Baseball Recruiting / Illinois / Dieterich, IL / Dieterich Junior/Senior High School / Matthew Hunzinger

Matthew Hunzinger '21 Recruiting Profile

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ClubDecatur Commodores
Height6'0"
Weight195lbs
Age21
Primary PositionCatcher
Secondary Position3rd Base
Dominant HandRight
60 Yard Dash7.32
Top Fastball Velocity86
Exit Velocity86
Catching Velocity75
Consistent Fastball Velocity84
Top Pop Time1.94
Consistent Changeup Velocity78
Consistent Breaking Ball Velocity70

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Personal Statement


I currently play as a starting catcher for Kaskaskia College, and I'm an Agriculture major. I’ve always loved playing baseball.  Regardless of what team I was on, I’ve always been a team leader.  I have a really strong work ethic, and I am the first one to take the field during practices and games.  I am also persistent, dedicated, and work well with others. I am very coachable and keep my emotions in check.  

I am proudly from the small rural town of Dieterich, Illinois which is mostly involved in agriculture.  My high school is very small, but my parents have exposed me many times to larger cities, cultural diversity, and many athletic opportunities throughout the midwest and southern United States.  In addition to my love for baseball, I also enjoy hunting, fishing, farming, 4-wheeler riding, golfing, and trap shooting. 

I'm a good student, and I am dedicated to academics.  I am looking for a transfer college or university with a strong agriculture, business, or engineering program.  It is also important that the school’s baseball program is successful and plays good competition.  After that, I am open to any geographic location, any school type, or any school size. 

I am currently successful both academically and athletically at Kaskaskia College and currently have a 4.00 GPA.  I was also successful in high school.  I earned a 3.99/4.00 GPA. I won the Star Greenhand Award, the Freshman Outstanding Leadership Award, the Sophomore Outstanding Leadership Award, and was club secretary in my school’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter.  I was president of my FFA chapter for my junior year. Athletically as a freshman, I batted lead-off for the Varsity baseball team, and I won awards for highest batting average and highest on-base percentage.  As a sophomore, I batted third for the Varsity baseball team, and I won awards for highest slugging % and most RBIs. Although I am mainly a catcher, my pitching is really getting strong. I finished the Spring '19 season with a 1.73 ERA with 32.1 innings pitched and striking out 58 batters. No academic or athletic awards were given in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I lead my team in the Fall '19 season with a .377 batting average, slugging percentage of .717, and on base percentage of .527.  I also lead my team with a 1.51 ERA striking out 39 batters in 32.1 innings. 

In addition, I was also successful twith my travel team, the Decatur Commodores, based out of Decatur, Illinois.  The team consisted of top players throughout central Illinois. I live 1 hour and 40 minutes south of Decatur, which shows my commitment and love for the game by putting in that type of travel commitment to play on a strong team.  For the Commodores, my primary position was catcher.  I also pitched and played third base.

As you can see, baseball is a big part of my life.  With my experience in leadership, competitiveness, academics, people skills, and my talent for baseball, my goal is to play college baseball for a program in which I will contribute any way I can.








Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 7 years
  • Varsity Starter
  • 7 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #7
  • Individual Awards
  • 1st Team All-County
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards
  • Season cancelled due to COVID-19
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards
  • Spring 2019 Awards not given for season
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #7
  • Individual Awards
  • 1st Team All-Conference, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/423573/HS_BASEBALL.pdf
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards
  • Fall '17 Spring '18 stats combined (Awards not given in Spring season)
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #7
  • Individual Awards
  • 1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards
  • as a sophomore, Fall 2018 season Team awards: Most RBIs and Highest slugging %
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards
  • Fall Season, Team Highest Batting average, Team Highest On Base percentage

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 9 seasons
  • 2021 Decatur Commodores (18U)
  • Catcher, 3B, SS, 2B, 1B, LF
  • 2020 Decatur Commodores (18U)
  • Schedule subject to change with COVID-19 rules.
  • 2019 Decatur Commodores (16U)
  • Team best ERA 2.86
  • 2018 Champaign Dream (15U)
  • Team highest On-base percentage, Team Most RBIs
  • 2017 Champaign Dream (14U)
  • 1st Place Midwest Nationals World Series, 2nd Place Wisconsin Dells Tournament, 3rd Place St. Jude Brad Wallin Tournament (48 teams)
  • 2016 Champaign Dream (13U)
  • 2015 Britton's Bullpen (12U)
  • Season MVP
  • 2014 Britton's Bullpen (11U)
  • 2013 Effingham County Heaters (10U)

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Brandon Townsend
  • Club Director
  • Kevin Koslofski
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • JD Arnold
  • High School Head Coach
  • Josh Krumwiede

