Matt Bolt
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Matt Bolt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Willow Springs, Ill.

High School:
Lyons Township

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/L

2007: Elected as ISU's Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) community service officer.

2006: All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention selection (OF) ... played in all 53 games, with 52 starts ... led the team in runs scored (43), hit-by-pitches (13), walks (32) and on-base percentage (.409) ... notched 14 multi-hit games and led the team with nine multi-RBI games ... recorded the second-longest hitting streak of the season at 12 games ... was hit by a pitch three times against No. 3 Nebraska (3/14) ... his four runs scored against Eastern Illinois (4/26) were a team single-game high ... helped the `Birds to an 8-3 win over regular-season and MVC tournament champion Evansville (4/29), going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored ... named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week (May 8) after hitting .500 (7-for-14) in four games and leading the `Birds to a series win over No. 23 Wichita State for the first time in 22 years ... preseason All-Valley selection.

2005: All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team selection ... hit .323 and led the team in home runs (5), runs scored (44), total bases (92), slugging percentage (.479) on base percentage (.443) and stolen bases (16) ... started every game of the season ... racked up 18 multi-hit games and totaled seven multiple RBI games ... AFNI Honor Roll Fall `05 ... team member on the National Baseball Congress World Series Tournament champion Prairie Gravel of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League.

2004: Started every game as a true freshman ... had the second best average on the team at .302 ... led the Redbirds with 40 RBI and was second on the team with 13 stolen bases ... also had five home runs ... had eight and nine-game hitting streaks during the season ... had three consecutive three-RBI games against Northern Iowa (4/3-4) and was named the Valley Player of the Week (4/5) ... AFNI Honor Roll Fall `03 and Fall `04.

Lyons Township HS: Led Lyons Township in batting average (.448), runs scored (45) and fewest strikeouts as a senior ... helped lead the Lions to the IHSA Class AA state championship in 2003 (36-6) ... broke Lyons single season home run record (12) ... team MVP ... Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times First-Team All-State ... all-conference and all-area.

Personal: Born 9-11-84 in Berwyn, Ill. ... son of Pete and Marcia Bolt ... major: management.