Experienced southpaw and a great Owl teammate.
Wayne Graham said -- ""Matt is a veteran of the program who has pitched well at times in his career. A contributor from the left-side is as important for us as any team."
At Rice -- 2010: Saw relief duty in four games... Totaled three strikeouts in 2.2 innings of work... Pitched in the opening series of the season on the road at nationally-ranked Stanford... Worked a season-long 2.0 innings against eventual NCAA Tournament participant California... Struck out a pair of Cal hitters as Rice rallied for a come-from behind victory... Tallied a strikeout against crosstown foe Texas Southern... Logged a third of an inning on the road against Conference USA foe Marshall... 2009: All-Silver Glove Series (p); Led the staff with 32 appearances, all but one out of the bullpen... Second on the team in saves (3) and games-finished (10)... Notched first career save on Opening Day with a scoreless inning on the road at eventual NCAA Tournament participant Cal Poly... Twice pitched 3.1 innings to earn saves against Louisiana-Lafayette and Houston in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament... Matched previous season's win total with victories over UCF, Lamar, Houston and eventual College World Series participant Southern Miss... Three of the four wins were on the road... Longest outing of the season was 4.1 innings on two occasions, a C-USA win at Houston and in his first career start in a road game vs. Dallas Baptist... Scattered three hits and struck out five in a no-decision against Dallas Baptist... Struck out a season-high six batters in 4.0 frames for a win at Lamar... Averaged 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings of work...Pitched 7.1 consecutive scoreless innings from Mar. 8 to Mar. 24... Registered nine strikeouts in 9.1 innings of nine appearances against teams ranked in the national Top 25... Played summer ball in the California Collegiate League, where he helped lead the Santa Barbara Foresters to the season championship... Went 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA in 31 innings and was selected as the ninth-best individual prospect overall... 2008: Conference USA All-Freshman Team... Provided a dramatic impact for the nationally-ranked Owls as a rookie reliever... Second on the team in appearances (29), all out of the bullpen... Was also second in games finished (11)... Went 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 42.0 innings... Held 151 opposing hitters to a composite .232 batting average... Averaged a team-leading 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings (min. 25 inn.)... Maintained a 2.3-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks radio... Allowed only one earned run in 14.0 innings from April 25 to June 15... Logged a 2.89 ERA in C-USA games... Maintained a 1.76 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 15.1 tough innings against nationally-ranked opponents... Notched career-bests in innings (3.2) and strikeouts (10) in the April 1 win at nationally-ranked Texas... Threw a hitless inning in game two of the Super Regional against Texas A&M... Pitched 1.1 innings in the Regional final against Texas, where he struck out two and was charged with an unearned run... Worked 2.2 innings vs. UAB in the Owls' first game of the C-USA Tournament, where he struck out four and was charged with an unearned run... Faced eventual national champion Fresno State in the College World Series.
High School -- A 2007 graduate of Stratford High School in suburban west Houston... Was selected in the 48th round of the major league draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a senior... Played on the Goodwill Series American Team and for Team Texas against high school all-star teams from other states... Earned third team all state as a senior, leading the Spartans to a 25-9 record, second place district finish and to the school's first series victory in the state playoffs in 12 years... First team all-District 19-5A selection in 2006 and 2007... Three-year letterman for coach Tony Mardirosian.
Personal -- Full Name: Matthew Bryan Evers. Born: June 4, 1989 in Houston. Parents: Dale and Teri Evers of Houston (one brother). College: Wiess.