5 Matt Murray
5 Matt Murray
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: Jr
Hometown: Nottingham, Pa.
High School: Quarryville Solanco
Position: INF
Major: Criminal Justice
gp 33
avg .362
hr 2
rbi 23
r 27
sb 1

- "VWC was my No. 1 choice because I really believe we will have a strong baseball program this year under new coaching and a fresh start. Academically, VWC has a good criminal justice program and will be a helpful asset in getting me into the career I want"
- Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Coker College

Career Highs
Hits: 5 – (at Guilford – 3/8/15 – G1)
Doubles: 2 – (at Salisbury – 2/14/15 – G2)
Triples: NA
Home Runs: 2 – (Eastern Mennonite – 4/18/15 – G1)
Runs: 4 – (Eastern Mennonite – 4/18/15 – G1)
RBI: 3 – (2x, most recent, Eastern Mennonite – 4/18/15 – G1)
Stolen Bases: 1 – (Hampden-Sydney – 3/4/15)
Hitting Streak: 12 – (3/22/15 – 4/10/15)

2015 All-State Academic Team
2014-15 ODAC All-Academic Team
2015 All-ODAC Tournament Team

2015 All-ODAC Third Team 

Junior (2015): Appeared in 33 games for the Marlins… Made an immediate impact as the team’s starting third baseman… Batted .362, the second-best mark on the team… Drove in 23 runs while connecting for eight doubles and two home runs… On-base percentage of .405… His 27 runs scored were second-best on the squad… Went 5-for-6 at Guilford College on March 8… Hit two home runs with three RBI and four runs scored as part of a 4-for-4 day against Eastern Mennonite University on April 18… Batted .407 (11-for-27) in the ODAC tournament behind a pair of three-hit performances with four RBI… Posted two nine-game hitting streaks to go with a 12-game mark… Started the season with a nine-game streak.

Sophomore (2014) (Cecil College): Batted .324… Combined for six home runs and 46 RBI in Cecil career… All-conference.

First-Year (2013) (Cecil College): Batted .311… Second team All-Region 20 selection… All-conference.

Before VWC: Hit .450 as a senior at Solanco High… Breakout Player of the Year as a senior… First team All-Lancaster-Lebanon League honoree as a senior… Spent his first two seasons at Cecil College in North East, Maryland where he was a Dean’s List student.

Personal: Son of Mary and James Murray… Mom attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire… Has six siblings: Chris, Natalie, Monica, Mike, Joe and John.

Get to Know Matt

- Enjoys country music, eating any kind of food, and vacationing at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Favorites include the game "NHL 15," the movie "Gladiator," and the TV series "Duck Dynasty"
- A fan of baseball's David Wright, the New York Mets, football's Pittsburgh Steelers, hockey's Pittsburgh Penguins, and celebrity Carrie Underwood

