21  Matt Kirkwood
Matt Kirkwood
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Castle, Pa.

High School:
New Castle HS

Last College:
Cleveland State

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 194

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

05/18/2013

Herd Suffers Season-Ending Loss to No. 20 Rice

Marshall misses qualifying for C-USA tournament by 1.5 games

05/17/2013

Baseball Drops Opener to No. 20 Rice 4-2

Marshall out-hits best hitting team in C-USA 7-6

05/09/2013

Marshall Baseball to Battle Pirates in Beckley

Final home series for Herd's eight seniors

05/04/2013

Baseball Suffers Doubleheader Sweep to Memphis

Memphis wins by scores of 1-0 and 9-6

04/27/2013

Marshall Walks Off with Victory over Tulane

Isaac Ballou delivers one-out RBI single in 11th

04/10/2013

Baseball vs No. 19 Houston

Baseball vs No. 19 Houston, April 5-7

2013: A true workhorse behind the dish, made 48 appearances (45 starts) all as the Marshall backstop...batted .228 with five doubles and a homer...had eight multihit games, including three-hit performances against North Carolina A&T (2/24) and UCF (4/19)...hit a home run, scored twice, and drove in three runs at Wofford (3/2)...stole his only base of the season at UCF (4/19).

2012: Red-shirted, did not play.

Prior to Marshall: Attended Shelton State Community College and Cleveland State University...compiled a .343 average (61-for-178) in two seasons at Shelton State CC...state champs freshman year...played in the JUCO World Series and was named player of the game in game one.

High School: Played ball at New Castle High School...batted .519 for his career, going 33-60 (.550) in his senior season...career included 27 doubles, one triple, and 11 home runs...batted in 86 runs...won All-Section honor at third base (sophomore year) and at catcher (junior and senior years)...Lawrence Country Player of the Year and All-WPIAL Team Class AAA senior season.

Personal: Born on March 31, 1990...son of Mark and Kathy Kirkwood...has an older brother, Mark Jr....majoring in business management.

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