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Matt Shortall
Matt Shortall

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Dallas Jesuit

Last College:
Tulane

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
10/12/1990

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


06/23/2014

From Jim's Desk...Another year is done

UT Arlington athletic director Jim Baker shares his thoughts on the 2013-14 year.

06/19/2014

BSB: Shortall named Rawlings All-American

Matt Shortall was recently drafted in the 10th round of the MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.

06/17/2014

BSB: Shortall, Bottger named All-Central Region

Matt Shortall was named first team at DH and Ryan Bottger was a second-team outfielder.

06/06/2014

BSB: Three Mavericks selected on Day 2 of MLB Draft

Three Mavericks were selected in the top 10 rounds for the first time in program history.

05/27/2014

BSB: Mavericks turned it around in 2014

UT Arlington finished 33-26 after winning 17 of their final 20 games and reached the SBC championship.

2014

  • Louisville Slugger Pre-Season third-team All-American

2013

  • Louisville Slugger third-team All-American
  • College Sports Madness fourth-team All-American
  • NCAA South Central All-Region second team
  • College Sports Madness WAC Field Player of the Year
  • First-team All-WAC
  • Semifinalist for the Olson Award
  • Finished tied for second in the WAC with a .362 batting average
  • .560 slugging percentage was tied for fourth in the WAC
  • Finished tied for third in the WAC with 43 RBI
  • Recorded a team-best 27 multi-hit games
  • Team-leading 8 homers were 10th in the WAC
  • Led the team with a 13-game hitting streak (.357, 20-for-56) and enters 2014 having reached base safely in his last nine games
  • Second on the team with 55 starts
  • Knocked 3 homers in a span of two games at Sacramento State on May 16-May 17
  • Recorded five conseuctive 2-hit games between March 30-April 7 hitting .435 during the stretch
  • Season highs: 6 at-bats (2X), 3 runs scored (4/23/13 at Sam Houston State), 4 hits (2X), 2 doubles (3/24/13 at UTSA), 2 home runs (5/16/13), 8 total bases (2X), 2 walks (4/30/13 vs. Baylor

2012

  • Batted .262 in 41 games played and 35 starts
  • Was second on the team with five home runs
  • Had 25 RBI and 21 runs scored during the regular season
  • Named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week on Feb. 21
  • Went 5-for-6 with two doubles, a triple and four runs scored in his UTA debut on Feb. 17 at LA Tech
  • Followed that up with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored game the next evening
  • Started the year 10-for-23 over his first five games, good for a .435 average
  • Had eight multi-hit games, which included four games with least three hits

Prevous College

  • Transferred to UT Arlington after playing one season at Tulane for coach Rick Jones
  • Batted .306 (11-for-36) in 19 games, making nine starts at catcher
  • Had six RBI and a stolen base

High School

  • A four-year varsity letterwinner at Dallas Jesuit for head coach Kevin Williamson
  • A preseason Under Armour All-American
  • Named to the All-District team three times at Dallas Jesuit
  • Earned team Most Valuable Player honors as a junior and was the Newcomer of the Year as a freshman
  • Played for the North Texas Copperheads

Personal

  • Son of Tom and Ann Shortall
  • Born Oct. 12, 1990
  • Advertising major at UT Arlington

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