Matt Blais
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Matt  Blais

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Half Moon Bay, Calif.

High School:
Junipero Serra HS '14

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3V

Major:
Managerial Economics


05/26/2018

Aggies send off seniors with finale win over UC Irvine

UC Davis claimed its first series victory over UC Irvine since 2012 with a 4-2 finale win on Saturday.

05/25/2018

Defense backs Sasaki's gem as Aggies take game two, 4-1

UC Davis and UC Irvine will meet in the series finale tomorrow (May 26) at 12 p.m. at Phil Swimley Field.

05/24/2018

Aggies edged by Anteaters in series opener

UC Davis will look to even the series in game two set to begin at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow (May 25) at Phil Swimley Field.

05/22/2018

Aggies close regular season hosting UC Irvine

UC Davis looks to climb the Big West standings in the final series of the regular season.

05/18/2018

Pluschkell, Anderson lead Aggies past Lobos, 13-8

Senior Brad Pluschkell notched a career-high five RBI, while junior Ryan Anderson finished 4-for-6 with two doubles to help UC Davis to a 13-8 win over New Mexico in Friday's opener at Santa Ana Star Field.

2017: Primarily the Aggies' mid-week starter, making 17 appearances, nine of those starts... Finished the year 1-3 overall with a 3.86 ERA, striking out 32 and holding opponents to a .268 average in 58.1 innings... Tossed a complete-game one-hitter in a 1-0 loss at Sacramento State on April 11 -- the 10th one-hitter in school history and the first since 2004... It was also the first complete game for an Aggie pitcher since 2015... Struck out a career-high eight against the Hornets... Earned his first win of the season against Pacific on May 22, allowing just one run on four hits in 7.2 innings of work, striking out three in a, 3-2, UC Davis win... Also picked up his second career save in a win at Hawai'i on April 22, allowing just two hits over three scoreless innings, striking out a pair.

2016: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Appeared in 25 games overall, making four starts on the mound... Ended the year with a 2-2 record and a 5.90 ERA to go along with a save... Struck out 33 in 50.1 innings of work, holding opponents to a .298 average... Earned his first career win in an emergency start against nationally ranked Michigan (March 3), allowing two earned runs on six hits over six innings of a 4-3 victory... Added his second win of the year in relief against San Francisco on April 5, striking out two over three scoreless, hitless innings of a 15-3 win... Also posted starts against Portland (Feb. 20), Arizona State (March 11), and Nevada (March 29)... Solid out of the bullpen to finish the year, allowing just three earned runs over his last 17 innings (1.59 ERA)... Struck out a season-high four batters against Saint Joseph's... Opponents hit just .267 against him in 21 relief appearances.

2015: Appeared in 11 games on the mound, making three starts... Finished the year 0-1 with a 5.51 ERA... Made his first career appearance in relief against Gonzaga on Feb. 21... Made his first career start on April 21 against San Jose State, allowing an earned run on seven hits while striking out one in 4.1 innings of work... Pitched a career-high 5.1 innings at Hawai'i in relief on April 3, allowing just one earned on nine hits... Struck out a career-high three batters in a start at Saint Mary's on May 12.

JUNIPERO SERRA HS '14: Two-year varsity letter winner for the Padres, who was named team captain and team MVP his final prep season... All-West Catholic Athletic League first team honoree as a senior, finishing 7-3 overall with 73 strikeouts (against only 16 walks) in just over 67 innings on the mound to go along with a 1.25 ERA... Also earned All-WCAL honorable mention honors as a junior, helping the Padres to a league championship while finishing 3-1 with four saves on the mound, striking out 41 hitters while walking just 12... Pitched a three-hit shutout in his first start of the season as a junior against San Benito in the CIF Central Coast Section Division I semifinals... Named Team MVP of the Padres' freshman team... Four-year member of the President's List (3.5 GPA every semester), a CIF Central Coast Section Scholar-Athlete (varsity letter winner and a 3.5 GPA), and a two-year member of the National Honor Society (2013-14).

PERSONAL: Parents are Thomas and Michele... has a younger brother, Marc... Selected UC Davis because "it felt like home and I liked the rural atmosphere..." Played for the Menlo Park Legends summer collegiate team, earning all-league honors as well as being named to the All-Star team.

CAREER STATISTICS:
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG ShO SV IP H R ER BB SO BAA
2015 5.51 0-1 11 3 0 0/0 0 32.2 53 29 20 6 9 .373
2016 5.90 2-2 25 4 0 0/0 1 50.1 59 37 33 19 33 .298
2017 3.86 1-3 17 9 1 0/0 1 58.1 60 28 25 26 32 .268
Totals 4.97 3-6 53 16 1 0/0 2 141.1 172 94 78 51 74 .305