12 Matt Hancock
12 - Matt Hancock
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: So.
Hometown: Okmulgee, Okla.
Previous College: Seminole State CC
Position: LHP
B/T: R/L

About Hancock

Made good progress during the summer and fall after

struggling at times as a junior ... owns three solid pitches (fastball, slider,

change-up) ... works his fastball consistently in the upper 80s and can tough 90

on occasion ... his change-up is considered a "plus" pitch ... working on

improving his command ... coaching staff hopes he can take on more of a major

role ... could fill a valuable role as a left-hander out of the bullpen or as an

end-of-rotation starter.

2004 Highlights (Junior)

Struggled with consistency during junior season ... enjoyed

season's best outing against South Alabama (3/26) ... struck out five batters in

2.0 innings of relief against the Jaguars ... picked up season's only victory

against Missouri Southern (2/14), allowing one run on five hits over 5.0 innings

... pitched 3.2 shutout innings of relief at Texas-Pan American (3/21) ...

played summer ball for the Covington Lumberjacks of the Valley League, teaming

with Taylor McIntyre and Tim Torres ... was 2-4 with a 3.48 ERA in nine starts.

At Seminole State

Enjoyed a stellar sophomore season at nationally ranked

Seminole State ... went 9-0 with a 2.66 ERA, earning first-team All-Region II

honors ... also struck out 73 and walked just 18 in 65.0 innings of work as

Seminole went 45-13 ... was 5-1 with two saves and a 2.30 ERA as a freshman for

Seminole State ... struck out 58 batters in 56.0 IP ... helped Seminole to a

46-14 record and a regional championship ... pitched 7.2 shutout innings in the

regional title game.

High School

Standout at Okmulgee HS ... set Oklahoma High School season

records for strikeouts (180) and wins (16) as a senior ... was 16-4 with a 0.87

ERA and only 22 walks as a senior, earning 2001 Pitcher of the Year honors from

the OSSA and second-team All-State recognition from the Daily Oklahoman.


Full name is Matthew Bryan Hancock ... son of Morris and

Janet Hancock ... Recreation Administration major ... chose ORU over Hawaii,

Wake Forest and Louisiana Tech ... born October 1, 1982.