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11  Matt Snyder
Matt Snyder

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Albany, N.Y.

High School:
Colonie Central

Last College:
Virginia Tech/Fulton Montgomery CC/Temple

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195

Position:
LHP

Experience:
HS

B/T:
L/L


04/20/2014

Five-Run First Inning Lifts Aggies to Series-Salvaging Win

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Statistics

2014 Game-by-Game

• 2013 No. 7 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Baseball America)
• 2013 No. 4 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Perfect Game)
• 2013 first-team Perfect Game Collegiate League All-League
• 2013 Perfect Game Collegiate League All-Star

Outlook
Talented southpaw is coming off a solid fall practice season ... Transferred from Temple in January, 2015 after the Owls announced disbanding the program, allowing him to transfer without penalty ... Broke out during the summer of 2013 while playing with UK teammates Kyle Barrett and Dylan Dwyer in the Perfect Game League, where he was named an all-star ... Pitched in nine games during his debut season, including five SEC games ... Has a projectable frame and a deceptive delivery ... Owns three pitches, throwing a fastball, curveball and changeup ... Shined during the fall season, throwing 69-percent first-pitch strikes.

Summer
Started 11 games for the Willmar Stingers in the Northwoods League ... Had a 3-3 record and a 5.70 ERA in 53.2 innings ... Issued 25 walks, allowed 57 hits and struck out 44 ... Entered his last start with a 4.01 ERA before allowing 11 runs in two innings.

2014
Pitched in nine games in his debut season at Kentucky, all in relief, with a 8.00 ERA in nine innings, allowing 11 hits and four walks, striking out six ... Appeared in five SEC games, allowing five runs in 5.1 innings ... Inherited seven runners, allowing six to score ... Made his UK debut on opening weekend coming on in the eighth inning to try to help UK lock down perfect weekend, before allowing a go-ahead three-run homer vs. VMI ... Responded after allowing the homer to strike out his next to hitters ... Worked a shutout inning vs. St. John's the following weekend, before returning to action the next two weekends with innings vs. EMU and Ball State ... Came on to get two outs at Alabama and at No. 5 Vanderbilt ... Worked an inning vs. No. 12 Florida, before allowing three runs on three hits in two innings at Texas A&M ... Worked an inning vs. No. 12 Ole Miss on April 25, his final outing of the year ... Was the most consistent pitcher in the Perfect Game Collegiate League, teaming with UK standouts Dylan Dwyer and Kyle Barrett in leading Amsterdam to the league title ... Amsterdam coaching staff featured former UK great and current staff member Mike Brown ... Made nine starts with a 5-0 record and a 1.35 ERA ... Worked 46.2 innings, allowing just 31 hits - 23 singles - and 19 walks, striking out 42 and holding opponents to a .187 average ... Had three starts of six innings and no earned runs ... Started and carried a shutout into the ninth inning of the PGCBL Championship game, scattering six hits over 8.1 innings, walking two and striking out three in his second postseason win.

2013 (Fulton Montgomery)
Earned first-team all-region honors ... Started nine games and turned in seven complete games ... Has a 4-4 record with a 2.36 ERA in 60.1 innings, striking out 96 ... Played summer baseball with the Albany Dutchmen of the Perfect Game Collegiate League, the circuit where UK's Chandler Shepherd was named the top prospect ... Went 3-3 with a 3.77 ERA in nine starts and seven appearances ... Worked 45.1 innings, allowing 47 hits and 17 walks, striking out 25, with opponents hitting a .263 clip.

2012 (Virginia Tech)
Redshirted season.

High School
Played for coach Kevin Halburian at Colonie Central in New Albany, N.Y. ... Posted a 5-2 record with a 2.16 ERA in 11 games as a senior, striking out 61 in 48.2 innings ... Was named first-team Suburban Council all-star and Perfect Game first-team North-East All-Region ... Earned academic honor roll honors.

Personal
Son of Tom and Mary Snyder ... Full name is Matthew Tyler Snyder ... Born Jan. 7, 1993 in Albany, N.Y.

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