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 Tim Matthews 28
Tim Matthews
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
Newman Smith

Last College:
UT-Tyler

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R

FALL 2007
Appeared in seven games with two starts ... Finished 0-4 with one save and a 7.06 ERA ... Registered 12 strikeouts against 14 walks in 21.2 innings.

SUMMER 2007
Pitched for the Coppell Copperheads of the Texas Collegiate League ... Selected to the TCL All-Star Game but did not pitch ... Posted a 4-2 record with a 4.24 ERA in 10 games, nine starts ... Recorded 39 strikeouts against 16 walks over 46.2 innings ... Held opposing batters to a .261 average.

2007 (JUNIOR)
Second on team in appearances (24) and relief appearances (22) ... Started season as Bears' primary setup man ... Was 2-2 with a 3.78 ERA over 33.1 innings in non-Big 12 games ... Both victories came away from Baylor Ballpark; although, ERA was lower at home ... Posted a 1-0 record with a 1.04 ERA in two postseason appearances, one start ... Allowed two runs, one earned, on eight hits and no walks with two strikeouts over 8.2 innings in postseason action, posting the lowest ERA of any Baylor pitcher with at least two appearances ... Did not allow an earned run in first six outings and in 10 of first 12 appearances on the season ... Owned a 0.93 ERA through season's first 12 outings ... Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings on one hit with one strikeout to earn a save against Oral Roberts (2/24) ... Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in first game of doubleheader at Kansas (4/15) ... Made first start of season at Texas State (4/24) ... Earned victory against Bobcats, allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks with three strikeouts over 5.0 innings ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with one strikeout at 18th-ranked Texas A&M (4/28) ... Earned start and victory in Baylor's lone win at the NCAA Houston Regional ... Held Prairie View A&M to two runs, one earned, on six hits and no walks with two strikeouts over 7.0 innings (6/2).

SUMMER 2006
Pitched for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League ... Helped lead Gatemen to a 24-19-1 record and a league runner-up finish ... Appeared in 19 games with two starts ... Posted a 3-1 record with one save, a 3.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 48.0 innings ... Teammate with fellow Bears Nick Cassavechia and Beamer Weems.

2006 (SOPHOMORE)
Began season as Sunday starter before moving to middle relief in mid-April ... Made 20 appearances with 11 starts ... Stranded all eight inherited runners ... Held lead or tie in all five opportunities ... First batters faced were 0-for-7 with four strikeouts and two walks in nine relief outings ... Held Stephen F. Austin to one run on three hits and no walks with six strikeouts over 6.0 innings but did not factor in the decision in first Baylor start, a 3-1 Bears' victory (2/12) ... Again received a no-decision after holding Arizona State to two runs on four hits over 6.0 innings of a 4-2 Baylor victory (2/26) ... Earned first career victory in series finale at Long Beach State (3/5) ... Held Dirtbags to two runs on six hits and no walks with five strikeouts in career-long 8.0-inning effort ... Allowed one run on seven hits over 7.1 innings for the victory in the Kansas series finale (3/19) ... Held Oklahoma State to a pair of runs on five hits over 7.0 innings to complete Baylor's sweep of the Cowboys (4/9) ... Earned victory in relief in series finale against Texas A&M (4/23), holding the Aggies to one run on four hits over 4.1 innings ... Tossed 1.1 scoreless relief innings on two hits to earn victory at Missouri (4/29) ... Claimed victory in 4.0-inning, pitch-count start against Prairie View A&M, holding the Panthers scoreless on two hits with four strikeouts (5/10) ... Earned first career save against Nebraska, holding fifth-ranked Huskers scoreless on two hits with two strikeouts over 2.0 innings (5/13).

2005 (UT-TYLER)
Played one season for head coach and former Baylor Bear James Vilade at the University of Texas at Tyler ... Led UT-Tyler to a 30-7 record and the American Southwest Conference East Division title ... ABCA All-Region and ASC East Freshman of the Year honoree ... Two-time ASC East Pitcher of the Week ... Led conference in wins with an 8-2 record and complete games (7) ... Held opponents to a .256 average and tallied 79 strikeouts in 75.1 innings.

HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas ... Pitched and played middle infield for head coach J.T. Blair ... Led Trojans to District 8-5A titles in 2003 and 2004, including a 14-0 mark in district play the latter season ... Two-time all-state, all-area and all-district selection ... Twice played in THSBCA All-Star Game at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas ... Named district MVP as a senior ... Went 12-3 as a junior and 12-0 as a senior with a 0.42 ERA and 128 strikeouts.

PERSONAL
Full name is Timothy Cole Matthews ... Born Aug. 17, 1986, in Merced, Calif. ... Son of John and Rosaline Matthews ... Married the former Kati Good in January 2008 ... Political science major.

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