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Matt Hernandez
Matt  Hernandez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Texas

High School:
William B. Travis

Last College:
Blinn JC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

B-T:
L-L


HONORS & AWARDS
2012 Commissioner's Honor Roll






SENIOR (2013)
Had a strong senior season, making 17 appearances for third-most on the team...Started three games...Finished with a 4-1 record and a 3.00 ERA...Worked 42.0 innings...Struck out 38 and walked just nine...Opened the year with three starts, while compiling a 1-0 record...Moved to the pen and was strong, tallying three wins...Worked a season-long 6.0 innings in first start of the year vs. Northeastern (Feb. 15) for the victory...Lasted 6.2 innings in relief vs. Seton Hall (April 12) for longest effort out of the pen...Struck out a career-high seven in 4.0 relief innings vs. Harvard (March 20)...Didn't allow a run in his final four relief appearances to close out the year...Earned wins vs. Northeastern (Feb. 15), Harvard (March 20), East Carolina (March 24), Tulane (May 5)...Led Houston with a 1.89 ERA in C-USA games with a 2-0 record in nine appearances...Struck out 14 in 19.0 relief innings, while holding opposing league hitters to a .219 clip

JUNIOR (2012)
Appeared in 16 games on the bump for the Cougars...Made four starts...Finished the year with a 5.79 ERA and a 1-2 record...Pitched 32.2 innings with 24 strikeouts...Earned win in final game of 2012 vs. Memphis in the C-USA Championship (May 25)...Tossed a season-long 6.1 innings in that game with a season-high six strikeouts...Fanned five at East Carolina in 4.0 innings of work, longest relief effort of the year (April 5)...Made starts vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Feb. 21), at Texas Tech (April 13), vs. Marshall (April 22), and vs. Memphis (May 25)...Made an appearance in right field during the Memphis series

BLINN COLLEGE
Played two seasons under head coach Harvey MacIntyre...Named to the 2010 Texas-New Mexico Junior College All Star Team...Volunteered to work with elementary school classes

WILLIAM TRAVIS HIGH SCHOOL
Played for head coach Jody Albright...First Team All-District and All-Fort Bend County pitcher as a senior...Also, played football for the Tigers...First Team All-District and All-Area punter as a senior...A member of the National Honor Society

PERSONAL
Full name is Matthew Xavier Hernandez...Born June 14, 1991 in Houston, Texas...Son of Rodney and Bernadette Hernandez...Also, recruited by Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, FIU, Texas Tech, West Virginia University, Cal Tech and Oral Roberts...Hobbies include fishing and four wheeling...Majoring in sports management...Brother, Chris, played baseball at Stephen F. Austin

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