Matthew Mercer

#32 Matthew Mercer

POSITION LHP
B/T L/L
HT. 6-0
WT. 172
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Chattanooga, Tenn.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Chattanooga Christian School

2019: Appeared in 21 games with one start, making the second most relief appearances on the team ... Finished with a 1-2 record and a 4.80 ERA in 30.0 innings ... Tied for second on the team with three saves on the season, shutting the door in back-to-back wins against Western Carolina in a conference sweep and against No. 5 Furman during the 2019 Southern Conference tournament in Greenville, S.C. ... Won in his first appearance of the season vs. Iona on Feb. 16 with three scoreless innings in a 14-3 win ... Threw a combined 7.2 scoreless innings over four games to open the season while recording 11 strikeouts in that span ... Struck out 36 batters with only nine walks ... Limited hitters to a .241 average.

2018: Appeared in five games for ETSU as a true freshman while making his first collegiate start vs. Northern Kentucky in the season-opening series ... Recorded five strikeouts against the Norse in 3.0 innings of work in a no-decision ... Allowed no hits but one run in 2.0 innings of relief at Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Fla.