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#16 Matt Skole

Matt Skole - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-4
Weight 228
Birthdate 07/30/1989
Hometown Woodstock, Ga.
Last School Blessed Trinity Catholic
Year Sophomore
Height / Weight 6-4/228
Matt Skole - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


  • 2010 All-ACC (First Team)
  • 2009 First Team Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball)Very good corner infielder that has had an outstanding first two seasons at third base … A patient hitter with a great eye at the plate … Has a lot of power … Enters the 2011 season tied for 11th on the school’s all-time career home run list with 37 … One of just two starting position players to return from 2010 … Saw some time at catcher during his sophomore season … Placed third in the 2010 AmeriTrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Neb.A 2010 First Team All-ACC Selection … Named First Team Freshman All-America in 2009 by Collegiate Baseball.

    Named First Team All-ACC … Became just the 12th player in Georgia Tech history to hit 20 home runs in a season … Started all 62 games, 57 at third base, four at catcher and one at DH … Batted .335 with 62 runs, 15 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 63 RBI … His 20 homers tied for the third most in the ACC, and ranked No. 25 in the nation … Held a .682 slugging percentage, the third highest in the conference … Totaled 63 bases and carried a .437 on-base percentage … Had 27 multi-hit and 14 multi-RBI games … Homered in three-straight games twice on the season … Was 2-for-5 with a solo home run, his first of the season, in the series finale against Missouri State (2/21) … Made his first career start at catcher in a midweek game at Georgia Southern (2/24) … Batted 3-for-4 with a solo home run the second game of the series against Xavier (2/27) … Led the team with a .600 average (6-for-10) on a double, home run and 4 RBI in the Rutgers series (3/5-7) … Was 2-for-3 with a double and his third homer of the season in the series finale (3/7) … Led the team at the plate for the second consecutive series, batting .700 (7-for-10) with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in the sweep of Wake Forest (3/12-14) … Picked up five hits, including his fifth homer of the season against Maryland (3/19-21) … Hit his sixth home run of the season against Mercer (3/23) … Was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI the next day against the Bears (3/24) … Hit 2-for-4 with four RBI in game two against No. 17 North Carolina … Batted .455 with six runs, two doubles, two home runs and five RBI against Duke (4/2-4) … Was 2-for-2 with his 10th homer of the season in a midweek game against Kennesaw State (4/6) … Was 2-for-3 in the series finale against Virginia (4/11) … Had a huge game against Georgia, batting 2-for-4 with a triple, a grand slam and five RBI (4/14) … The five RBI tied a career high … Belted his 12th homer of the season in the series opener against No. 16 Clemson (4/16) … Had a double and a home run against No. 20 Virginia Tech (4/25) … Was 2-for-4 with a triple and 2 RBI, driving in the tying and go-ahead run against Georgia (4/27) … Was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in a 5-3 win over NC State (5/2) … Was 5-for-12 (.417) with his 16th homer of the season in the series against Miami (5/14-16) … Had a pair of hits, including a homer and two RBI in the series opener with Boston College (5/20) … Batted .300 with four runs, a double, a home run (his 19th of the year) and four RBI at the ACC Tournament (5/27-29) … Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the NCAA Atlanta Regional opener against Mercer (6/4).

    Started all 58 games at third base on the season … Hit safely in all but 15 games in 2009, and has reached base safely in all but six … Had 17 multi-hit and 17 multi-RBI games … Batted .302 with 13 doubles, 17 home runs and 58 RBI in his first year on the Flats … Was just one home run short of tying Tech’s freshman record of 18, set by Jeremy Slayden in 2002 …Went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the second game of the series against Lipscomb (2/21) … Also collected two hits – including a double – in the series finale against the Bisons (2/22) … Went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run while driving in three runs in Tech’s 5-3 win at Georgia Southern (2/25) … Drove in two runs with a two-run homer against Rutgers (2/28) … Had a pair of run-scoring singles in Tech’s 5-1 win vs. Maryland (3/6) … Went 2-for-5 with a double in the series finale vs. the Terps (3/8) … Hit a two-run homer to give Tech the lead against Boston College (3/13) … Batted .667 (10-for-15) with three HR and 11 RBI in the three-game series at Virginia Tech (3/20-3/22) … Keyed a six-run, ninth inning comeback win against the Hokies with a three-run homer in the ninth … Collected a career-high four hits, including a solo home run, in the second game of the series at Virginia Tech (3/21) … Hit another three-run homer to give Tech the lead for good in the series finale (3/22), and finished with five RBI in a 4-for-5 performance at the plate … Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the series finale vs. North Carolina (4/5) … Collected four hits in the two-game series against Georgia Southern (4/7-8) … Had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs to help Tech to a come-from-behind win against Virginia (4/11) … Had a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning at Georgia to help the Jackets to an 11-6 win over the top-ranked Bulldogs (4/14) … Went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored the following night at Georgia State (4/15) … Had a three-run home run in Tech’s 9-8, 10-inning win over Presbyterian (5/2) … Went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double in Tech’s series-opening win at Duke (5/14) … Hit safely in all five games at the NCAA Atlanta Regional … Hit his first-career grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning in a 9-3 win over Georgia State to open play at the regional (5/29) … Collected his 17th home run of the season while adding a double in an 8-4 win over Elon (5/31) two days later.

    High School
    Three-year letterwinner for coach Andy Harlin at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School …. Captain of the team his senior year … Led Blessed Trinity to the AAA state championship in 2006 … School record holder for home runs and RBI in a season and career … Named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s 2008 Hitter of the Year … Fulton County Player of the Year in 2008 and tabbed to the All-Fulton County baseball team in 2007 and 2008 … All-state selection by the Atlanta Dugout Club in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … Also earned three letters as a fullback and defensive end for football coach Rickey Turner … Three-year member of the East Cobb Yankees … Helped East Cobb capture the Connie Mack World Series title in 2008 … Participated in the Miracle League to benefit disabled children as well as Habitat for Humanity.

    Full name is Matthew Thomas Skole … Born July 30, 1989 … Son of Michael and Leigh Skole … Father played baseball at Georgia Southern and grandfather, Tom T. Skole, played in the St. Louis Browns organization … Uncle Tony Skole played football and baseball at The Citadel in 1980 … Another uncle, Scott Skole, played football at Troy State in 1978 … Majoring in business management at Georgia Tech.

    Career Statistics
    2009	.302	58-58	215	41	65	13	0	17	58	129	.600	27	4	69	3	.384	4	0	2-3	29	80	9	.924
    2010	.335	62-62	233	62	78	15	3	20	63	159	.682	45	2	34	1	.437	6	0	1-2	58	97	18	.896
    TOTAL	.319	120-120	448	103	143	28	3	37


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