|24 Jay Mattox|
As a Junior in 2005
Enjoyed a solid initial season in the ECU program, playing 27 games and making 14 starts ... Opened eight games in center, four in right field and two as the club's designated hitter ... Hit .286 (18-of-63) with 10 runs scored, four RBI and five extra-base hits ... In his Pirate debut against College of Charleston (2/11), collected three hits in five plate appearances with one run scored and one RBI ... Started first 11 games played in 2005 ... Booked a season-best eight game hitting streak to start the season (Feb. 11 to March 4) ... During the streak, hit .448 (13-for-29) with one home run, three doubles and three RBI ...Launched lone long ball against West Virginia (2/25) ... Best game of the season came against West Virginia (2/25), going 4-for-5 with one home run, one double, two runs scored and two RBI ... Collected a pair of multi-hit games and one multi-RBI game ... Against RHP, had a .308 average (12-for- 39) while hitting just .250 (6-for-24) against lefties ... When leading off an inning, had a .500 average (8-for-16) ... Spent time hitting in the sixth, seventh and eighth spots in the order ... When hitting in the No. 7 spot, ECU has posted a 6-3 record...Made lone post-season appearance in the Conference USA Tournament against Tulane ... Only at-bat came as pinch-hitter for designated hitter Mike Grace ... Boasted a .929 fielding percentage, committing just two errors in 28 chances ... Carried the team's third-best batting average (.348/16-for-46) as a starter with one home run and four RBI ... Had better success in non-league games, hitting at a .319 clip (15- for-47) while batting just .188 in C-USA play ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.462, 1 HR, 3 RBI), March (.174, 0 HR, 0 RBI), April (.100, 0 HR, 1 RBI) and May (.250, 0 HR, 0 RBI).
At Chipola Junior College in 2003 and 2004
A Baseball America Pre-Season All-America selection in 2004 for coach Jeff Johnson at Chipola (Fla.) Junior College ... Followed honor by hitting .331 with nine home runs and 14 doubles ... Also stole 27 bases as a sophomore ... A two-year all-conference pick ... Helped lead Indians to a conference title in 2003 ... Hit .351 with nine doubles, one triple, three homers and 20 RBI as a freshman ... Chosen in the 35th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Anaheim Angels ... Strong performer in the classroom, earning selection to CJC's Dean's List during his first collegiate semester (fall of '03).
At Conway High School
A three-year letterman for coach Noel Boucher at Conway High School ...A two-year all-state and three-year all-conference performer for the Wampus Cats ... Chosen as the 2001 Gatorade Arkansas Player-of-the-Year and was a third-team prep All-America selection ... Helped pilot CHS to a pair of conference championships as a sophomore and junior ... Finished career with an average of .446 (124-of-278) ... Also contributed 37 doubles, 10 triples, 20 home runs, 104 RBI and 42 stolen bases ... Set a new program standard for hits, doubles and triples ... Chosen to the 2000 Area Code Games All-Star Team ... Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2001 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft as a departing senior.
Full name is John Aubrey Mattox, Jr. ... Born August 4, 1982 in Conway, Ark. ... Son of John and Bonnie Mattox ... Has younger brother, Tyler ... Majoring in communications.