55 - Matt Kaplan
Matt Kaplan
Height: 6-4
Weight: 245
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Chattahoochee
Previous College: Pensacola JC
Position: LHP
Major: Biology

2011: Took a year off from baseball.

2010: Made 11 appearances with nine starts ... Went 4-2 with a 6.20 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 49 innings ... Picked up first Bobcat win with six shutout innings, fanning three in a 5-0 win over Millersville Feb. 19 ... Also got wins over Indianapolis, Clark-Atlanta and Anderson.

Prior to GC: Spent two seasons [one as a redshirt] at Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Fla. ... Played for head coach Bill Hamilton ... Over two years piled a 7-5 mark … Had 53K in 71.2 innings of work.

In High School: Graduated from Chattahoochie High in Alpharetta, Ga. ... Played for head coach Tim Lemons.

Personal: Majoring in Biology ... Son of Hugh and Whitney Kaplan ... Born July 14 ... Lists MLB great Greg Maddux as his favorite athlete ... Chose GC because it was close to home, and for the good baseball program ... Throwing a shutout is his biggest sports thrill ... Lists spiders as the thing that scares him the most ... His favorite song is My Little Cowboy by Craig Campbell, favorite movie is Gladiator and TV show is NCIS ... Lives by the motto: "the difference between successful people and others is not a lack of strength or a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will".