36 Matt Moran
36 Matt Moran
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
Previous College: Consumnes River College
Position: RHP
Honors: 1V
Excellent fall practices will earn the hard throwing Moran a chance at a spot in the starting rotation. If not, could be used as the closer for the Gauchos.

One of the key relievers out of the pen for the Gauchos, Moran appeared in 21 games for UCSB, which was the second highest total for the Gauchos...Struck out 38 batters in 30 innings pitched, good for a 11.4 strikeouts per-nine innings average...Went 1-1 with a 5.65 ERA.

Cosumnes River College
Coached by Tony Bloomfield...Selected as an All-Bay Valley Conference Pitcher in 1999...Was drafted in the 20th round by the San Diego Padres in the 1999 MLB draft.

High School
Honor Roll student at Chico High School...Coached by Chip Carton....Member of two Eastern Athletic League and section championship teams...Pitched a no-hitter in last high school start to clinch league title...Named section MVP following his senior season...Also played basketball as a prepster.

Born September 3, 1978 in Chico, CA...Majoring in History...Aspires to go into Sports Management and become an Athletic Director...His favorite athlete is Roger Clemens...Is a fan of the San Francisco Giants...Enjoys watching Braveheart and The Matrix...Favorite TV show is Friends...Most memorable sports moment was throwing no-hitter in high school...Favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is the beach and the weather...Son of Don and Kathy Moran.