Wayne Graham said --Matt was one of the biggest surprises of the fall. He was outstanding as a pitcher and projected himself right in the mix for middle relief, or more.
At Rice - Did not see game action in first season with the program... Served as a reserve catcher, who was given the task of helping prepare the Rice pitchers in the bullpen... Had the full-confidence of the Owl coaches to work with one of the top collegiate pitching staffs in the nation... Played locally in the Carl Young League over the summer.
High School - A 2011 graduate of Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Tex.... Third-team 4A all-state catcher by the Texas Sports Writers Association in 2011... Second-team 4A All-Greater Houston by Houston5ABaseball.com... Selected to play in the Houston Area Baseball Coaches North-South All-Star game... Three-time all-District 23-4A honoree, including first team catcher as a senior... Helped lead the Mustangs to a 23-7 record, the quarterfinals of the 4A Region III playoffs, and No. 6 ranking in the state... Program won in three district titles in four years as a starter for head coach Phil Schwarz, the 23-4A co-coach of the year in 2011... Batted .350 with five home runs and 20 RBI as a senior... Maintained a .310 average with 60 RBI during prep career... AP Scholar with Honor... National Honor Society... Member of Speech & Debate.
Personal - Full Name: Matthew David Ditman. Born: August 13, 1992, in San Diego, Calif. Parents: Mark and Diane Ditman of Richmond, Tex. (one sister). Father is an Associate Vice President at Rice. Chose to attend Rice over Baylor, Penn and Columbia. College: Baker