Position
Right-handed Pitcher
Height
6'7
Weight
236 lbs.
Class
Graduate Student
Hometown
Alexandria, La.
High School
Alexandria HS
Major
Finance / Master's of Business Administration
B/T
R/R

LSU Graduate – Spring 2020 (Finance); Spring 2021 (Master’s of Business Administration)
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC Community Service Team
2020 SEC Community Service Team
2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Service Award
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Completed his five-season LSU career with a 9-1 record and a 2.59 ERA in 80 appearances (four starts) with 70 walks and 119 strikeouts in 118 innings … allowed a career opponent batting average of just .181 … was classified as a senior for the 2020 season, but was granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA after the season was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic … appeared in three games in the 2021 season before suffering a season-ending injury to his throwing arm … wore jersey No. 8 for the 2021 season; the No. 8 jersey is given each season to the upperclassman who exemplifies the spirit of LSU Baseball through his leadership and dedication to the program … fired significant relief innings for the Tigers throughout his career… as a high school senior, chose to play baseball at LSU over continuing his football career at a number of Division I football programs as a quarterback … a member of the 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll as a finance major … earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in the spring of 2020 and his master’s in business administration in 2021… was voted to the 2020 SEC Community Service team for his philanthropic activity, and he was presented with the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Service Award.

2021 Season
Pitched in only three games before missing the remainder of the season due to an arm injury … he did, however, appear in the May 3 game vs. Southern as a pinch hitter and delivered a single in his only career plate appearance … worked a total of three innings on the mound from February 20-24, allowing no runs on one hit with four walks and three strikeouts.

2020 Season
Appeared in seven games and did not allow an earned run in 12 innings of work during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season … allowed just one unearned run on five hits in 12 innings with seven walks and 11 strikeouts … fired a season-high three innings versus UMass Lowell, earning a relief victory by allowing one unearned run on two hits with four strikeouts … worked two shutout innings in LSU’s season-opening win over Indiana (Feb. 14), allowing no hits with two strikeouts.

2019 Season
Made 27 relief appearances on the mound, posting a 3-0 record and 2.05 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 44 innings … limited opponents to a .195 batting average … worked 10.1 straight shutout innings in his last six appearances of the season with four walks and nine strikeouts … made four appearances in LSU postseason games (SEC & NCAA), and allowed no runs on five hits in 6.1 innings with two walks and six strikeouts … 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA in SEC regular-season games, working 18 innings in nine appearances with 14 strikeouts … recorded a critical strikeout in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional championship game (June 2), fanning Southern Miss clean-up hitter Matt Wallner in the top of the fifth inning with two outs and the bases loaded … LSU trailed at the time, 4-3, and the Tigers came back to claim a 6-4 win … excellent relief effort vs. Mississippi State in SEC Tournament (May 22), firing four shutout innings with three hits, no walks and three strikeouts … earned relief win on May 14 vs. New Orleans, firing two shutout innings with two strikeouts … from March 2 through April 6, pitched 18 straight innings (10 appearances) without giving up an earned run, allowing just six hits with 15 strikeouts … made two appearances in Ole Miss series (May 4-5), allowing one run on two hits in two innings with no walks and three Ks … pitched 2.2 relief innings at Alabama (April 28), limiting the Tide to one run on one hit … worked three innings vs. Texas A&M (April 6), allowing no earned runs with two hits, no walks and two strikeouts … earned a relief win in Game 3 of the Kentucky series (March 17), blanking the Wildcats over 2.1 innings with no hits, one walk and three strikeouts.

2018 Season
Appeared in 23 games (two starts), recording a 4-1 mark and a 3.67 ERA in 34.1 innings with 23 walks and 45 strikeouts … LSU’s starting pitcher in the Tigers NCAA Regional win over Northwestern State (June 3); Beck worked three innings and allowed one earned run on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts … posted a win as a starter over Florida in the SEC Tournament (May 25), working four shutout innings in the seven-inning game with three hits, four walks and three strikeouts; the four innings pitched represented a career high … posted win as a starter on May 15 versus Northwestern State, firing three shutout innings with two hits, one walk and a career-high six strikeouts … earned his first career save on May 6 versus Arkansas, firing three scoreless innings and limiting the Razorbacks to no hits with one walk and three strikeouts in a 7-5 LSU win … pitched two scoreless innings on April 15 versus Tennessee, allowing no hits with two walks and three strikeouts … fired 1.2 scoreless innings versus UL-Lafayette (March 27) with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts … worked two scoreless innings versus Hawaii on March 10, allowing one hit with three strikeouts … posted five strikeouts versus Notre Dame (Feb. 16), as he fired 2.2 scoreless innings with one hit and no walks.

2017 Season
Made 20 appearances (two starts) on the mound, posting a 1-0 mark and a 3.65 ERA in 24.2 innings with 11 walks, 21 strikeouts and a .167 opponent batting average … began the season with 11 straight scoreless innings before allowing his first run versus Texas A&M on March 30 … worked 1.2 scoreless innings versus Northwestern State (May 16), allowing one hit with one walk and a season-high three strikeouts …fired a perfect ninth inning to close out an 8-2 win over Alabama (April 27), recording two strikeouts … recorded two scoreless innings in his first career collegiate start vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (April 11), allowing one hit with no walks and two strikeouts … threw 1.1 scoreless innings at Florida (March 26), allowing no hits and no walks with one strikeout … fired 1.2 scoreless innings versus Southeastern La. (March 22) with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts … made two appearances in the Georgia series (March 17 and 19), working a combined three shutout innings with no hits, one walk and one strikeout … pitched 2.1 shutout innings vs. New Orleans (March 15), allowing just one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
A three-year starter at pitcher, third base and shortstop at Alexandria Senior High School … collected 225 strikeouts on the mound in 128 innings during his career at Alexandria Senior High … was ranked as the No. 8 college prospect in the state of Louisiana … voted the District Pitcher of the Year in 2016 and was a three-time All-State, All-District and All-Central Louisiana selection … posted a 4-2 record in his senior year with a 2.10 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 56 innings; also batted .427 on the year … named All-State at quarterback for the Alexandria High football team, throwing for over 3,300 yards and 40 TDs in 2015 … the All-Central Louisiana MVP in both football and baseball in 2015-16 … graduated in the National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA

Personal
Full name is Matthew Coates Beck … parents are Rick and Debbie Beck … father is in sales; mother, who attended LSU, is a teacher at Alexandria Senior High School … has one younger brother, Michael … on attending LSU – “It was the only thing I imagined myself doing growing up, and it’s a great place for my family to be” … born February 16, 1998, in Alexandria, La.

Beck’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 4.0 vs. Florida (5/25/18); vs. Mississippi State (5/22/19)
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Northwestern State (5/15/18)
Hits Allowed: 5 vs. Lamar (4/18/17)
Runs: 5 at Ole Miss (4/26/18)
Earned Runs: 5 at Ole Miss (4/26/18)
Walks: 4 vs. Florida (5/25/18)

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