2019: A two-way player who saw action in 54 contests, making 48 starts … appeared in seven games on the mound … owned a 2.16 ERA (2 ER/8.1 IP) on the mound across his 8.1 innings pitched … ranked fourth on the team in batting average, hitting at a .274 clip (52-190) … tied for third on the squad in home runs with six on the campaign … his first career home run came in a pinch-hit effort in game two against Northwestern (2/23), launching one two deep right for a three-run shot … notched his second home run of the season with a two-run homer in the series finale at Virginia (3/10) before making a relief appearance on the mound, tossing 1.1 innings to earn his first win of the season … registered a career-high four hits in the series finale against Pittsburgh (4/7), finishing the contest 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, four RBI and three runs scored … launched the go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth the series finale at Clemson (4/21) to lift the Blue Devils to a sweep, closing out the ballgame 3-for-5 with one RBI and three runs scored … belted his sixth home run of the season in the series opener with Georgia Tech (5/10) as part of a 2-for-4 effort with four RBI and one run scored.
2018: Named to the 2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Made 20 relief appearances ... Went 3-0 with a 4.91 ERA ... Struck out 21 batters over 25.2 innings ... Earned wins against Bucknell (Feb. 24), North Carolina Central (Feb. 27) and Notre Dame (March 30) ... Recorded two outs in a relief appearance February 24 against Bucknell for his first win of the season ... Faced the minimum in 3.0 scoreless innings to earn the win February 27 at North Carolina Central ... Threw a scoreless against Notre Dame March 30 for his third win of the season.
2017: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Two-way player saw time both in the field and on the mound ... Made 20 relief appearances and one start on the mound ... Went 2-2 with a 7.83 ERA ... Allowed 20 earned runs in 23.0 innings ... Struck out 21 and walked 18 ... Fanned all four batters he faced in 1.1 innings March 10 against Virginia Tech ... Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings in his first career start March 28 versus Davidson ... Went 2-for-6 (.333) at the plate ... Started two games are first base ... First career hit was a standup double March 21 against Maryland Eastern Short ... Also doubled April 19 verus North Carolina Central ... Tabbed the No. 34 ACC freshman on Perfect Game's preseason list ... Listed as the No. 25 ACC impact freshman in D1Baseball's preseason conference preview.
High School: Chosen by the Washington Nationals in the 39th round (No. 1174 overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft ... Rated the No. 223 overall recruit and No. 18 third baseman nationally in the Class of 2016 by Perfect Game ... Also ranked the top prospect at any position in the state of Maryland ... Three-year letterwinner at Georgetown Preparatory chool in North Bethesda, Md. ... Earned Rawlings - Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America honors as well as Atlantic - All-Region First Team distinction ... As a senior, hit .348 and drove in 23 RBI in addition to posting a 1.13 ERA and striking out 121 batters ... Two-time second-team All-Met performer ... Guided Georgetown Prep to the 2015 Interstate Athletic Conference championship, posting a .409 batting average with 39 RBI to go along with a 0.10 ERA ... Invited to the East Coast Pro Showcase ... Also invited to the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars, which is comprised of the nation’s 108 top players that are international age-eligibale for 18U National Team consideration ... Named to the Dean’s List.
Personal: Born Matthew Jared Mervis on April 16, 1998 in Washington, D.C. ... The son of Jeffrey Mervis and Ellen Van Bergen ... Has one older brother (Dylan) and a younger sister (Samantha) ... Majoring in politcal science.