Matt McGuirk

Matt  McGuirk


Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Arlington Heights High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185





Pair of Freshmen Honored By Louisville Slugger

Duo are named Freshmen All-Americans

Career Honors:
• 2005 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
• 2005 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• Conference USA Hitter of the Week (April 18, 2005)
• Member of the Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team
• Named to the Al Ogletree Classic All-Tournament Team
• Mountain West Conference Hitter of the Week (Feb. 13, 2006)

2008 (Junior)
• An injury suffered in preseason practice limited him to just pinch-hitting duties.
• Hit .375 on the season.
• Singled in his first two at-bats of the season.
• Collected a pinch-hit single against No. 14 Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 24.
• Had a huge double at Minnesota on Feb. 29 that helped the Frogs tie the game in the top of the ninth and later went on to win.
• Had surgery in March, keeping him out for six weeks.
• Returned to the lineup on April 17 at BYU.
• Tallied a pinch-hit single at Oklahoma on April 22.
• Appeared in only three games the rest of the way.

2007 (Redshirt Sophomore):
• Appeared in 44 games and made 26 starts (25 as the designated hitter and one in left).
• Tallied 24 hits on the season, eight of which went for extra bases.
• Tied for fourth on the squad with five home runs and collected two doubles and one triple.
• Scored 10 runs and drove in 18 runs and was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases.
• Posted a slugging percentage of .386.
• Recorded four multi-hit and multiple RBI contests.
• Hit safely in 20 contests and reached base in 24.
• Homered in back-to-back games against Vermont (March 4) and Rice (March 9).
• Made five straight appearances (March 27-April 3) as a substitute and went 1-for-5.
• Lone hit was a home run against Oklahoma on April 3.
• It was part of a seven game slump in which he went 1-for-13.
• Busted out with a 2-for-3 day in a substitute role against UNLV on April 15.
• Tallied just four hits the rest of the season, while appearing in 11 games.
• Final hit of the season was a big one as he blasted a pinch-hit grand slam in the top of ninth inning to help the Frogs overcome a 5-3 deficit to Baylor in an elimination game at the NCAA Houston Regional.
• Nine of his 18 RBIs came with two outs.

2006 (True Sophomore):
• Was in the midst of an outstanding season when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on March 3 for which he was granted a medical redshirt.
• Had a .340 batting average in 12 games played.
• Hit safely in eight of the 12 games and had at least two hits in seven of those eight.
• Recorded four multiple RBI contests.
• Collected 10 RBIs with three doubles and a home run and was perfect in three stolen base attempts.
• Delivered the game-winning home run in the top of the 10th to defeat No. 12 Tulane in the season opener.
• Earned MWC Hitter of the Week for his performance at Minute Maid Park.
• After a 0-for-11, broke out of slump with a season-long five-game hit streak.
• Hit .476 (10-for-21) during the streak to raise his average to .366.
• Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in his final game of the season against Florida Atlantic on March 3.

2005 (Freshman):
• Finished season with a .317 batting average.
• Tallied 53 base hits, including 12 doubles, two triples and seven home runs.
• Drove in 38 runs in 47 games played, while making 41 starts (11 in left field and 30 as the designated hitter).
• Hit safely in 34 contests and reached base in 39 games.
• Hit .329 in conference play with five home runs and 22 RBIs with16 multi-hit games and nine multiple-RBI contests.
• Earned his first career start on Feb. 13 in doubleheader against Utah and was a combined 4-for-7 with three RBIs.
• Had a four straight pinch-hits from March 25-April 5.
• Final pinch-hit single sparked a nine-game streak that lasted from April 5-24.
• Batted .515 (17-for-33) during the streak, hitting seven home runs and driving in 21 runs, raising his average from .305 to .380.
• Collected his first career home run on April 10 against USF.
• Had back-to-back three-hit, five-RBI games against Oklahoma on April 12 and Memphis on April 15.
• Homered for the third straight contest at Memphis.
• Earned Conference USA Hitter of the Week following the series with Memphis.
• Hit the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth against No. 8 Baylor on April 19, a game the Frogs won in extra innings.
• Drove in four runs with a 3-for-4 performance and his first multiple-home run contest on April 4 at Charlotte.
• Hit .476 (10-for-21) with four RBIs during a five-game hitting streak May 1-8.
• Slumped the rest of the way, collecting only seven hits in the final 11 games of the season.
• Had 16 two-out RBIs on the year and hit .370 in RBI situations.
• Was 4-for-6 as a pinch hitter.

Arlington Heights High School:
• Drafted in the 19th round of the 2004 Major League Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
• Earned all-district honors as an outfielder his sophomore season.
• Was an all-district and all-area pitcher as a junior.
• Earned all-state honors as a pitcher his senior season.

• Matt is the son of Bruce and Dana.
• Has an older brother, Chris.
• Majoring in Radio-TV-Film.

Career Highs:
Hits: 3, five times
@ Oklahoma 4/12/05
@ Memphis 4/15/05
@ Charlotte 4/24/05
vs. Tulane 2/10/06
@ UT-Pan American 2/18/06
Runs: 3, twice
@ Oklahoma 4/12/05
@ UCF 2/9/07
HR: 2 @ Charlotte 4/24/05
RBI: 5, twice
@ Oklahoma 4/12/05
@ Memphis 4/15/05
SB: 1, six times
@ Cincinnati 5/8/05
@ UT-Pan American 2/18/06
vs. Stephen F. Austin 2/19/06
vs. Florida Atlantic 3/3/06
vs. Dallas Baptist 2/13/07
vs. UT-Arlington 3/14/07
BB: 1, 18 times
Hitting Streak: 8 games, 4/10-4/24/05

Career Numbers:
• Base hit in 62-of-103 games
• On-base in 68-of-103 games
• 27 multi-hit games
• 17 multi-RBI games

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