14 Matt McDonald
14 Matt McDonald
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Clarks Summit, Pa.
High School: Abington Heights
Position: P
Major: History/Criminal Justice (minor)
Bats/Throws: R/R
app 20
gs 1
w 2
l 0
sv 0
ip 22.1
era 6.04
k 15
  • Four-year letter-winner who pitched in 53 career games, including five as a starter.
  • Posted a 6-1 record with three saves
  • Struck out 56 batters in 85.1 innings.
  • Set a Scranton single-season record with 20 pitching appearances in 2019

Senior Year (2019)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Set a Scranton single-season record by making 20 appearances on the mound
  • Posted a 2-0 record witha 6.04 ERA
  • Struck out 15 batters in 22.1 innings pitched
  • Picked up wins against Marywood (Mar. 26) and Elizabethtown (Apr. 28)
  • Came on as a pinch run against Drew and scored a run on Apr. 6
  • Posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with six assists and one putout

Junior Year (2018)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Pitched in 11 games, including one as a starter.
  • Went 1-1 with a 7.15 ERA.
  • Worked 11.1 innings, striking out six and allowing just three extra-base hits. 
  • Worked a scoreless 11th inning to earn the win in a thrilling 11-10 win over Moravian in 11 innings that clinched a playoff spot for the Royals on April 29.

Sophomore Year (2017)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Appeared in a team-high 14 games on the mound, including three starts. Those 14 appearances are tied for fourth-most on record in program history.
  • Went 3-0 with three saves, posting a 6.93 ERA.
  • Struck out 27, second-most on the team, in 37 2/3 innings, third-most on the team.
  • Posted three victories and a save in his final four appearances.
  • Tossed three hitless shutout innings, striking out two, to earn the save in a 5-3 season-opening victory in the first game of a doubleheader against Albright on Feb. 25.
  • Pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the save in an 8-6 win over MacMurray on March 13 in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Held PSU-Abington to four runs, two earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out four in 5 1/3 innings to earn the victory in a 15-4 win on April 26.
  • Allowed four runs while striking out four in a season-high seven innings to earn the win in a 6-4 victory at Marywood on May 1.
  • Pitched 1 2/3 shutout innings to earn the save in a 6-5 win over Juniata in the opening game of a doubleheader on May 6 at Connell Park. Came out of the pen in the second game to throw another 1 2/3 innings and earn the win in a 7-6 victory.

Freshman Year (2016)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Pitched in eight games in relief and did not earn a decision.
  • Worked 14 innings, striking out eight and posting a 5.79 ERA.
  • Held opponents scoreless in four of his appearances, including three straight appearances spanning 5.1 innings late in the season.
  • Posted a 1.04 ERA over his final four appearances covering a span of 8.2 innings.
  • Tossed two scoreless innings in an 8-7 win at William Paterson on April 19 and in a 20-0 win over Summit on April 28.

Honors/Awards

  • Landmark Conference All-Sportsmanship Team (2019)

