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    16 Matt Ernest  
    Matt Ernest

    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Crown Point, Ind.

    High School:
    Crown Point

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 188

    Position:
    Pitcher

    B-T:
    R-R


    REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2010
    Two-sport athlete made a solid impact on the mound before suffering an injury ... posted a 4.97 ERA and surrendered just 14 hits in 12 2/3 innings of work ... went four innings in his mound debut, striking out one against USD (2/20) ... also pinch-ran in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader... struck out two in a scoreless inning against Connecticut (2/28) ... stole a base against Kent State (3/6) ... tossed three hitless innings against Vanderbilt (3/7) ... threw 2 2/3 strong frames against Purdue (4/30).

    INDIANA FOOTBALL:
    Played in all 12 games for the Hoosiers in 2009, making seven catches for 69 yards ... made one catch for six yards against WMU (9/12) ... caught two passes for 11 yards and his first career touchdown against Ohio State (10/3) ... caught a 21-yard pass at Northwestern (10/24) ... hauled in a 21-yard receptions vs. Wisconsin (11/7) ... caught two balls for 10 yards at Penn State (11/14) ... played in five games in 2008, catching three passes for 18 yards.

    PREP/PERSONAL:
    Earned four letters in baseball under Steve Strayer at Crown Point ... also earned three letters in football and two in basketball ... in football, was named 2006 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year ... closed out his football career with 121 catches, 2,345 yards, 17 touchdowns and 19.4 yards per catch ... parents are Richard and Pam Ernest ... born on Oct. 18, 1988 ... majoring in recreational sport management.


       

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