 games
• 42 multi-hit games
• 20 multiple RBI games


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