Position
Infield
Height
5'10
Weight
180 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Lake Mary, Fla.
B/T
R
High School
Lake Mary HS

(updated 12/11/03)

Skilled infielder who played as LSU’s starting shortstop for the first eight games of the 2003 season before suffering a right shoulder injury that required surgery . . . received a medical redshirt for the ’03 season . . . should contend for playing time at shortstop and second base in 2004 . . . played extremely well during 2003 fall intrasquad games, batting .367 (18-for-49) with seven doubles, one triple and one homer.

2003 Season
Started the first eight games of the year at shortstop before suffering the season-ending shoulder injury . . . batted .231 (6-for-26) with two doubles, one homer, six RBI and seven runs . . . his first career LSU homer – a solo shot – came in Game 1 of series versus Kansas (Feb. 14) . . . doubled and collected two RBI versus Northwestern State (Feb. 8) . . . doubled and scored a run in Game 2 of series against Kansas (Feb. 16).

High School
Product of Lake Mary (Fla.) High School, where he earned all-state, all-conference and all-district recognition and helped lead his team to conference and regional titles . . . did not play his senior season after undergoing “Tommy John” arm surgery . . . entering his senior season, he had a .411 (113-for-275) career batting average with 32 doubles, four triples, six homers, 82 runs and 61 RBI . . . struck out only 19 times in 275 at-bats . . . member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society . . . recipient of the Citizenship Award.

Personal
Full name is Matthew James Horwath . . . parents are Bill and Sue Horwath . . . has two younger sisters, Lauren and Hannah . . . credits his dad with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career . . . born September 24, 1983.

Horwath’s LSU Career Statistics
Year G-GS AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2003* 8-8 26 7 6 .231 2 0 1 6 3 2 1-1
* – medical redshirt season

Horwath’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 vs. Kansas (2/14/03)
Hits: 1 (several occasions)
Runs Scored: 2 (twice)
Doubles: 1 (twice)
Triples: none
Home Runs: 1 vs. Kansas (2/14/03)
RBI: 2 vs. Northwestern State (2/8/03)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Northwestern State (2/8/03)

 

 

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