UAlbany Baseball BIO
Matt Hinchy
Player Profile:
Matt Hinchy 941094
Position: Infielder
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Miller Place, N.Y.
High School: Miller Place

2017: Hit .199 with five doubles, two home runs, and 18 RBIs in 46 games... Made 44 starts at first base, outfield, and designated hitter... Hit 3-4 with two RBIs vs. UMBC (4/29)... Hit 1-4 with a home run and three RBIs at UMBC (3/25)... Hit 2-5 with a home run and two RBIs vs. Hofstra (3/18)... Hit 2-4 with a double and three RBIs at Longwood (2/26)... Made season debut at Longwood (2/25)... Named team captain before the season

2016: Started 48 games of the 53 games for the Great Danes as the team's first baseman ... Totaled 337 putouts and 15 assists for the 2016 season ... Led the team with the highest batting average (.349), slugging percentage (.429) and on base percentage (.402) for the 2016 season ... Totaled 61 hits, 31 runs, 34 RBI's, 9 doubles, 1 triple and 1 home run ... Totaled 17 multi-hit games, including one four-hit performance, four three-hit performances and 12 two-hit performances, with a season high of 4 in a win against Western Kentucky University. 

2015: Started in all 38 games he appeared in for the Danes ... Had a batting average of .272 with 37 hits, 20 runs and 21 RBI's ... Had an on base percentage of .342 and a slugging percentage of .390 ... Began the season vs. NC State (2/21) picking up two hits on four at bats with two RBI's and one run scored ... Had another .500 batting day vs. St. John's (4/14) adding in a run for the Danes ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 at UMBC (5/10) with a double, a home run and two RBI's.

2014: Played in and started the first 14 games of the season before a shoulder injury cut his year short ... Batted .255 with 12 hits, five runs, and five RBIs ... Went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run that lifted the Danes to a 9-7 win over UMBC (3/15) ... Also went 2-for-5 against the Retrievers (3/16) with an RBI double, leading UAlbany to a 6-4 win and series victory.

2013: America East All-Rookie Team ... Appeared in 31 games with 27 starts split between third base and designated hitter ... Recorded a .268 batting average with 26 hits, 13 runs, six doubles, two triples, and 11 RBI ... Batted .279 in conference play ... Tallied eight multi-hit games, including going 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored at Hartford (3/16) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in UAlbany's 5-2 win over UMBC (3/24) ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI, two runs scored, and a double in 23-8 win over Hartford (4/20) ... Helped UAlbany to a 4-3 win over Maine (5/4), going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in baseball and football at Miller Place ... Baseball career statistics include a .491 batting average, 85 RBIs, eight homers and 45 stolen bases ... Hit for .503 senior season ... Was named all-league from 2010-12, all-county in 2011-12 and all-state his senior year ... Was Miller Place's team MVP for three straight seasons starting in 2010... Named team captain junior and senior year ... Helped lead team to league championship in 2010 and 2012 ... Part of athletes helping athletes club.

Personal: Intending to major in criminal justice ... Son of Patrick and Susan Hinchy.

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