#2 Matt Janes
Pos: INF/OF
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: JR
Major: Kinesiology & Physical Education
Parents: Keith & Karla
Birthday: March 28
Hometown: Riverside, CA
High School: King

2016: The third-year veteran has made huge strides in his game and that should translate into much more playing time…where that takes place is up to the coaching staff but the outfield seems to be a logical starting point…fine lateral movement makes it easy for him to chase down balls…looking for more consistency at the plate…he’ll be a possibility at designated hitter.  

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.

 

 

The third-year veteran has made huge strides in his game and that should translate into much more playing time…where that takes place is up to the coaching staff but the outfield seems to be a logical starting point…fine lateral movement makes it easy for him to chase down balls…looking for more consistency at the plate…he’ll be a possibility at designated hitter.