25 Matt Anderson
25 Matt Anderson
Birth Date: 01/24/1985
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cameron Park, Calif.
High School: Ponderosa HS
Previous College: Cosumnes River College
Position: Catcher
Expected to come out with a strong senior campaign and provide pop to the Gaucho lineup. 2006
Played in 28 games, starting 16...Finished the season batting .167 with three doubles, a homerun, three walks, four runs scored and 10 RBI...Batted three-for-four with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored against Dartmouth on March 16...Went two-for-five with a double and two RBI against then-No. 24 Cal Poly on March 12...Connected for his only homerun on March 19 against TCU. Cosumnes River College
Played for Tony Bloomfield in the Bay Valley East Conference...Started all but one game behind the dish for Cosumnes his freshman year...Hit .254 in his freshman campaign with three homeruns...Batted .327 with 5 homeruns and 40 RBI in his sophomore year...Started all but one game in 2005 and helped Cosumnes to a league title and a second seed in the NorCal playoffs...Was named All-Conference and Team MVP during his sophomore year...Earned All-Academic honors his sophomore year...Also recruited by Pacific out of junior college. Summer Ball
Played for Tony Nieto as a member of the 2006 Kamuela Paniolos of the Hawai'i Collegiate Baseball League...Played summer ball for the Santa Barbara Foresters in 2005...Batted .310 in 21 games played...Knocked in 11 and scored six runs...Was 1-for-2 in the stolen base department...Helped the Foresters to a No. 2 national ranking and a second place finish at the 2005 NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas. High School
Prepped at Ponderosa High School under the guidance of Eric January...First Team All-Sierra Valley Conference his senior year...Hit .318 with four round-trippers in his senior campaign...Junior year batted .390 and posted three homeruns...Recipient of the Golden State Award scholarship...Recruited by Cal Baptist. Personal
Born January 24, 1985 in Sacramento, Calif...Sociology major with a sport management minor...Aspires to be a business executive...If he was not playing baseball, he would be playing rugby...Favorite sports teams are the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and Sacramento Kings...Shaquille O'Neal is his favorite athlete...Most memorable sports moment was winning league at Sacramento City College...Favorite movie is The Incredibles...Tunes in to watch Family Guy and South Park every week...Subscribes to Sports Illustrated...Would ask Christian Bale to play him in a Hollywood movie about his life...Enjoys reading Frank Herbert's Dune...Lists the weather as his favorite aspect of Santa Barbara...If he could invite three celebrities to dinner, they would be Jessica Biel, Jack Black and Albert Pujols...Best advice ever received about baseball was "Out work them."...Has a sister, Mira...Son of Esther and Bill Anderson.