3 Matt Kalafatis
3 Matt Kalafatis
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Ramon, Calif.
High School: California HS
Previous College: Sierra College
Position: Catcher
Projected starting catcher after a strong junior year and impressive fall.
Kalafatis began the season splitting time behind the plate, but by the end of the year he had seized the starting job...Played in 37 games, starting 29...Hit .322 with three home runs and 23 RBI...Tallied 37 hits and 23 runs...Had 11 multi-games and five multi-RBI games, including one three-RBI performance against Cal Poly on May 23... Had a season-high three hits in a May 14 game at Pacific...Hit in seven consecutive league games at one point, going 12-for 28 (.429) over that span...Over his final 13 appearances of the season, he went 19-of-45 (.422), with 11 runs scored, eight RBI, three doubles, and a home run...He scored 23 runs on the year and he scored two or more runs five times...Crossed the plate a career-high three times against Cal State Northridge on May 8.
Sierra College
Hit .310 and drove in 41 RBI as a sophomore for head coach Rob Wilson...Was a Junior College All-American and received First-Team All-Bay Valley Conference honors.
Diablo Valley College
Hit .381 with 39 runs scored, 33 RBI and three home runs as a college freshman...Named to All-Northern California team.
High School
Played for Dave Hamilton at California High School...Awarded All-East Bay Athletic League honors his junior and senior seasons...Won Northern California championships with the Lafayette Generals in the summer Connie Mack league.
Born July 16, 1983 in Walnut Creek, California...Majoring in Law and Society...Roots for the Oakland Athletics...Enjoys watching "Good Will Hunting"...Hobbies off the field include hunting and fishing...Would like to face Major League pitcher Erasmo Ramirez...Son of John and Marilyn Kalafatis.