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#28 Mat Batts
Position: Left-handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: L
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 192
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Winston-Salem, N.C.
High School: Mount Tabor
Other College: Western Carolina
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Selected by Minnesota Twins in the 17th round with the 500th pick overall.

2014 (Senior): CAA Pitcher-of-the-Year for second consecutive season ... First-team All-CAA ... named CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week on four occasions ... Led CAA for third straight season (105) ... Finished career with 336 total strikeouts, ranking third on 2014's active career leaders for the NCAA ... Was 23rd nationally in total strikeouts ... Also ranked 17th in the NCAA in striekouts per walk (5.83) ... Ranked fifth in CAA with 2.69 ERA ... Was third in the circuit with 103.2 innings pitched ... Walked just 18 and ranked second in CAA in fewest walks allowed ... Allowed just one home run his senior season ... Struck out career-high 12 in eight innings of one-run baseball against CAA regular season champion William & Mary (4/4) ... Also fanned 10 and allowed one run on four hits in complete game win at delaware (4/25) ... Struck out eight or more in eight starts.

2013 (Junior): CAA Pitcher-of-the-Year, first Seahawk to be so … First-team All-CAA … ABCA First-team All-East region … CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week on three occasions (3/25, 4/1 and 4/15) … Tied for fourth in league with nine wins … Led conference pitchers with 114 strikeouts and was 13th nationally with that total … Also was second in innings pitched (111.2) … Second amongst CAA starters with 16 starts … Led circuit and was eighth nationally with six complete games … Finished sixth in opponents’ batting average (.239) … Struck out career-high 11 on two occasions, at Davidson (4/5) and at Hofstra (5/17), both were losses … Tossed three complete games in a span of four starts (3/22 Ga. State; 3/29 at ODU; 4/14 Delaware) … Finished regular season with ERA of 2.59 … Also tossed complete game in win over William & Mary (5/9) … Recorded 12 starts of allowing three or fewer earned runs.

2012 (Sophomore): Third-team All-CAA … Also earned CAA All-Tournament honors … Finished second in league with 3.04 ERA … Third in CAA in innings pitched (100.2) … Tied for league lead with 90 strikeouts … Led circuit with 16 starts … CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week (2/21) after seven innings of no-hit baseball against Ohio … Struck out seven or more batters on seven occasions … Fanned 10 in complete game win at Northeastern (4/21) … Struck out career-high 11 in complete game win over Delaware (5/25) in CAA tournament … Threw at least six innings in 12-of-16 starts.

Sat out 2011 following transfer.

2010 At Western Carolina (Freshman): Made 20 appearances, including three starts ... Fashioned 3-1 mark and 4.44 ERA ... Struck out 27 in 24 1/3 innings ... Struck out four in three innings and picked up win against SIU-Edwardsville ... Also picked up wins against UNC Asheville and New York Tech.

At Mount Tabor: Four-year letterwinner ... Named to the Forsyth All-County team during all four years at Mount Tabor ... Earned All-Central Piedmont Conference honors during his final three years at Mount Tabor ... Also earned the Forsyth County Tournament MVP, Player and Pitcher-of-the-Year after helping lead Spartans to CPC regular season and tournament championships ... Earned first team All-State honors during his senior season ... Set a school record after throwing a perfect game and a no-hitter in consecutive games during his senior season ... USA Baseball U16 Team trails finalist ... Played in 2008 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars.

Personal: Full name: Harrison Mathis Batts ... Born in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Son of Monica and Jim Batts ... Father attended UNCW.

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