Matthew Jensen Athlete Profile

#21 Matthew Jensen

Matthew Jensen
Position: Right Hand Pitcher Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 2005-2007 Hometown: Alpine, UT Last School: UVSC

Personal

Born in Provo ... parents are Kelly and Mary ... served a Church mission to Thailand ... sister Rachel swam for BYU and brother Michael played football at Snow College ... wife's name is Jenny.

Before BYU

Prepped at Lone Peak High where he was coached by Dan Schoonover ... MVP of the 4A state tournament as a senior ... two-time all-state and all-region ...team won 4A title in 2000 and 2001 ... was 8-2 with a 1.87 ERA, batting .390 with five homers ... lettered three times in football and was all-region as a defensive back ... has a 38-inch vertical jump ...ran a 4.56 in the 40 ... member of the National Honor Society.

Other College

Played in 2002 at Utah Valley State College where he was coached by Steve Gardner ... threw a no-hitter against CNCC and led the SWAC in strikeouts per nine innings.

Stats

Year     ERA  W-L APP  GS  CG  SV    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
2005 4.24 6-1 15 4 0 0 46.2 51 26 22 18 48
2006 7.34 1-6 13 6 0 1 38.0 52 35 31 18 35
2007 3.86 5-5 20 0 0 4 49.0 44 25 21 23 48
TOTAL 4.98 12-12 48 10 0 5 133.2 147 86 74 59 131



2005 | Sophomore Year

Broke an MWC Games Only sophomores' record for ERA at 2.30 and opposing batting average at .233 ... struck out 13 in six innings vs. Lewis-Clark State in a come-from-behind 5-2 BYU win ... struck out 10 in six innings of a 7-5 victory against Colorado State-Pueblo ... had a 2-1 record in MWC games ... had one at-bat at the plate.

2006 | Junior Year

Had a save at the University of Utah ... pitched 7.1 innings in his longest outing of the year in his victory against Northern Colorado ... struck out five batters in three different games, vs. Utah, vs. Northern Colorado and vs. Southern Utah.

2007 | Senior Year

Signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Royals and was assigned to its single A team in Idaho Falls. ... ad a 5-and-5 record in 20 appearances, averaging over eight strikeouts per every nine innings ... has also played as an outfielder and pinch runner, most including at San Diego State to replace an injured Kent Walton ... his blazing fastball led to saves over New Mexico, the Air Force Academy, Utah and New Mexico and victories over San Diego State, UVSC, Binghamton, UNLV and Sam Houston State.