MSU Relies on Big First Start From Andy Cheray and Balanced Offensive Attack to Even Season and Overall Series With Tigers
MSU Sees Five-Run Lead Evaporate in 6-5 Setback in First Game of Doubleheader
Dezort's Pinch Grand Slam Highlights Big Night for MSU Offense
MSU Plates Game-Winning Run on Wild Pitch in the 10h After Matheny's Second Two-Run Homer Pushes Contest to Extra Innings
SIU Plates Five Runs in Decisive Frame to Earn 9-5 Decision Over MSU
2013: Dezort gave the Bears a solid all-around option off the bench as a freshman, appearing in 14 games and driving in three runs over his 11 plate appearances...Came through with a run-scoring single in his first collegiate at-bat, March 1 vs. Northwestern State...Also produced runs with RBI-grounders in wins over Indiana State (March 29) and Evansville (April 27) and scored his lone run of the year vs. the Sycamores (March 30).
Background: The speedy outfielder was a four-time All-Suburban North Conference honoree at Hazelwood Central High School...Posted a .407 batting average, swiped 22 bases, scored 37 runs and drove in 28 more to help the Hawks to a 20-10 record as a senior...Named to PNC Bank All-Star Showcase and claimed his club's Silver Slugger Award...Batted .386 with 28 stolen bases and a conference-best seven triples as a junior in 2011 to power the Hawks to their second-straight district title...Hit .419 with 38 runs scored and 19 steals to help his club to a Class 4 sectional appearance as a sophomore in 2010...Also played soccer for Hazelwood Central.
Personal: Matthew Scott Dezort is the son of Scott and Diana Dezort...Born July 24, 1993, in St. Louis, Mo...Majoring in finance and minoring in economics.