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Hard-throwing righthander noted for low walk totals (3.1 per nine innings in his career) ? posted 4.86 career ERA, 5-3 record and seven saves in 53 appearances (eight starts), with 91 strikeouts, 42 walks and 147 hits allowed in 120.1 innings ? played key role on Hays (Kan.) Larks summer team that reached title game of 2000 National Baseball Congress World Series ... played in summer of ?99 with Washington Bankers ? member of winningest class in ND baseball history (188-67-1).

AS A SENIOR: Posted 3.09 ERA and three saves in 12 relief appearances (18 Ks, 5 BB, 15 H in 11.2 IP) ? notched early saves over Missouri (7-6; IP, H, K) and Duquesne (6-4; 2 IP, 2 H, R, 4 Ks) ? saved 4-1 win over St. John?s (0.2 IP, H).

AS A JUNIOR: Spent five weeks as No. 3 starter before shoulder injury, later serving as middle reliever en route to 3.91 ERA (fourth on staff) in 13 appearances (1-1, 2 SV, 28 Ks, 12 BB, 54 H in 46 IP) ... tossed four shutout innings in 4-2 win at Mississippi State (4 H, BB, K) ... picked up 4-3 win over Eastern Michigan (6 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, BB, 4 Ks) ... logged six strong innings vs. Miami (Ohio) at Fresno State Classic, with Irish winning 3-2 in 11 (7 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 Ks) ... combined with Peter Ogilvie for 5-2 win over Bowling Green (4 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 Ks) ... saved 7-3 win at St. John?s (2 IP, ER, 2 H).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted 4-2 record and staff?s fifth-best ERA (3.88), logging third-most appearances on staff (20, plus 38 Ks, 16 BB and 56 H in 53.1 IP) ... his .260 opponent batting average ranked fourth on staff (team-best .197 with runners on) ? beat Akron (10-3; 4 IP, 4 H, BB, 6 Ks) before saving 7-2 win over Valparaiso (2 IP, 2 H, 3 Ks) ... won tense game with Bowling Green (2-1; 5 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 Ks) ... saved 5-1 win at Seton Hall (3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, K) ... pitched twice in NCAA Starkville Regional, relieving Aaron Heilman to pick up 8-4 win over Tulane (3 IP, 2 BB). AS A FRESHMAN: Made one start in eight appearances (7 Ks, 9 BB, 22 H in 9.1 IP) ? made debut in 14-1 loss at Florida International (2.2 IP), with first start vs. University of Dallas.

PREP & PERSONAL: All-state pitcher at Roncalli High School ... played with Indiana Bulls in summer of ?97 ... member of National Honor Society ... born Aug. 7, 1980, in Beech Grove, Ind. ... son of Ron and Cindy Buchmeier ... full name is Matthew Thomas Buchmeier ... graduated with accounting degree from the Mendoza College of Business.

Buchmeier's Career Statistics

Year G/GS/CG IP H R ER BB K WP HB BK AVG HR W-L SV ERA
1999 8/1/0 9.1 22 21 18 9 7 5 1 0 .415 6 0-0 0 17.36
2000 20/2/0 53.1 56 28 23 16 38 6 4 0 .260 6 4-2 2 3.88
2001 13/5/0 46.0 54 23 20 12 28 2 2 0 .302 3 1-1 2 3.91
2002 12/0/0 11.2 15 5 4 5 18 3 0 0 .319 1 0-0 3 3.09
Career 53/8/0 120.1 147 77 65 42 91 16 7 0 .298 16 5-3 7 4.86

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Matt Buchmeier
Matt  Buchmeier

Hometown:
Greenwood, Indiana

High School:
Roncalli

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
Righthanded Pitcher

Birthdate:
08/07/1980

Bats:
Right

Graduated:
2002

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