Matt Dezort
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Matt Dezort

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Hazelwood Central HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
Outfielder

B/T:
R/R

09/20/2014

Maroon Scores Early and Often to Even Fall Series With 14-6 Victory

Six-run rally puts Game 2 win on ice, as Maroon squad evens MSU Fall World Series at one game apiece

06/13/2014

Bears Active in Summer Baseball Leagues Across the Country

Returning Bears Competing in Leagues From California to Massachusetts

05/22/2014

Late Surge Lifts Bears to Second Straight Valley Tournament Victory

MSU's Five-Run Seventh, Dominant Bullpen Performance Key 7-2 Win Over Bradley to Keep Bears' MVC Championship Hopes Alive

05/09/2014

Sycamores Surge Past Bears to Claim Series Opener, 10-7

Hayes' Three-Run Homer Helps ISU Snap Five-Game Losing Streak Against MSU

04/24/2014

Bears Continue Road Swing With Weekend Series at UT Martin

MSU Set to Open Three-Game Set With Skyhawks Friday Evening

Honors
• 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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