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Derek Mattea
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Derek Mattea

Hometown:
Collinsville, Ill.

High School:
Collinsville HS

Last College:
John A. Logan College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
Outfielder

B/T:
R/R

06/03/2012

Stony Brook Ends Bears' NCAA Run With Big Seventh-Inning Rally

MSU Ends Season With 40-22 Mark After Seawolves Erase Five-Run Deficit

06/02/2012

Bears Dominate Hurricanes to Advance in NCAA Regional Play

MSU Notches 40th Victory With Decisive 12-2 Win Over Host Miami

06/01/2012

Missed Opportunities Cost Bears 2-1 Setback to UCF in NCAA Opener

MSU Faces Loser of Miami-Stony Brook Game in Elimination Contest Saturday

05/24/2012

Bears Extend MVC Championship Stay With 11-8 Win Over Bradley in 13 Innings

MSU Moves on to Face Southern Illinois Thursday Evening

05/23/2012

Schumacher's Two-Hitter Keeps Bears in MVC Championship Hunt

MSU Will Meet Either SIU or Bradley Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

2011: Mattea played in 44 games total, making 23 starts in left field and 16 in right as a junior...Hit .276, drove in 23 runs and scored 25...Batted .372 with runners in scoring position and .329 with runners on base...Had multiple hits in nine games and drove in multiple runs in eight contests...Drove in three runs in his second career game, Feb. 20 versus Nebraska...Knocked a season-high three hits against North Dakota (March 5)...Homered against Oral Roberts (March 27)...Stole six bases and had a .988 fielding percentage...Batted .336 for the Prospect League's Quincy Gems in the summer, posting 25 RBIs and 24 runs scored in 34 games.

Background:
Played first two collegiate seasons at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., helping teams to top 15 national rankings both years...Hit .374 with 53 RBIs, 50 runs, 27 extra-base hits and 12 steals in 53 games as a sophomore...Belted eight homers to go with nine triples and 10 doubles for a .636 slugging percentage that season...Batted .300 with eight home runs and 65 RBIs as a freshman...Named all-conference his final two prep seasons, hitting .400 with 30 RBIs as a junior and .360 with 10 homers and 60 RBIs his senior year.

Personal: Derek Ross Mattea is the son of Mike and Jody Mattea...Born November 22, 1989, in Belleville, Ill...Studying criminology at MSU.

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