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Matt O'Brien
Matt O'Brien

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Royal Palm Beach, FL

High School:
Palm Beach Lakes HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
08/10/1982

Degree:
Elementary Education


Summer League ('03): A member of the Northwood League Champion Wisconsin Woodchucks...threw three consecutive complete games on the way to throwing 88-2/3 innings with a 3.45 ERA and 4-5 record in 10 starts.

As a Junior ('03): Held the lowest ERA among the relievers (2.49) in 43-1/3 innings and held opponents to a .233 average...his one victory came in an 11-3 win over New York Tech...through the months of April and May he held a 2.11 ERA...threw a season-high 3- 2/3 innings against Eastern Michigan...his season-high four strikeouts came against Rutgers...in three appearances at the A-Sun Tournament he worked 5-1/3 innings, struck out six and did not allow a run as he picked up his only save of the season in a 5-4 win over Gardner-Webb on May 22.

Summer League ('02): Played with the Wisconsin Woodchucks for the second straight summer...carried the third best ERA (1.99), with 45.1 innings of work...held opponents to a .194 average and struck out 38.

As a Sophomore ('02): Made eight starts during the season...longest outings were five innings against Monmouth, Hartford and Rider...recorded a season-high seven strikeouts in the Hartford game...averaged 2.45 walks per game...finished the season with a 5-2 record, fourth most wins on the team...earned the win in FAU's record-breaking 31-0 victory over Hartford.

Summer League ('01): Played for the Wisconsin Woodchucks...first on the team with 24 appearances...earned a 2.93 ERA and 2-3 record by holding opponents to a .197 batting average, lowest on the team...pitched 40 innings.

As a Freshman ('01): Pitched 26.1 innings in 16 appearances...longest outings were four innings versus Campbell (3/23) and Samford (3/31)...career-high five strikeouts against Stony Brook (3/20) and Stetson (4/27)...first win at FAU came against no. 20 East Carolina, working three innings and striking out two...his next two wins came in a doubleheader versus Samford...he recorded the last out of the seventh inning in a tied game before FAU scored the winning run to give him the win in the first game...started the second game, throwing four innings, striking out two and giving up three hits to pick up the second win of the day.

Summer League ('00): Played for Dostiz Legion Ball Club.

High School: Played for Bobby Krieder at Palm Beach Lakes High School...earned Honorable Mention All-Area in 1999.

Personal: Elementary Education major...son of Ron and Holly O'Brien...born August 10, 1982 in West Palm Beach, FL.

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