2 Matt VanDerBosch
2 - Matt VanDerBosch
Height: 5-8
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hastings, Minn.
Previous College: Yavapai CC
Position: OF
B/T: L/R
Sport: TR

About VanDerBosch

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.

2003 Highlights

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.

High School

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.