At Missouri State: Matt Frevert will serve as MSU's closer and a team captain in 2008 after posting a dominant ERA of 0.47 and a 33:4 strikeout to walk ratio as a sophomore in 2007.
2007: Posted a 0.47 ERA in 19 innings, striking out 33 batters and walking only four despite battling elbow problems throughout the season ... The only earned run Frevert allowed all season came in the opener, a game he notched the victory in over Dallas Baptist (2/22) ... Averaged 15.63 strikeouts per nine innings ... Threw two perfect innings and struck out four to defeat Texas-San Antonio (2/24) ... Earned the save after striking out four of the five Middle Tennessee batters he faced on March 4 ... Struck out all six batters faced versus Arkansas-Little Rock (3/13) for the save ... Threw a perfect ninth for the save versus UNI (3/23) ... Struck out six hitters in two innings against Missouri (4/17) ... Returned from injury to save the win versus Indiana State (5/12) ... Pitched for the Harwich Mariners in the prestigious Cape Cod league over the summer.
2006: Led the team in relief appearances with 20 ... Finished the year with a 4-2 record and 4.15 ERA ... Struck out 49 batters in 39 innings, and his 11.31 K/9 ratio led the pitching staff ... Threw five innings of one-hit ball at Southeast Missouri State (3/22) ... Picked up seven strikeouts in 2.2 innings against Saint Louis (3/29) ... Earned wins against Evansville (4/1), UNI (4/9), Arkansas (4/11) and Southern Illinois (4/21).
Background: A pitching standout at Hallsville High, Matt Frevert garnered three first-team MSHSBCA selections and one honorable mention pick ... His 10-1 record, 0.99 ERA and 149 strikeouts in his senior season led the Hallsville Indians to their second straight Missouri Class 2A state championship ... As a junior, Frevert set new school records for RBIs (40), appearances (15), pitching victories (11), and innings pitched (67.1) ... He broke the appearances and innings pitched records his senior season, with 18 and 84.1 respectively.
Personal: Matthew Douglas Frevert was born in Columbia, Mo., November 16, 1986, to Doug and Maribeth Frevert ... Doug played baseball at Missouri and Central Methodist College and Maribeth played volleyball and tennis at CMC ... Majoring in entertainment management.