  • My goal after graduation from VWC is: "a career in law enforcement"
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "relaxed, but very active and motivated to succeed at anything"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "being able to play the game that I love year in and year out since tee-ball. Nothing beats a day at the baseball field with your teammates"
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "my hitting and figuring out that hitting the ball to the opposite field isn't actually a bad idea"
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to win the ODAC (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) and make a playoff run"
  • If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Babe Ruth, so we could talk about baseball then and now. Maybe he could show me how to hit huge home runs while smoking a cigar and eating a hot dog"
  • People might be surprised to know: "I enjoy fixing and tinkering with cars in my spare time"
  • It's the year 2030 and: "I'm a MLB (Major League Baseball) superstar. But, most likely I'm a state trooper somewhere stopping the bad guys and keeping the public safe"
  • The most important advice I've received is: "if you hit you'll play, just go hit" -- simple, yet brilliant advice from my Dad
Recent Games
Apr 23 vs. Roanoke W, 11-3
Apr 24 vs. Randolph-Macon L, 5-0
Apr 25 vs. Roanoke W, 3-2
Apr 25 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 5-3
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah W, 9-8
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah L, 4-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 33 19
Plate appearances 148 86
At Bats 138 79
Runs 27 17
Hits 50 28
Doubles 8 5
Triples - -
Home Runs 2 2
Runs Batted In 23 13
Total bases 64 39
Walks 9 6
Hit by pitch 1 1
Strikeouts 16 15
Sacrifice Flies - -
Sacrifice Hits - -
Hit into double play 2 1
Stolen Bases 1 1
Caught Stealing 1 1
Batting Average .362 .354
On Base Percentage .405 .407
Slugging Percentage .464 .494
Appearances 0 0
Games started 0 0
Wins 0 0
Losses 0 0
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 0.0 0.0
Hits - -
Runs - -
Earned Runs - -
Walks - -
Strikeouts - -
Strikeouts per Game .00 .00
Doubles Allowed - -
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows - -
At Bats Against - -
Batting Average Against - -
Earned Run Average 0.00 0.00
Wild pitches - -
Hit Batters - -
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed - -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed - -
Total Chances 96 49
Put Outs 25 12
Assists 58 31
Errors 13 6
Fielding Percentage .865 .878
Double Plays 2 -
Stolen Bases Allowed - -
Runners Caught Stealing - -
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage - -
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Feb 14 at Salisbury L, 6-5 4 0 1 - - - 2 1 - - -
Feb 14 at Salisbury T, 7-7 4 0 2 2 - - 0 - - - -
Mar 4 Hampden-Sydney W, 5-4 3 1 1 - - - 0 2 1 1 1
Mar 8 at Guilford W, 13-1 6 1 5 1 - - 2 - 1 - -
Mar 8 at Guilford W, 8-4 5 1 1 - - - 1 - - - -
Mar 10 Marymount (Va.) L, 6-3 5 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 11 Marymount (Va.) L, 6-5 3 1 1 - - - 1 - - - -
Mar 15 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 7-1 5 1 2 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 15 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 5-3 4 0 1 1 - - 0 - - - -
Mar 17 at Hampden-Sydney L, 5-4 3 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 22 at Lynchburg W, 7-6 3 1 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 22 at Lynchburg W, 7-3 5 1 1 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Mar 23 Mary Washington L, 10-4 3 1 1 - - - 0 1 - - -
Mar 28 Emory & Henry W, 6-4 4 1 1 - - - 0 1 2 - -
Mar 28 Emory & Henry W, 13-1 4 2 2 - - - 1 1 1 - -
Mar 31 Apprentice School W, 8-4 4 2 3 - - - 2 - - - -
Apr 4 at Shenandoah L, 16-7 3 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 4 at Shenandoah L, 7-2 4 0 1 1 - - 1 - 2 - -
Apr 5 at Washington and Lee W, 8-1 5 1 2 - - - 1 - 2 - -
Apr 5 at Washington and Lee W, 14-4 4 1 1 1 - - 3 - - - -
Apr 8 at Randolph-Macon L, 6-5 5 0 2 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Apr 10 at Apprentice School L, 9-7 6 1 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Apr 11 Roanoke W, 5-1 3 0 0 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Apr 11 Roanoke W, 10-6 5 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 - -
Apr 15 Randolph-Macon L, 9-3 4 1 1 1 - - 0 - - - -
Apr 18 East. Mennonite W, 8-0 4 4 4 - - 2 3 - - - -
Apr 18 East. Mennonite L, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Marymount (Va.) L, 9-3 3 1 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 23 vs. Roanoke W, 11-3 5 2 3 - - - 1 - - - -
Apr 24 vs. Randolph-Macon L, 5-0 4 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 25 vs. Roanoke W, 3-2 4 0 2 1 - - 2 1 - - -
Apr 25 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 5-3 5 0 2 - - - 1 - - - -
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah W, 9-8 5 2 3 - - - 1 - - - -
