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31   Matt Torra
Matt Torra

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsfield, Mass.

High School:
Pittsfield H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
RHP

B/T:
Right/Right


Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks as teh 31st overall pick in the supplemental first round.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: Game-By-Game Statistics
Minuteman Matt Torra become just the second UMass baseball player to be taken in the first round of the MLB draft ... He became the sixth UMass athlete overall to be picked in the first round of any professional sport draft ... Torra, who was projected to go early, was chosen by Arizona as No. 31 in the supplemental first round ... Arizona received the pick from the Seattle Mariners for losing Richie Sexon ... Torra joins former UMass catcher Frank Curreri, who also played for the Arizona organization for their rookie league team, the Missoula Osprey ... The only other Minuteman to go in the first round was Ron Villone, selected by Seattle in 1992 ... Torra is the first UMass first-round pick since Marcus Camby in 1997 ... The last Massachusetts baseball player to be drafted was Curreri in 2004, taken in the 41st round by the Diamondbacks ... In the 2005 season, Torra led the A-10 in strikeouts (111), while his 1.14 ERA is tops in the nation ... His ERA was the the lowest single-season mark by a pitcher in Atlantic 10 history ... His honors in 2005 included Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, A-10 Pitcher of the Year and A-10 First Team honoree, as well as being a three-time conference Pitcher of the Week and two-time UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week ... He was chosen to play in the NEIBA Division I All-Star Game (6/5) as well.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
The number two pitcher for the Minutemen appeared in 12 games starting 11 of them...posted a record of 5-5 with a 4.90 ERA striking out a team leading 69 batters in 64 innings...notched his first win of the season in a 15-2 rout of Rider after pitching six strong innings allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out a season high 12 batters and walking none (3/7)...defeated George Washington for his third win of the season going a complete game, spreading eight hits out over seven innings of work giving up just one run while striking out nine, honored as Dinn Brother's Umass Athlete of the Week March 31st for the outing....shut out St. Joseph's over seven innings, striking out seven in a 10-0 victory (4/17)...named A-10 Pitcher of the Week on April 19 for his performance against St. Joseph's...tossed a one hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk for his fifth win in 6-1 victory of Temple...played for the Orleans Cardinals in Cape Cod Summer League

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
Was one of UMass top starting pitchers for the entire season ... Went 5-4 on the year with a 4.61 ERA, two shutouts and 47 strikeouts ... Tossed 8-1/3 innings of relief at Richmond in A-10 Tourney final game ... Threw nine-inning, three-hit shutout vs. St. Bonaventure, striking out six ... Struck out nine and did not allow an earned run, while scattering 10 hits in nine-inning complete game victory at Temple ... Named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Pitcher of the Week, Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week and UMass Athlete of the Week following his performances against Temple and St. Bonaventure ... Earned win vs. Rhode Island, with nine-inning, five-hit complete game ... Tossed one shutout inning of relief to earn the victory against Fairfield ... Threw nine-inning, two-hit shutout to down Columbia, striking out seven ... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week following the Columbia game ... Played in the New England Collegaite Baseball League during the summer of 2003 for the Torrington Twisters and was and All-Star selection.

BEFORE UMASS: Pitched and played third base for Robert Moynihan at Pittsfield H.S. ... Went 6-4 with a 1.32 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 69 innings as a senior ... Hit .397 as a senior, with seven doubles, two homers and 22 RBI ... Had a record of 10-7 with 169 strikeouts and four one-hitters in career ... Named All-Berkshire County and All-Western Mass. as a senior captain ... Also earned two letters as a forward on the basketball team at Pittsfield ... Set school single season record with 298 rebounds during senior season ... Finished second in school history with 463 career rebounds.

PERSONAL: Born June 29, 1984, in Pittsfield, Mass. ... Son of James and Patricia Torra ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

 Torra's Career Statistics
Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2003....  .000  12-9      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      4  13   1  .944
2004....  .000  12-11     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      0  11   2  .846
2005....  .000  14-13     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      9  16   0 1.000
TOTAL...  .000  38-33     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0     13  40   3  .946

Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA 2003.... 4.61 5-4 12 9 5 2/0 0 70.1 61 42 36 20 47 13 3 7 294 .231 2 3 2 5 2004.... 4.90 5-5 12 11 4 1/0 0 64.1 83 50 35 26 69 15 2 5 306 .307 18 3 2 5 2005.... 1.14 6-3 14 13 8 3/0 0 94.2 56 17 12 16 111 10 0 0 356 .172 8 6 2 6 TOTAL... 3.26 16-12 38 33 17 6/0 0 229.1 200 109 83 62 227 38 5 12 956 .233 28 12 6 16

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