2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
Excellent pitcher with a fastball that sits in the 90 mph range ... has fired significant relief innings for the Tigers for the past three seasons, and should be a major contributor on the mound again this season ... was superb on the mound in the summer of 2018 for the Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League, recording a 2.27 ERA in seven starts with 47 strikeouts in 31.2 innings ... as a high school senior, chose to play baseball at LSU over continuing his football career at a number of Division I football programs as a quarterback ... a member of the 2019 and 2018 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll as a finance major.
Made 27 relief appearances on the mound, posting a 3-0 record and 2.05 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 44 innings ... limited opponents to a .195 batting average ... worked 10.1 straight shutout innings in his last six appearances of the season with four walks and nine strikeouts ... made four appearances in LSU postseason games (SEC & NCAA), and allowed no runs on five hits in 6.1 innings with two walks and six strikeouts ... 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA in SEC regular-season games, working 18 innings in nine appearances with 14 strikeouts ... recorded a critical strikeout in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional championship game (June 2), fanning Southern Miss clean-up hitter Matt Wallner in the top of the fifth inning with two outs and the bases loaded ... LSU trailed at the time, 4-3, and the Tigers came back to claim a 6-4 win ... excellent relief effort vs. Mississippi State in SEC Tournament (May 22), firing four shutout innings with three hits, no walks and three strikeouts ... earned relief win on May 14 vs. New Orleans, firing two shutout innings with two strikeouts ... from March 2 through April 6, pitched 18 straight innings (10 appearances) without giving up an earned run, allowing just six hits with 15 strikeouts ... made two appearances in Ole Miss series (May 4-5), allowing one run on two hits in two innings with no walks and three Ks ... pitched 2.2 relief innings at Alabama (April 28), limiting the Tide to one run on one hit ... worked three innings vs. Texas A&M (April 6), allowing no earned runs with two hits, no walks and two strikeouts ... earned a relief win in Game 3 of the Kentucky series (March 17), blanking the Wildcats over 2.1 innings with no hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
Appeared in 23 games (two starts), recording a 4-1 mark and a 3.67 ERA in 34.1 innings with 23 walks and 45 strikeouts ... LSU's starting pitcher in the Tigers NCAA Regional win over Northwestern State (June 3); Beck worked three innings and allowed one earned run on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts ... posted a win as a starter over Florida in the SEC Tournament (May 25), working four shutout innings in the seven-inning game with three hits, four walks and three strikeouts; the four innings pitched represented a career high ... posted win as a starter on May 15 versus Northwestern State, firing three shutout innings with two hits, one walk and a career-high six strikeouts ... earned his first career save on May 6 versus Arkansas, firing three scoreless innings and limiting the Razorbacks to no hits with one walk and three strikeouts in a 7-5 LSU win ... pitched two scoreless innings on April 15 versus Tennessee, allowing no hits with two walks and three strikeouts ... fired 1.2 scoreless innings versus UL-Lafayette (March 27) with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts ... worked two scoreless innings versus Hawaii on March 10, allowing one hit with three strikeouts ... posted five strikeouts versus Notre Dame (Feb. 16), as he fired 2.2 scoreless innings with one hit and no walks.
Made 20 appearances (two starts) on the mound, posting a 1-0 mark and a 3.65 ERA in 24.2 innings with 11 walks, 21 strikeouts and a .167 opponent batting average ... began the season with 11 straight scoreless innings before allowing his first run versus Texas A&M on March 30 ... worked 1.2 scoreless innings versus Northwestern State (May 16), allowing one hit with one walk and a season-high three strikeouts ... fired a perfect ninth inning to close out an 8-2 win over Alabama (April 27), recording two strikeouts ... recorded two scoreless innings in his first career collegiate start vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (April 11), allowing one hit with no walks and two strikeouts ... threw 1.1 scoreless innings at Florida (March 26), allowing no hits and no walks with one strikeout ... fired 1.2 scoreless innings versus Southeastern La. (March 22) with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts ... made two appearances in the Georgia series (March 17 and 19), working a combined three shutout innings with no hits, one walk and one strikeout ... pitched 2.1 shutout innings vs. New Orleans (March 15), allowing just one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
A three-year starter at pitcher, third base and shortstop at Alexandria Senior High School ... collected 225 strikeouts on the mound in 128 innings during his career at Alexandria Senior High ... was ranked as the No. 8 college prospect in the state of Louisiana ... voted the District Pitcher of the Year in 2016 and was a three-time All-State, All-District and All-Central Louisiana selection ... posted a 4-2 record in his senior year with a 2.10 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 56 innings; also batted .427 on the year ... named All-State at quarterback for the Alexandria High football team, throwing for over 3,300 yards and 40 TDs in 2015 ... the All-Central Louisiana MVP in both football and baseball in 2015-16 ... graduated in the National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA
Full name is Matthew Coates Beck ... parents are Rick and Debbie Beck ... father is in sales; mother, who attended LSU, is a teacher at Alexandria Senior High School ... has one younger brother, Michael ... on attending LSU – “It was the only thing I imagined myself doing growing up, and it's a great place for my family to be” ... majoring in finance at LSU ... born February 16, 1998, in Alexandria, La.
Beck's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 4.0 vs. Florida (5/25/18); vs. Mississippi State (5/22/19)
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Northwestern State (5/15/18)
Hits Allowed: 5 vs. Lamar (4/18/17)
Runs: 5 at Ole Miss (4/26/18)
Earned Runs: 5 at Ole Miss (4/26/18)
Walks: 4 vs. Florida (5/25/18)