Recorded the winning RBI on a single in the bottom of the 10th inning during the Kansas State series finale (Feb 22)... Went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter against the Wildcats... Batted 1-for-4 with two RBIs and scored one run against No. 5 UC Irvine in the Houston College Classic (Feb. 28)... Went 1-for-2 and recorded an RBI in the Cougars' game against No. 1 Texas A&M at the Houston College Classic... Batted .333 with three RBIs and one run in the 2009 Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park... Scored a run in a 1-for-2 performance in the series opener against UAB (March 20)... Went 2-for-4 against UAB on March 22... Batted 1-for-3 and recorded two RBIs against Southern Miss in the series opener (April 10)... Recorded an RBI in a 1-for-2 performance against the Southern Miss series finale (April 11)... Put together a 1-for-3 performance against Sam Houston State (April 14)... Recorded an RBI in a 1-for-2 performance against SFA (April 21)... Saw action at first base against McNeese State and recorded three putouts (April 29)... Had a hit, 3 RBI and scored a run against McNeese State (May 5)... Had a pinch hit at bat against Rice at the C-USA Championship (May 22).
Batted 2-for-4 with two runs during the season-opening win against Pacific.. Laced a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning and eventually scored during the Pacific series finale... Scored two runs at No. 6 Rice during Game One of the Silver Glove Series... Batted 2-for-4 with an RBI against Oklahoma during the Houston College Classic... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs against Sacred Heart... Batted 2-for-4 with two runs, two doubles and four RBIs at Sam Houston State... Went 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs during the San Francisco series finale... Knocked in two runs at McNeese State... Batted 2-for-4 with a two-run, first-inning triple against No. 25 UCF during the series opener... Went 2-for-5 with a run against No. 25 UCF during the series finale... Went 2-for4 with a run and three RBIs at Texas State... Scored a pair of runs in the Tulane series opener... Knocked in two runs during the middle game of the Tulane series... Went 2-for-5 with a run, double and RBI during the Tulane series finale... Launched his first collegiate home run with a solo shot at UAB... Teamed with Ryan Lormand on back-to-back homers to lead off the fourth inning against the Blazers... Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs during the UAB series finale... Batted 2-for-4 during the middle game of the Southern Miss series... Knocked in two runs during Southern Miss series finale.
PEARLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Ben Pardo... Finished prep career with a .400 batting average... Also competed on the football team at quarterback and tight end... Helped with annual food drive and Secret Santa for underprivileged children. Senior (2007): Helped lead Oilers to a 22-8 record and a berth in the state playoffs... Was an All-District 24-5A Second-Team honoree... Went 4-for-4 with two home runs - including a grand slam - two doubles and seven RBIs against LaPorte High. Junior (2006): All-District First-Team honoree at first base. Sophomore (2005): All-District Honorable Mention.
Full name is Matthew Hollis Murphy... Born Sept. 18, 1988, in Houston... Son of Sonny and Malinda Murphy... Majoring in business management.
Runs: 2, done seven times; Most recently vs.UTSA (March 4, 2009)
Hits: 2, done 13 times; Most recently at UTSA (March 4, 2009)
RBIs: 4, at Sam Houston State (March 12, 2008)
Doubles: 2, vs. Pacific (Feb. 23, 2008); at Sam Houston State (March 12, 2008)
Hitting Streak: 5 games (March 23-30, 2008)