|Previous College:||Yavapai CC|
Speedy centerfielder a major key to ORU's success this season ... will play
full-time in centerfield after spending part of last season at second base ...
expected to bat in the No. 2 spot in the batting order to take advantage of his
tremendous offensive talents ... excellent left-handed hitter who has mastered
the art of bunting, but also has good power ... outstanding arm in center ... a
team leader .. will have the "green light" on the bases ... being counted on for
a big season.
First-team all-conference selection in inaugural ORU season ... started games in
CF and at 2B ... led team with 25 multi-hit games ... finished season strong
with a four-hit game against Houston in NCAA Regionals elimination game loss ...
knocked in two runs in Mid-Con Tournament semifinal win over Southern Utah
(5/23) after missing previous three game with a mild concussion ... 3-for-5 with
three steals and three runs scored in 11-2 win over Southern Utah (5/2) ... went
3-for-4 in win at Southwest Missouri State (4/30) ... 4-for-5 with two doubles,
two RBI, two runs and two steals against Oklahoma Wesleyan (4/29) ... hit two
triples in series opener at Chicago State (4/26), tying a school record last
accomplished by Paul Meade in 1989 ... 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in
Mid-Con opener at Valpo (4/19) ... 2-for-3 with two steals and three runs scored
in 8-6 win over Valpo ... 3-for-6 with an RBI and two steals in 14-5 win over
Texas-Pan American ... 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored at Oklahoma (4/8)
... 3-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored at Miami (4/6) ... named Mid-Con Player
of the Week after batting 7-for-12 in series against Northeastern, driving in
six runs and stealing a pair of bases ... 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs
scored in home win over Wichita State (3/25) ... 4-for-5 with two RBI and two
stolen bases against Kent State (3/22) ... stole three bases and scored two runs
against Georgia (3/2) ... 3-for-5 with two RBI against San Diego State.
At Yavapai CC
Batted .335 with 31 stolen bases in 35
attempts his sophomore season ... had six doubles, five triples and two home
runs ... also had 29 RBI and scored 67 runs ... named all-conference as a
freshman ... helped Yavapai to a .386 team batting average ... hit for the cycle
in one game.
2000 graduate of Hastings High ...
3-sport star at Hastings ... lettered in baseball, football and hockey ... named
all-conference, all-section and all-metro in baseball ... earned All-State and
all-metro honors in hockey ... was all-conference in football ... helped lead
baseball team to three consecutive conference titles and the 1999 state
Full name is Matthew Timothy
VanDerBosch ... son of John and Sabrina VanDerBosch ... Physical Education major
... nephew of former Minnesota Twins star and 1979 American League Rookie of the
Year John Castino ... chose ORU over Arizona State, Arizona, Hawaii and Loyola
Marymount ... born April 12, 1982.