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Barry Matthews

2000 Alaska Goldpanners
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School Gonzaga
H/W B/T6-0 / 180 ; L/L
BirthplaceNorthridge, CA
DOBApril, 6, 1978
Prep Crespi Carmelite HS

Barry Matthews might not have the decades of baseball experience that belong to his coaching partner, Steve Hertz, but Matthews has quickly established himself as a dedicated authority in the baseball community of the Inland Northwest. That dedication and authority was taken to a new level in 2007 when Matthews rose from an assistant coach to share the reigns as head coach of the Spokane RiverHawks with Hertz.


Like Hertz and RiverHawks’ owner Irv Zakheim, Matthews’ playing days began in Los Angeles. After high school, Matthews went to California State University at Northridge, where Zakheim played his college baseball. Matthews redshirted his freshmen year before transferring to Pierce College – the same place where Hertz started his collegiate career. And, like Hertz, Matthews played one season at Pierce before transferring to Gonzaga.

Matthews spent three seasons playing for the Bulldogs where he split time between roles as starting pitcher, designated hitter and outfielder. During his time with Gonzaga, Matthews received two First Team All-Conference selections, was named a NCBWA Second Team All-American and Baseball America’s Third Team All-American.

After graduating from Gonzaga, Matthews took his baseball skills to the Detroit Tigers organization. Matthews played two years in the minor leagues where he earned a Florida State Pitcher of the Week Award. From there, Matthews turned his attention from playing to coaching. He returned to the community that captured his heart while he played for the Bulldogs. After coaching at Medical Lake High School, Matthews was recruited as the strength and pitching coach for the Community Colleges of Spokane.



 

Barry Matthews - DH/LHP - Gonzaga - 1999-2001
One of the top two-way players in Gonzaga program history ... Compiled a .332 career average, 144 runs, 207 hits, 46 doubles, 29 home runs, and 130 RBI at the plate ... Registered a 5.01 career ERA, 21-12 record, 11 complete games, 284 innings pitched, and 215 strikeouts on the mound ... 2001 Collegiate Baseball first team All-American honoree ... Three-time All-WCC selection ... Ranks on the all-time Gonzaga single-season lists for at bats (224-8th) and doubles (17-T11th) ... Listed in the GU career batting ranks in runs (144-9th), doubles (46-6th) and home runs (29-7th) ... Strung together the longest hitting streak in Gonzaga history, collecting hits in 26 consecutive games during the 2000 season ... Ranked ninth on the Gonzaga single-season list with 106 innings pitched (2001), and 10th with 83 strikeouts 2001 ... Listed in the GU career pitching ranks in innings pitched (284.0-6th), wins (21-T7th), strikeouts (215-7th), and complete games (11-5th) ... Signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers in 2001.

Player Profile
2000 Goldpanners Yearbook

Gonzaga - Pitcher/Outfielder, L-L ; 6-0, 180, Junior ; Northridge, CA

College: Was used solely as a starter at Gonzaga University as a junior this spring. Appeared in 15 games with a 9-5 record and a 5.04 ERA. Struck out 77 while walking 28 in 100.0 innings. Off the mound, appeared and started in all 53 games (45 as designated hitter, eight as right fielder). Hit .344 (75-for-218) with 17 doubles, seven home runs, 55 runs scored and 51 RBI’s. Set a school record for consecutive games with a hit at 26. Was good on all five stolen base attempts. Named to the All-West Coast Conference first team as a designated hitter. Helped lead Zags to a 28-25 record and a second place finish in the WCC’s Coast Division.

As a sophomore in 1999 he appeared in 51 games as the Zags designated hitter while gaining 14 starts on the mound. Posted 3-5 record. Honorable Mention All-WCC.

Junior College: Played at L.A. Pierce Junior College as a freshman in 1998.

High School: Attended Crespi Carmelite High School. Hit .480 as a senior and helped turn a Mission League record 15 double plays during the season. Los Angeles Times first team selection. First team All-Mission League as a senior and junior. Honorable mention All-Mission League as a sophomore.

 

COLLEGIATE HILITES
  • 2001  Second team preseason NCBWA All-American

  • 2000  Named All-Wood Bat Tournament selection

  • 2000  Gonzaga record 26-game hitting streak

  • 2000  First team All-WCC

  • 2000  WCC Pitcher of the Week (4/3/00)

  • 1999  Transferred to Gonzaga

  • 1999  Honorable mention All-WCC

  • 1998  Played at L.A. Pierce Junior College

  • 1997  Redshirted at Cal State Northridge 

OTHER HILITES

  • 2001  Assigned to C-A Lakeland Tigers

  • 2001  Drafted/Signed by Detroit

  • 1996  Los Angeles Times first team selection

  • 1996  First team All-Mission League

  • 1995  First team All-Mission League

  • 1994  Honorable mention All-Mission League

Player Profile:  Barry Matthews
Barry Matthews - Gonzaga Bulldogs Page

 

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8/5/00: Road to Major Leagues takes turn in Alaska
8/1/00: Panners Top Oilers in Tourney Finale
7/30/00: Six Panners Earn Honors for Summer Work
7/21/00: Red Hot Goldpanners Win
7/19/00: Panners Defense Shines in Win
7/4/00: Conrad Powers Panners
6/27/00: Panners come up empty
6/22/00: Goldpanners turn out the lights
6/19/00: Panners rally to topple Santa Barbara
6/17/00: Panners Topple Athletes
6/16/00: Athletes in Action edge Panners

5/20/00 Sets Zag record with 26 game hitting streak
5/20/00 Barry Matthews Named to All-WCC Team
5/7/00 Matthews extends hit streak to 21
4/29/00: Barry extends hit streak to 17 games for Zags 
4/28/00 Two long balls by Barry Matthews for Zags
4/23/00 Extends hitting streak to 14 for Zags
4/6/00 Matthews drives home 3 of Zags 4 runs
4/6/00 Matthews improves to 7-1 on season
4/3/00 Wins WCC Pitcher of the Week Honors
6/02/01: Reported to "High-A" Lakeland Tigers of the Florida State League
5/30/01: Signed professional contract with Detroit Tigers. 
5/21/01: Ends Collegiate Career by going 5-for-5
5/19/01: Delivers Game-winning hit in Ninth Inning
5/14/01: Helps Zags Swing Away
5/6/01: Wins for Gonzaga - 8-1 on season
4/28/01: Pitches Zags To Seventh Straight WCC Win
4/16/01: Wins WCC Pitcher of the Week for second time
3/10/01: 3-run homer, 2nd homer - "helps own cause"
3/1/01: Hits Gonzaga HR off summer teammate Chris Dunwell (00)
2/24/01: Hits Gonzaga HR off summer teammate
2/20/01: Matthews ('00) WCC Pitcher Of The Week
2/17/01: Matthews Leads Zags To Season Opening Victory At Portland
2/17/01: Matthews 4-hits ; 1 GWHR



Goldpanners Statistics 2000

Batting Stats

YEARGABH2B3BHRAvgBBHPSORRBISBPOASF%
20004010531803.29512414193178315.980
TOTALS 481499402681416.26821344265231209951234563.964

Pitching Stats

YEARGSGCBFH2B3BHRRBBHBBKWPSOWLIPERERA
2000822435311232718302424458.00192.95
TOTALS 4881759387621011202154322303202820411.001443.15

 

 

 

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