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Matt Wagner

Player Profile

RS Senior

Wahoo, Neb.

High School:
Bishop Neumann

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225




Career Stats

2008: Named first-team All-OVC first basemen ... finished second on the team with a .337 batting average, 69 hits, 11 home runs, 57 RBIs and 113 total bases ... tied for seventh in Southeast single-season annals with 57 RBIS ... added nine doubles, one triple and scored 37 runs ... finished third in the OVC in RBIs per game (1.10), fourth in homers per game (.21) and ninth in hits per game (1.33) ... led the team with 23 multi-hit and 16 multi-RBI games ... also led the squad with a 3.96 batting average and 30 RBIs in OVC play ... hit .324 with a team-best 29 RBIs in home games ... batted .349 with three home runs and 17 RBIs on the road ... put together a 15-game hitting streak from March 11-April 6 ... ... best performance came in the OVC semi-final vs. Jacksonville State (5/24) when he registered his first career multi-home run game with a 3-run homer and 2-run shot to lead Southeast into the OVC Championship round ... set a career-high with four hits vs. Tennessee Tech (3/21) ... drove in four runs vs. Missouri State (3/26), including a clutch 3-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Redhawks a 1-run lead ... led the OVC with 404 putouts and all regular Southeast defensive starters with a .993 fielding percentage ... ranks fourth in team history with 793 putouts ... tied for fifth in Southeast history with a .985 career fielding percentage.

2007: OVC Player of the Week for the first week of the season ... played in 55 games, making 54 starts at first base ... finished third on the team with a .318 batting average to go along with seven doubles, seven home runs, one triple and 42 RBIs ... hit .383 with runners on base, good for second on the squad ... third on the team batting .394 with runners in scoring position ... in OVC contests, was second on the squad with a .340 batting average, four home runs, 20 RBIs and a .489 slugging percentage ... 15 multiple-hit games, including season-high three hits in five different contests ... nine multi-RBI performances ... hit .390 during a stretch from March 4-April 7 when he hit safely in 21 of 24 games, including a season-long seven-game hitting streak from March 7-March 13 ... homered in four straight games from March 25-March 31 ... 389 putouts ranks fifth in Southeast history for a single season ... went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs in his first game as a Redhawk at Jackson State (2/17) in the season opener ... season-high six RBIs at Austin Peay on (4/22), was 2-for-5 with a home run in the game ... ended the season on a five-game hitting streak.

2006 (Nebraska): Played in just two games, going 0-2 at the plate ... battled a knee injury early in the season.

2005 (Nebraska): Redshirted

Prep: 2004 graduate of Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo, Neb. ... high school did not have a baseball program ... first team all-state in football ... helped lead his team to two football state championships ... honorable mention all-state selection in basketball ... all-conference basketball honoree ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born 5-23-86 ... son of Rick and Diane Wagner ... majoring in Business ... favorite athlete is Ozzie Smith ... also recruited by Nebraska-Omaha, South Dakota State, Illinois State and Eastern Illinois.

Wagner blasts a three-run home run to pace the victory in the OVC semifinal vs. Jacksonville State on May 24, 2008.


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