Matt Blais
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Matt  Blais

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Half Moon Bay, Calif.

High School:
Junipero Serra HS '14

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2V

Major:
Managerial Economics


06/30/2017

Aggies shine on Big West All-Academic Teams

A total of 57 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom from winter and spring sports

06/21/2017

Aggies spread out for summer league assignments

UC Davis represented on rosters in seven different leagues this summer

05/27/2017

Aggies outlast 'Eaters in slugfest finale

Hooper finishes a triple short of the cycle, collecting four hits and driving in four

05/22/2017

Aggies close home schedule with win over Pacific

Blais allows just four hits over seven-plus innings, Novak collects two hits

05/16/2017

Aggies rally for a midweek win in Reno

Van Blake's three-run blast breaks a seventh-inning deadlock

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