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Matt Carpenter

INF

Player profile

  • Year Fifth-Year Senior
  • B/T S/R
  • Height 5-10
  • Weight 175
  • Hometown Aurora, Ohio
  • Last School Aurora

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

2020 (Redshirt Senior Season)

  • Appeared in seven games, making five starts at second base
  • Scored a run at Georgia Tech (2/22) and another at Stetson (3/6)

2019 (Redshirt Junior Season)

  • Made 41 starts at second base
  • Batted .257 (46-for-179) with 25 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, 15 RBI and 11 walks
  • Posted a .274 average (20-for-73) in B1G games
  • Nine multi-hit games and two multi-RBI contests
  • Hit .385 (5-for-13) with three runs, two RBI and one walk in series at Bethune-Cookman (3/1-4)
  • Collected a .286 average (4-for-14) with four runs scored in four games in South Carolina trip (3/9-12)
  • Hit .286 (4-for-14) with three runs scored, one triple, two RBI and one walk in series vs. Hawai’i (3/21-24)
  • Batted . 500 (7-for-14) with three runs cored, two doubles and two RBI at Rutgers series (3/29-30)
  • Had a career-high 10-game hit streak from 3/17-3/30
  • Hit .308 (4-for-13) with a run scored, triple and two RBI in series vs. Iowa (4/26-28)
  • Recorded two hits with a double in win at Youngstown State (5/14)
  • Batted .385 (5-for-13) with three runs scored, one double, one RBI and one walk in series at Purdue (5/16-18)
  • Hit a single from both sides of the plate in the first inning in the series finale at Purdue (5/18)
  • Scored two runs on four hits, including two doubles, with two RBI and two walks at Big Ten Tournament (5/22-26)
  • Started all eight postseason games at second base for the Buckeyes

2018 (Redshirt Sophomore Season)

  • Appeared in 10 games off the bench in 2018
  • Collected first career hit in win over Youngstown State (4/18)
  • Stole first career stolen base and scored a run as a pinch runner in elimination game vs. No. 6 Iowa at Big Ten Tournament (5/24)

2017 (Redshirt Freshman Season)

  • Appeared in 15 games with two starts
  • Made collegiate debut  vs. Pittsburgh (2/18)
  • Made first collegiate start vs. Eastern Michigan (4/12)
  • Made second start of the year vs. Toledo (5/16)

2016 (Freshman Season)

  • Redshirted his freshman campaign.

Aurora H.S.

  • First Team All-Ohio
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Year
  • State finalist in Division IV Ohio in 2015

Personal

  • Matt is the son of Toni and Matt Carpenter
  • Finance & Business Economics
  • Father played professional baseball
  • Has three siblings, William, Michael and Charlie