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    32 Matt Saba  
    Matt Saba

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Greenwood, Ind.

    High School:
    Center Grove

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 180

    Position:
    Pitcher

    B-T:
    R-R


    JUNIOR YEAR (2006)
    In eight appearances, compiled a 3.60 ERA ... struck out six with a pair of walks in 10 innings ... fired two scoreless frames with one punchout in IU win at Valparaiso (5/10) ... pitched one scoreless inning at Penn State (4/28) ... tossed two scoreless on two hits with one strikeout against Ohio State (4/23) ... made his first appearance of the season at Evansville (4/4), striking out two without allowing an earned run in 1 1/3 innings ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005)
    Led the team with a 3.24 ERA overall and a 3.25 ERA in Big Ten action ... second on the team with five victories (5-2 overall) ... threw 41 2/3 innings in 17 appearances and five starts, striking out 23 batters while holding the opposition to only 48 hits and five walks ... making his first Big Ten start of the year, gave up three earned in 4 1/3 innings en route to earning his fifth victory against Michigan State (5/8) ... did not allow a run while striking out two and surrendering one hit in 2 1/3 innings at Ohio State (4/30) ... scored fourth win of the year after two scoreless innings against IU-Southeast (4/27) ... notched his third victory with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless and hitless relief vs. Miami (Ohio) on 4/13 ... in relief appearance against Northwestern (4/3), went 3 1/3 innings without allowing any earned runs and held the Wildcats to three hits and no walks ... earned second victory of the season with four innings of two-run ball vs. Shawnee State (3/30) ... pitched one scoreless inning, striking out two in Hoosiers' win over Bucknell (3/13) ... earned the victory in IU's season-opening victory against DePauw (2/22), tossing two innings and allowing only one hit with a pair of Ks ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004)
    True freshman finished the season 5-1, leading the club with a 2.82 ERA ... was second on the team with his five wins ... earned the victory in his first collegiate appearance against DePauw (2/24), allowing no runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts in three innings of work ... garnered his second win against Marian College (3/2), giving up two runs and walking one batter in five innings of work ... tossed four scoreless innings for victory over Cleveland State (3/7) ... threw five innings without allowing an earned run and held Valparaiso to two hits and no walks en route to his fifth victory on 3/31 ... pitched a season-best 6 2/3 innings in relief against Minnesota (4/10) ... against the Golden Gophers, he did not allow an earned run and walked only one batter.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Played for Dave Gandolph at Center Grove ... was a three-year varsity letterwinner for the Trojans ... helped the team to sectional titles and Metropolitan Interscholastic Championships in 2001 and 2003 ... named varsity Rookie of the Year in 2002 ... earned second team All-Metro South honors in 2002 and first team honors in 2003 ... also named first team all-county in 2003 ... the son of Joe and Joannie Saba ... one sister, Alexis ... born Sept. 21, 1984 ... marketing major.


       

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