A huge presence on the mound as a physical power pitcher that comes from a very successful JUCO program, where he excelled as the closer for two seasons ... features a fastball that will work in the low 90s and a swing-and-miss slider for his out pitch.
Made 21 relief appearances, posting a 3-1 record and a 6.49 ERA in 26.1 innings with 31 strikeouts ... earned relief win over Mississippi State (May 24) in SEC Tournament, firing 2.2 shutout innings with four hits, one walk and one strikeout ... fired a shutout ninth inning in LSU's 7-1 win over Auburn (May 16), recording two strikeouts ... pitched a scoreless inning at Southern (April 9) with no walks and two strikeouts ... worked two shutout innings versus McNeese State (March 26) with two strikeouts ... worked 2.1 innings vs. Texas Southern (March 13) with season-high three strikeouts ... fired 1.2 shutout innings versus Holy Cross on March 6, allowing no hits with no walks and two strikeouts ... first career LSU win came on February 24 versus Bryant, as he worked 1.1 scoreless and hitless innings with no walks and three strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
Made 53 appearances in two seasons for San Jacinto (Texas) College, posting a 3-1 record, 12 saves and a 1.69 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 48 innings ... a 2017 NJCAA Region XIV All-Star and 2018 All-Conference selection ... ranked in Perfect Game's 2018 JUCO Top 75 Prospect List ... pitched in the NJCAA Division I World Series for San Jacinto, as his team finished 2nd (2017) and 3rd (2018) ... a four-year starter at Ouachita Christian High School, posting a 32-10 record with a 2.36 ERA and 281 strikeouts in 249 innings ... a three-time All-State, four-time All-District and four-time All-Area selection ... 2015 Louisiana Coaches Association Pitcher of the Year and 2015 All-Area Pitcher of the Year ... helped lead Ouachita Christian High to the 2015 State Championship.
Full name is Matthew Aaron George ... parents are Robbie and Donna George ... has a younger brother, Adam, and a younger sister, Annabeth ... says “the history of winning in the program and the desire to win a national championship” influenced his decision to attend LSU ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born June 23, 1997, in West Monroe, La.
George's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.0 vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Strikeouts: 3 four times; most recently vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Hits Allowed: 6 vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Runs: 5 vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Earned Runs: 4 vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Walks: 4 vs. Texas Southern (3/13/19)