20 - Matt Wallach
Matt Wallach
Birth Date: 02/17/1986
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
Previous College: Cypress College
Position: C
B/T: L/R
Experience: JC

CYPRESS COLLEGE: Played two seasons for Head Coach Scott Pickler at Cypress College in Cypress, Calif. • Batted .301 in 49 games for the Chargers hitting 4 home runs while collecting 34 RBI • Was named a 2006 California Community College Baseball Association Southern California All-American at the catching position • Named to the All-Orange Empire Conference First Team in 2006 • Drafted in 2005 by the New York Yankees in the 23rd round.

ORANGE LUTHERAN HS: Was a three-time letterwinnner at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif. • Hit .346 with 12 RBI as a junior (All-Trinity League Honorable Mention) and .356 with 20 RBI as a senior (Second Team All-League) for Coaches Mark Langston (former major leaguer) and Mark Flatten • Was a member of the National Honor Society and was a six-time member of the Dean's List.

PERSONAL: Born on February 17, 1986, in West Palm Beach, Florida • Parents are Tim and Lori Wallach • Full name is Matthew Gregory Wallach • Nickname is Wally • Has two younger brothers (Brett and Chad) • Majoring in business • Lists his dad as his greatest influence • Father, Tim, was the 1979 Golden Spikes Award winner for the Titans and a former Major League All-Star • Models his game after Joe Mauer • Says his greatest sports thrill is making it to the California Junior College Championship • Would like to see the Titans add Florida State to their schedule • Favorites include: Los Angeles Dodgers (team), Dumb and Dumber and Italian Job (movies), Jim Carrey and Matt Damon (actors), Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts (musical artists), baseballamerica.com and espn.com (websites).