Furman University

2013 Furman Baseball Yearbook

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2013 FURMAN UNIVERSITY p BASEBALL 11 Matt TOWARNICKY New Bern, North Carolina New Bern High School 2B/SS p 6-2 p 170 p Freshman High School: 2012 graduate of New Bern (4A) High School, where he was a teammate of Paladin sophomore pitcher Matt Solter...baseball coach was Gary Smith...played shortstop...threetime all-conference and Sun Journal All-Area selection during his prep career...hit .421, posted a .637 on base percentage, stole 21 of 23 bases, and fielded at a .995 clip with only one error his senior year in helping New Bern to a third round state playoff appearance...served as team captain...rated among top five shortstops in North Carolina by Rivals...batted .475 junior year and topped New Bern in six categories, including a team best .983 fielding clip...team ranked as high as fifth in the state and advanced to third round of state playoffs during the 2011 campaign... played two seasons of summer ball with the Carolina Cubs showcase team. Personal: Full name is Mattthew Grant Towarnicky...born May 24, 1993, in New Bern, North Carolina...son of Dr. Michael and Laura Towarnicky...brother, David, was an All-SoCon performer and two-time ESPN Academic All-America selection at Appalachian State (2008-10). 24 Player Profiles

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