First Time Two Waves Earned Selection Since 2006
Aaron Brown Collects Three Hits
Chris Amezquita and Austin Davidson Homer to Power Pepperdine's 21-Hit Parade
Sophomore Catcher Homers Twice as Waves Roll Past Trojans
Pepperdine Scores Four Runs in the Fourth
2012/FRESHMAN: In his true freshman season, Snider made 14 relief appearances out of the bullpen for the Waves ... He finished with an 0-2 record, 6.23 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 17.1 innings of work ... Made first career appearance on Feb. 18 vs. Oklahoma, throwing 1.2 innings, not allowing a hit and striking out one ... Had a career-high five strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work vs. Texas A&M (3/24) ... Second-highest strikeout total came on April 15 vs. Portland, when he struck out four in 3.0 shutout innings of work, not allowing a hit ... In two of his final three appearances of the season, he did not allow a hit in 1.2 innings of work, 1.0 vs. Loyola Marymount (5/19) and 0.2 vs. San Diego (5/26) ... He struck out two during that period ... Tallied three strikeouts in 2.0 innings of work vs. San Francisco ... His 20 strikeouts was second-most amongst Pepperdine relievers.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Los Altos High School...Three year member of school honor roll...Played three years of varsity baseball under Sandy Whitol...Hit .522 with 30 RBI and 20 stolen bases as a senior...Two-time All-De Anza League first team selection...Named team MVP for junior and senior seasons...Named first team All-Mercury News and second team All-Region as a senior.
PERSONAL: Given name is Mathew Alexander Snider...Son of Mat and Sandi Snider...Has one sister, Kaitlyn (15)...Father played baseball at University of the Pacific and Aunt played softball at Pacific...Major undeclared...Career goal is to work with Major League Baseball...Lists biggest sports thrill as making a run at the CIF Central Coast Section championship in his senior season in high school.
FAVORITES: Enjoys snowboarding and playing video games with friends in his free time...Lists Derek Jeter as his biggest sports hero, commenting that Jeter plays the game the right way...Favorites include San Francisco Giants (pro baseball team), Moneyball (book), The Natural (movie), Friends (TV show) and ribs (food).