Made 83 career starts in the outfield before moving to third base a year ago...ended up making 37 starts at the hot corner after the Dawgs committed a few errors there early in the year...has a strong arm and possesses excellent bat speed...enters the year needing four doubles and seven home runs to join SIU's all-time career leaders in those categories.
2005: Garnered second-team all-conference honors as a third baseman...started the year hitting safely in 10 of his first 11 games, with two or more hits in nine of those outings...led the Valley and set a SIU single-season record with 23 doubles...hit just under .300 (.299) with a team-high 23 doubles and six home runs in 57 starts...also ranked second on the team in RBI (41), runs scored (47) and total bases (109), and third in both slugging percentage (.493) and stolen bases (9-of-9)...hit .315 with a team-high 10 doubles against conference opponents...hit a series-best .600 (6-for-10) with four runs scored, two doubles, a home run, five RBI, 11 total bases, a 1.100 slugging percentage and two stolen bases against Illinois State (May 19-21)...was named MVC Player-of-the-Week on Mar. 28 after hitting .462 (6-for-13) with nine runs scored, a pair of doubles, two home runs, six RBI, 14 total bases, two walks and a 1.077 slugging percentage to lead SIU in a three-game sweep of Northern Iowa (Mar. 25-27)...narrowly missed hitting for the cycle when he went 3-for-5 with a grand slam, three runs scored, a triple and career-high six RBI at New Orleans (Mar. 20)...ranked second and third on the team, respectively, in multiple-RBI (10) and multiple-hit (22) performances...strung together a 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 12-Mar. 5, as one of three Salukis with double-digit game hitting streaks on the year.
2004: Started 47 games in right field, including 29 against league foes...hit .266 with 45 hits, 27 runs and 26 RBI...ranked second on the team in home runs (7), third in slugging percentage (.467), fourth in doubles (11), fourth in walks (13) and fourth in total bases (79)...committed only two errors and registered a .978 fielding percentage over all his starts...18 of his runs batted in came against conference opponents...ended the year hitting safely in eight of his last nine games...had three consecutive two-hit games from Apr. 3-9...went 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored and a career-high two homers against Evansville on Apr. 11...homered in back-to-back games to start the Creighton series on Apr. 23-24...went 4-for-9 with four runs, four RBI, a double and two round-trippers in those contests...pounded out a career-high five hits when he went 5-for-6 with three runs, three doubles and one RBI at Murray State on Mar. 18...his three doubles tied several others for the school's single game mark...posted 14 multiple-hit outings and drove in three runs on three occasions...hit .333 (6-for-18) with four runs, a pair of doubles, a triple, one home run and three RBI at the MVC Tournament.
2003: Made 32 starts and hit .264 with 13 runs, 28 hits, two doubles, a home run and 10 RBI...was only Saluki to go errorless in every one of his starts...hit first collegiate home run at Oklahoma (Mar. 11)...registered a season-high three hits at Creighton (May 3)...his three-hit outing was one of seven multiple-hit games on the year...drove in two runs on four occasions...pieced together a six-game hitting streak from Apr. 5-13...hit .500 with a run scored, a double and two RBI in Evansville series (Apr. 25-27)...broke out of a 0-for-6 slump at Saint Louis, where he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Pre-SIU: Two-sport athlete in football and baseball at Sacred Heart Griffin High School...garnered all-conference and all-state honors on the diamond...named Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune all-state in football.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Allen Brewer...majors in Marketing...born Nov. 11, 1983...son of Nancy and Dean Brewer...has one brother, Andrew.
Matt Brewer's Career Statistics
|Wednesday, May 4|
|Baseball||Champaign, Ill.||3:30 PM|
|Friday, May 6|
|Baseball||Springfield, Mo.||6:30 PM|
|Saturday, May 7|
|Baseball||Springfield, Mo.||2:00 PM|
|Sunday, May 8|
|Baseball||Springfield, Mo.||1:00 PM|
|Friday, May 13|
|Baseball||Evansville, Ind.||6:00 PM|
|Saturday, May 14|
|Baseball||Evansville, Ind.||2:00 PM|
|Sunday, May 15|
|Baseball||Evansville, Ind.||1:00 PM|
|Tuesday, May 17|
|Baseball||Sauget, Ill.||7:00 PM|
|Thursday, May 19|
|Baseball||Carbondale, Ill.||6:30 PM|
|Friday, May 20|
|Baseball||Carbondale, Ill.||6:30 PM|