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4 MATT GASKI
  • INF
  • 5-11 · 185
  • L/R
  • Sophomore - 1L
  • HS Greensboro, N.C.
  • Northwest Guilford High School
  • Major: History

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Started 34 games in the infield (28 at second base, five at third base, one at shortstop) for Florida and batted .227 overall with 14 runs and seven RBI in 47 games played...Named to the SEC's Academic Honor Roll for the first time…Was second on the Gators with six sacrifice hits...Had a .132 (7-for-53) average in 20 league contests with three runs and two RBI...Drew 14 walks and struck out 19 times last year...Went 1-for-4 and scored a run in the third game at Mississippi State...Did not play during the Georgia series...Was a defensive replacement in the first two meetings with Auburn...Had an RBI single in the 8-3 victory at No. 5 Florida State...Went 1-for-4 with a walk, RBI and a stolen base in the 15-4 rout of Tennessee...Stroked a base-hit in his lone at bat in the win over Bethune-Cookman...Although he was 1-for-7 (.143) in the Kentucky series, he totaled three sacrifices...Delivered a 2-for-4 effort and had an RBI single against North Florida...Was 2-for-3 and scored twice versus USF...Roped a double in the bottom of the ninth against Stetson and advanced to third but was stranded as the potential tying run in a 7-6 loss...Went 2-for-4 at UCF, giving him five hits in his last nine at bats (.556)...Was 2-for-2 and had a career-high two RBI in the 12-6 decision over Harvard on March 11...Finished 3-for-6 (.500) versus the Crimson with five walks...Enjoyed two wins over his father Mike's UNC Greensboro club on March 7 and 8...Although the younger Gaski went 0-for-4 in the series, he helped turn game-ending double plays in both games to secure victory...Had one of UF's five hits in the 4-0 loss to Texas A&M on March 3...Earned all-tourney honors at The Pepsi Baseball Classic with a .300 (3-for-10) clip...Ended a dry spell with a career-high 3-for-5 outing versus Ohio State...Drove in his first RBI of the year with a groundout in the defeat to Missouri...Started two of the three games against Cincinnati at third base...Batted 2-for-6 (.333) with four runs and a pair of walks...Went 2-for-2 and scored a career-high three runs in his starting debut on Feb. 10...Also walked twice.

AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Appeared in 30 games during his rookie campaign…Often came in as a late-inning defensive replacement for Brandon McArthur at third base...Saw action in five of Florida's six games at the College World Series...Walked on a 3-2 pitch from Texas All-American closer J. Brent Cox to load the bases in the eighth inning versus Texas on June 25...UF fell short of the Longhorns, 4-2…Made a diving stab in the ninth inning versus Tennessee in the opener of the CWS and forced Eli Iorg at second base for the second out of the frame…Gators hung on for a 6-4 triumph…Played in both NCAA Super Regional contests versus Florida State after seeing action in all three NCAA Regional games...Collected his first RBI with a ground out in the eighth stanza against Notre Dame on June 5…Extended hitting streak to three games with a base-hit against Mercer on March 1...Went 1-for-2 in the second win over FAMU...Singled up the middle against Florida A&M on Feb. 15 for his first career hit...Had first collegiate at bat in the final meeting with Charleston Southern but struck out.

SUMMER: Played for the Herndon (Va.) Braves of the Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2005…His club claimed the second-half division title and defeated the Vienna Senators to win the league's 60th championship…Hit .278 in 22 games with 15 runs and 12 RBI…Tied for fourth on the squad with 14 walks and struck out eight times, the lowest total on the team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Northwest Guilford High School for head coach John Hughes…Invited to the USA Junior Team Trials and was his school's Athlete of the Year as a senior…Selected all-area and all-conference after batting .392 in his final season…Represented the West squad at the North Carolina State Games…Achieved all-area and all-conference recognition during a junior campaign in which he hit .372…Had a .301 batting average as a sophomore and collected all-area honors…Was also a standout in basketball and football…Member of the Interact Club, the Key Club and the National Honor Society of NGHS.


GASKI'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 5 vs. Ohio State (2/25/06)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Cincinnati (2/10/06)
Hits: 3 vs. Ohio State (2/25/06)
RBI: 2 vs. Harvard (3/11/06)
Doubles: 1 vs. Stetson (3/21/06) & Harvard (3/12/06)
Triples: None
Home Runs: None
Walks: 2 (three times)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Cincinnati (2/10/06) & Tennessee (4/16/06)
Hit Streak: 4 games (3/11-3/18/06)

GASKI'S CAREER STATISTICS
Overall Season Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .364 30-0 11 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 0-0
2006 .227 47-34 110 14 25 2 0 0 7 14 19 2-2
CAREER .240 77-34 121 14 29 2 0 0 8 17 22 2-2
SEC Regular-Season Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .000 8-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
2006 .132 23-16 53 3 7 0 0 0 2 1 12 1-1
CAREER .127 31-16 55 3 7 0 0 0 2 2 12 1-1
SEC Tournament Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .000 3-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
CAREER .000 3-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
NCAA Tournament Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .000 10-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0
CAREER .000 10-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0
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