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Eric Van Matre
Eric Van Matre

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Selma, Ind.

High School:
Wapahani HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
05/13/1986



FRESHMAN / 2006
Appeared in 10 games on the mound, making one start ... was 0-1 with a 5.03 ERA in 19.2 innings ... posted an earned-run average of 1.86 in six Big Ten appearances, striking out nine batters in 9.2 innings of work ... pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball against Ohio State (4/28) ... allowed two earned runs and struck out five in his first collegiate start vs. Western Michigan (5/17).

SUMMER 2005
Played for the Watertown Wizards of the New York Collegiate Baseball League ... appeared in 10 games, starting eight ... went 2-2 with a 5.27 ERA in 41 innings on the hill.

REDSHIRT / 2005
Redshirted in his first year at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year letterwinner at Wapahani High School under the guidance of head coach Brian Dudley ... a 2004 all-state and all-conference selection and participant in the 2004 North-South All-Star Game ... was the 2004 Class 2A L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award recipient ... posted a 15-1 record on the hill as a senior with a 1.01 ERA in 104 innings of work, fanning 154 batters, and earning the Clint "Bub" Lindsey Award as the top athlete at WHS ... struck out 100 batters in 78.2 innings as a junior, posting an 8-5 record with a 2.14 ERA en route to an All Mid-Eastern Conference season ... earned four letters in cross country and two in basketball, earning all-county honors in cross country in 2003 and all-conference accolades in 2002.