GALVESTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played for two seasons at Galveston JC before transferring to UH... Was a teammate of current Cougar Clay Boone. Freshman (2003): Played in seven games... Struck out 15 in 31.1 innings and cmpiled a 4.60 ERA in that time.. Coached by Ruben Felix. Sophomore (2004): Appeared in 16 games with five starts... Pitched to a 1-3 record with a 5.92 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 38.0 innings of work... Coached by Javier Solis.
ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered at Roosevelt High for head coach Jeff Jung... Was named to the All-State, All-Greater San Antonio (three years) and All-District 29-4A (four years) postseason teams during his prep career... Selected to play in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches' Association All-Star Game... Was an All-State and All-Greater San Antonio performer for three consecutive seasons... Competed on the football team as quarterback and was an All-District honoree... Was a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
Full name is Matthew Jay Sauceda... Born on Dec. 26, 1983, in San Antonio, Texas... Son of Jesse and Diana Sauceda... Majoring in sports administration... Also recruited by Lamar, New Mexico State, Alabama and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Did volunteer work with Goodwill and cleaned up a neighborhood with his church group.