Baseball America Recognizes Current Red Storm Recruiting Class; Highlights 2008 Class As No. 23 In Revisited Rankings
Current Red Storm class brings in 14 players, including nine pitchers, for 2013 season.
Red Storm won both BIG EAST Tournament and regular season crowns last season.
Event features intrasquad game, alumni game and BBQ.
Interested students must first attend mandatory meeting on Sept. 12.
Red Storm advanced to first-ever NCAA Super Regional and finished 40-23.
Press Conference Following 7-4 Season-Ending Loss To Arizona
Press Conference And Practice Footage Prior To Super Regional Game One Vs. Arizona
Super Regional Preview
Coach Blankmeyer, Matt Wessinger, and Matt Carasiti preview the Chapel Hill Regional
Selection Show Reaction And Interviews With Coach Blankmeyer And Sean Hagan
As a Junior (2011) Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 37th round (1,116 overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft ... named to the NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team ... appeared in all 58 games, including 57 starts ... batted .273 with 15 doubles, six home runs and 42 RBI ... ranked third on the team in both doubles and RBI ... totaled 17 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games ... finished 14-of-21 in stolen bases ... went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored against East Carolina (June 5) in the NCAA Tournament ... batted 2-for-5 with an RBI against Pittsburgh (May 26) in the BIG EAST Tournament ... finished 3-for-6 with two doubles, one home run, four RBI and four runs scored at Georgetown (May 14) ... doubled twice and added four RBI against NYIT (May 10) ... combined to go 3-for-10 with a double and two RBI in a three-game series against Pittsburgh (May 6-8) ... belted a two-run home run against Iona (May 3) ... connected for a solo home run and finished 3-for-7 with two RBI and three runs scored at Hofstra (April 27) ... stole two bases and scored three runs against Louisville (April 17) ... scored three runs and went 3-for-5 with an RBI against Louisville (April 15) ... had a solo home run at Connecticut (April 2) ... recorded first-career five-hit game, finishing 5-for-6 with a double at Albany (March 30) ... collected two doubles as part of a 3-for-5 day at Holy Cross (March 20) ... went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI against Albany (March 19) ... finished 2-for-5 with three RBI at Georgia Southern (March 5) ... racked up four RBI and finished a triple shy of the cycle at then-No. 21 Georgia Tech (Feb. 27) ... had a two-run double against Michigan (Feb. 19).
As a Sophomore (2010) Named to the NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team ... appeared in 62 games, including 61 starts ... batted .312 with 16 doubles, six home runs and 52 RBI ... had 23 multi-hit games and 14 multi-RBI games ... hit safely in 47 contests, including all nine postseason games ... batted .556 (20-for-36) in nine postseason games ... combined to bat .619 (13-for-21) with nine RBI, one double, one triple, two home runs and eight runs scored in five NCAA Tournament games ... went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and five RBI against then-No. 22 Ole Miss (June 6) in the NCAA Tournament ... belted two home runs and had four RBI as part of a 3-for-5 day against VCU (June 5) in the NCAA Tournament ... scored a run and went 2-for-3 against then-No. 18 Connecticut (May 30) in the BIG EAST Tournament Finals ... had an RBI and scored a run as part of a 2-for-5 effort against then-No. 9 Louisville (May 29) in the BIG EAST Tournament ... homered and went 2-for-3 against USF (May 26) in the BIG EAST Tournament ... doubled and had three RBI at then-No. 8 Louisville (May 16) ... had a walk-off single and two RBI as part of a 3-for-5 day against USF (May 9) ... had a two-run home run at Notre Dame (April 30) ... had three RBI and blasted a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to cap a 3-for-6 day at the plate against Georgetown (April 24) ... was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored against Georgetown (April 23) ... collected three RBI and scored two runs against Fordham (April 21) ... combined to go 6-for-14 with three doubles and three RBI in a three-game set against West Virginia (April 9-11) ... went 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored against Columbia (March 24) ... scored two runs and had two RBI as part of a 2-for-5 day against Fairfield (March 17) ... went 3-for-5 with two doubles against Minnesota (Feb. 26).
As a Freshman (2009) Made 46 appearances, including 36 starts ... batted .347 with 15 doubles and 31 RBI ... combined to go 3-for-13 with two doubles and two RBI in three BIG EAST Tournament games (May 19-22) ... went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored against Notre Dame (May 15) ... was 2-for-6 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored against Louisville (May 10) ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI at Seton Hall (May 1) ... was 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored at NYIT (April 28) ... combined to go 6-for-10 with four runs scored in two games at Connecticut (April 25-26) ... had a double and a run scored in a 3-for-5 day against Cincinnati (April 18) ... went 2-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored against Rutgers (April 4) ... combined to go 5-for-13 with two doubles and five RBI in a three-game set against Villanova (March 22) ... launched first-career home run and went 2-for-4 with two RBI at Utah Valley (March 10) ... made first-career start and picked up first-career hit, a double, against College of Charleston (Feb. 27) ... made collegiate debut as a defensive replacement against Penn State (Feb. 20).
At Liverpool Earned four letters playing baseball for the Warriors ... served as team captain as a senior ... earned third team all-state honors and was the Section III Preseason Player of the Year as a senior ... two-time All-CNY first team selection ... helped team win both Section III and league championships as a sophomore.
Personal Matthew Gregory Wessinger ... born in Syracuse, N.Y. ... son of Jim and Mindy Wessinger ... has three sisters, Amy, Pam and Steph, and one brother, Jimmy ... lists his parents as the people he most admires ... lists Jacoby Ellsbury as his favorite athlete ... chose St. John's for the academics and baseball tradition ... majoring in sport management.