#2 Matt Janes
Pos: UTL
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: SR
Major: Kinesiology & Physical Education
Parents: Keith & Karla
Birthday: March 28
Hometown: Riverside, CA
High School: King

2017: One of three four-year veterans on the squad, he brings a plethora of leadership and experience...competing to find a steady starting job instead of bouncing around like he did last year in a showcase of versatility...that starting post could be at third base where fine lateral movement enables him to get to balls in the hole or down the line...has developed into a solid hitter and his ability to show a reliable bat in the bottom third of the order will make the lineup more potent.

2016: Showed wonderful versatility in the field and produced at the plate in his best collegiate season…alternating between the infield, mostly at second base, and outfield, he made 26 starts…posted career-highs in all offensive categories…had four multi-hit games, highlighted by a 3-6, four-rbi performance at Claremont on 2/9/16.

2015: Proved his value once again in a utility role, capable of playing multiple positions…played in 25 games and made three starts…equaled a career-high with two hits against the University of Antelope Valley on 3/24/15 and tied a career-best with two rbi vs. San Diego Christian four days later.

2014: Contributed primarily in a utility role in his first collegiate season, pinch-hitting and playing all the infield positions except first base…his best overall game came against La Sierra on 4/1/14 when he went 2-2 with a couple of rbi…scored a run against Simpson in his first collegiate game on 1/18/14 and followed that with another hit in the nightcap to go along with two putouts and two assists from shortstop.

King HS:  Played two years of varsity ball for the Wolves, leading them to a pair of postseason appearances…started at third base in his junior year when the club finished second in the Big 8 League and lost in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs…split time between third and shortstop as a senior and earned all-league second-team honors as the Wolves made it to the first round of the playoffs again…during his two years on the squad, he hit a combined .325, posted a .417 on-base percentage, and scored 31 runs.