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Matt Forgatch
Matt Forgatch

San Marino, Calif.

High School:
San Marino HS

Last College:
Denison University

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195





Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


Sixty-Three Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.


Late Comeback Bid Falls Short as Pepperdine Drops 8-7 Decision to Stanford in Regional Final

Waves see season end after 8-7 loss on Sunday of regional action.


Waves Extend Season in Grand Fashion with 8-5 Win Over Fresno State

Matt Forgatch's grand slam in the top of the ninth propelled the Waves over Fresno State.


Waves Drop Heartbreaker to Stanford 5-4 in NCAA Regional Play

The loss sets up an elimination game with Fresno State at 1 p.m. PT tomorrow.


NCAA Regionals: Pepperdine vs. Michigan State

No. 2 seed Pepperdine vs. No. 3 seed Michigan State Palo Alto Regional Stanford, Calif. June 1, 2012


Pepperdine vs. USD (May 27, 2012)

Waves win 2012 WCC Title May 27, 2012 Pepperdine 5, USD 1 Malibu, Calif. Photos by Jeff Golden and Stephen Wandzura


Baseball vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 19, 2012)

Waves vs. Oklahoma Sunday, February 19, 2012 Eddy D. Field Stadium, Malibu, Calif. Photos by Stephen Wandzura

Matt Forgatch Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

2012/SENIOR: In his one season with the Waves, Forgatch appeared in 44 games, making 39 starts, all as a designated hitter for the Waves ... Batted .275 and showed some pop with two home runs, including a key grand slam to defeat Fresno State in the NCAA Regionals ... Was named to the NCAA All-Stanford Regional Team ... Tallied 38 total hits and drove in 19 runs ... Had seven doubles and one triple ... Had a season-high four RBI as he had a key grand slam to defeat Fresno State (6/3) and keep the Waves alive in the NCAA Stanford Regional ... Also tallied three hits at Loyola Marymount (5/19) ... Went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI and a season-high two doubles at UC Riverside (4/10) ... Recorded lone triple of the year in a victory at Santa Clara (4/22) ... Recorded two sacrifices ... Scored 22 runs.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE: Played three years of baseball at Division III Denison University under head coach Mike Clark...Was named First Team All Mideast Region and First Team all North Coast Athletic Conference in 2011 and received an All-NCAC honorable mention in 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from San Marino High School, where he played three years of varsity baseball under Mark Paciorek...All-CIF Southern Section Second Team selection as a senior and three-time All-Rio Hondo League selection...Was also two-time all-league in football.

PERSONAL: Given name is Matthew James Forgatch...Son of Greg and Lorrie Forgatch...Has three brothers, Joe (19), Warren (17) and William (17)...Chose Pepperdine for the visibility in college baseball and to be closer to home...Grandfather Neil Warren and grandmother Marylyn Warren are Pepperdine alumni...Working toward a Masters in American Studies.

FAVORITES: Enjoys playing and watching football in his free time...Favorites include Matt Kemp (baseball player), Los Angeles Dodgers (pro baseball team), The Dark Knight (movie), How I Met Your Mother (TV show), Metallica (music artist) and Chipotle (food).

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