UNLV baseball loses its final game at home to San Diego State 4-3 on Sunday.
UNLV McCallister enters his second season with the UNLV baseball program ... Named to Perfect Game's 2014 Mountain West Preseason All-Conference Team ... A gritty defender with a strong arm that looks to open the season as the team's starting shortstop ... Enters the season having reached base safely in 15 consecutive games ... Also enters the season on a five-game hitting streak.
2013 - JUNIOR Played in 55 games and made 53 starts as a junior for the Rebels ... Hit .283 with two home runs and 23 RBI ... Ended the season having reached base safely in 15 consecutive games, which was the third longest streak on the team ... Recorded 14 multi-hit games ... Hit home run against San Diego State (April 19) and hit a grand slam against UC Riverside (April 30) ... Drove in a season-high six runs against UC Riverside (April 30) ... Was hit by a team-high 12 pitches during the year ... Named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West team.
JUNIOR COLLEGE Spent two years at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif. ... Appeared in 40 games as a sophomore ... Hit .213 with one homerun, 19 RBI and 11 stolen bases ... Appeared in 32 games as a freshman ... Hit .250 with one home run, 13 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Verdugo Hills High School in Glendale, Calif. ... A two-year letterwinner under Angel Espindola ... Was named to the all-league first team, all-city second team, the MVP of the East Valley League and the Pitcher of the Year as a senior ... Was named to the all-league second team has a junior.
PERSONAL Matthew Sebastian McCallister was born April 18, 1991 in Glendale, Calif. ... The son of Kamala and Gary McCallister... Has one younger brother, Michael ... A sociology major.