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Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Walla Walla, Wash.

High School:
Walla Walla

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 184

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
03/30/1985

Experience:
1V

Bat/Throw:
R/R



THOMAS' HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

GENERAL: Earned three varsity letters at shortstop for head coach Bill Plucker...also a varsity letterwinner in basketball. SOPHOMORE: Started every game at shortstop, hitting .300 with six doubles...second on the team with 13 RBI...team finished third in the district playoffs. JUNIOR: Hit .380 with two home runs...selected All-Big 9 second team shortstop and team's defensive player-of-the year...two-year player for Baseball Northwest. SENIOR (2003-04):Named to the All-Big Nine second team...earned defensive player-of-the year accolades...selected to play in the 3A State Feeder game.

THOMAS' WSU CAREER

FRESHMAN (2004-05): V-letter...Games - 45...Starts - 41...BA - .230...all 41 of his starts were at shortstop...had season-long five-game hitting streak (2/12-19), hitting .278 (5-18) in that stretch...had season-best three hits against Utah Valley State (3/20), including two doubles, two runs and two RBI...had five multi-hit games on the season and four multi-RBI games...lone home run, a two-run shot, came in 14-7 win over Southeastern Louisiana (2/12) in first of a doubleheader...his 117 assists were second on the team...hitting against Pac-10 opponents: Arizona .300 (3-10), ASU .500 (2-4), California .667 (2-3), OSU .111 (1-9), Stanford .000 (0-7), UCLA .667 (2-3), USC .000 (0-6), Washington .167 (1-6)...monthly hitting averages: February .262 (11-42), March .385 (5-13), April .167 (7-42), May .200 (5-25).

PERSONAL

Matthew D. Thomas...born 5-30-85 at Walla Walla, Wash...parents Jeff and Sandy Thomas...one older brother Michael and one older sister Amanda...brother attended WSU ('98)...father played golf for the Idaho Vandals and played golf professionally...enjoys golfing, snowboarding and playing video games...a member of the National Honor Society with a prep GPA of 3.7...interested in a business degree at WSU.

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