UC Santa Barbara
As a Junior Matt pitched in 16 games, starting 14 of those... Went 6-6 which tied the team lead in wins while posting a 4.32 ERA in 85.1 innings which was 2nd most on the team...Had one save against USC on March 8th... Led the team with 64 strikeouts while only walking 38..Had 3 complete games, one of them being a shutout... Was 3-2 with a 3.78 ERA in conference, limiting hitters to a .206 batting average...On March 9th against Nevada took a no hitter into the 9th inning with 8 strikeouts, giving up a hit with one out left which garnered him his first Pitcher of the Week accolade of his career... Won Big West Pitcher of the week for his performance on May 8th at Cal State Northridge, where he pitched 9 innings giving up 4 hits while striking out 9, giving up 1 unearned run...finished the season throwing 8 scoreless innings at UC Davis giving up only 1 hit and 9 scoreless innings against Pacific with 6 strikeouts...Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 49th round, but decided to return for UCSB for his senior campaign...
Played two seasons for coach Tim Gloy ... Was a First-Team All-Bay Valley Conference pick in 2010 ... Posted a 2.56 ERA in his second season at Yuba College with 76 strikeouts in 77.1 innings pitched ... Was a team captain in 2010 ... In his first year with the 49ers, went 5-4 with a 4.21 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 66.1 innings ... Tossed eight innings, allowing no earned runs with nine strikeouts vs. Napa Valley on Mar. 4, 2010 ... Picked up the win with 4.2 relief innings, allowing one earned run with eight strikeouts vs. Butte on Feb. 4, 2010 ... Part of the school's academic honor roll in 2008-09.
Earned seven total letters at Colusa High ... Had standouts junior and senior seasons for coach Mike West, being named First Team All-Greater Mountain Valley League both seasons ... Was a First Team All-California small schools pick in his senior year ... Led team to CIF Northern Section Division IV championship game as a junior ... As a senior, went 9-1 with a 1.90 ERA, posting 105 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched ... Also picked up five saves ... Batted .458 for the Redskins as a senior with four home runs, 28 RBI, 15 stolen bases and 31 runs scored ... In his junior campaign, was 6-3 with a 2.01 ERA, striking out 101 batters in 69.2 innings ... Recorded two saves ... Hit .435 with 26 runs scored, 28 RBI, 10 stolen bases and two home runs ... One of his best games came in a playoff win over Willow HS when he pitched six shutout frames, allowing three hits with eight strikeouts and no walks ... Also was a standout football and basketball player ... Named First Team Northern Section safety as a senior ... Football team was the CIF Northern Section Division III runner-up ... Was a First Team All-Greater Mountain Valley pick during his senior season in basketball ... Was a three-time honor roll member ... Named a Principal's Scholar for the 2004-05 school year.
Matthew Thomas Vedo entered the world on January 12, 1990 in Yuba City to parents Tom and Fran Vedo ... Majoring in environmental studies at UCSB with a minor in English ... Has an older sister, Erin ... Plans on being a professional ballplayer or a high school teacher and baseball coach ... Nickname is "V-Dog" ... Roots for the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks and the defunct Seattle Supersonics ... Favorite movies are "Rush Hour," "Money Talks," "Major League" and "Bull Durham" ... Favorite books are "A River Runs Through It," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Catcher in the Rye" ... Enjoys the literary works of Tom Clancy, J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert Young Pelton ... Likes to go hunting, hiking and also enjoys reading and sleeping in his free time ... Favorite athletes are Gary Payton, Ken Griffey Jr. and Nolan Ryan ... Enjoys watching "Eastbound and Down" and "Iron Chef America" ... Was also recruited by Cal Poly, UC Davis, Pacific, Sacramento State, Oral Roberts and UNLV.