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Matt Watson
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Portland, Maine

High School:
Pompano Beach

Weight:
202

Position:
C

B/T:
L/R

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)
Started 27 games and appeared in 28 before a knee injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year ... batted .207 with two doubles and 11 RBIs ... third on the team with 21 walks and a .395 on-base percentage ... singled and drove in a run against Bryant (4/6) and in two games against Virginia Tech (3/25, 3/27) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored at Bethune-Cookman (3/8) ... drove in a pair of runs vs. Michigan State (3/6) ... scored twice against SIU Edwardsville (3/5) ... doubled, drove in a run and scored three times at Bethune-Cookman (3/4) ... had a pair of base hits at Florida (2/27) ... drove in two runs vs. Tennessee Tech (2/20) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI against Indiana (2/19).

AS A FRESHMAN (2010)
Earned the New England Top Prospect Award in the Cape Cod Baseball League ... started all 58 games, mostly as the designated hitter ... batted over .300 until May 2 and finished at .259 ... led the team in on-base percentage (.422), walks (35) and hit batsman (19), was third in homers (7) and fifth in slugging (.434) ... had eight doubles, two triples, 34 RBI and 38 runs ... had 13 multi-hit games ... went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning against Miami (5/27) in the ACC Championship ... doubled and scored a run against Georgia Tech (5/20) ... went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, an RBI and a run against Quinnipiac (4/27) ... hit an RBI triple and scored a run at NC State (4/25) ... doubled, walked three times and scored twice in the second game against the Wolfpack (4/24) ... went 2-for-2 with a triple, two RBI and two sacrifices against Wake Forest (4/18) ... smashed a solo home run against Maryland (4/11) ... drove in three runs against Bryant (4/7) ... hit a solo homer at Clemson (4/4) ... belted a two-run shot the day before against the Tigers (4/3) ... went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI against Duke (3/27) ... hit a three-run, bases-clearing double in the top of the ninth at Virginia (3/20) to pull BC within a run ... went 2-for-3 with two walks and a pair of runs at Bryant (3/17) ... knocked two doubles and drove in all three runs in a 3-0 win at Miami (3/12) ... hit a two-run double in the seventh at FIU (3/10) to tie the game ... went 3-for-4 with a run at Florida Atlantic (3/7) ... hit a three-run homer against the Owls (3/5) in the opening game of the series ... had two hits in three of the first four games of the season ... doubled and scored twice at Tulane (2/21) ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and two runs in the second game against the Green Wave (2/20).

BEFORE BC
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 26th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... batted .446 with nine homers and 30 RBI as a senior ... played in the Florida all-star game ... earned all-state honors when he played at Deering (Maine) as a junior and led the Rams to the Class A state championship.

PERSONAL
Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences ... Matt is the middle of Kim and Frank Watson's three children ... born November 17, 1990.

WATSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP-GS Avg. AB Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SB
2010 58-58 .259 189 38 49 34 8 2 7 35 5
2011 28-27 .207 87 10 18 11 2 0 0 21 0
Career 86-85 .243 276 48 67 45 10 2 7 56 5

WATSON'S CAREER HIGHS
Hits: 3 at Florida Atlantic (3/7/10)
Runs: 3 at Bethune-Cookman (3/4/11)
RBI: 3 (5x) last vs. Bryant (4/7/10)
Hitting Streak: 4 games (3x, last 4/3/10-4/10/10)

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