High school/personal

  • Earned three varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball.
  • Helped Abington Heights baseball team finish second in the state in his senior season.
  • Son of Michele and Joe McDonald.
Recent Games
May 2 Elmira (N.Y.) W, 8-3
May 4 at Moravian W, 7-3
May 4 at Moravian L, 8-4
May 7 Keystone W, 8-3
May 10 vs. Susquehanna L, 6-5
May 11 vs. Catholic L, 5-4
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 21 9
Plate appearances 0 0
At Bats 0 0
Runs 1 1
Hits 0 0
Doubles - -
Triples - -
Home Runs - -
Runs Batted In 0 0
Total bases 0 0
Walks - -
Hit by pitch - -
Strikeouts - -
Sacrifice Flies - -
Sacrifice Hits - -
Hit into double play - -
Stolen Bases - -
Caught Stealing - -
Batting Average - -
On Base Percentage - -
Slugging Percentage - -
Appearances 20 8
Games started 1 0
Wins 2 1
Losses 0 0
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 22.1 6.0
Hits 28 9
Runs 17 5
Earned Runs 15 4
Walks 18 5
Strikeouts 15 2
Strikeouts per Game 6.04 3.00
Doubles Allowed 9 4
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows 1 1
At Bats Against 85 23
Batting Average Against .329 .391
Earned Run Average 6.04 6.00
Wild pitches 1 -
Hit Batters 2 -
Balks 3 1
Sacrifice Flies Allowed 2 -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed 3 2
Total Chances 7 2
Put Outs 1 0
Assists 6 2
Errors 0 0
Fielding Percentage 1.000 1.000
Double Plays - -
Stolen Bases Allowed 13 3
Runners Caught Stealing 2 1
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage .133 .250
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Feb 23 Albright L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Montclair St. L, 16-10 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 3 Plattsburgh   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 vs. No. 5 Swarthmore L, 27-8 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 9 vs. Marietta W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Bridgewater St. W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Ohio Wesleyan L, 14-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Eastern Conn. St. L, 11-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Susquehanna W, 12-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Susquehanna L, 17-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Arcadia L, 16-11 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 23 Juniata W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Juniata W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Juniata W, 9-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 26 Marywood W, 29-11 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 30 at Catholic W, 11-10 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 30 at Catholic L, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 at Catholic W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 King's (Pa.) W, 10-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 3 at Misericordia L, 16-9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 Drew L, 4-3 0 1 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 6 Drew L, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 Drew L, 13-9 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 9 at DeSales L, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Susquehanna L, 10-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 16 Wm. Paterson L, 10-1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 17 at Widener W, 10-8 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 18 at Moravian L, 9-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 Muhlenberg W, 7-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 25 Franklin & Marshall L, 8-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 27 Elizabethtown W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 Elizabethtown L, 12-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 28 Elizabethtown W, 11-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 30 Wilkes L, 6-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 2 Elmira (N.Y.) W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Moravian W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Moravian L, 8-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 7 Keystone W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Susquehanna L, 6-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 11 vs. Catholic L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Feb 23 Albright L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Montclair St. L, 16-10 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 3 Plattsburgh   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 vs. No. 5 Swarthmore L, 27-8 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 9 vs. Marietta W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Bridgewater St. W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Ohio Wesleyan L, 14-7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 13 vs. Eastern Conn. St. L, 11-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Susquehanna W, 12-7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 15 vs. Susquehanna L, 17-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Arcadia L, 16-11 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 23 Juniata W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Juniata W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Juniata W, 9-2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 26 Marywood W, 29-11 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 30 at Catholic W, 11-10 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 30 at Catholic L, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 at Catholic W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 King's (Pa.) W, 10-2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 3 at Misericordia L, 16-9 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 Drew L, 4-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 6 Drew L, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 Drew L, 13-9 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 9 at DeSales L, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Susquehanna L, 10-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 16 Wm. Paterson L, 10-1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 17 at Widener W, 10-8 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 18 at Moravian L, 9-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 Muhlenberg W, 7-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 25 Franklin & Marshall L, 8-7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 27 Elizabethtown W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 Elizabethtown L, 12-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 28 Elizabethtown W, 11-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 30 Wilkes L, 6-4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 2 Elmira (N.Y.) W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Moravian W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Moravian L, 8-4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 7 Keystone W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Susquehanna L, 6-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 11 vs. Catholic L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Feb 23 Albright L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Montclair St. L, 16-10 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 4 4 21.60 3 2 -
Mar 3 Plattsburgh   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 vs. No. 5 Swarthmore L, 27-8 0 0 0 0 2.1 - - - 0.00 2 2 -
Mar 9 vs. Marietta W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Bridgewater St. W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Ohio Wesleyan L, 14-7 0 0 0 0 1.2 5 3 3 16.20 0 3 -
Mar 13 vs. Eastern Conn. St. L, 11-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Susquehanna W, 12-7 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 - 0.00 2 1 -
Mar 15 vs. Susquehanna L, 17-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Arcadia L, 16-11 0 0 0 0 1.2 2 1 1 5.40 1 2 -
Mar 23 Juniata W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Juniata W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Juniata W, 9-2 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 26 Marywood W, 29-11 0 1 0 0 1.2 1 1 - 0.00 1 1 -
