Matt Dezort
Matt  Dezort


St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Hazelwood Central HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180



Missouri Valley Recognizes 135 MSU Scholar-Athletes

Becker, Karlsen, Duckworth, Scott and Beaty earn prestigious MVC President’s Council Award


Bears Active in Summer Baseball Leagues Across the Country

Returning Bears competing in leagues from California to North Carolina


Bears Knock Off Wichita State to Extend Win Streak to 14 Games

MSU breaks game open with seven-run sixth as Harris tosses 7.0 shutout innings


Bears' Late Rally Against Illinois State Keeps Road Win Streak Alive

MSU overcomes one-run deficit in ninth, scores five in 10th for 11th consecutive road win


Bears Rally Past Skyhawks to Claim Series With 5-4 Victory

MSU overcomes deficit with two-run rally before bullpen locks up win with three perfect innings

• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2014)

2014: Dezort hit a career-high .273 in 45 games as a sophomore, including a .318 batting mark during Missouri Valley Conference play...Made 12 starts in left field and collected four pinch hits in 14 at-bats...Drove in 11 runs and scored 12 times--both career highs--and was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts...Hit .333 in 12 home games, including a 2-for-2 night vs. Saint Louis (April 1) in which he clubbed a pinch-hit grand slam for his first career home run...Logged three multi-hit games for the year--all MSU victories; went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Bears' 11-0 victory over Northern Illinois (Feb. 22) and 2-for-4 with a steal and a run batted-in in a 12-0 win over Abilene Christian (March 7)...Drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning single off the bench to lift the Bears past Wichita State (March 23)...Named to the MVC's Academic Honor Roll.

2013: 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.


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