Matt Young

Matt Young

Player Profile


Murphy, Texas

High School:
Plano East

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170



Young is diminutive in stature but plays huge on the field...a left-handed hitter who is ideal in the leadoff spot because of his patience at the plate...very mature, competitive, hard-nosed and a great hustler.

2003 (Sophomore) - Led the Mountain West in walks with 54 and runs with 76...fourth in the MWC with a .468 on-base percentage...batted in the leadoff spot in every game played...batted .320 with one homer and 25 RBI...stole 10 bases...solid defensive player with a .975 fielding percentage and 22 assists...had two 12-game hitting streaks...went a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI and four runs vs. New Mexico State (3/9)...hit .412 (21-51) during first 12-game hitting streak (3-1/21), including four doubles, a triple and a homer...during his second 12-game hitting streak (3/23-4/12), batted a whopping .469 (23-49), scored 19 runs, hit five doubles and drove in seven runs...drew a season-high three walks vs. Oregon State (2/21)...had two doubles and a triple in a perfect 3-for-3 plate performance vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi and also scored four runs (3/30)...season-high four assists vs. Arkansas State (2/15)...went 4-for-4 with a homer vs. New Mexico State (3/9)...3-for-5 with three runs at Utah (3/23)...collected three hits in 10 different games...Academic All-Mountain West honoree.

2002 (Freshman) - Showered with numerous accolades following his outstanding freshman campaign...Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American, first team All-Mountain West Conference selection, academic all-conference with a 3.2 GPA and was chosen UNM's 2001-02 Male Athlete of the Year...played in 55 games with 54 starts...hit .385 on the season, good for second on the team...led the MWC in on-base percentage (.498) and tied for the lead with 42 walks...team leader in runs (64), HBP (9) and stolen bases (17)...reached base safely in all but one game...off to a torrid start in his collegiate career, batting a salty .440 through 25 games...career-high 4 hits against Southern Utah (2/13) and at Utah (5/3)...hit safely in 47 of 55 games...posted a 22-game hitting streak from 3/10 to 4/21, batting 32-85 (.376) with 27 runs scored...scored 3 runs in a game five times...career-best 3 RBI vs. Utah (3/16)...had 21 multi-hit games...just four errors in 128 chances...hit .386 with team-highs of 14 walks and 9 stolen bases in UNM's fall intrasquad games.

High School - Was a three-year letterwinner for coach Don English at Plano East HS...hit .498 with five home runs as a senior...named all-state as a senior and all-district as a junior...THSBCA all-star game MVP in 2001...batted .333 with four HR and a .555 on-base percentage as a junior...played on the Dallas Hurricanes in Connie Mack summer ball...squad finished 6th in the AAU age under-17 national championships, and Young was named to the all-tournament team by batting over .500.

Personal - Born on Oct. 3, 1982, in Temple, Texas...son of Don and Linda Hill... major is Business.