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah L, 4-2 4 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Feb 14 at Salisbury L, 6-5 - - - 1 0 - 1 2 0.50 5
Feb 14 at Salisbury T, 7-7 - - - 4 2 - 1 1 1.00 4
Mar 4 Hampden-Sydney W, 5-4 - - - 1 0 - - 1 - 5
Mar 8 at Guilford W, 13-1 - - - 6 1 - - - - 6
Mar 8 at Guilford W, 8-4 - - - 1 0 - 2 1 2.00 5
Mar 10 Marymount (Va.) L, 6-3 - - - 1 0 - - 4 - 5
Mar 11 Marymount (Va.) L, 6-5 - - - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 3
Mar 15 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 7-1 - - - 2 0 - 1 1 1.00 5
Mar 15 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 5-3 - - - 2 1 - 1 2 0.50 4
Mar 17 at Hampden-Sydney L, 5-4 - - - 0 0 - - 2 - 3
Mar 22 at Lynchburg W, 7-6 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 3
Mar 22 at Lynchburg W, 7-3 - - - 1 0 - 2 1 2.00 6
Mar 23 Mary Washington L, 10-4 - - - 1 0 - 2 - - 4
Mar 28 Emory & Henry W, 6-4 - - - 1 0 - - - - 5
Mar 28 Emory & Henry W, 13-1 - - - 2 0 - 1 - - 5
Mar 31 Apprentice School W, 8-4 - - - 3 0 - - 1 - 4
Apr 4 at Shenandoah L, 16-7 - - - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 3
Apr 4 at Shenandoah L, 7-2 - - - 2 1 - - - - 4
Apr 5 at Washington and Lee W, 8-1 - - - 2 0 - 1 - - 5
Apr 5 at Washington and Lee W, 14-4 1 - - 2 1 1 3 - - 5
Apr 8 at Randolph-Macon L, 6-5 - - - 2 0 - 1 1 1.00 5
Apr 10 at Apprentice School L, 9-7 - - - 1 0 - 2 1 2.00 6
Apr 11 Roanoke W, 5-1 - - - 0 0 - - 2 - 4
Apr 11 Roanoke W, 10-6 - - - 1 0 - - 2 - 5
Apr 15 Randolph-Macon L, 9-3 - - - 2 1 - 1 2 0.50 4
Apr 18 East. Mennonite W, 8-0 - - - 10 2 - - - - 4
Apr 18 East. Mennonite L, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Marymount (Va.) L, 9-3 - - - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 3
Apr 23 vs. Roanoke W, 11-3 - - - 3 0 - 1 - - 5
Apr 24 vs. Randolph-Macon L, 5-0 - - - 1 0 1 1 2 0.50 4
Apr 25 vs. Roanoke W, 3-2 - - - 3 1 - - 2 - 5
Apr 25 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 5-3 - - - 2 0 - 1 1 1.00 5
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah W, 9-8 - - - 3 0 - - 2 - 5
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah L, 4-2 - - - 0 0 - - 4 - 4
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Feb 14 at Salisbury L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 14 at Salisbury T, 7-7 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 4 Hampden-Sydney W, 5-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 8 at Guilford W, 13-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 8 at Guilford W, 8-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 10 Marymount (Va.) L, 6-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 11 Marymount (Va.) L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 15 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 7-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 15 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 5-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 17 at Hampden-Sydney L, 5-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 22 at Lynchburg W, 7-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 22 at Lynchburg W, 7-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 23 Mary Washington L, 10-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 28 Emory & Henry W, 6-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 28 Emory & Henry W, 13-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 31 Apprentice School W, 8-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 4 at Shenandoah L, 16-7 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 4 at Shenandoah L, 7-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 5 at Washington and Lee W, 8-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 5 at Washington and Lee W, 14-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 8 at Randolph-Macon L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 10 at Apprentice School L, 9-7 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 11 Roanoke W, 5-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 11 Roanoke W, 10-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 15 Randolph-Macon L, 9-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 18 East. Mennonite W, 8-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 18 East. Mennonite L, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Marymount (Va.) L, 9-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 23 vs. Roanoke W, 11-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 24 vs. Randolph-Macon L, 5-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 25 vs. Roanoke W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 25 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 5-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah W, 9-8 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah L, 4-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Feb 14 at Salisbury L, 6-5 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 14 at Salisbury T, 7-7 1 0 0 1 .000 - - - - - -
Mar 4 Hampden-Sydney W, 5-4 6 2 4 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 8 at Guilford W, 13-1 3 1 1 1 .667 - - - - - -
