Ole Miss Seeks To Build On Alabama Sweep In SEC Race
2012: Started all 63 games in the outfield ... Joined senior Matt Snyder as the only two Rebels to play in all 63 games and start in all 63 games ... Drafted in the 27th round round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros, but turned down the offer in order to return to Ole Miss for his senior season ... Hit .359 with 12 doubles and a triple ... Posted a career-long nine-game hit streak from May 15 through June 2 ... Tallied 23 RBI and a team-high 50 runs scored ... Posted a team-leading .460 on base percentage with 39 walks and seven hit by pitches ... His .460 on base percentage was third in the SEC, while his 39 walks was seventh ... His 50 runs scored was eighth in the SEC ... Also went 8-for-8 in steal attempts ... Posted 28 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games on the year ... Tallied 11 multiple-walk games ... Turned in his best offensive performance at No. 22 Louisville (3/14), going 5-for-7 with three runs scored and an RBI ... Drew a season-high three walks against UNC-Wilmington (2/26) to help complete the series sweep ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Started all four games of the College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M ... Hit .571 for the event, going 8-for-14 with three doubles, eight runs scored and two RBI ... Also drew five walks ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the regional opener against TCU (6/1) ... Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI , two doubles and two walks against No. 8 Texas A&M (6/2) to advance to the championship game ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI, a double and a walk in the second championship game against TCU (6/4) ...
2011: Started all 55 games played in the outfield, making 46 starts at CF, six starts in LF and three starts in RF ... Posted a season-long 23 game hit streak (3/15 - 4/22), the third longest hit streak in school history and second longest in a single season ... Hit .336 with nine doubles and turned in the second best average on the team ... Struck out only 10 times in 257 plate appearances ... His 226 at bats was the most on the team ... Also tallied 27 RBI with 37 runs scored ... Went 7-for-13 in steal attempts ... Was second on the team with 19 multiple-hit games, including three games with four hits and four games with three hits ... Also added six multiple-RBI games ... Turned in one of his best offensive performances of the season in the opener against Wright State (2/18), going 4-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBI ... Matched that output at No. 17 LSU (4/2) in a 16-3 win for the Rebels ... Posted his third four-hit game at Houston (2/27) when he went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI to help clinch the series ...
2010: Appeared in 40 games, starting 20 of those games ... Hit .330 with 13 RBI and 21 runs scored ... Went 2-for-4 in steal attempts ... Started 19 games in the outfield with one start at designated hitter ... Posted five multiple-hit games on the year and two multiple-RBI games ... Tallied two five-game hit streaks on the season (2/27 - 3/6; 3/14 - 3/21) ... Turned in one of his best hitting performances against UL-M (2/21) when he went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored ... Also drew two walks in that game ... Drew multiple walks in four games, including a three walk outing against UA-Pine Bluff (3/16) ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored in that game ... Also turned in two mound appearances ... Pitched 1.2 innings against Austin Peay (3/10) in his first mound appearance and allowed one run on four hits with a strikeout ... Worked 3.0 innings against UT-Martin (4/28) and allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Played in all three games, starting both games against St. John's (6/4, 6/6) in the outfield ... Recorded a hit in all three games, going 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in both games against St. John's ... Went 1-for-1 against No. 1 Virginia (6/5) as a pinch hitter/defensive sub ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years under head coach Glenn Cecchini at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana ... Played right field, center field and pitched ... Named All-Southwest Louisiana selection in 2008 and 2009 ... Also named First Team All-State in 2008 and 2009 ... Named First Team All-District selection in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... 2008 Sporting News Pre-season All-America selection ... Helped lead Barbe to the State Championship in 2006 and 2008 ... Helped Barbe to the semi-finals of the state playoffs in 2009 ... Helped Barbe to a quarterfinals appearance in 2007 ... Helped lead Barbe to District Championships in 2006, 2007 and 2009 ... Named a Louisville Slugger All-America honorable mention selection in 2009 ... Hit .393 with two home runs, 25 RBI and 29 runs scored as a senior ... Also posted an 8-3 record on the mound in 19 appearances with two saves ... Tallied a 3.20 ERA with 51 strikeouts and 27 walks allowed in 62.0 innings of work ... For his career at Barbe, hit .406 with three home runs, 94 RBI and 101 runs scored ... Also posted a 15-5 record with nine saves and a 3.50 ERA ... Struck out 141 and walked only 49 in 142.0 innings of work ... Helped lead Barbe to the Nike SPARQ Challenge National Championship in 2008 ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Todd and Debbie Mathis ... Has one sibling, brother Tyler ... Played summer ball with the Southeast Texas Sun Devils ... Born June 27, 1991.
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