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Countdown to First Pitch (7 days): Matthew Grimes

Feb. 11, 2011

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2011 season Friday, Feb. 18 when it opens a three-game series with Kent State. With seventeen newcomers on the 2011 team, RamblinWreck.com will hold a Q&A with at least one freshman everyday until opening day in the “Countdown to first pitch” series.

Today’s feature is with freshman pitcher Matthew Grimes.

Matthew Grimes

RHP / R-R / 6-6 / 194

Hoschton, Ga. (Mill Creek)

RW.com: List three words that describe you…
MG: Hard- working, determined, inspired

RW.com: What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
MG: To settle for less than your best is to sacrifice the gift

RW.com: Name one thing that fans don’t know about you…
MG: I took 4 years of Spanish in High School and plan on taking 1 more year at Georgia Tech

RW.com: What player, if any, do you pattern your game after?
MG: John Smoltz

RW.com: Do you have any game or practice superstitions?
MG: I Don’t step on the foul line or on the lip of the grass

RW.com: Name the most interesting place you’ve visited…
MG: Bermuda

RW.com: What’s the one memory that stands out from your childhood?
MG: Winning the homerun derby in the 4th grade

RW.com: Biggest accomplishments…
MG: Being named the 2010 Gwinnett County Pitcher of the year.

RW.com: Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
MG: Charles Barkley

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