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Matthew Becker

  • position Left Handed Pitcher
  • height 6-3
  • weight 200
  • class Freshman
  • B/T R/L
  • Hometown Chapin, S.C.
  • High school Chapin HS
  • position Left Handed Pitcher
  • height 6-3
  • weight 200
  • class Freshman
  • B/T R/L
  • Hometown Chapin, S.C.
  • High school Chapin HS

Matthew Becker Bio


  • SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week (March 14, 2022)
  • CSC Academic All-District (2023, ’24)
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll (2023, ’24)
  • SEC First-Year Academic Award (2022)

JUNIOR (2024)

  • Made 21 appearances with four starts for the Gamecocks in 2024
  • Was 5-3 with a save and 60 strikeouts in 43.2 innings pitched
  • Earned a save in the SEC Tournament win over Kentucky (May 24), striking out a pair in 1.2 innings
  • Struck out a season high eight batters in four innings in a win over Texas A&M (April 7)
  • Picked up a win at Ole Miss (March 17), striking out four and allowing just two runs in 5.1 innings
  • Earned the win against Queens (Feb. 21) with five strikeouts and no runs in two innings
  • Also picked up a win against Belmont (Feb. 25), striking out five in three innings of work
  • Struck out three in the SEC Tournament game against LSU (May 25)


  • Made 18 appearances and 11 starts for the Gamecocks in 2023
  • Was 4-3 with a 4.83 ERA and a save in 54 innings pitched
  • Was third on the team with 71 strikeouts
  • Pitched in four of Carolina’s five shutouts in 2023
  • Had 38 strikeouts in SEC games
  • Struck out six in five innings of work to pick up a win over Florida (April 22)
  • Had a season high eight strikeouts in starts against Vanderbilt (April 16) and Auburn (April 30)
  • In three innings of relief, had five strikeouts and did not allow a run in a win over Missouri (March 25)
  • Struck out four in three innings of relief vs. North Carolina (April 4)
  • Earned the save against Penn (Feb. 25), striking out two in the ninth in a 1-0 win
  • Had three strikeouts and earned the win over Clemson (March 4)
  • Struck out seven in 5.2 innings at Arkansas (May 14)


  • Made 21 appearances on the mound for the Gamecocks with five starts
  • Collected two wins, four saves and struck out 68 batters in 48.1 innings pitched
  • In his first career start, allowed just one in six innings with 11 strikeouts in a win over Texas (March 13)
  • Earned a win in relief against Alabama (April 29), striking out a pair in two innings of work
  • Pitched four hitless innings with four strikeouts vs. Charlotte (May 17)
  • Had seven strikeouts in five innings, allowing just two hits and two runs at Tennessee (March 20)
  • Struck out five in two innings against George Washington (Feb. 26)
  • In 2.2 innings, struck out five against Georgia (April 9) in earning his first career save
  • Had saves in wins over North Florida (April 12), Ole Miss (April 15) and Winthrop (April 20)
  • Did not allow a hit and struck out three in 1.1 innings in a win over Ole Miss (April 15)


  • Attended Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C.
  • 5A All-State (2021)
  • 5A All-Region (2019, ‘21)
  • Helped Chapin win the 4A state baseball championship in 2018
  • Holds the Chapin High School record for regular-season strikeouts with 94 in 44.2 innings pitched in 2021
  • Captain’s Award (2021)
  • Ranked the No. 2 left-handed pitcher and No. 15 player in the State of South Carolina by Perfect Game
  • Perfect Game Preseason All-Atlantic Region second team (2021)
  • Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-Atlantic Region honorable mention (2020)
  • Also played football at Chapin and was a team captain in 2020
  • All-Region in Football (2019, ’20)
  • Perfect Game All-Tournament Team and Elite Team Pitcher in the 17U World Series (2020)
  • CABA 17U World Series champion and Best Hitter Award/All-Tournament Team


  • Born on Jan. 14, 2003
  • Son of Mark and Laurie Becker
  • Major is public health