Mar 8 at Guilford W, 8-4 3 2 0 1 .667 - - - - - -
Mar 10 Marymount (Va.) L, 6-3 3 0 2 1 .667 - - - - - -
Mar 11 Marymount (Va.) L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 15 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 7-1 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 15 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 5-3 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 17 at Hampden-Sydney L, 5-4 3 0 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Lynchburg W, 7-6 2 1 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Lynchburg W, 7-3 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 23 Mary Washington L, 10-4 8 2 5 1 .875 1 - - - - -
Mar 28 Emory & Henry W, 6-4 3 0 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 28 Emory & Henry W, 13-1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 31 Apprentice School W, 8-4 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Shenandoah L, 16-7 3 2 0 1 .667 - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Shenandoah L, 7-2 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 5 at Washington and Lee W, 8-1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 5 at Washington and Lee W, 14-4 5 1 3 1 .800 - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Randolph-Macon L, 6-5 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Apprentice School L, 9-7 8 4 2 2 .750 - - - - - -
Apr 11 Roanoke W, 5-1 2 1 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 11 Roanoke W, 10-6 4 0 3 1 .750 - - - - - -
Apr 15 Randolph-Macon L, 9-3 2 0 1 1 .500 - - - - - -
Apr 18 East. Mennonite W, 8-0 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 18 East. Mennonite L, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Marymount (Va.) L, 9-3 5 1 3 1 .800 - - - - - -
Apr 23 vs. Roanoke W, 11-3 3 1 1 1 .667 - - - - - -
Apr 24 vs. Randolph-Macon L, 5-0 3 0 3 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 25 vs. Roanoke W, 3-2 5 1 4 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 25 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 5-3 3 2 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah W, 9-8 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 26 vs. Shenandoah L, 4-2 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2014-15 33 138 27 50 8 - 2 23 9 16 1 1 .362 .405 .464
2015-16 33 126 23 38 10 1 1 17 13 20 - 1 .302 .364 .421
Total 66 264 50 88 18 1 3 40 22 36 1 2 .333 .385 .443
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
2014-15 33 1 - - 64 10 2 26 38 0.68 148
2015-16 33 - 1 - 53 12 3 28 39 0.72 140
Total 66 1 1 - 117 22 5 54 77 0.70 288
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
2014-15 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
2015-16 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Total 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2014-15 33 96 25 58 13 .865 2 - - - - -
2015-16 33 114 35 67 12 .895 11 - - - - -
Total 66 210 60 125 25 .881 13 - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 33 138 27 50 8 - 2 23 9 16 1 1 .362 .405 .464
Conference 19 79 17 28 5 - 2 13 6 15 1 1 .354 .407 .494
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 51 15 19 2 - 2 8 6 6 1 1 .373 .439 .529
Away 14 60 8 20 5 - - 10 2 10 - - .333 .365 .417
Neutral 6 27 4 11 1 - - 5 1 - - - .407 .429 .444
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Wins 19 83 22 36 4 - 2 19 7 11 1 1 .434 .484 .554
Losses 13 51 5 12 2 - - 4 2 5 - - .235 .264 .275
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February 2 8 0 3 2 - - 2 1 - - - .375 .444 .625
March 14 57 13 21 2 - - 7 6 8 1 1 .368 .429 .404
April 17 73 14 26 4 - 2 14 2 8 - - .356 .382 .493
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 33 1 - - 64 10 2 26 38 0.68 148
Conference 19 1 - - 39 7 1 15 16 0.94 86
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home 13 - - - 27 4 - 7 16 0.44 57
Away 14 1 - - 25 5 1 16 11 1.45 63
Neutral 6 - - - 12 1 1 3 11 0.27 28
-
Wins 19 1 - - 46 6 1 14 16 0.88 91
Losses 13 - - - 14 2 1 11 21 0.52 53
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February 2 - - - 5 2 - 2 3 0.67 9
March 14 - - - 23 2 - 11 14 0.79 63
April 17 1 - - 36 6 2 13 21 0.62 76
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Conference 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Away 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Losses 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
February 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
March 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
April 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 33 96 25 58 13 .865 2 - - - - -
Conference 19 49 12 31 6 .878 - - - - - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 38 7 27 4 .895 1 - - - - -
Away 14 42 14 20 8 .810 - - - - - -
Neutral 6 16 4 11 1 .938 1 - - - - -
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Wins 19 53 15 33 5 .906 - - - - - -
Losses 13 42 10 25 7 .833 2 - - - - -
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February 2 4 1 2 1 .750 - - - - - -
March 14 40 11 25 4 .900 1 - - - - -
April 17 52 13 31 8 .846 1 - - - - -