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#15 Matthew Britton
Position: INF
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cullman, AL
High School: Cullman HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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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.
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