#40 Matt Laney
6-4, 235, LHP, Sr.
Chester, Va. / LC Bird HS (Miami Dade (Fla.) CC)
2010 (Jr.): Appeared in 34 games, second-most in the Big South behind teammate Ryan Connolly's 40, ranking fourth (tied) on the CCU single-season list ... Was 3-1 overall - 2-0 in Big South action - with a 4.93 ERA, two saves and was in on four combined shutouts ... Struck out 44 in 42.0 innings pitched ... Got the win versus College of Charleston (June 6), striking out the only batter he faced, to force a winner-take-all game the following day ... That next day, he sat down six straight, including five strikeouts, in the Chant's 11-10 win over College of Charleston (June 7) in the Regional Championship ... In his first outing with the Chants, pitched 4.1 innings and struck out five ... Credited with a save, entering with two on and two out in the ninth and striking out the only batter he faced versus Presbyterian (April 3 game 2) ... Picked up his first win, pitching 0.2 innings versus High Point (April 9) ... Earned his second save at VMI (April 24) ... Entering with one out and runners on the corners in a 3-2 game, Laney induced a game-ending double play to preserve the win ... Second win was versus UNC Asheville (May 2), pitching 2.0 scoreless innings and fanning two ... Struck out two in one inning's work versus South Carolina in the first Super Regional contest.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Miami Dade Community College in 2009 (So.) ... Was selected to represent the Southern Conference in the Florida Junior College Sophomore showcase in Winter Haven, Fla. ... Also was invited to participate in the Junior College All-Star Game and Showcase ... Attended East Carolina University in 2008 (Fr.) ... Made nine appearances for the Pirates with a 5.28 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched ... LC Bird HS: Had a 2.02 ERA as a senior ... Earned second team all-district honors his junior season, tossing four complete games in seven starts... Was invited to participate in the Commonwealth Games of Virginia and competed in the U17-18 World Championships in Atlanta in 2006.
Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1988 ... Son of Robert and Becky Laney.
Laney's Career Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF / AVG WP HPB BK SAC 2010 4.93 3-1 34-5 0 0/4 2 42.0 43 25 23 24 44 13 0 1 191/.274 1 6 0 4