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Matt Briggs
Matt  Briggs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Morganton, NC

High School:
Freedom

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 216

Position:
Pitcher

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Veteran right-handed hurler who is in his fifth year with the Wake Forest program ... emerged as one of the team's most valuable and versatile pitchers last season with his ability to spot start, throw long relief or close games ... will once again be one of the team's primary pitchers this season ...

In 1999: A key member of the bullpen during the 1999 season, posting a 6-0 record with one save ... also a dependable starting pitcher, he made five starts and led the Deacons to five victories against ETSU, App. St., Liberty, NC State in the ACC Tournament semifinals, and Richmond in the NCAA Winston-Salem Regional championship game ... tossed a career-high eight innings against the Wolfpack as he led the Demon Deacons to a 11-6 win and a spot in the tournament finals ... tossed 7.2 innings against the Spiders in the NCAA Regional, allowing two runs while striking out eight batters ... earned NCAA All-Regional honors in the process ... now has a career ERA of 3.08 in three career NCAA Tournament appearances (11.2 IP) ... a solid performer down the stretch run of the season, posting a 3.38 ERA in his last five appearances (26.2 IP) ... allowed about a hit per inning (.253 opponent batting average), but held opponents to a .206 average with runners on base ... more than doubled his career innings pitched total, pitching 71.2 innings ...

In 1998: Made 15 appearances ... registered his first career save against North Carolina when he recorded the final out with the tying and go-ahead runs on base in a 7-6 win ... pitched one scoreless inning vs. FSU in the ACC Tournament ... allowed two runs in four innings of relief against Illinois in the NCAA Tournament with five K's ...

In 1997: Appeared in five games while starting one against Radford (3/5) ... pitched 6.1 innings in all and ended the season with a 2.84 ERA ... he did not pitch more than 1.2 innings in any appearance ...

In 1996: Did not gain a decision in his 10.1 innings in '96 ...

In High School: Had a 6-2 record and 1.79 ERA as a senior in leading his team to the conference championship ... the winning pitcher in the title game ... a first-team all-conference pitcher and a second-team all-conference pick as a third baseman ... starter at forward on Freedom's basketball team that went 78-6 over three years ... born Oct. 8, 1977.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G-GS W-L CG SH SV ERA IP H R ER BB SO
1996 7-1 0-0 0 0 0 6.97 10.1 17 14 8 5 6
1997 5-1 0-0 0 0 0 2.84 6.1 8 5 2 2 2
1998 15-0 0-0 0 0 1 4.43 22.1 22 12 11 9 17
1999 20-5 6-0 0 0 1 4.14 71.2 68 36 33 33 50
Totals 47-7 6-0 0 0 2 4.39 110.2 115 67 54 49 75
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