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    Matt Foat
    Matt Foat

    Hometown:
    Rescue, Calif.

    High School:
    Ponderosa

    Last College:
    Sierra College

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 185

    Position:
    Infield

    Bats-Throws:
    Right-Right

    06/27/2013

    Catching Up with Trojans in the Minor Leagues

    22 Trojans are competing in the minors with hopes of one day making the big leagues.

    06/19/2012

    New Crop Of Trojans Begin Professional Careers

    Five 2012 USC players come to terns with major league clubs.

    05/31/2012

    Foat And Tarpley Recieve All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

    Two Trojans nab all-conference honors.

    05/25/2012

    Trojans Close Season At No. 9 UCLA

    Trojan seniors make final trip to Westwood.

    05/20/2012

    Trojans Lose 6-1 To No. 14 Wildcats

    USC seniors honored, account for Trojans only hits.

    2012
    As a senior in 2012, Foat appeared in 54 games, starting all of them, mostly at first base ... He batted .323 (65-for-201), driving in 27 runs ... He also scored 33 runs for the Trojans ... Went 4-for-5 with three RBIs at Cal State Bakersfield (4/17) ... His four hits were a season high ... Against Akron (2/24), Foat went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, a season high. He also tallied one home run ... Finished with three home runs, with shots against Akron (2/24), Utah (3/18) and at Oregon (5/14) ... Also drew 27 walks ... Only made a total of nine errors in the field all season ... Started off the season on a nine-game hitting streak, getting a hit in 12 of the first 13 games ... Had multi-hit days in 22 of his 54 games he appeared in ... Overall got at least one hit in 36 of 53 games ... His 27 RBIs were second-best on the team and his slugging percentage of .433 led the team ... Batting average of .323 was second-best on the squad ... Led the team in runs (33), hits (65), doubles (13), walks (27), and total bases (87) ... Earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention accolades.

    2011
    Foat had 44 starts in 50 games, batting .262 (44-for-168) with seven doubles, one home run and 26 RBI...tied for second on the team with eight multi-RBI games...his lone homer of the season came on May 22 with a solo shot at No. 2 Oregon State...had an 11-game hitting streak snapped on April 23...recorded a season-high three RBI in a 2-for-4 game with a double at Washington...had two RBI in two straight games (April 2 and 3) at California...went 2-for-4 with two RBI on March 11 against St. Mary's...went 2-for-4 with two runs and one walk on Feb. 25 at No. 22 Rice.

    2010
    In his first year at USC, Foat made 51 starts in 52 games...earned Pac-10 Conference honorable mention recognition...batted .275 (50-for-182) with 10 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 33 RBI...led the team with 39 starts in left field...had back-to-back two-hit games on April 10 and 11 against California...recorded five RBI on March 21 in a 15-9 win at Pacific, including his fourth homer of the season...went 8-for-17 (.471) in the four-game series at Hawai'i (March 12-15) with five doubles, one triple, one home runs and six RBI...key game was March 13 in a 3-1 win, knocking in two runs thanks to a double and triple...hit a home run and added three RBI in the second game of a doubleheader on March 7 against New Mexico...had a 3-for-5 night on March 2 at Long Beach State...started his Trojan career in style with a 4-for-5 and four RBI night in the season opener on Feb. 19 at Cal Poly...hit .462 (6-for-13) for the weekend with five RBI.

    Sierra College
    He earned 2009 All Big-8 Conference first team honors under coach Rob Willson...named to the NorCal all-state team...in 44 games, he batted .395 (70-for-177) with 18 doubles, six home runs, 36 RBI and nine stolen bases. High School
    He was a two-year letterwinner at Ponderosa High in Shingle Springs, Calif., under coach Eric January...earned all-state second team and all-city first team honors in his senior season...named Sierra Valley most valuable player as a senior after hitting .519 with five home runs...member of the 2008 squad that won the school's first-ever section championship...earned All-Sierra Valley League first team honors as a junior. Personal
    He is majoring in sociology...parents are Rick and Marley Foat...has one sister, Natalie...lists Chipper Jones as his favorite athlete...favorite movie is The Hangover...favorite television show is Baseball Tonight...birthdate is March 20, 1990. Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SF-SH SLG OBP
    2010 52-51 .275 182 22 50 10 1 5 33 0-1 23 44 4 4-1 .423 .362
    2011 50-44 .262 168 16 44 7 0 1 26 2-2 8 31 5 4-2 .321 .308
    2012 54-54 .323 201 33 65 13 0 3 27 3-7 27 32 10 0-3 .433 .429
    Totals 156-149 .289 551 71 159 30 1 9 86 5-10 58 107 19 8-6 .396 .371

    Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SF-SH SLG OBP
    2010 21-20 .258 66 5 17 2 0 0 7 0-0 14 22 0 1-0 .288 .288
    2011 24-21 .265 83 7 22 5 0 1 17 2-2 3 14 2 2-1 .361 .300
    2012 30-30 .275 109 11 30 9 0 2 12 2-4 12 21 4 0-3 .413 .368
    Totals 75-71 .267 258 23 69 16 0 3 36 4-6 29 57 6 3-4 .364 .351