Played for the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England League ... appeared in 36 games, starting 32 ... batted .226 with three home runs, nine runs scored and 17 RBI ... swiped six bases in eight attempts.
Played in 25 games, starting 13 ... batted .192 with 10 hits in 52 at-bats ... had three doubles and a triple while scoring seven runs and driving in six ... went 2-4 with a run and RBI vs. Florida (3/5) ... was 2-4 at the plate against Alabama-Birmingham (3/14) ... drove in three runs vs. Jacksonville State (3/20) ... went 2-3 with two runs against Cincinnati (3/24).
Batted .231 in 19 games, starting six ... collected six hits in 26 at-bats with two doubles ... was perfect in the field in 41 chances ... scored seven runs and drove in one ... was 1-1 against Sacred Heart (3/2) with a double and a run scored ... started against Penn State (3/29), going 1-3 at the plate with a run and RBI ... was 1-2 off the bench vs. Penn State (3/30) ... collected a double in three at-bats in a start against Ball State (4/2), scoring twice.
Played for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League ... hit .245 in 41 games, collecting 25 hits in 102 at-bats ... scored six runs and drove in 16.
Played in 14 games, starting three ... batted .143, collecting two hits in 14 at-bats ... made his first collegiate start in a Big Ten contest vs. Penn State (3/30) ... had two hits in a game against Evansville (5/15), doubling and scoring one run.
Three-year letterwinner at Perry Meridian High School ... named 2001 Indiana Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... batted .509 with eight home runs and 53 RBI and added 24 doubles, six triples and 37 runs scored during season ... his 24 doubles established new Indiana state single-season record ... named Marion County Player of the Year and was all-Marion County selection ... Class 4A all-state selection ... 2001 Indiana South All-Star selection ... all-Conference Indiana selection ... helped lead team to state semifinal appearance ... was team captain and most valuable player during senior campaign ... hit .436 with seven home runs and 36 RBI to earn all-state selection as a junior ... tabbed All-Conference Indiana and All-Marion County during junior season ... hit .373 as a sophomore to earn varsity letter ... was member of the National Honor Society.
Matthew Raymond Bush was born on Dec. 28, 1982, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... son of Robert and Denise Bush ... has two brothers, Chris and Keith ... is majoring in English secondary teaching.