35 Matt Wickswat
35 Matt Wickswat
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
High School: Issaquah HS
Previous College: Gonzaga
Position: LHP
College: 2V

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2008: Made 17 appearances, starting in eight ... ranked fifth on the team in innings pitched (47.2) and batters struck out (47) ... saw his first start of the season against Pacific (Feb. 27), pitching 4.1 innings striking out four batters ... pitched 6.2 innings in his second start of the season allowing two runs and striking out five batters ... made his fourth start, pitching 4.1 innings against Cal Poly (Mar. 12) ... made his fifth start of the season and his first at home with 3.1 innings against then-No. 11 Cal (Mar. 25) ... earned his first win of the season tossing 7.0 innings and striking out nine batters against Washington State (Mar. 31) ... tossed 2.1 innings of relief in game three against Saint Mary's (May 11), striking out six batters  

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Named All-WCC honorable mention after going 7-5 on the year with a 3.41 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 97.1 innings pitched ... sixth in the WCC in wins and strikeouts, eighth in ERA ... led SCU in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched ... struck out 10 batters on four occasions in 2007 ... earned first win Feb. 2 against Utah, striking out 10 and tossing 6.1 scoreless innings ... picked up second win Feb. 16 at UC Davis ... struck out five Cal Poly batters in five innings of work Feb. 23 to grab third win ... allowed only one unearned run on seven hits and struck out five while notching first career complete game for fourth win March 10 at Fresno State ... struck out 10 and allowed only one run through eight innings but got a no-decision March 31 at Portland ... allowed only two runs on four hits and struck out 10 once again for fifth win Apr. 14 against Gonzaga ... held No. 12 Pepperdine to two runs over seven innings of work and struck out five to pick up sixth win on Apr. 21 ... struck out 10 and allowed only two unearned runs on six hits over 8.1 innings but got another no-decision May 5 at Saint Mary's ... struck out six and allowed only three runs on six hits over 7.1 innings to get seventh win on may 20 against Sacramento State.  

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2006: Named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball ... also earned spots on the All-West Coast Conference Second Team and and 10th in strikeouts (66) ... Started all 14 games on the mound in which he appeared ... had one of the finest freshman campaigns for an SCU pitcher in history ... went 9-2 with a 3.54 ERA and struck out 66 batters in 84.0 innings of work ... tossed five innings of three-hit, shutout ball and struck out five in his debut Feb. 5 at Pacific for his first win ... struck out three over another five-inning outing Feb. 12 against San Diego State to get his second win ... tossed seven and a third shutout innings and struck out five while allowing only five hits against San Jose State March 5 to up his record to 3-0 ... allowed no runs in his next three outings ... improved to 4-1 with a six and a third-inning performance March 19 against Northwestern in which he allowed only five hits ... got his fifth win March 29 against Cal State Monterey Bay ... struck out eight San Francisco batters while allowing only three hits and no runs in five and a third innings of work, but took a no-decision ... allowed only two runs and struck out six at Gonzaga on April 10 to earn sixth win ... suffered second loss of the season April 15 against Pepperdine despite a solid six-inning outing in which he allowed only two runs on eight hits ... scattered five hits and three runs over seven and two-thirds innings to improve to 7-2 April 23 at Loyola Marymount ... went eight innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters in winning a wild 10-6 affair April 29 against Saint Mary's to improve to 8-2 ... won his final start of the season May 12 against Portland ... struck out nine batters and yielded only six hits over six and a third innings.  

WHILE AT GONZAGA: Redshirted the 2005 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Issaquah High School in Bellevue, Wash. ... played baseball for head coach Rob Reese and basketball for head coach Jeff Patrick at Issaquah ... recorded a career record of 17-1 at Issaquah ... was 3-1 career in the state playoffs with a 0.26 ERA ... went a perfect 10-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched his senior year ... was named Washington's Louisville Slugger and Baseball Coaches of America Player of the Year his senior year ... was named the All-State MVP and to the state's first-team after Issaquah won the state, district and league championships... was an all-state honorable mention as a junior ... baseball team finished third in state junior year and were the Class 3A King County District champions ... member of Issaquah's Key Club ... earned both the Rotary Club Student of the Year and Athlete of the Year awards in 2004 ... member of the National Honor Society ... graduated in the top 10% of his high school class with a 3.87 GPA.

PERSONAL: Born in Bellevue, Wash. ... parents are Paul and Linda Wickswat ... father played football for Furman University ... has an older sister, Nicole, who is a cheerleader at University of Oregon ... majoring in business ... goals are to play professional baseball and become a successful businessman.


Wickswat's Career Pitching Statistics


2006 3.54 14/14 9-2 0 0 0 84.0 37/33 82 66 22
2007 3.41 16/16 7-5 1 0 0 97.2 46/37 107 88 32
2008 8.12 17/8 1-2 0 0 0 47.2 47/43 60 47 33
Career 4.43 47/38 17-9 1 0 0 229.1 130/113 249 201 87