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#15 Matthew Britton
Position: INF
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cullman, AL
High School: Cullman HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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CAREER: Played in 151 games with 87 starts, hitting .219 with 61 runs, 40 walks, 30 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, eight doubles, two home runs and a triple • Recorded a .225 clip in 66 SEC games (46 starts) • Four-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll • Named to the 2012 NCAA Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team.

2015: Hit .286 in 24 games with nine starts at third base, missing 30 games due to injury • Tallied seven RBIs, seven runs, six walks, three doubles, two stolen bases, a triple and a home run • Raked at a .393 clip (11-for-28) in 10 SEC games • Hit .455 in seven road games (six starts) • Ended the spring on a season-long five-game hitting streak, reaching base safely in each of his final seven games • Hit .417 in his final series at Tennessee May 14-16, walking three times with two extra base hits • Legged out his first career triple May 16 in the regular-season finale at the Vols as part of a career-high tying three-hit day in his final college game • Went 2-for-6 with two RBIs, a double and a run at Ole Miss May 9, one day after recording an RBI single and a run in Oxford • Walked and scored a run in the 8-7 walk-off win May 2 versus No. 1 LSU • Belted his second career home run March 21 at Kentucky, finishing 2-for-2 with a double and two runs • Recorded two RBIs, two runs and a walk Feb. 15 in the 16-7 triumph of Cincinnati • Member of the 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2014: Hit .233 in 57 games, tallying the second-most runs on the team (31) along with 17 walks, 13 RBIs, five stolen bases, three doubles and a home run • Started 42 games, including 37 at third base and five at shortstop • Recorded seven multi-hit games and two contests with multiple RBIs • Hit .357 (5-for-14) in four starts at the 2014 SEC Tournament in Hoover, scoring three runs • Launched his first career home run in his 247th career at-bat, a game-winning solo shot in a 1-0 win May 16 at No. 19 Alabama • Recorded a career-long seven-game hitting streak April 20-May 2, hitting .385 (10-for-26) during the stretch with five runs scored • Hit .364 in the three-game sweep at Auburn May 2-4, including a May 4 performance with a career-high four RBIs and a career-best tying three hits and one double • Collected a hit and a run scored in each of the three games vs. Texas A&M, going 4-for-12 with three runs • Finished 1-for-3 against top-15 Ole Miss April 22 in the Governor’s Cup win at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. • Tied career highs with three hits (April 20) and three runs (April 19) in the sweep at Missouri • Tied career highs in at-bats (5), doubles (one) and stolen bases (2) in the April 15 win against Alcorn State, while also tying season bests with two hits and two runs • Went 2-for-3 against No. 13 Ole Miss April 11 in front of the largest on-campus crowd (13,224) ever to watch a Friday college baseball game • Walked, stole a base and scored a run March 23 against No. 3 Vanderbilt • Tied a career high with two walks against the No. 3 Commodores March 22 on ESPNU • Drove in a run, scored a run and walked in the televised win vs. No. 3 Vanderbilt March 21 • Collected three RBIs to go along with his third career double March 15 in game one of the doubleheader sweep at Georgia, tallying two runs and two hits • Went 1-for-2 with an RBI, walk and a run in the March 11 home victory vs. SIU • Made his first career start at third Feb. 23 against Holy Cross • Reached base three times in game two of the doubleheader Feb. 22 vs. Holy Cross, the first time doing so since 2012 • Played summer ball with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, finishing with a .303 batting average in 10 games • Member of the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2013: Raised his batting average nearly 75 points from his freshman season to .250 his sophomore campaign • Saw action in 18 games, including starts against Saint Joseph’s March 2 and LSU March 16 • Went 1-for-2 with an RBI, stolen base and a run in the season opener against Portland Feb. 15 • Was a perfect 2-for-2 with a career-high tying one double and a run Feb. 26 vs. Rhode Island • Scored a season-high two runs one day later against URI • Collected a hit and a run March 5 vs. Mississippi Valley State • Recorded a hit in his only at-bat May 25 vs. Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. • Saw action as a pinch hitter in game two of the NCAA College World Series Championship Series vs. UCLA • Member of the 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll • Played for the Lima Locos of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.

2012: Named to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team as a second baseman • Saw playing time in 52 games, tops among seven Bulldog true freshmen to play in 2012 • Starter in 34 games (27 at second base and seven at shortstop) • Made his collegiate debut as the Opening Day starter at shortstop Feb. 17 against Washington State • Hit safely in 15 of his 34 games as a starter •  Delivered a sacrifice fly in his first plate appearance and later added his first career single against the Cougars • Drew the first of his 27 starts at second base Feb. 19 in the series finale against Washington State • Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the April 21 series finale against Tennessee • Singled and scored the winning run on a wild pitch in MSU’s sweep-clinching 14-inning win against the Vols • Also singled twice in May 8 win against Mississippi Valley State • Closed out his rookie campaign with back-to-back two-hit games (June 2 vs. UAB and June 3 against Samford) in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional • Legged out a double against UAB for his first career extra-base hit • Started 14 of his 23 SEC games played • Member of the 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll • Played summer league baseball with the Danville (Ill.) Dans of the Prospect League.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starting shortstop and four-year letter winner at Cullman High School • Coached by Brent Patterson • Earned all-state honors in 2011 after hitting .452 in 56 games played • Scored 75 runs, fifth-most all-time in Alabama, with a school record-setting 86 hits, including 22 doubles, seven home runs and 45 RBIs • Also pitched for CHS, posting a 6-3 record with three saves and 49 strikeouts • Captained the 2011 Bearcats team that finished with a 45-10 record and state runner-up finish •  Drew starts in all 46 games as a junior, hitting .365 with 14 extra-base hits, including seven home runs and 30 RBIs • Also stole 19 bases in 20 attempts • Earned first-team all-state honors as a sophomore in 2009, fashioning a team-best .365 batting average with 65 hits, including 25 for extra bases • Scored the state championship-clinching run for Cullman in 2008 • Played summer league baseball with the Florida Bombers, coached by Emilio Fernandez • Also a four-year standout as a defensive back for the CHS football team • Member of the CHS chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

PERSONAL: Born Matthew Bryan Britton on May 13, 1993 in Birmingham, Ala. • Son of Patricia and Mark Britton of Cullman, Ala. • Majoring in business administration.

AB:     6 at Ole Miss, 5/9/15
R:        3, 2x, last at Missouri, 4/19/14
H:        3, 4x, last at Tennessee, 5/16/15
RBI:    4 at Auburn, 5/4/14
2B:      1, 8x, last at Tennessee, 5/14/15
3B:      1 at Tennessee, 5/16/15
HR:     1, 2x, last at Kentucky, 3/21/15
BB:      2, 3x, last vs. Vanderbilt, 3/22/14
SB:      2, 2x, last vs. Alcorn State, 4/15/14

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