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Matt Koch
Matt Koch

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Manhattan Beach, Calif.

High School:
Mira Costa HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
C

Experience:
2V

B/T:
R/R



07/16/2013

Following the Lions - Former Lions in Professional Baseball

Eleven former LMU baseball players have been active in professional baseball this season.

04/06/2011

LMU Baseball vs. UC Irvine - March 19, 2011

LMU Baseball vs. UC Irvine - March 19, 2011 Photos by Scott Cunningham

03/21/2011

LMU Baseball vs. San Diego State - March 15, 2011

LMU Baseball vs. San Diego State - March 15, 2011

03/07/2011

LMU Baseball vs. Nevada - 2-26-11

LMU Baseball vs. Nevada - 2-26-11

09/15/2010

LMU Baseball vs. Pepperdine - May 16, 2010

LMU Baseball vs. Pepperdine - May 16, 2010

09/15/2010

LMU Baseball vs. Saint Mary's - May 2, 2010

LMU Baseball vs. Saint Mary's - May 2, 2010

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BRIEFLY
Matt Koch is in his fourth season with LMU baseball, holding junior athletic status after utilizing a medical redshirt in 2009... named to the 2010 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award Watch List... declined a professional contract after being selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 22nd round of the 2010 MLB Draft... needs 13 home runs to enter the All-Time LMU Record books...

AT LMU
2010... batted .257 with 37 runs scored, 13 doubles and a team-high 15 home runs over 55 games played and 54 starts... notched 48 RBI and slugged .539... drew 20 walks and recorded five sacrifice flies... swiped two bases in three attempts... 15 home runs ranked eighth in LMU's single-season record books and placed tied for second in the WCC... also finished fifth in RBI, tied for seventh in total bases and 10th in slugging percentage amongst WCC players... posted 16 multiple-hit games, including a season-high four hits against UC Irvine on February 20... finished the year tied for first in multiple-RBI games with 11, including a season-high four against Cal Poly on May 11... homered twice in that game against the Mustangs, marking his first career multi-homer effort... strung together an eight-game hitting streak from March 12 to March 21, including recording five home runs over the span... named WCC Player of the Week for the week of March 22... batted .389 with five runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and four RBI over that week... over the three-game series against then No. 7 UC Irvine to start the year, Koch batted .667 (8-for-12) with three runs scored, five doubles, one walk, a home run and four RBI... recorded a slugging percentage of 1.333 and reached base at a .643 clip... belted home runs in back-to-back games on four occasions... finished the year in the top-three of seven offensive categories for LMU, including first in slugging percentage, RBI, home runs and total bases... batted .346 against left-handed pitching... recorded 18 two-out RBI, tops on the team...

2009... was expected to be the starting catcher to begin the season before suffering an injury during the preseason... utilized medical redshirt...

2008... started 24 games and played in 43 as a freshman... batted .276 with nine runs scored, seven doubles, a triple and 13 RBI... collected eight multiple-hit games, including three hits against UC Santa Barbara on February 29 and Gonzaga on May 18... also had a season-high three RBI against UCSB on February 29 and Santa Clara on May 2... hit safely in nine consecutive games from April 19 to May 2...

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2007 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif... earned two varsity letters for coach Mike Neily... team captain as a senior... a two-time All-Area selection, two-time All-League selection and two-time All-CIF selection... earned All-State recognition as a junior... named Scholar-Athlete all four years of high school...

PERSONAL
Matthew Michael Koch was born November 21, 1988 in Inglewood, Calif... son of Cathy and Ron Koch... has three brothers, Scott, Chris and Brady... brother Brady played baseball at LMU from 2001-04... a natural science major.

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