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Matt Lane
Matt Lane

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Port Angeles, Wash.

High School:
Port Angeles HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
C

Experience:
2V

B/T:
L/R

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PERSONAL
Born in Port Angeles, Wash. ... son of Debbie and Ken Lane ... has two younger brothers, David and Eric ... majoring in history and political science.

WASHINGTON
2005 (Sophomore) - Was the Huskies' starting catcher until he hurt his knee April 8 at UC Riverside ... didn't return until May 14 vs. OSU, and then only as a DH ... started 25 games at catcher and five at DH ... missed a total of 14 games due to the injury ... finished the season with a bang during the Huskies' sweep of UCLA in Los Angeles ... went 1-for-3 with a solo homer on May 27 vs. the Bruins and then 2-for-3 with two homers, five RBI and four runs on May 29 in the season finale... 3-for-8 with a double in two starts vs. USC ... had a career day Mar. 26 at Arizona despite not even starting ... came on in the third as a pinch hitter and hit a grand slam and later hit a three-run homer, finishing 2-for-5 with seven RBI ... game-winning RBI single in ninth Mar. 29 vs. Utah Valley State ... started six of seven during first homestand, going 9-for-22 (.409) at the plate ... 3-for-4 with homer, 3 RBI March 10 vs. Pacific ... played for the Fairbanks Goldpanners during the summer and played in the 100th annual "Midnight Sun" game that was featured on ESPN. 2004 (Freshman) - The Huskies' most-used freshman hitter, started 37 games and played in six others in his first season at the UW ... made 36 starts as the Husky designated hitter and one at catcher ... in the last half of the year, started pretty much every game vs. righties ... finished the regular season having hit three home runs in his last five games, one each vs. USC (May 15), UCLA (May 22) and UC Irvine (May 30) ... hit a homer in first start, Feb. 20 vs. Gonzaga ... doubled in four straight games March 12 and 13 vs. Loyola Marymount and March 19 and 20 at Washington State ... went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in the regular-season finale vs. UC Irvine ... went 4-for-6 in two games vs. UCLA ... 3-for-8 with a homer and three RBI in USC series .. 3-for-9 vs. Stanford ... three-run double highlighted a six-run first inning Apr. 23. vs. Arizona ... 2-for-6 with six walks in Arizona series ... home run Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech opened an eight-run second inning ... 4-for-9 in two games in Atlanta ... started two of three at Arizona State (4-for-9 with two doubles) ... got first start at catcher Feb. 29 vs. OSU ... played summer ball for the Aloha (Ore.) Knights, the National Baseball Congress World Series champions ... hit .290 with four homers and 30 RBI in 40 games for the Knights.

PORT ANGELES HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity baseball letters at Port Angeles under coach Randy Steinman ... helped Roughriders to two Narrows League Bridge Division titles and two first-place finishes in district play ... named the 4A first-team All-State catcher ... played in the state all-star game ... Narrows League MVP as a senior after batting .648 with six home runs ... first-team all-league catcher all three years ... also letters three years in football and once in tennis ... a first-team all-league punter ... graduated with a 3.32 grade point average.

MATT LANE'S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS:

Year   Avg.   G/GS  AB    R   H  2B  3B HR RBI  Slg%  BB HBP SO   OB% SF SH SB/A
2004   .301  43/37  133  26  40  10  0   6  26  .511  18  3  34  .391  2  0  1/1
2005   .254  35/30  114  18  29   8  1   6  30  .500  16  4  26  .363  1  0  2/2
2006   .268  59/56  220  37  59  11  1  12  43  .491  25  4  30  .353  0  0  1/4
Totals .274 137/123 467  81 128  29  2  24  99  .499  59 11  90  .367  3  0  4/7

Lane news and features:
Q&A With Husky Catcher Matt Lane - Gohuskies.com (Jan. 24, 2006)

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