Georgia Tech 12, Boston College 5 (Photos by Danny Karnik)
*Drafted in the 11th Round (349th pick) by Oakland in 2012 but chose to enroll at Tech
A four-year baseball letterwinner at Harrison High School under head coach Mark Elkins ... Was a highly-recruited shortstop during his four-year career, but also pitched some as a closer ... Won the AAAAA State Championship in 2010 as a sophomore... Competed in the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star Game ... Was named Region Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 as well as All-Cobb County (2010-2012) and Georgia Dugout AAAAA Player of the Year in 2010 ... Chose Georgia Tech for the baseball coaching staff, top notch academics and its proximity to home.
Full name is Matthew Alexander Gonzalez ... Born Nov 30, 1993 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ... Son of Alex and Kelly Gonzalez... Father Alex played baseball at West Florida ... Named Physical Education Student of the Year in 2011 ... Lists graduating high school as his most memorable non-athletic accomplishment ... Intends to major in business administration.