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Matt Ford
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Matt Ford 691390
Position: Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lansing, NY
High School: Lansing
 At Hofstra

2014: Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year...Third team All-CAA selection...Started all 44 games...Began season as starting second baseman but moved to shortstop following injury to Dalton Rouleau...Batted .293 with nine doubles, one triple, two home runs and 16 RBIs...Stole 10 bases...Scored 23 runs...Committed just one error at shortstop during Colonial Athletic Association play (18 games) and had a .990 fielding percentage...Posted a .971 overall fielding percentage...Hit a two-run home run in the 12th inning to give Hofstra a 4-2 win at Incarnate Word...Went 3-4 with a double at Grand Canyon...Homered versus NCAA Super Regional squad College of Charleston...Went 3-5 with an RBI at UNCW...Was 5-10 with three runs in season-ending doubleheader versus Massachusetts-Lowell...Knocked in two runs against Furman and NYIT...2013: Missed the entire season following an injury suffered during fall practice…2012: Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the YearFirst team All-CAA selectionABCA All-East Region choice…Played in and started 53 games…Hit .384 with two home runs, 48 RBIs, and 50 runs scored…Also added 13 doubles and 20 stolen bases…Had 84 hits, which is second-highest single season total in program history…Was second on the team and 26th in the nation in batting…Had 27 multi-hit games and hit safely in 46 of his 53 games…Had a four-hit game versus Georgia State with a double and an RBI…Homered versus Northeastern and William & Mary…Was 5-12 with five RBIs in series against Notre Dame…Posted 16 multi-RBI games…Had three-RBI games versus Marist, James Madison and Delaware…Was 6-13 with two doubles and two RBIs at CAA Championship…Stole three bases at Fordham…Scored three runs in a game against Fordham, Albany, New York Tech and Northeastern…Posted a .469 on-base percentage and a .470 slugging percentage…Had a .968 fielding percentage…Batted .403 with 26 RBIs in CAA play… 2011: Played in 37 games, starting 36…Batted .224 with five doubles one home run and 11 RBIs…Had seven multi-hit games…Went 2-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in middle game of series at James Madison…Had a 3-5 day in series finale at JMU with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored…Was 2-4 with a double versus St. John’s…Had a two-hit day at Long Island with an RBI…Hit .212 in CAA play…2010: Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie selection…Played in and started all 49 games…Batted .311 with nine doubles, two home runs and 27 RBIs…Scored 37 runs and stole seven bases…Had 21 multi-hit games…Put together hitting streaks of 13 and 11 games…Went 4-6 with a double and two runs scored versus New York Tech…Hit first collegiate home run at Troy…Went 7-13 in four-game series at Penn State…Walked three times and scored three runs in second meeting with New York Tech…Went 6-13 during series at Georgia State…Was 3-5 with two doubles against Long Island…Batted .290 with 14 RBIs in league play.

High School/ Personal

Played baseball for four years, football for three years, and basketball for one year at Lansing (NY) High School…Helped his team to IAC division and league titles during his freshman, sophomore and junior years…Second team All-New York State selection as a senior after bating .607 with three home runs and 52 RBIs…Named to IAC and Section 4 All-Star teams in baseball and football…Born February 15, 1991…Has one sister…Hobbies include hunting, fishing and playing baseball…Lists his favorite athletes as Cam Newton, Colby Rasmus and Josh Hamilton…Also recruited by Richmond, Buffalo, U.S. Naval Academy, LeMoyne and Bryant…Father, Tom, is the associate head baseball coach at Cornell…History major.

 

Year

G

AB

R

H

Avg.

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

2010

49

196

37

61

.311

27

9

0

2

16

28

7

2011

37

134

11

30

.224

11

5

0

1

10

28

0

2012

53

219

50

84

.384

48

13

0

2

33

27

20

2013

44

164

23

48

.293

16

9

1

2

22

24

10

Career

183

713

121

223

.313

102

36

1

7

81

107

37

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