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  Matt Stiffler

Matt Stiffler

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellbrook, Ohio

High School:
Bellbrook HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
03/09/1986

B/T:
L/L

2008: Named First-Team All-MAC and ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Region Second Team ... Earned MAC East Player of the Week April 7 and May 12 ... Only player on the team to start all 59 games ... Set the school's single-season records in hits (91), at-bats (257), runs scored (75) and total bases (172), all of which also ranked first in the MAC for the 2008 season ... Had an Ohio-record 26-game hitting streak from March 2-April 12 ... Was first on the team and second in the MAC with six triples and finished his career as Ohio's all-time leader in triples with 16 ... Was also first on the team with 58 RBIs (fourth in a single season at Ohio), 18 home runs (second in a single season at Ohio and in the MAC for 2008) and a .669 slugging percentage, which ranked second in the league ... Tied for third on the team with 15 doubles and was second with a .430 on-base percentage, after collecting 37 walks ... Batted .354 (third on the team) and stole seven bases in eight attempts ... Had a .959 fielding percentage with 135 putouts, seven assists and six errors ... Totaled 27 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBI games, both first on the squad ... Had three multi-home run games and tallied a Bobcat season-high six RBIs April 22 vs. Cincinnati (one of his multi-homer games) ... Collected a season-high four hits May 10 in game one vs. Miami ... Finished his career in Ohio's top 10 in at-bats (sixth with 705), hits (sixth with 230), runs scored (third with 178), doubles (tied for fifth with 44), total bases (fifth with 378) and walks (third with 118) ... Drafted in the 27th round (809th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in the MLB first-year player draft.

2007 Summer League: Played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League ... Named First Team All-GLSCL and was selected to the All-Star team ... Played with five other current Bobcats ... Finished the summer with the team's best batting average (.357) and on-base percentage (.486) ... Was second on the team with 34 runs ... Had 15 RBIs and 30 hits ...Tied Bobcat Zach Hartle for third on the team with two homeruns ... Was walked 22 times.

2007: One of nine players selected to the inaugural American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division I Gold Glove Team after posting a 1.000 fielding percentage for the season ... An All-MAC Second Team selection as an outfielder ... Played in 52 games with 52 starts on the season ... Finished fifth in the MAC with a .359 batting average ... Led the team and the conference with 45 walks, the second most in Ohio single season history and one shy of Matt Engleka's record of 46 ... Also led the team with eight triples, second most in the MAC, and tied for the second most in a single season by a Bobcat ... Posted a MAC-high 58 runs scored, the fourth most in a season in Ohio history ... Finished fourth in the MAC in hits, averaging 1.44 per game ... Totaled eight triples, second best in the conference ... Finished the season with 10 career triples, tied for the third most in the Ohio record book ... Led the MAC with a .477 on-base percentage and nine stolen bases in 12 attempts ... Recorded 139 putouts and seven outfield assists and did not commit an error on the season ... Struck out just 29 times in 209 at-bats and led the team with 75 hits ... Slugged three home runs and was fourth on the team with 40 RBI ... Was named MAC East Player of the Week on May 7 ... Tied for second on the team with 22 multi-hit games and tied for third on the team with nine multi-RBI games ... Led the team with 12 three-hit games, six more than the next player ... Hit .364 with runners in scoring position ... Recorded a four-RBI game May 8 against Dayton.

2006 Summer League: Played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads in Athens ... Ranked as the ninth best prospect in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL) by Baseball America ... Named a Ron Miller Co-Top Position Prospect ... Earned All-GLSCL First Team accolades ... Hit .367 in 35 games and drove in 20 runs while slugging .500 and posting a .447 on-base percentage ... Also scored 20 runs and stole nine bases for the Copperheads.

2006: Started 43 games and played in 46 with at least eight starts in all three outfield positions ... Finished fourth on the squad with a .300 average and tied Anthony Gressick for the team lead with 16 doubles ... Ranked second in the MAC with .35 doubles per game ... Finished second on the team in runs scored and walks ... Recorded 17 multiple-hit and eight multiple-RBI games ... Second best on the team with a .373 average with runners in scoring position ... Tied Gressick and Jon Vondrell for the most hits in a game with four against Wilmington on May 3 ... Recorded a seven-game hitting streak and hit safely in 30 of his 46 games played ... Led all Ohio outfielders with 83 putouts and recorded two outfield assists.

2005: Appeared in 37 games, making 19 starts rotating from first base to left field ... Tied for fourth on the team with 116 putouts ... Collected 13 hits and had a batting average of .188 ... Had a two RBIs and a run scored in a game against Furman on Feb. 26. ... Went 3-for-4 with a double against Michigan on March 20 ... Followed that up with a double and two RBIs one game later at James Madison ... Registered a single in three-straight games from May 3-May 8 ... Had a 2-for-3 day in the series finale vs. Vanderbilt.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-conference as a senior and second-team as a junior ... League player of the week twice ... Team earned the school's first-ever conference titles in his last two seasons ... Three-year scholar athlete.

PERSONAL: A chemical engineering major ... Son of Dave & Angel Stiffler ... Born on March 3, 1986.