26 Matt Walsh
26 Matt Walsh
Height: 5-10
Weight: 210
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Plymouth, Mass.
High School: Plymouth North
Position: C
Major: Sports and Recreation Management

As a Freshman in 2012: Started all 58 games at catcher for the Ravens...ABCA All-East Region First Team selection...Daktronics All-East Region First Team selection...NCBWA All-East Region First Team selection...NEIBA All-Star Team selection...Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Year...All-Northeast-10 Conference First Team selection...Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team selection...Northeast-10 Conference All-Championship Team selection...Ranked ninth in the Northeast-10 in hits (71), tied for 12th in runs batted in (40), ranked 17th in batting average (.329, 71-for-216) and tied for 18th in home runs (4)...Ranked third on the team in hit-by-pitch (8)...Hit .329/.385/.426 over 216 at-bats with nine doubles and four home runs, scored 32 runs and drove in 40...Worked 15 walks, hit five sacrifice flies and stole seven bases in 10 attempts...Started in his collegiate debut, worked two walks and scored a run in the season opener against Post on 2/24...Hit 2-for-4 with his first career hits, scored a run and drove in another, his first career RBI, in the first game of a doubleheader against Chestnut Hill on 2/25; had his first extra-base hit with a double and stole the first two bases of his career in the second game...Went 2-for-5 with a double and drove in two runs in the first game of a doubleheader at Dowling on 3/4...Hit 3-for-4 with a double and a walk, scored three times, drove in two runs and stole a base at Philadelphia on 3/10...Went 2-for-5, scored a run and drove in two more at Florida Tech on 3/22...Hit 2-for-3 with a double, scored a run and drove in two in the first game of a doubleheader at Massachusetts Lowell on 4/1...Knocked 2-for-4 with his first career home run, scored twice and drove in three runs against Southern New Hampshire on 4/17...Was a perfect 4-for-4, was hit by two pitches, scored four runs and drove in two others at Stonehill on 4/20...Hit a solo home run in the second game of a doubleheader at Stonehill on 4/21...Named Northeast-10 Conference and NCBWA East Region Player of the Week, as well as Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week, for the week ending on 4/22...Hit 2-for-4 and drove in two runs against Saint Anselm on 5/2...Went 3-for-4 with two doubles, scored a run and drove in three in the second game of a doubleheader at Saint Michael's on 5/5...Named Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending on 5/6...Went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Northeast-10 Championship against New Haven on 5/11...Hit a two-run home run on the final day of the Northeast-10 Championship against Le Moyne on 5/13.
2012 Statistics 

Walsh Before Franklin Pierce: Four-year letterwinner at Plymouth (Mass.) North High School...Louisville Slugger All-America Honorable Mention as a senior...Four-time All-State and All-League selection...Three-time Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic selection...Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection and Player of the Year...Three-year team captain...Captured state championships as a senior and as a freshman...Team was state runner-up as a sophomore...Two-year batterymate of Ravens teammate Joe Flynn...Played at the club level for New England Ruffnecks...Also a four-year letterwinner in football and played basketball at Plymouth North...Two-time football team captain; rushed for 1,000 yards as a senior.

Personal: Son of Tracy and Tim Walsh...Has two younger sisters, Casey and Meghan, and a younger brother, Joey...Mom, Tracy, played volleyball at University of Maine Farmington...A sports and recreation management major.