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2011

Had 41 strikeouts in 41.2 innings and nine saves in 26 relief appearances... Second Team All Summit Team... Tied for ninth all time in career saves and seventh all time in single season saves...

Before ORU
Played last two seasons at Cypress College in Cypress, Calif. … named first-team All-Orange Empire Conference in 2010 after going 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 19 appearances (3 starts) … tossed 37.1 innings and allowed 38 hits and 15 walks while striking out 47 batters … appeared in 20 games as a freshman, going 1-3 with five saves and a 3.82 ERA … allowed 35 hits and struck out 39 batters in 35.1 innings … played briefly last summer (2010) for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League, allowing just one run and seven hits in 9.0 innings over two appearances.

High School
2008 graduate of La Mirada High School in La Mirada, Calif. … led La Mirada to the 2007 CIF finals … named All-League and All-Area in Football and baseball in 2007 and 2008.

Personal
Full name is Matthew Rush … born June 2, 1990 … son of David and Kelley Rush … Education major.

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