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Matthew Blackmore (Matty)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.

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Blackmore Australian National Team.jpg

Matthew Blackmore has played at the highest levels of Australian baseball, representing the state of Victoria in Australia's Claxton Shield.[1]

Blackmore competes for his home club, Sandringham Royals during the Australian summer. He made his Claxton Shield debut in 2007, going 3-0 and tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits. [2] In the Australian winter that year, he came to Europe to pitch for the top Czech squad, Draci Brno. He went 3-0 with a 0.50 ERA, second in the league. [3] [4]

In the 2008 Claxton Shield, Blackmore had a 4.50 ERA but saved four games, best in the tournament. [5] He pitched for the second-tier French club Bois-Guillaume in 2008. [6]

Matty allowed two runs in three innings for Victoria in the 2009 Claxton Shield. [7] That year, he also pitched for Australia in a friendly match against the Taiwan national team, tossing a scoreless inning in a 5-4 loss. The only batter to reach was Boston Red Sox prospect Che-Hsuan Lin. [8]

For 2009, Blackmore moved up to France's top tier, the Division Elite, joining the Montpellier Barracudas. [9] He finished 4-2 with a save and a 2.61 ERA for Montpellier and also hit .237/.324/.312 with 18 runs in 24 games. [10]

In the 2010 Claxton Shield, Blackmore was 7-1 with a 1.95 ERA to win Pitcher of the Year honors. He was named MVP of the Final Series, helping the Victoria Aces to the title. [11]

[edit] Sources

  1. [1] Australian Baseball Federation
  2. Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac
  3. Blackmore's 2007 Extraliga stats
  4. 2007 Extraliga leaders
  5. 2008 Claxton Shield statistics
  6. Division Elite transactions
  7. 2009 Claxton Shield stats
  8. 2009 Taiwan-Australia game
  9. Baseballdeworld.com
  10. French Baseball and Softball Federation
  11. Australian Baseball and Softball Federation

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