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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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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 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 season 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 a career-high three RBIs to go along with his third career double March 15 in game one of the doubleheader sweep at Georgia, tallying a season-high tying two runs and two hits • Went 1-for-2 with a 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 • Player 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 Lake League in summer ball.

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 .177 with a hit in 15 of his 34 games as a starter •  Delivered a sacrifice fly in his first plate appearance and later added a career-first single against the Cougars • Drew the first of his 27 starts at second base Feb. 19 in the series finale against Washington State • Turned in a career-best 3-for-5, 2-RBI performance in 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 • Opened as a starter in 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 pilfered 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.

MATTHEW BRITTON’S CAREER HITTING STATISTICS

YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF    SH       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2012        .177           52-34    124         17    22      1         0         0        9       17        3       28        2       7          3-3     .185       .288     11       .947
2013        .250            18-2        20          6        5      1         0         0        1         0        1          4        0       0          1-1     .300       .286      0      1.000
2014        .233           57-42    133         31    31      3         0         1     13       17        5       32        1       3          5-7     .278       .340      7        .949
Career     .209         127-78   277         54    58      5         0         1     23       34        9       64        3     10        9-11    .238       .313     18       .951

 

MATTHEW BRITTON’S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE STATISTICS

YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF    SH       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2012        .135           23-14       52          8        7      0         0         0        5       10        0       13        1       3          2-2     .135       .270      3        .966
2013        .000             5-1            2          1        0      0         0         0        0         0        0          2        0       0          0-0     .000       .000      0      1.000
2014        .231           28-24       78         17    18      2         0         1        9         8        1       19        0       1          3-4     .295       .310      6        .908
Career     .185           56-39    135         26    25      2         0         1     14       18        1       34        1       4          5-6     .222       .284      9        .938

Career Highs
AB:                                                    5, 6x, last at Auburn, 5/4/14
R:                                                   3, 2x, last at Missouri, 4/19/14
H:                                                   3, 2x, last at Missouri, 4/20/14
RBI:                                                                   4 at Auburn, 5/4/14
2B:                                         1, 4x last vs. Alcorn State, 4/15/14
3B:                                                                                                  N/A
HR:                                                               1 at Alabama, 5/16/14
BB:                                            2, 3x, last vs. Vanderbilt, 3/22/14
SB:                                         2, 2x, last vs. Alcorn State, 4/15/14

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