20 Matt Pollock
20 Matt Pollock
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Sagamore Hills, OH
High School: Walsh Jesuit
Position: OF

2013: Sat out with an injury... redshirted and will return for one more season.

2012: Put himself into strong consideration for the Mid-American Conference’s Player of the Year after putting together one of the greatest single seasons in program history... named to All-MAC, All-Academic, and All-Mideast Region teams... batted .357 with a .638 slugging percentage and a .447 on-base percentage... led the team with 79 hits and 56 runs scored... drove in 44 runs despite spending the season as the team’s leadoff hitter... stroked 12 home runs, 18 doubles, and four triples... drew 26 walks and was hit by a pitch 12 times... ranked in the top five in the MAC in all three batting percentages (including a first-place finish in slugging), home runs, total bases, and runs scored... ranked 24th nationally in slugging percentage, 26th in runs scored per game, and 31st in total bases... in the program’s single season record book, he ranks second in runs, hits, and home runs, ninth in slugging percentage, and sixth in runs batted in... set a program record with eight at bats in a game against Akron (4/15)... tied a modern-era program record with two triples in a win over Bowling Green (5/19)... led the team with 25 multi-hit games, including 10 games with three or more hits... came a home run shy of a cycle against UMBC, driving in five runs in the win (3/14)... went 4-4 with two doubles against St. Joseph’s (3/17)... hit a pair of solo home runs against rival Canisius (3/28)... hit two doubles and drove in a run to lead the team to a comeback win over Akron (4/14)... went 4-5 with a home run and two RBI against Ohio (4/21)... hit two solo home runs in a 5-1 win on the road at Toledo (5/4)... came up just shy of a cycle against St. Bonaventure, going 4-4 with an RBI (5/15)...took part in the Pacific West League for the Top Speed Baseball team... earned player of the week honors... ranks second overall in the league in slugging percentage and triples, fourth in home runs, fifth in RBI, and ninth in batting average... also tried his hand as a pitcher, throwing one scoreless inning and striking out two batters... named the top prospect of the Pacific West League by Perfect Game USA.

2011: Excelled as the team’s spark plug at the top of the lineup, also providing significant power... ranks fifth in the MAC in runs scored, with 46 through 48 games, a mark that is the fourth most in a single season in program history... wasted no time to start the season, batting .588 with 13 runs scored, three doubles, a triple and two home runs with nine RBI in just the first five games... has 13 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games, highlighted by four RBI against Delaware State (3/4) and five hits against Ohio (5/6)... ranks second on the team with eight stolen bases and was second on the team lead in triples, with two. 

2010: Appeared in 11 games and made three starts... put together three hits and a run batted in for the season.

High School: Three-year letterwinner, serving as captain for one season at Walsh Jesuit for head coach Chris Kaczmar... as a senior, named to 2009 All-State First Team, Mizuno All-Ohio, CRBC Player of the Year, Cleveland All Star, Plain Dealer Player to Watch and Plain Dealer All Star... team captured 2008 State Championship... runner-up in 2009... also played football and wrestled.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Joseph Pollock... Born February 18, 1991... son of Burton and Donna... has a sister, Meghan and three brothers, Nick, Brian and Burton, Jr... likes to hang out with friends... also recruited by Bowling Green... chose to attend UB for its athletics and academic standards... greatest athletic experience was winning the 2008 State Championship... favorite thing about Buffalo is the people... major is undecided.