University of Iowa Athletics
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#31 Matthew Sosa

Height 6-2
Weight 210 lbs.
Class Junior
B/T R/R
Hometown Whittier, Calif.
High School Whittier
Previous School East Los Angeles CC
Twitter @matt_sosa5
Instagram @sosamatt5
Matthew Sosa - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 — Started all 44 games at third base — one of two Hawkeyes to start every game… hit .267 (40-of-150) with 24 RBIs and 30 runs scored… had seven doubles and one home run… hit safely in 30 games with eight multi-hit contests… had an eight-game hitting streak from March 6-14… was plunked 19 times, most in the Big Ten and tied for the third-most in a single season in Iowa history… hit .429 (3-for-7) with four runs, four RBIs and five walks at Michigan State (5/28-30)… went 1-for-3 with three RBIS to tie a career high in series finale (5/30)… went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in game two at Indiana (5/1)… had two multi-hit games in the Maryland/Northwestern pod (4/23-26)… went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two HBP against Northwestern (4/25)…had a career-best three hits, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs, three runs and a double and home run… had his third multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double in game two against Nebraska (3/20)… hit a team-best .500 (6-of-12) with three doubles and five RBIs in the four-game series against No. 18/21 Michigan (3/6-8)… went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs on Opening Day, was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in Iowa’s 8-3 game two win, and had two hits and a double in the series finale.

2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… started 11 games — all at third base… hit .316 (12-of-38) with 10 runs scored…hit safely in seven games with five multi-hit contests… hit .444 (4-of-9) with six runs scored at the Snowbird Classic… went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs against Georgetown (3/7) and 2-for-4 with two runs against Army (3/8)… went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Grand View (3/3)… had back-to-back multi-hit games at Tony Gwynn Legacy Tournament… went 2-for-4 in win over No. 18 Arizona and 2-for-3 with a run scored at San Diego (2/23).

2019 — Started 20 games — 18 at third base and once at second base and shortstop… hit .224 (15-of-67) with 14 RBIs and 12 runs… went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in game two win over No. 30 Nebraska (4/20)… tallied his second two-hit game, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI in game three against Rutgers (4/6)… finished 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI against Simpson College (3/19), hitting a double and triple… went 2-for-4 with a home run — an inside-the-parker — three RBIs and two runs in series opener at Evansville (3/9)… drove in three runs, finishing 1-for-3, in his Hawkeye debut against Pittsburgh (2/16).

At East Los Angeles CC (2017-2018) — Two-time first-team All-South Coast Conference selection… honored as a utility player as a freshman after hitting .338 with 31 runs and 21 steals… first-team selection as an infielder as a sophomore after hitting .353 with 40 runs and 17 steals… named team Most Valuable Player as a sophomore… had 17 multi-hit games, including six three-hit contests in 2018… Scholar Athlete of the Year recipient as a sophomore.

High School — Three-time all-conference selection, earning first-team honors as a sophomore and junior… Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and team MVP as a senior… hit .364 as a freshman, .396 as a sophomore, .390 as a junior, and .301 as a senior… helped team to a playoff berth as a junior… high school coach was Eric Ramirez.

Personal — Born March 26, 1998, in Whittier, California… son of Laura Sosa and Joseph Sosa… has two brothers, Nicholas and Nathan… majoring in criminology, law and justice.