|Birth Date:||Aug. 27, 1990|
|Hometown:||Simi Valley, Calif.|
|High School:||Simi Valley HS|
AS A SENIOR (2013)
Cal State Fullerton’s starting second baseman until suffering a broken hand at TCU (02/22)…returned to the field on April 27 at Hawai’i…for the majority of the year served as a defensive replacement at second base for the Titans…appeared in 22 games (seven starts), batting .212 with two runs scored, two RBIs and four walks…drove in the game-winning run in the season opener vs. USC with a sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning.
AS A JUNIOR (2012)
Vastly improved his offense as a junior but remained a part-time infielder • Posted best batting average on team at .396 with 21 hits including a triple and three doubles in 53 at bats • His .491 slugging percentage also was tops • Appeared in 24 games, 12 as a starter (10 at second base, 2 as designated hitter) • Batted .440 vs. lefthanders and .458 with runners on base • Made only one error in 70 chances for a .986 fielding percentage • Batted 3-for-4 vs. Loyola Marymount on Feb. 29 • Had three other multiple-hit games.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)
Made 47 appearances, 16 as a starter all at second base • Batted 2-for-7 in season-opening series vs. Long Beach State • Picked up an RBI against UC Irvine on Apr. 8.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010)
Made his way into 52 games, mostly as a late-game defensive replacement at second base • Made nine starts, all at second base • Four of his five hits on the year came as a starter from Mar. 12 to Mar. 19 • Drove in a season-high two runs with a single on Mar. 14 vs. Alabama Birmingham at the San Diego State Tournament • Produced a four-game stretch in which he logged five sacrifice bunts from Mar. 13 to Mar. 17 • Had one extra-base hit, a double, on Mar. 17 vs. Arizona State.
Was granted his redshirt. Did not play in any games.
Was a three-year letterman for Head Coach Matt LaBelle at Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, Calif. • As a senior, hit .281 and drove in 10 runs to help the 2008 Pioneers to a 25-8 overall record and both a Marmonte League and a CIF championship • Was an all-league honorable mention as a junior when he hit .303 (27-for-89) with four doubles and nine RBIs • Was an All-Marmonte League honorable mention as a sophomore, hitting .311 with six RBIs.
Born in Santa Monica, Calif. • Parents are Mike and Karen Orloff • Has two older brothers (Travis and Ben) and a younger sister (Sarah) • Full name is Matthew Bernard Orloff • Major is sociology • Models his game after Derek Jeter • Brother (Ben) was the 2009 recipient of the Brooks Wallace Award for UC Irvine, and now plays in the Houston Astros farm system • Favorites include: Will Ferrell (actor), “Anchorman” (movie), The Holdup (musical artist), ping-pong (hobby), “Moneyball” (book), Angel Stadium (stadium), and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), mlb.com (websites), Derek Jeter (baseball player), Tim Tebow (athlete), Goodwin Field (place to play), Mexican (food).
At Bats: 5, 2x, last at UC Riverside (05.10.13)
Runs: 2, 4x, last at Pacific (05.06.12)
Hits: 3 vs. Loyola Marymount (02.29.12)
RBI: 2, 3x, last at Pacific (05.09.12)
Home Runs: 0
Doubles: 1, 5x, last vs. UC Riverside (05.19.12)
Stolen Bases: 1, 4x, last vs. Utah Valley (03.02.12)