Duke Baseball BIO
5 Matt Berezo
2014: Appeared in 47 games and led the team with a career-best .318 batting average … One of three Blue Devils to bat over .300 for the year … Started 19 games at DH, the most of any Blue Devil … Also started seven games at third base, four games at second base and three at shortstop … Totaled career highs in hits (48), slugging percentage (.377), walks (12) and on base percentage (.373) … Hit .305 in ACC contests, the second-highest average on the team … Belted his first career home run April 19 in Duke’s 13-3 win at Virginia Tech … Led the team with eight multi-hit games in ACC play … Registered a streak of seven straight multi-hit games from March 18-28 … Went 5-for-6 in the second game of doubleheader at Pitt Mar. 22.
2013: Played in 39 games, starting 30 as designated hitter and one in left field ... Also saw time at third base ... Hit .267 with three doubles, 10 runs scored and a career-high 19 RBI ... Ranked fourth on the team with five stolen bases ... Recorded seven multiple-hit games and five with multiple RBI ... Appeared in 20 ACC games with 15 starts, batting .231 with four runs scored and seven RBI ... Tied a career-high with three hits twice, first against Towson March 2 and again versus Davidson April 2 ... Also drove in a career-best three RBI in the Davidson contest ... Over the summer, played in 18 games with the Butler Blue Sox of the Prospect League, posting a .212 batting average with seven runs scored, five RBI and seven walks.
2012: Started 20 of the 24 games in which he appeared ... Started the first 15 games of the season at shortstop ... Also made two starts at first base and designated hitter and one start at second base ... Suffered a season-ending leg injury during batting practice at Georgia Tech ... Hit .281 with 25 hits, seven RBI and 14 runs scored ... Slugged .382 with five doubles and a pair of triples ... Had a .360 on base percentage ... Had seven multi-hit games, with a season-high three hits against Canisius and George Washington ... Also had five two-hit games ... Drove in a season-high two runs against N.C. Central and Virginia Tech ... Scored a season-high three runs against Canisius ... Went 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts ... Hit .308 against right-handed pitching ... Batted .314 with runners on base ... Had an eight-game hitting streak.
2011: An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Appeared in 29 games with 12 starts ... All 12 starts came at second base ... Hit .286 with 16 hits, six runs scored and four RBI ... Hit .320 in ACC games ... Hit .333 against lefties ... Had four multi-hit games, with a season-high three hits against The Citadel ... Had a season-high two RBI against Wake Forest ... Had an eight-game hitting streak.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Pine-Richland High School ... Selected as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Player of the Year ... Also honored as the AAAA WPIAL Coaches Player of the Year ... Hit .475 as a senior with 33 stolen bases, 26 RBI, 37 runs and four homers to lead Pine-Richland to the 2010 WPIAL Championship ... Earned WPIAL Baseball AAAA All-Star Team honors as a senior ... Two-time all-section choice ... Hit .380 as a junior and .350 as a sophomore ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Served on the Student Council ... Involved with Brackets with Benefits.
Personal: Born Matthew Lalo Berezo on Dec. 4, 1991 in Youngstown, Ohio ... The son of Lalo and Mary Berezo ... Has a brother (Daane) and two sisters (Nicole and Jodie) ... Father played baseball and football at the University of Cincinnati and spent one season in the Cincinnati Reds organization.