Mar 30 at Catholic W, 11-10 0 0 0 0 0.1 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 30 at Catholic L, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 at Catholic W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 King's (Pa.) W, 10-2 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0.00 2 1 -
Apr 3 at Misericordia L, 16-9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 Drew L, 4-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 6 Drew L, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 Drew L, 13-9 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 1 1 13.50 - - 1
Apr 9 at DeSales L, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Susquehanna L, 10-6 0 0 0 0 0.2 3 3 3 40.50 - - -
Apr 16 Wm. Paterson L, 10-1 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 - - 0.00 1 1 -
Apr 17 at Widener W, 10-8 0 0 0 0 1.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 18 at Moravian L, 9-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 Muhlenberg W, 7-5 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 5.40 1 1 -
Apr 25 Franklin & Marshall L, 8-7 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 1 1 13.50 1 - -
Apr 27 Elizabethtown W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 Elizabethtown L, 12-3 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 - - 0.00 1 1 -
Apr 28 Elizabethtown W, 11-6 0 1 0 0 0.1 - - - 0.00 2 - -
Apr 30 Wilkes L, 6-4 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 9.00 1 - -
May 2 Elmira (N.Y.) W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Moravian W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Moravian L, 8-4 0 0 0 0 1.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 7 Keystone W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Susquehanna L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 0.1 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 11 vs. Catholic L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Feb 23 Albright L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Montclair St. L, 16-10 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
Mar 3 Plattsburgh   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 vs. No. 5 Swarthmore L, 27-8 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 9 vs. Marietta W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Bridgewater St. W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Ohio Wesleyan L, 14-7 0 0 0 0 - - 2 - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Eastern Conn. St. L, 11-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Susquehanna W, 12-7 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 2 1 .333 - -
Mar 15 vs. Susquehanna L, 17-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Arcadia L, 16-11 1 1 0 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -
Mar 23 Juniata W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Juniata W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Juniata W, 9-2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 26 Marywood W, 29-11 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Mar 30 at Catholic W, 11-10 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Catholic L, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 at Catholic W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 King's (Pa.) W, 10-2 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -
Apr 3 at Misericordia L, 16-9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 Drew L, 4-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 6 Drew L, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 Drew L, 13-9 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 9 at DeSales L, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Susquehanna L, 10-6 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Apr 16 Wm. Paterson L, 10-1 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Apr 17 at Widener W, 10-8 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 2 - - - -
Apr 18 at Moravian L, 9-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 Muhlenberg W, 7-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Franklin & Marshall L, 8-7 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Apr 27 Elizabethtown W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 Elizabethtown L, 12-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 28 Elizabethtown W, 11-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 30 Wilkes L, 6-4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 2 Elmira (N.Y.) W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Moravian W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Moravian L, 8-4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 7 Keystone W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Susquehanna L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
May 11 vs. Catholic L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2015-16 8 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
2016-17 14 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
2018-19 21 0 1 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Total 54 0 1 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
2015-16 8 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
2016-17 14 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
2017-18 11 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
2018-19 21 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Total 54 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
2015-16 8 0 0 0 0 - 14.0 20 9 9 11 8 5.14 1 5.79
2016-17 14 3 3 0 3 - 37.2 58 37 29 13 27 6.45 4 6.93
2017-18 11 1 1 1 0 - 11.1 20 17 9 10 6 4.76 1 7.15
2018-19 20 1 2 0 0 - 22.1 28 17 15 18 15 6.04 1 6.04
Total 53 5 6 1 3 - 85.1 126 80 62 52 56 5.91 7 6.54
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2015-16 8 0 0 0 0 - - 5 1 .167 - -
2016-17 14 4 1 3 0 1.000 - 10 3 .231 - -
2017-18 11 5 0 2 3 .400 - 3 1 .250 - -
2018-19 21 7 1 6 0 1.000 - 13 2 .133 - -
Total 54 16 2 11 3 .813 - 31 7 .184 - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 21 0 1 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Conference 9 0 1 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 13 0 1 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Away 4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Neutral 4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Losses 13 0 1 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
-
February 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
March 7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
April 11 0 1 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
May 2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 21 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Conference 9 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home 13 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Away 4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Neutral 4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Wins 8 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Losses 13 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
February 1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
March 7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
April 11 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 20 1 2 0 0 - 22.1 28 17 15 18 15 6.04 1 6.04
Conference 8 0 1 0 0 - 6.0 9 5 4 5 2 3.00 1 6.00
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home 12 1 2 0 0 - 13.1 19 10 9 14 9 6.07 1 6.07
Away 4 0 0 0 0 - 3.0 3 3 3 - - .00 - 9.00
Neutral 4 0 0 0 0 - 6.0 6 4 3 4 6 9.00 - 4.50
-
Wins 8 1 2 0 0 - 9.0 7 3 1 8 4 4.00 - 1.00
Losses 12 0 0 0 0 - 13.1 21 14 14 10 11 7.42 1 9.45
-
February 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.2 3 4 4 3 2 10.80 - 21.60
March 7 0 1 0 0 - 9.2 11 6 4 6 9 8.38 - 3.72
April 10 1 1 0 0 - 9.2 14 7 7 9 4 3.72 1 6.52
May 2 0 0 0 0 - 1.1 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 21 7 1 6 0 1.000 - 13 2 .133 - -
Conference 9 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 3 1 .250 - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 13 3 1 2 0 1.000 - 5 1 .167 - -
Away 4 3 0 3 0 1.000 - 3 - - - -
Neutral 4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 5 1 .167 - -
-
Wins 8 5 0 5 0 1.000 - 6 1 .143 - -
Losses 13 2 1 1 0 1.000 - 7 1 .125 - -
-
February 1 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
March 7 2 1 1 0 1.000 - 6 1 .143 - -
April 11 4 0 4 0 1.000 - 6 - - - -
May 2 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -