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Matt Otteman
Matt Otteman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lockport, Ill.

High School:
Lockport Township

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
OF/RHP

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


SLC Tournament
Appeared in both tournament games, making two starts in right field... went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Texas State (5/21)... finished tournament going 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored against Southeastern Louisiana (5/22).

2008 (Junior)
Batted .318 with one home run and 27 RBI and played in 43 games starting 36 games in right field and two games as the designated hitter... went 4-3 with a 4.35 ERA with one save and made 12 appearances, including seven starts... tied for the team lead with eight stolen bases (all of which came in conference play)... ranked fourth on the team with 49 hits and nine doubles... tallied 34 runs scored, two triples, a home run and 27 RBI... third in ERA (4.35) and tied for third in wins (4)... posted 49.2 innings, 36 strikeouts, one complete game and one save... batted .330 against right-handed pitching and hit .372 with runners on base... posted a .389 batting average with runners in scoring position (21-for-54)... third on the team with a .364 batting average in Southland Conference games... ranked second on the team with a career-high 12-game hitting streak (3/8-4/5) going 19-for-49 (.388) with 12 runs, four doubles, one home run, 13 RBI, six walks and four stolen bases... fourth on the team with 12 multi-hit games, including six three-hit performances... tallied seven multiple RBI games... collected first multi-hit game of the season going 2-for-3 and tying a season-high three runs with a double and RBI against McNeese State (3/7)... equaled season-high three runs and three hits going 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI against Texas State (3/21)... hit his only home run, tied season-high two stolen bases and chipped in a team-high four walks going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI against UTSA (3/30)... went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI against McNeese State (4/13)... threw at least six innings in five starts... recorded longest outing of the season (7 innings) in season debut defeating Arkansas-Little Rock (2/24) while allowing three hits, one run (zero earned) with one strikeout... tallied back-to-back outings with six strikeouts and six innings pitched in non-conference games against Oklahoma State (4/15) and TCU (4/30)... posted longest relief outing against Texas State (3/22) throwing five innings... named to the UT Arlington Spring 2008 Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.

2007 (Sophomore)
Batted .209 with one home run and 16 RBI and played in 37 games with 29 coming in a starting role... started 28 games in right field and once at third base...began season by collecting a hit and driving in two runs in the opening game against Louisiana Tech...followed going 3-for-4 with three RBI, before going 2-for-3 with an RBI in the finale...finished the weekend going 6-for-10 with six RBI while being named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week...collected a pair of hits against then-No. 7 Nebraska...went 3-for-3, and hit first career home run, and drove in three against Illinois...drove in a pair of runs in the series finale against Texas State...collected two hits, including a double, in the second game of the doubleheader against Nicholls...went 2-for-3 with a double in the series opener against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

NCAA Tournament
On the post-season roster, but did not make an appearance.

SLC Tournament
Appeared in two games as a pinch-runner...used as a pinch-runner late in the game against Texas-San Antonio...came in to pinch-run in the 10th inning against Lamar...scored the game-winning run from second base on a throwing error.

2006 (Freshman)
Batted .333 with one RBI and recorded a 17.47 ERA... appeared in three games on the mound...struck out six in 5.2 innings...appeared in 13 games as a position player with two starts...earned first career start as a designated hitter against Oral Roberts...went 0-for-1 with a walk in that contest...saw first action as a position player on the road at Baylor...went 2-for-2 with an RBI in that contest...came off the bench to collect a pinch-hit single against Texas State...got first start in right field against Dallas Baptist.

High School
Came to UTA after being named the Louisville Slugger Illinois State Player of the Year at Lockport High School...went 12-0 with a 0.83 ERA and two saves...struck out 113 batters in 84 innings...batted .580...named the National High School Baseball Coaches Association District Player of the Year...earned Daily Southtown Player of the Year...member of the SICA All-Academic team.. named to the high school honor roll.

Personal
Son of John and Teri Otteman... born Nov. 2, 1986...an exercise science major at UT Arlington.

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