Here's the first of the three-part preview of the Diamond Dawgs' 2013 campaign.
Diamond Dawgs open 2012 slate Feb. 17 at San Diego State.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Monica, Calif. ... son of Debbie and David Jackson ... has a younger brother, Joshua, and an older sister, Nicole ... intends to major in business.
2012: Appeared in 24 games, starting two, as a true freshman ... was a frequent pinch runner and second baseman ... started at second Feb. 24 at UC Irvine and April 6 vs. Stanford ... in first career game, went 1-for-1 and scored two runs off the bench Feb. 17 at San Diego State ... handled 14 error-free chances in the field.
VALLEY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL: Won three varsity letters playing for coach John Diatte at Valley Christian in San Jose, Calif. ... served as the team's captain as a senior, when he helped lead the Warriors to a 9-5 league record ... earned honorable mention all-league as a sophomore, junior and senior ... batted .320 as a senior, .405 as a junior and .300 as a sophomore ... graduated with a 3.85 grade point average.
MATT JACKSON'S CAREER STATISTICS