6 Matt Vanni
6 Matt Vanni
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
Year: Sr./Sr.
Hometown: Willowick, Ohio
High School: Benedictine
Position: INF

2011: Appeared in 19 games in the field, including 10 starts, and also pitched in seven games in relief as a junior... posted a 2-0 record with 5.84 ERA in 12.1 innings on the mound... struck out 10 hitters... allowed two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and just one walk in 5.2 innings of relief in a 13-8 victory over Cedarville on 3/8 for his first victory... earned win with scoreless inning of work at Saginaw Valley on 5/1... batted .233 (seven-for-30) with four runs scored and two runs batted in... went 2-for-3 against Grand Valley on 3/27 for his only multi-hit game of the year... scored twice in the season opener at Flagler on 3/6.

2010: Played in 29 games with 17 starts in the infield... hit .305 (18-of-59) with 18 runs scored... hit his lone home run at Mansfield on 4/6... recorded back-to-back three hit games at Charleston on 4/9 and 4/10.

2009: Played in 43 games, making 37 starts, as a freshman infielder... hit .206 (21-of-102) with 17 runs scored... homered twice and drove in 18 runs... was second on the team with six sacrifices and also stole two bases... had two hits in a game three times... had five games with two RBI and drove in a career-best three vs. Mansfield 3/31, including a homer... hit first career home run vs. Indiana (Pa.) on 3/18... scored two runs in a game three times... tied for team lead by being hit by a pitch six times.

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Played three years of baseball and basketball at Cleveland Benedictine High School... was a team captain and second-team All-Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference selection... received the coaches award and was named to the NEOBCA All-Star Game... served as team captain on basketball team which won three district championships.

PERSONAL: Born April 29, 1990... majoring in business management... parents are Mike and Teresa Vanni.