CYPRESS COLLEGE: Played two seasons for Head
Coach Scott Pickler at Cypress College in Cypress, Calif.
Batted .301 in 49 games for the Chargers hitting 4 home runs while
collecting 34 RBI Was named a 2006 California Community
College Baseball Association Southern California All-American at
the catching position Named to the All-Orange Empire
Conference First Team in 2006 Drafted in 2005 by the New
York Yankees in the 23rd round.
ORANGE LUTHERAN HS: Was a three-time
letterwinnner at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.
Hit .346 with 12 RBI as a junior (All-Trinity League
Honorable Mention) and .356 with 20 RBI as a senior (Second Team
All-League) for Coaches Mark Langston (former major leaguer) and
Mark Flatten Was a member of the National Honor Society and
was a six-time member of the Dean's List.
PERSONAL: Born on February 17, 1986, in West
Palm Beach, Florida Parents are Tim and Lori Wallach
Full name is Matthew Gregory Wallach Nickname is Wally
Has two younger brothers (Brett and Chad) Majoring in
business Lists his dad as his greatest influence
Father, Tim, was the 1979 Golden Spikes Award winner for the Titans
and a former Major League All-Star Models his game after Joe
Mauer Says his greatest sports thrill is making it to the
California Junior College Championship Would like to see the
Titans add Florida State to their schedule Favorites
include: Los Angeles Dodgers (team), Dumb and Dumber and Italian
Job (movies), Jim Carrey and Matt Damon (actors), Kenny Chesney and
Rascal Flatts (musical artists), baseballamerica.com and espn.com