UND Roster

2017-18 Baseball Roster

#24 Matt Vierling

OF/RHP


Height 6'3''
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown St. Louis, MO

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HONORS & AWARDS:

  • MLB Draft Pick (2015 – 30th round by St. Louis Cardinals)
  • Third Team All-ACC (2017)
  • Monogram winner (2016)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017):

  • Earned All-ACC honors after leading the Irish in batting average (.330), slugging percentage (.549), RBI (42) and homers (seven)
  • Ranked fifth in the ACC with four triples and eighth with 20 doubles
  • Also made 10 appearances on the mound, recording two saves and contributing to a shutout
  • Led team in both multi-hit games (22) and multi-RBI games (11), while tying for the longest hitting streak of the year (10 games) and ending the season on an 11-game on-base streak
  • One of two players to start all 58 games and reached base in 50 of 58 games on the year
  • Knocked in three runs on five occasions
  • Walk-off triple secured series victory over Duke
  • Went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two doubles in win at No. 19 Virginia

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016):

  • Started 54 games as a rookie as an outfielder, in addition to making 10 appearances on the mound
  • Was fifth on the team with a .258 average while finishing second on the team in home runs (six) and RBI (29)
  • Posted a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings on the mound, striking out 12
  • Recorded four three-hit games on the year against Texas Southern, Wake Forest, Central Michigan and Ohio
  • Controlled game against Central Michigan, also knocking in four runs against the Chippewas while throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn the win
  • Hit first career homer in series finale against Santa Clara
  • Made debut on the mound against Incarnate Word, allowing one run in an inning of relief work
  • Earned first collegiate win against Niagara, throwing one scoreless inning
  • Entered season rated No. 48 freshman in the country by Perfect Game

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Earned four varsity letters in baseball at Christian Brothers, while also earning one letter in football and one in basketball
  • Rated the No. 163 draft prospect by Baseball America and No. 229 by Perfect Game
  • Named the No. 1 high school player in Missouri by Prep Baseball report
  • Rated second among outfielders and all prospects in Missouri by Perfect Game
  • Slotted No. 30 outfielder in the nation and No. 134 player overall by Perfect Game
  • Hit .451 as a senior, adding three homers and 32 RBI while posting a 8-0 record on the mound with a 2.07 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 44 innings
  • Entered final prep season as a Central Region All-High School Senior and third team High School Senior Preseason All-American by Perfect Game
  • Helped Christian Brothers to Class 5-A state title as a senior, playing shortstop alongside brother, Mark, who played second base
  • Named Metro Catholic Conference Player of the Year, first team all-conference, first team all-state, Prep Baseball Report Missouri Player of the Year, USA Today Missouri Player of the Year and ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Five as a senior
  • Hit .430 with five home runs and 34 RBI while posting a 4-1 mark with a 1.69 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 29 innings as a junior, earning first team all-conference honors
  • Entered junior year as a Perfect Game Preseason High School Underclassman All-American
  • Recorded a .309 average with two homers and 13 RBI as a sophomore while adding a 6-0 mark with a 2.65 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 37 innings
  • Started sophomore year as honorable mention preseason high school underclassmen All-American from Perfect Game
  • Named second team all-conference as a sophomore while helping team to runner-up finish at state tournament
  • Named honorable mention all-conference as a freshman after hitting .284
  • Played summer ball for the St. Louis Gamers, helping team to No. 9 national ranking by Perfect Game in summer of 2013

PERSONAL:

  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Son of Dan and Susan Vierling
  • Has one brother, Mark
  • Uncle, Steve Vierling, as a 1982 Notre Dame graduate
  • Father, Dan, played football at Kansas
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business