Coach Corbin Quote: Matt will challenge for a corner outfield spot and for time at DH. He has the potential to be a pretty good hitter, and we will see how he progresses in the spring.
2006: Hit .260 with two homers, seven doubles and 24 RBI in 43 games last year ... Made 32 starts, 29 in leftfield, 1 in right and two at DH ... had 11 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games ... Hit .271 with five doubles and 13 RBI in 19 games (15 starts) in SEC play ... Steadily raised his average from .170 on March 14 to a high of .273 on April 29 ... was 2-for-5 with a run scored against Kentucky (4/29) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Alabama (4/23) ... Was 2-for-2 with a solo homer against Middle Tennessee (4/18) ... Was 3-for-7 in the Georgia series with two doubles, three RBI and four runs scored ... Hit game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the ninth against Georgia (4/15) ... Was 2-for-4 with two RBI against Arkansas (4/8) ... Had career best three hits, including two doubles against Florida (4/2) ... Also had two-hit games against Austin Peay (4/5), Western Kentucky (3/28), Butler (3/15), Creighton (3/7) and Murray State (2/28) ... Hit first career homer at Western Kentucky (3/28).
2004-05: Played catcher for Broward County College ... Was a first team all-conference pick as a junior and second team pick as a senior ... Was the team MVP ... Hit .390 as a freshman and .395 as a senior ... Helped lead team to a 32-8 record in 2005 and the Southern Conference title.
High School: Was a first-team all county selection as a junior and senior at Cooper City High School ... Was a first-team all state selection as a junior and a second-team pick as a senior ... Selected to play in the Florida all-star game ... lettered and started in three years of baseball.
Personal: Matthew David Meingasner ... Born 9/23/84 .... Son of David and Cathy Meingasner ... Has two sisters, Melonie and Amanda ... Majoring in communications ... Favorites include the movie American Wedding, Dontrelle Willis, John Lynch, Robert DeNiro and Montgomery Gentry ... One person, dead or alive, that he would love to have dinner with is Muhammad Ali ... Considers Barry Bonds to be the greatest of all-time.