Spent second season in the Tar Heels' weekend rotation, making 13 starts in 21 appearances Posted a 7-2 record, one save and a 5.40 ERA in 75 innings Struck out 81 and walked just 42 Went 2-2 in ACC play with 41 strikeouts in 42 innings Made a pair of NCAA Tournament starts and went 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA and six strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings Claimed first career NCAA Tournament win against Dartmouth May 29 after allowing two runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings Combined to allow just five earned runs over 21 innings against Boston College, Clemson and Dartmouth for a 2.14 ERA and 16 strikeouts in three starts leading up to the College World Series Went six innings against No. 13 Clemson and allowed just three runs in the ACC Tournament May 23 Earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors May 18 for with finest outing of the season at Boston College May 16 Came within one out of his first career complete-game shutout, worked a career-best 8 2/3 innings and held the Eagles to one run Fanned eight for second-highest strikeout total of the season and most since the opening weekend versus VMI Tossed seven innings in a win over No. 7 Miami April 19 Against the Hurricanes, allowed just six hits and struck out five to earn first victory in a start since Feb. 28 Fanned four in two innings of relief at UNC Wilmington March 24 and earned a win versus Old Dominion in relief April 1 Pitched in relief at Virginia Tech March 15 and earned first career save Stuck out five and allowed two runs on two hits and two walks over four innings versus the Hokies Held No. 18 Clemson to one run on four hits over seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision March 8 Won twice in the Seton Hall series after tossing three scoreless innings in a staff day Feb. 28 and working the ninth in game two of the Feb. 27 doubleheader to earn a win after fanning two batters in the ninth Struck out 11 of 19 batters faced in just five innings and allowed three runs on three hits against VMI Feb. 22. Set down 12 straight batters at one point against the Keydets. Summer 2009: Made seven appearances and three starts for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League Struck out 16 and walked 11 in 18 innings.
One of the nation's top freshmen starters Claimed freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball, the NCBWA (second team) and Rivals.com (first team) Pitched in 19 games and made 16 starts, primarily on Sundays Went 7-2 with a 2.79 ERA over 67 2/3 innings Struck out 80 and walked 47 Held the opposition to a .214 average Went 3-1 with a 3.90 ERA in eight ACC starts Made three NCAA Tournament starts with nine strikeouts over a total of 10 innings With seven victories, tallied the most wins by a UNC rookie since Daniel Bard equaled the Tar Heel freshman record with eight in 2004 Earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the ACC Tournament after fanning a career-best 13 over eight shutout innings against Wake Forest May 23 Held the Demon Deacons to just two hits and a walk The 13 Ks were the most by a Tar Heel since Andrew Miller struck out 13 at Georgia Tech in 2006 Finished the season with three games with eight-plus strikeouts Struck out five over five strong innings versus No. 8 Fresno State in the College World Series June 21 Held No. 2 Florida State to just one hit over 4 2/3 innings April 27 but issued six walks and struck out five to help the Tar Heels clinch the series Matched a then-career high with eight strikeouts and just one earned run over 5 1/3 innings against Boston College April 20 Made second relief appearance against Charlotte April 16 and earned a win after striking out two in the 12th inning Went four shutout innings versus UNC Greensboro April 1 to earn a victory in a staff outing Allowed one run on five hits and struck out four over six innings in a win at Maryland March 23 Tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowed only four hits and struck out six in a win over Virginia Tech March 16 Earned first career victory against William & Mary in a March 4 staff outing Held the Tribe to three hits and struck out five over four innings Struck out eight over 4 2/3 innings in first career appearance against Old Dominion Feb. 26. Summer 2008: Pitched in nine games, making one start, for the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League Logged a 0.83 ERA and a 1-1 record Struck out 29 and walked just 11 batters in 21 2/3 innings Rated the league's No. 3 prospect by Baseball America.
FITCH HIGH SCHOOL
Third-round pick (118th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Earned prep All-America honors while playing for his father at Fitch High School in Groton, Conn. As a senior, went 6-1 with a 0.64 ERA over 54 2/3 innings with 112 strikeouts Named Connecticut state player of the year by the Hartford Courant and by Gatorade Rated as the nation's No. 1 high school prospect by Baseball America in Feb. 2007 Claimed high school All-America honors from Aflac, Under Armour, PlayStation and Louisville Slugger Three-time preseason All-America Three-time all-state pick and a four-time all-conference choice Set school career records with 315 strikeouts, 21 victories and a 1.08 ERA Added Fitch career records with 93 RBI and 118 hits Pitched for Team USA in the 2006 IBFA AAA Junior World Championships in Cuba Captured the 2007 Connie Mack World Series title as a member of the Midland Redskins Also played two years of basketball.
Matthew Edward Harvey is the son of Edward and Jackie Harvey Born March 27, 1989, in New London, Conn. Has two older sisters, Jocelyn and Jessica Majoring in sports administration at Carolina Father played baseball and football at Connecticut and played in the 1972 College World Series.
Innings: 8.2 at Boston College (5/16/09)
Strikeouts: 13 vs. Wake Forest (5/23/08)
Hits: 9 at Georgia Tech (4/5/09), vs. Clemson (5/23/09), vs. Dartmouth (5/29/09)
Walks: 6 vs. Florida State (4/27/08)
Runs: 7 vs. Duke (3/22/09), at Georgia Tech (4/5/09), at NC State (5/10/09)
Earned Runs: 7 vs. Duke (3/22/09), at Georgia Tech (4/5/09)CAREER STATS:
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA 2008.... 2.79 7-2 19 16 0 0/2 0 67.2 52 31 21 47 80 10 1 1 294 .214 5 3 0 1 0 2009.... 5.40 7-2 21 13 0 0/0 1 75.0 88 52 45 42 81 13 0 8 355 .293 13 8 1 3 2 TOTAL... 4.16 14-4 40 29 0 0/2 1 142.2 140 83 66 89 161 23 1 9 649 .258 18 11 1 4 2
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