Events

  • Camp/Event
  • Kaskaskia College Baseball Season
  • 8/15/21 to 5/31/23
  • Starting catcher, has also played 3B and 2B
  • Camp/Event
  • SEMO Prospect Camp
  • 1/11/20 to 1/11/20
  • Catching, Pitching, and Hitting
  • Camp/Event
  • Xavier Prospect Camp
  • 11/02/19 to 11/02/19
  • Catching, Pitching, and Hitting
  • Camp/Event
  • University of Illinois Fall Prospect Camp
  • 9/29/19 to 9/29/19
  • Catching, pitching, and hitting
  • Camp/Event
  • Southeast Missouri State Prospect Camp
  • 8/17/19 to 8/17/19
  • Pitching, catching and hitting
  • Camp/Event
  • Eastern Kentucky University Prospect Camp
  • 8/09/19 to 8/11/19
  • Catching, hitting, and pitching
  • Camp/Event
  • Illinois State University Prospect Camp
  • 8/08/19 to 8/08/19
  • Showcased catching, hitting, and pitching
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR Central Illinois Open
  • 8/07/19 to 8/07/19
  • Showcased catching, pitching, and hitting
  • Camp/Event
  • Heartland Prospect Camp
  • 8/06/19 to 8/06/19
  • Catching and hitting
  • Camp/Event
  • University of Illinois Elite Prospect Camp
  • 7/16/19 to 7/16/19
  • Catching, Pitching, and Hitting U of I, Xavier, ISU, WIU, Parkland, UIS, EIU
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR Illinois Limited Series
  • 7/11/19 to 7/14/19
  • Pitched 2-hitter 7/11/19 vs. Central Illinois Outlaws https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/IL/PBR-Illinois-Limited-Series-Quick-Hits-Day-1-8352091746 Hitting: https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/IL/PBR-Illinois-Limited-Series-Quick-Hits-Day-1-8352091746
  • Camp/Event
  • University of Illinois Pitching Camp
  • 6/10/19 to 6/11/19
  • 84 mph consistent FB
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR Underclassmen Invitational
  • 2/17/19 to 2/17/19
  • Invitation only
  • Camp/Event
  • University of Illinois Winter ID Showcase
  • 1/13/19 to 1/13/19
  • University of Illinois, Parkland College
  • Camp/Event
  • College Coaches Showcase Camp (CCSC)
  • 11/03/18 to 11/03/18
  • U of I, SIU, EIU, Mizzou, SEMO, UCM, Iowa, McKendree, Lincoln Trail
  • Camp/Event
  • Lincoln Memorial University Prospect Showcase
  • 10/20/18 to 10/20/18
  • Tennessee Tech, ETSU
  • Camp/Event
  • EIU Fall Showcase Camp
  • 10/14/18 to 10/14/18
  • EIU, Evansville University, Lake Land College
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR Underclassmen Showcase
  • 10/13/18 to 10/13/18
  • https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/IL/St.-Louis---Underclass-Showcase-Preview-9381045267
  • Camp/Event
  • Greenville University Showcase (Invite Only)
  • 9/15/18 to 9/15/18
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR Central Illinois Open
  • 8/08/18 to 8/08/18
  • https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/IL/Central-Illinois-Open-Catcher-Analysis-8351670249
  • Camp/Event
  • Heartland Prospects Showcase
  • 7/11/18 to 7/11/18
  • Camp/Event
  • Junior Day Nationals Showcase
  • 6/05/18 to 6/05/18
  • Camp/Event
  • Illinois State University Showcase
  • 8/12/17 to 8/12/17

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • 7 years
  • Varsity Team
  • Starter
  • Rifle
  • 3 years
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Top JV shooter for Dieterich team at Illinois State Tournament.

Statistics

Statistic2021 Varsity Team2019 Varsity Team2019 Varsity Team2019 Decatur Commod2018 Varsity Team2018 Varsity Team
Avg..379.377.368.319.397.422
GP/GS18/1820/2021/2125/2919/1941/41
AB5853576958128
R202120141839
H222021222356
2B566458
3B030411
HR621010
RBI20182591725
SLG%.776.717.526.464.569.488
BB101721121231
HBP222101
SO761414625
OB%.472.527.543.402.500.543
SB/Attempts4/41/31/22/23/3
PO2394848763
Assists010
Errors352111
Fielding %.885.949.977.989.847
ERA3.6131.511.732.862.07
W-L (Pitching Record)4-33-34-12-13-3
Appearances87869
Games Started76654
Complete Games011
Saves0110
Innings Pitched3132.132.122.027.0
Hits3011191714
Runs Allowed2216111710
Earned Runs167898
Batter's BB151124913
Batter's SO5339582449
Batter's HBP61030
Team Record12-812-14-313-724-17
CS/SBA0/20/0
Statistic2018 Champaign Drea2017 Varsity Team2017 Champaign Drea
Avg..290.507.373
GP/GS27/2724/2445/45
AB6269110
R131823
H183541
2B777
3B211
HR002
RBI141534
SLG%.468.603.509
BB191426
HBP001
SO8816
OB%.446.597.496
SB/Attempts4/52/23/3
PO8335150
Assists002
Errors549
Fielding %.943.900.944
Team Record11-16-112-933-13-2
Types of PitchesFastball, curveball, change up
ERA2.92.87
W-L (Pitching Record)3-24-3
Appearances715
Games Started34
Complete Games00
Saves12
Innings Pitched16.224.1
Hits1422
Runs Allowed1120
Earned Runs610
Batter's BB1119
Batter's SO2331
Batter's HBP30

Academics

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High School Information

StateIllinois
Phone(217) 925-5247

Academic Accomplishments

Are you in honor classes?
No
Are you in AP/IB classes?
Yes.
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards and Activities

  • AwardsHigh honor roll (all quarters), National Honor Society member, Future Farmers of America Star Greenhand Award, FFA Freshman Outstanding Leadership Award, FFA Sophomore Outstanding Leadership Award, FFA Junior Outstanding Leadership Award, World Youth in Science & Engineering Team 2019 - Engineering graphics & Biology, World Youth in Science and Engineering Team 2020 - Biology & Chemistry
  • ActivitiesStudent council, National Honor Society, Freshman class treasurer, Sophomore class treasurer, Junior class treasurer Future Farmers of America, (FFA), FFA secretary 2018-19, FFA president 2019-20, Spanish Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

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