Sacramento City College
Played two seasons for the Panthers ... Named All-Conference after his sophomore season ... Batted .261 with seven doubles and 16 RBI his sophomore year ... Tallied .349 average in 21 league games, finishing with four doubles, seven RBI and six stolen bases ... As a freshman, hit .333 with six doubles, a home run and 11 RBI in 30 games ... Hit .391 in conference play as a freshman ... Played with former Beaver Brian Stamps.
Vacaville High School
Batted .333 as a junior, finishing with two doubles, two triples and three RBI ... Stole four bases ... As a sophomore, played in 27 games, posting an average of .395 with eight doubles and 11 RBI ... Stole seven bases ... Lettered and played 25 games his freshman campaign, posting a batting average of .246 with two doubles, a triple and four RBI ... Finished with eight stolen bases.
A Beaver In The Community
Matthews has spent time reading at an elementary school in Sacramento and also assisted with building planters and other construction at the same school.
Majoring in sociology ... Born October 1, 1990 in Vallejo, Calif. ... Son of Gina and Bill Matthews ... Has one brother, Gary, and two sisters, Kelley and Jessica ... Enjoys bike rides, music, swimming and visiting YouTube and Facebook in his spare time ... A member of the National Honor Society during his high school tenure ... Favorite TV Show is Quick Pitch on the MLB Network and favorite movie is The Lion King ... Chose Oregon State because of "the winning tradition."