|Matt Gaulden - 14
Played in 54 games, starting 53 (49 at third base, four at second base) ... hit .245 with two home runs and 28 RBI ... was second on the team in at-bats (184) and total plate appearances (209) ... had 12 multiple-hit games and six multiple RBI games ... had five-game hitting streaks on two occasions (Mar. 9-16, Apr. 21-28) and finished the season by hitting safely in his last two games ... went 4-5 with four RBI (including a three-run homer) in UAB's 17-5 win over Lipscomb at Young Memorial Field (Feb. 24).
CENTRAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Ala., for Larry Giangrosso and Ronnie Baines ... hit .372 as a sophomore (led team), .315 as a freshman ... named team MVP as a sophomore ... named to All-Region XXII Division I team.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated from Homewood High School in suburban Birmingham (1998) ... was a four-year letterwinner in baseball, three-year letterwinner in football ... team MVP in baseball as a junior and senior ... named football team's best wide receiver as both a junior and senior ... named to All Over-The-Mountain team in baseball as a junior and senior; also named All-Metro as a senior ... team was state champions in football in 1995 ... team reached state baseball semifinals in 1996.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born Feb. 21, 1979 in Birmingham, Ala. ... full name is Matt Michael Gaulden ... parents are Mike and Linda Gaulden ... major is history; minor is health education ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... grandfather, A.C. "Ty" Gaulden, played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.