35 Matt Stratton

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Enid, Oklahoma

Previous School
Chisholm High School

2008 (Junior): Was the top pitcher with three wins in 14 starts... Pitched the most of any Ranger, throwing 69 innings... Led the team in earned run average (8.22), wins (3), complete games (3) and stikeouts (54)... Recorded wins over Sterling (Kan.), College of the Ozarks and Mid-America Christian... Was 11th in the Sooner Athletic Conference in innings pitched per game (4.93) and 16th in batters struck out per game (7.04)... Had a team high and tied a personal best of 10 strike outs against Mid-America Christian at Ranger Field... Threw complete games against No. 6 Oklahoma City, Mid-America Christian and against No. 11 Wayland Baptist... Picked off two base runners and had a perfect fielding percentage on the mound in 19 attempts... Faced every team in the conference... Ranks ninth in career strikeouts with 140...     

2007 (Sophomore): Led the team in wins with a 5-6 record... Also led the Rangers in earned run average (6.27), innings pitched (74.2), strikeouts (65), complete games (5), shutouts (2) and games started (13)... Started against all seven conference opponents and pitched a minimum of 5.1 innings against each team... Ranked seventh in the conference with 5.23 innings pitched per game and ranked eighth in strikouts per game with 4.54 strikeouts per game...Two of his five complete games were nine-inning shutout wins over Wayland Baptist and St. Gregory’s... Also defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State, USAO and Oklahoma Baptist (during the conference tournament)... Awarded the SAC Pither of the Week and Region VI Pitcher of the Week from April 2-8, throwing a complete-game, nine-inning, 3-0 shutout over Wayland Baptist, striking out ten batters, giving up six hits and didn’t issue a walk in 32 batters faced... Won the SAC Conference Gold Glove as a pitcher...

2006 (Freshman): One of two freshman pitchers on the staff to receive a start... Compiled a 1-0 record after a 13-1 complete game, five inning, run-rule win over Dordt (Iowa) College... Also pitched five innings against Oklahoma Baptist in relief... Made nine appearances, including three against Oklahoma Baptist... Threw 21 innings and allowed opponents to hit .322 against him... Posted a 7.29 earned run average... 

High School: Was 5-2 on the mound his senior year for Chisholm High School... Helped lead the Longhorns as a utility player to three District Championships (2002, 2003 and 2005)... Selected for Who’s Who Among American High School Students...

Personal: Majoring in political science with a minor in health and sports science... Born June 24, 1986, in Enid... Son of Dee and Dena Stratton...