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#33 Matt Pita
Position: Infielder/Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: Cosby
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Pita Photos

Matt Pita's Career Stats

2017: Finished his sophomore year hitting .364 in 41 games...18 of his 55 hits went for extra bases...finished fifth in the SoCon in batting average and eighth in slugging percentage (.583)...closed out the year on a 10-game hitting streak, eight of which were multi-hit games...had two hits in three of the four postseason games...had a run of five straight multi-hit games snapped in regular season finale...3 for 6 with three runs scored and a homer 5/19 vs. ETSU...had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the 13th, at Furman 5/14...went 4 for 9 with two doubles in final two games of UNCG series 5/6 and 5/7...homered in back to back games 4/30-5/2...returned to starting lineup 4/29 after missing six weeks due to injury...had game-winning hit in 13-inning win over Radford 4/28...missed six weeks due to hand injury suffered 3/21 vs. Richmond, returned 4/28 at Radford...missed William & Mary game 3/22 due to injury, first game he had missed in his career - 3 for 4, including a home run, 3/19 at Elon...3 for 4 with four runs scored in 3/12 series finale vs. Quinnipiac...went 4 for 6 with three RBI and two runs scored in series finale against George Washington 3/5...had his first home run of the year 2/25 vs. Bucknell...went 5 for 8 with 2 RBI and two runs scored over season's first two games.

 2016: Second Team All-State OF (VaSID)...SoCon All-Freshman Team honoree...finished 10th in the SoCon in slugging percentage...hit .322 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI...played in every game, one of multiple Keydets to break the long-standing school record in that statistic...went 6 for 12 with two homers in regular season-ending series against Samford...had his first career multi-homer game on May 19 in opener of doubleheader...2 for 5 with a RBI and a run scored in 5/13 win over Furman...went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs scored in loss to ETSU 4/29...went 4 for 9 with three RBI over final two games against Wofford (4/22-23)...posted six multi-hit games over nine contests April 3-12...3 for 4 with a 2B and a 3B in April 12 loss at JMU...had three hits and scored twice in 4/10 series finale vs. WCU, after homering earlier in the day in game 1 of DH...2 for 4 with two RBI in April 5 win at Radford...went 3 for 6 with two 2B's and three RBI in 3/30 loss at Longwood...hit his seventh homer of the year March 18 against Rider...narrowly missed becoming the third player in NCAA history with 2 cycles in a season March 11 vs. UMES...was hit by a pitch final two AB's needing only a 1B...five straight multi-hit games March 6-13, had four straight extra-base hit games in that window...enters VCU game having raised his average 138 points since March 1...4 for 5 with a school-record eight RBI in doubleheader opener 3/5 vs. Binghamton...also became the first Keydet since 2010 to hit for the cycle in that game...went deep 3/2 vs. Longwood...homered 2/26 vs. Lafayette for his first career long ball... started four of the season's first five games and had his first career hit in the season opener.

High School/Personal: Three-year letterwinner at Cosby HS...holds single-game school home run record...state semifinalist...Second Team all-conference...three-year scholar-athlete...named MVP of American Legion 137 three years in a row...Perfect Game Top Prospect list...named to top prospect list at SE Underclassmen Event...2014 Subway HS All-Star Commonwealth Games...honor roll...also played football at Cosby...intends to major in mechanical engineering.

Career Highs: 

AB: 7, at Furman, 5/14/17
R: 4 (2x), Last vs. Quinnipiac, 3/12/17
H: 4 (2x), Last vs. George Washington, 3/5/17
2B: 2 (3x), Last vs. UNCG, 5/7/17
3B: 1 (5x), Last at Furman, 5/13/17
HR: 2, at Samford, 5/19/16
RBI: 8, vs. Binghamton, 3/5/16 (School Record)
BB: 2, at Elon, 3/17/17
SB: 2 (3x), Last at Furman, 5/14/17
Hit Streak: 10, 5/13/17 - End of Season

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