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Matthew Koehler
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Matthew  Koehler

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Sanderson HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
OF


06/02/2017

Catamount Diamond Notes: 2017 Seasonal Wrap-Up

WCU posted a regular season runner-up finish

05/30/2017

Catamount Baseball in the Various Summer Leagues

Seven playing in the Northwoods League; two to the Cape Cod League

05/25/2017

No. 6 Samford Ends No. 2 Western Carolina's Season, 6-1

Loss marks final game for 11 Catamount seniors

05/25/2017

Second-seeded Catamounts Stunned by ETSU's Ninth Inning Rally

WCU to face UNCG/Samford loser at 4 pm on Thursday

05/20/2017

Western Carolina, Mercer Regular Season Finale Cancelled

Game halted in top of fourth inning; stats will not count

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 52 games with 47 starts including 45 in left field and two in center field … Batted .303 on the season with 53 hits including 18 for extra bases with 13 doubles, two triples, and three home runs … Drove in his single-season career-best 23 runs … Finished the season with 13 multiple hit games and multiple RBI four times including a career-high five in a win over North Carolina A&T (Feb. 19) that included first career home run … Finished 8-of-12 in stolen bases, collecting two against VMI (April 21) … Collected hits in 17 of the first 18 games of the season including a career-long nine-game hitting streak … Reached base safely in 14-straight games late in the season … Scored a career-best four runs against VMI (April 21) … Missed a handful of games late in the year due to a hand/wrist injury – but when he returned to the lineup, batted 9-for-28 (.321) with six walks … Collected a career-high three doubles in a win at Mercer (May 18); Summer League: Slated to play for the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Growlers in the Northwoods League.

2016 (Sophomore): Suffered a knee injury during off-season training ... Took a medical redshirt in 2016 ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2015 (Freshman): Saw action in 38 games with 29 starts in the outfield including 23 in center field and six in left field ... Batted .233 with 21 hits in 90 plate appearances, tallying four doubles ... Recorded six multi-hit games, all two-hit outings ... Put together a pair of three-game hitting streaks, the second of which included three-straight, two-hit games ... Walked 10 times ... Scored 16 runs while driving in six ... Finished 5-for-6 in stolen bases ... Broke a five-game hitless streak to start his career by collecting his first collegiate base hit with a single in the home win over Kennesaw State (March 18) ... Drove in his first career run at UNCG (March 21) ... Tallied his first extra-base hit with a double as a part of his first two-hit performance against Wofford (April 3) ... Named to the 2014-15 SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was twice named All-CAP-8 over his final two seasons as a prep ... Batted a career-best .370 as a senior with 12 doubles, eight triples and a home run ... Hit .310 as a junior with 12 extra base hits ... Collected 35 stolen bases over three years on varsity ... Was also a two-time all-conference selection in football his final two seasons.

Personal: Full name is Matthew McGrath Koehler ... Was born in Chicago, Ill. ... Is the son of David and Jane Koehler ... Both of his parents were student-athletes at North Carolina State with his father playing baseball and his mother was a diver for the swimming & diving team ... Has two younger brothers, Henry and Will.

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Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 6, vs. North Carolina A&T (MR: FURMAN, 4/17/15)
Hits: 3, five times (MR: at Mercer, 5/18/17)
Runs: 4, VMI-2 (4/21/17)
Doubles: 3, at Mercer (5/18/17)
RBI: 5, vs. North Carolina A&T (2/19/17)
Walks: 3, at Ball State (5/18/17)
Hitting Streak: 9 games (3/5/17 - 3/18/17)

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