2002: .222-0-5?played in 23 games, 20 as a reserve?used mostly as pinch runner or late inning defensive replacement?started twice in centerfield, once as the DH?had four hits in 18 at-bats on season?2-for-2 with a double and two RBI May 11 vs. Northwestern State?also had hits Feb. 2 vs. Centenary (double) and March 4 vs. TCU.
Prior to UTA: Joined the Mavericks after two years at Howard Junior College?hit .370 with four home runs in 2001?as a freshman, hit .333 with a pair of round trippers?following his sophomore year, played summer ball for the Austin Mudcats, hitting .418 with 10 doubles, 26 runs batted in and 23 stolen bases?sat out first year at Oklahoma State?a four-sport standout at Dimmitt High School ?member of the baseball, basketball, football and track teams?All-State and All-South Plains outfielder in 1998?first team All-District selection final three years?first team All-District as a tailback, free safety and punter on the gridiron in 1997 and 1998?on the track, was a two-time state qualifier with the Dimmitt mile relay team?also ran on the regional champion mile relay squad?was a two-time regional qualifier in the 400 meter relay and qualified for the regional meet once in the 100 meters and 200 meters.
Personal: Son of Treena and Derrell Matthews?born April 19, 1980?drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 49th round in 2000?a kinesiology major at UTA.
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