#9 Matt Meingasner
Coach Corbin Quote: Matt will challenge for a corner outfield spot and for time at DH. He has the potential to be a pretty good hitter, and we will see how he progresses in the spring.
2006: Hit .260 with two homers, seven doubles and 24 RBI in 43 games last year … Made 32 starts, 29 in leftfield, 1 in right and two at DH … had 11 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games … Hit .271 with five doubles and 13 RBI in 19 games (15 starts) in SEC play … Steadily raised his average from .170 on March 14 to a high of .273 on April 29 … was 2-for-5 with a run scored against Kentucky (4/29) … Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Alabama (4/23) … Was 2-for-2 with a solo homer against Middle Tennessee (4/18) … Was 3-for-7 in the Georgia series with two doubles, three RBI and four runs scored … Hit game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the ninth against Georgia (4/15) … Was 2-for-4 with two RBI against Arkansas (4/8) … Had career best three hits, including two doubles against Florida (4/2) … Also had two-hit games against Austin Peay (4/5), Western Kentucky (3/28), Butler (3/15), Creighton (3/7) and Murray State (2/28) … Hit first career homer at Western Kentucky (3/28).
2004-05: Played catcher for Broward County College … Was a first team all-conference pick as a junior and second team pick as a senior … Was the team MVP … Hit .390 as a freshman and .395 as a senior … Helped lead team to a 32-8 record in 2005 and the Southern Conference title.
High School: Was a first-team all county selection as a junior and senior at Cooper City High School … Was a first-team all state selection as a junior and a second-team pick as a senior … Selected to play in the Florida all-star game … lettered and started in three years of baseball.
Personal: Matthew David Meingasner … Born 9/23/84 …. Son of David and Cathy Meingasner … Has two sisters, Melonie and Amanda … Majoring in communications … Favorites include the movie American Wedding, Dontrelle Willis, John Lynch, Robert DeNiro and Montgomery Gentry … One person, dead or alive, that he would love to have dinner with is Muhammad Ali … Considers Barry Bonds to be the greatest of all-time.