2010: Appeared in 24 games on the mound, making four starts ... Also played in 11 games as a hitter making six starts at DH or playing in the outfield ... Posted a 4-3 record with a save and a 5.85 ERA ... Struck out 48 and walked 28 in 60.0 innings of work ... His four wins came against Arkansas State (2/23), at No. 5 South Carolina (4/18), at Mississippi State (4/30) and vs. No. 13 Auburn (5/28) in the SEC Tournament ... The wins over South Carolina, Mississippi State and Auburn were all in relief ... Suffered losses to No. 8 Louisville (3/14), at No. 20 Kentucky (3/21) and at Alabama (5/15) ... Worked a season-long 5.2 innings in his first start against Arkansas State (2/23) ...Struck out a career-high 10 batters against Memphis (3/2) ... Hit .207 with a home run, two RBI and five runs scored ... Hit his home run as part of his best offensive outing against Austin Peay (3/9) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against the Governors ... Also went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Saint Louis (3/24) ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Worked a season-long 4.1 innings in relief against No. 1 Virginia in his only appearance in the Regional ... Held the top-ranked Cavaliers to two runs on six hits with a strikeout and two walks ...
2009: Made four relief appearances on the season ... Appeared in games against Central Arkansas, Vermont, UALR and Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Did not allow a run and only six hits with a walk and eight strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work ... Worked a season-long 2.0 innings against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4/29) ... Struck out a season-high three batters against Vermont (3/6) and UA-PB (4/29) ... Only allowed the one walk against Central Arkansas (2/24) ...
2008: Made seven appearances in relief on the season ... Worked 10.1 innings as he struck out 10 on the season ... Saw his first action against Minnesota (2/24) with 1.0 inning of work ... Worked a season-long 2.0 innings on three occasions ... Struck out a season-high five batters against Northwestern State (2/26).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years at Christian Brothers College High School under head coach Scott Brown ... Named First Team All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference as a senior ... Helped lead CBCHS to the semi-finals of the state tournament in 2007 ... Posted a 9-2 record with a 1.48 ERA in his senior campaign ... Also tallied 71 strikeouts and walked 30 in 67.0 IP ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Full name is Matthew Tracy ... Son of John and Linda Tracy ... Born: November 26, 1988 ... Has four siblings, Christine, Angie, Mike and Nikki ... Played summer league ball with the St. Louis Mustangs ... Hit .382 with four home runs and 20 RBI on the summer ... Also tallied seven doubles ... Posted a 3-2 record with a 1.62 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 26.1 IP ... Helped lead the Mustangs to the Triple Crown World Series Championship.
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