We continue the list today with number 88 in our countdown with Holy Cross senior third baseman Matt Perry. He is 6’2 and 190 pounds out of St. Sebastian’s High School and from Sudbury Massachusetts. He was a three sport athlete (Cross-Country, Basketball, and Baseball) in high school picking up letters in each sport from his sophomore through his senior campaigns. He was a two-time member of ISL All-League team.
Perry decided to follow in his grandfather and father’s footsteps by going to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA. His freshman campaign saw him only make 16 appearances (11 starts) while hitting .243 with four doubles and an RBI. Perry’s sophomore season saw him become a regular in the lineup under Greg DiCenzo where he appeared in 49 games (47 starts) with a .285 batting average, 32 runs scored, 26 RBI, 16 doubles and two homers.
Perry had a breakout season in his junior season in 2009 as he led the Crusaders with a .423 batting average with seven homers and 37 RBI in only 49 games. He had a .486 batting average for games in the Patriot League which was the best in the conference. He finished the season with a .491 on base percentage in 182 official plate appearances. Perry was named the 2009 Patriot League Player of the Year for his accomplishments. He was also named All-New England Second Team behind Boston College third baseman Mickey Wiswall.
Matt spent the summer of 2009 playing with the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod Baseball League serving as a utility player seeing action at four different positions. He finished the summer season with a batting average of .222 with seven RBI.
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