Matt Blankenheim
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pine Grove, Calif.

High School:
Amador HS '99

Last College:
Cal St. Stanislaus

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
OF

Major:
Communication

Bats: Right
Throws: Right

2003: Played in 46 games, starting 39... Batted .307 (42-for-137) with 25 runs and 14 RBI... Also ripped 8 doubles... Went 7-for-14 with 4 doubles and 4 RBI in four-game set at UCSD (4/18-20)... That series started a 23-for-60 finish, raising final batting average by 48 points.

2002: Appeared in 39 games, 34 as a starter... Batted .304 (34-for-112) with 16 RBI and 18 runs scored... Batted .429 (6-for-14) with 4 RBI, 3 runs and 2 doubles at CCAA Tournament... Had 11 multi-hit games, including 4-game stretch (4/13-20)... Season-best 3 hits on two occasions: at Pomona (4/26) and vs. CS San Bernardino (5/11).

CAL ST. STANISLAUS: Batted .143 (4-for-28) with 4 runs scored in 18 games... Started 5 contests.

AMADOR HS '99: Standout in both baseball and soccer... Set school records for home runs in a season (10) and career (21)... Voted Most Outstanding Player as a senior... Led team to back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section title games... Twice named MVP on soccer team, recording 33 goals and 15 assists en route to Mother Lode League championship as a senior... Earned Academic All-League every year.

PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1981 in Jackson, Calif.... Communication major... Parents are Tim & Abby Blankenheim... Favorite facility in which he's played is Raley Field.