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Matthew Hunzinger ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Dieterich Junior/Senior High School
  • DIETERICH, IL
  • Baseball
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Matthew Hunzinger's Baseball Recruiting Profile
Club:
Decatur Commodores
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
175
Dominant Hand:
Right
Age:
18
Prim. Position:
C
Sec. Position:
RHP
Exit Velocity
86
60 Yard Dash
7.32
Catching Velocity
75
Top Pop Time
1.94
Top Fastball
86
FB
84
Change Up
78
Breaking Ball
70
  • June 2020

Personal Statement


I’ve always loved playing baseball.  Regardless of what team I was on, I’ve always been a team leader.  I have an incredibly 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 numerous 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 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. 

As I enter my senior year, I've been successful both academically and athletically.  I have 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 am successful this year with my travel team, the Decatur Commodores, based out of Decatur, Illinois.  The team consists 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 is catcher.  I also pitch and play 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:
  • 6 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 6 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards:
    Season cancelled due to COVID-19
  • 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
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards:
    Spring 2019 Awards not given for season
  • Season Schedule
  • 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 %
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards:
    Fall '17 Spring '18 stats combined (Awards not given in Spring season)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards:
    Fall Season, Team Highest Batting average, Team Highest On Base percentage
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

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

Additional Sports

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

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Dieterich Junior/Senior High School
State:
ILLINOIS
Phone:
(217) 925-5247

Academic Accomplishments

AP Classes:
Yes. Biotechnology In Society BIO 150 Lake Land College Algebra w/ Trigonometry MAT 140 Lake Land College Bio-Science I BIO 100 Lake Land College
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes
NCAA Eligibility status on high school graduation?
Will you graduate with an Associates degree?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

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

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistics

Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Decatur Co 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Champaign 2017 Varsity Te
Avg. .377 .368 .319 397 .422 .290 .507
GP/GS 20/20 21/21 25/29 19/19 41/41 27/27 24/24
AB 53 57 69 58 128 62 69
R 21 20 14 18 39 13 18
H 20 21 22 23 56 18 35
2B 6 6 4 5 8 7 7
3B 3 0 4 1 1 2 1
HR 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
RBI 18 25 9 17 25 14 15
SLG% .717 .526 .464 .569 .488 .468 .603
BB 17 21 12 12 31 19 14
HBP 2 2 1 0 1 0 0
SO 6 14 14 6 25 8 8
OB% .527 .543 .402 .500 .543 .446 .597
SB/Attempts 1/3 1/2 2/2 3/3 4/5 2/2
PO 94 84 87 63 83 35
Errors 5 2 1 11 5 4
Fielding % .949 .977 .989 .847 .943 .900
Team Record 12-8 12-14-3 13-7 24-17 11-16-1 12-9
ERA 1.51 1.73 2.86 2.07 2.9
W-L (Pitching Record) 3-3 4-1 2-1 3-3 3-2
Appearances 7 8 6 9 7
Games Started 6 6 5 4 3
Innings Pitched 32.1 32.1 22.0 27.0 16.2
Hits 11 19 17 14 14
Runs Allowed 16 11 17 10 11
Earned Runs 7 8 9 8 6
Batter's BB 11 24 9 13 11
Batter's SO 39 58 24 49 23
Batter's HBP 1 0 3 0 3
Complete Games 1 1 0
Saves 1 1 0 1
Assists 1 0 0 0
CS/SBA 0/2 0/0
Types of Pitches Fastball, curveball, change up
Statistic 2017 Champaign
Avg. .373
GP/GS 45/45
AB 110
R 23
H 41
2B 7
3B 1
HR 2
RBI 34
SLG% .509
BB 26
HBP 1
SO 16
OB% .496
SB/Attempts 3/3
PO 150
Assists 2
Errors 9
Fielding % .944
Team Record 33-13-2
ERA 2.87
W-L (Pitching Record) 4-3
Appearances 15
Games Started 4
Complete Games 0
Saves 2
Innings Pitched 24.1
Hits 22
Runs Allowed 20
Earned Runs 10
Batter's BB 19
Batter's SO 31
Batter's HBP 0

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