Matthew Polk - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#1 Matthew Polk Season 2022-23


Class Sophomore
Height 5'11"
Weight 185
Hometown Long Beach, Calif.
High School Orange Lutheran

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Polk: “When kids start moving to Dean’s List status academically, you can start taking them seriously as players…that’s where Matt is. He had a very productive fall academically and that carried over to the field in a very big way. Polky is a dynamic and aggressive player. He plays at one speed; he attacks the game. His maturity has shown up in his offensive approach and his overall approach to the game. Polky has defensive versatility that will give him an opportunity to get on the field in the infield or outfield.”

As a Sophomore (2023)
• Doubled twice in series finale vs. Kentucky (April 30) and scored winning run in ninth inning
• Homered in win at Missouri (April 6)
• Drove in three runs in win vs. Georgia (April 1)
• 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in 12-2 win vs. #3 Ole Miss (March 16)
• Scored three times vs. Austin Peay (Feb. 28)
• Two-run homer in win over UAB (Feb. 22)
• Three-run triple in win over #9 Oklahoma State (Feb. 18)

As a Freshman (2022)
• First collegiate home run at Kentucky (April 23)
• Two hits and two runs scored at Kentucky (April 22)
• Singled in his first collegiate at-bat against Army (Feb. 26)

The Polk File
• Attended Orange Lutheran (Long Beach, Calif.)
• The No. 13 overall prospect in the state of California according to Perfect Game
• Rated the seventh-best shortstop in California
• 2021 Perfect Game Preseason All-America
• 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Perfect Game Top 150 National Rank (No. 109)
• Batted .375 as a senior, adding nine doubles, one triple, three home runs, 26 RBI and 37 runs scored
• Owned a .511 on-base percentage in his final prep season
• Helped lead Orange Lutheran to a 30-6 record in 2021, marking the most wins in school history
• Four-year member of the honor roll
• Son of Martha Garcia and Michael Polk
• Has one brother, Michael
• Four-year member of the honor roll
• Brother, Michael, is a member of the Princeton football team (2019-pres.)
• Enjoys playing video games
• Full name is Matthew James Polk
• Major is undeclared