|Hometown:||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|High School:||Sage Hill|
COACH BARLOW SAYS: "Matt is another senior who was hampered by injuries throughout his career. During his peak Matt was a top of the rotation pitcher for us and picked up several key victories."
2009: appeared in 3 games and started 2...posted a 1-1 record and a 6.35 E.R.A. in 11.1 innings of work...3rd on the team in complete games (1)...picked up a complete game win (7 IP, 7 H, R, 0 ER, 2 K) in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Newbury (4/19)...threw a scoreless and hitless inning of relief vs. Suffolk (5/3).
2008: appeared in 9 games and made 3 starts...compiled a 3-2 record and a 5.16 E.R.A. over 22.2 innings of work...tied for 2nd on the team in wins...held opponents to a .276 batting average...picked up a win in relief (1.2 IP, H, 0 R, K, 0 BB) in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Babson (3/22)...picked up 2 strikeouts over 2 perfect innings vs. Brandeis (4/1)...got credit for a win (2 IP, 3 H, R, ER, 0 BB) vs. Fisher (4/9)...gave up only one run in relief (3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, K, BB) in the first game of a conference doubleheader vs. WPI (4/13)...gave up only one run (2.2 IP, 0 H, ER, K) in a start vs. Wheaton (4/26) in a NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal game...threw 0.2 innings of scoreless and hitless relief vs. UMass-Boston (5/1).
2007: appeared 10 games and started 5 as a pitcher...posted a 2-3 record to go along with a 8.73 E.R.A. over 33.0 innings of work...led team in strikeouts (29)...finished tied for 3rd on the team in innings and games started...threw a scoreless inning in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Oberlin (3/26)...picked up a win in relief in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Babson...was effective in relief (3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 2 K) vs. Wesleyan (4/11)...gave up only one run over two innings of work in the first game of a conference doubleheader vs. WPI (4/14)...started and picked up a win in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Springfield (4/21)...came in relief vs. Williams (5/5) and threw 3.0 effective innings (4 H, R, ER, 3 BB, 4 K)...appeared in 14 games and started 8 as a hitter...batted .278...tied for 2nd on the team in sacrifice flies (2)...3rd on the team in games as a substitute (6)...tied for 3rd on the team in homeruns (1)...came in as a replacement and went 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI vs. conference opponent Clark (4/10)...went 1-for-3 in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. WPI (4/14)...1-for-3 in the first game of a conference doubleheader vs. Springfield (4/21)...went 1-for-3 with a run and a walk in first game of a doubleheader vs. Worcester State (5/1)...came in as a replacement and went 1-for-2 with an RBI vs. Newbury (5/4)...1-for-3 (2B, 2 RBI, SF) in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/5)...2-for-4 (2 R, HR. 2 RBI) vs. Suffolk (5/6)...1-for-3 with 2 RBI's vs. Fitchburg State (5/8).
2006: appeared in 10 games and started 7 as a pitcher...owned a 6-1 record with a 4.08 ERA over 39.2 innings of work...led team in wins...held batters to a .252 batting average...came in relief and threw three innings (3 H, R, ER, 0 BB, 3 K) to pick up the win vs. Wentworth Institute (3/23)...was brilliant (6 IP, 4 H, R, ER, 3 BB, 4 K) to pick up the win vs. defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater (3/27)...threw 7.2 innings (3 H, R, ER, 3 BB, 4 K) to pick up the win vs. conference opponent Babson (4/11)...pitched well (5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K), but picked up the loss vs. conference opponent Wheaton (4/18)...threw six excellent innings (8 H, R, ER, 4 K, 3 BB) to pick up the win vs. UMass-Boston (5/4)...appeared in 8 games and started 4 as a hitter batting .182...had first career start in left field and responded by going 2-for-4 with a home run and one RBI in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Thomas (3/30).
PERSONAL: son of Gary and Irma Loper...born on 2/11/87...biological engineering major...4 year high school letter winner in baseball and basketball...baseball awards in high school include being named All-Academy League three out of four years and being selected to the Newport Mesa Area Dream Team...enjoys working out, basketball, and eating...favorite team and player are the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Ichiro Suzuki...top book and movie are Moneyball and The Natural...lists playing college baseball, the weather, the lax academic standards, and the social life as his favorite things about MIT.PITCHING