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16   Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakewood, Calif.

High School:
Lakewood

Last College:
Long Beach City

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
R/R


06/29/2012

28 Long Beach State Athletes honored on Big West Academic All-Conference Teams

Softball and Women's Track and Field lead the way with six student-athletes honored.

06/29/2012

28 Long Beach State Athletics honored on Big West Academic All-Conference Teams

Softball and Women's Track and Field lead the way with six student-athletes honored.

05/27/2012

Dirtbags finish season with 5-1 loss to No. 12 Cal State Fullerton

Senior Jonathan Kim picks up a pinch-hit double on Senior Day.

05/25/2012

Must-win for Dirtbags on Saturday as Floro stifles Long Beach State

Matt Duffy and Juan Avila each had two hits for Long Beach State.

05/22/2012

Dirtbags host No. 12 Cal State Fullerton with Big West title, postseason on the line

Long Beach State and the Titans sqaure off with the winnner of the series winning the Big West.

Long Beach State (2011): Long reliever that led the Dirtbags in wins in 2011 with five ... Finished the season with a 5-1 record and a 4.31 ERA over 48 innnings pitched ... Made 19 apppearances and started two games ... His 45 strikeouts were fourth on the team, and the most in the bullpen ... Started the season's second game at Cal State Fullerton, and allowed one earned run, striking out two (2/20) ... Made his second start the following week against Arizona, taking his only loss (2/26) ... Struck out the side against California in a short one-inning appearance (3/13) ... Evened his record with 4.1 innings of scoreless relief at Loyola Marymount (3/22) ... Set his career high with a 4.2 inning appearance against UC Riverside, allwing one hit and striking out a career-high six batters to improve to 2-1 (4/16) ... Allowed no earned runs against Cal Poly in 1.2 innings to improve to 3-1 on the season (5/1) ... Pitched three scoreless innings at San Diego State (5/3) ... Earned wins in his last two apperances ... Allowed no runs in a 2.2 inning relief effort against CS Northridge in a 2-0 win (5/21) ... Got the win against UC Irvine over 3.1 innings, allowing one run and striking out two (5/28).

Long Beach City College: Spent two seasons as a starting pitcher at Long Beach City ... An All-Star in 2009 that helped LBCC win the South Coast Conference ... Posted a 5-2 record with a 4.62 ERA as a freshman in 89.2 innings pitched ... Led the team with 71 strikeouts ... Made eight starts in 2010, finishing the season with a 4.59 ERA.

High School: Played for two years at Lakewood High School ... Led the Lancers to two straight Moore League championships ... was also named the Moore League Pitcher of the Year as a senior in 2008.

Personal: Born in Torrance, Calif. ... Parents are David and Kathy Johnson ... His twin sister Megan also attends Long Beach State, and played for the women's volleyball team ... Also recruited by Hawaii, Purdue and LMU ... Majoring in geography.

Career Highs
Innings Pitched - 4.2, vs. UC Riverside (4/16/11)
Strikeouts - 6, 2x, last at San Diego State (5/3/11)
Walks - 1, many times

Career Statistics
Year App GS W-L ERA IP H R ER BB SO
2011 19 2 5-1 4.31 48.0 64 30 23 8 45
Totals 19 2 5-1 4.31 48.0 64 30 23 8 45

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