Junior Retires 17 Consecutive Batters in 9-5 Win Over Evansville to Open Key MVC Series
MSU Begins Six-Game Road Stretch Tuesday Evening at Billiken Sports Center
Clutch Hits From McComack, Peebles Lift Bears to 9-3 Valley Mark With Third-Straight Win Over Braves
Maddox, Becker Enjoy Career Days at the Plate to Help Harris Improve to 8-0 as a Bear With 12-2 Victory
Freshman's Bases-Loaded Triple Sparks MSU Offense as Petree Earns 25th Career Victory
Tate Matheny Discusses MSU's 6-4 Loss to Oklahoma State
Tate Matheny Talks About His Two-Hit Day Against Indiana State
Background: Matheny is a right-handed hitting outfielder who helped Westminster Christian Academy capture back-to-back Missouri Class 3 state titles...Drafted in the 23rd round (720th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals...Earned 2012 St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year honors and MHSBCA First-Team All-State recognition after batting .610 with 20 doubles, 11 triples, 11 home runs, 51 RBIs, 60 runs scored, 22 stolen bases, a .705 on-base percentage and a 1.260 slugging percentage to help the Wildcats finish with a 29-3 mark that included a 26-game win streak...A three-time Post-Dispatch All-Metro selection and PBR's No. 3 prospect in the class of 2012, Matheny batted .505 with eight doubles, 10 triples and 10 home runs as a junior in 2011; slugged 1.047 and drove home 54 baserunners while swiping 22 bags...Hit .551 with five homers, 45 RBIs and seven triples while slugging .907 in 2010 as a sophomore...Also competed in hockey as a prep.
Personal: Michael Tate Matheny is the son of Mike and Kristin Matheny...Born February 9, 1994, in St. Louis, Mo...Father, Mike, serves as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, played collegiately at Michigan and spent 13 years in the Major Leagues with four different clubs, earning four Gold Glove Awards...Mother, Kristin, competed in field hockey at Michigan...Plans to major in hospitality administration at MSU.