Matt Boyd Named To Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team

June 9, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. - Oregon State utility player Matt Boyd has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team, Collegiate Baseball announced Wednesday morning. Boyd was selected as a utility player since he split time as a designated hitter and pitcher this past season.

As a pitcher, Boyd was dominant in 42 2/3 innings, making 20 appearances, two of which were starts. He led the Beavers with a 7-1 record and posted a 1.90 earned run average while opponents batted just .200 against him. Boyd had a 2:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and opponents collected just 31 hits off him in 2010.

Offensively, Boyd, a native of Mercer Island, Wash., had a fine season, batting .264 with six doubles, three home runs and 19 runs batted in. He hit his first career home run while making his first career start on the mound, March 4 against UC Riverside, and a week later, drove home three runs on a double to right against Utah, send the Beavers to the victory.

His success at both positions earned the lefty All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors in just his first season in Corvallis.

He and the Beavers recently completed their 2010 campaign after going 1-2 at the Gainesville Regional in Florida. Oregon State finished the season 32-24.

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