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 Matt Sodolak 12
Matt Sodolak
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Texas

High School:
Columbus

Last College:
McLennan CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
C

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R

CAREER HONORS
•Three-Time Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

SUMMER 2006
•Helped the Hays Larks to a 40-16 record and the Jayhawk League title
•Hit .211 (20-for-95) with one home run, 12 RBI and two doubles in 31 games
•Teammate with fellow Bears Cliff Springston and Reed Woytek

2006 (JUNIOR)
•Played in 50 games, including 20 Big 12 contests
•Made 37 starts, 10 at catcher and 27 as designated hitter
•Tallied eight multiple-hit games, including four three-hit efforts
•Four multiple-hit games, including three, three-hit contests in Big 12 games
•Had five multiple-RBI games, including two three-RBI games and a team season-high tying five against Kansas (3/17)
•Scored runner from third with less than two outs 11 times in 16 opportunities (68.8 percent)
•Tallied 15 two-out RBI, tied for fourth on team
•Hit .316 (12-for-38) with runners on base and .321 (9-for-28) with runners in scoring position in Big 12 play
•Seven two-out RBI in Big 12 play, second on team
•Had an RBI and scored a run against Stephen F. Austin in first career start (2/12)
•Recorded first career hit and scored twice against UT-Arlington (2/14)
•2-for-4 with an RBI triple in second game of doubleheader against Arizona State (2/25)
•Game-winning, seventh-inning, three-run double erased 3-2 deficit in Baylor's 5-4 win against Arizona State (2/26)
•2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBI at UT-Arlington (3/7)
•Hit .692 (9-for-13) in season-long four-game hitting streak (3/12-18)
•3-for-4 with a run and an RBI at Houston (3/14)
•3-for-5 with two runs and five RBI in Kansas series opener (3/17)
•2-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI double against Kansas (3/18)
•2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI against Texas Southern (3/28)
•Bases-loaded triple capped Baylor's seven-run sixth inning in 15-0 series-opening victory against Oklahoma State (4/7)
•3-for-7 with an RBI in Texas series opener (4/13)
•RBI double provided eventual winning run in Baylor's 3-2 win over Arizona State at the NCAA Houston Regional (6/2)

JUNIOR COLLEGE(MCLENNAN CC)
•Played for head coach Pete Mejia at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas
•Helped MCC to 2005 Region V Tournament appearance
•Posted a .355 career batting average with 14 home runs and 71 RBI
•Hit .287 with six home runs, six doubles, three triples and 29 RBI in 2005
•Earned second-team all-conference both at catcher and relief pitcher in 2004
•Selected to 2004 Texas-New Mexico Junior College Region 5 All-Star Game
•Hit .417 with eight home runs, 14 doubles, one triple, 47 runs and .516 on base percentage as a freshman
•2005 NJCAA Academic All-American
•Teammate of fellow Bears Erik Forestiere and Tim Jackson

HIGH SCHOOL
•Four-year starter at Columbus [Texas] High School for head coach Eddie Gonzales
•First-team all-state catcher and academic all-state as a senior in 2003
•Four-time all-district and academic all-district selection
•Hit .371 with five home runs during career
•Member of Columbus' 2002 Babe Ruth World Series championship team
•Named most outstanding player, all-series and all-defense at World Series
•Led Columbus to World Series in 2000 and 2003 with a third-place finish in 2003
•National Honor Society member

PERSONAL
•Full name is Matthew Scott Sodolak
•Born March 22, 1985
•Son of Kenny and Tammy Sodolak
•Majoring in risk management and insurance

CAREER BESTS
Hits: 3, four times
Runs: 2, four times
Doubles: 1, seven times
Triples: 1, twice
Home Runs: none
RBI: 5 vs. Kansas (3/17/06)
Stolen Bases: 1, eight times
Walks: 1, six times
Hitting Streak: 4 games (3/12/06 to 3/18/06)

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