#22 - Matthew Hewitt
Position: RHP
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Holiday, Fla.
High School: Mitchell HS
Height: 6-7
Weight: 190
Major: International Business
Bats/Throws: R/R

Hewitt appeared in 13 games on the mound for the Lions, making three starts…Struck out 12 batters in 28.1 innings…Collected a season-high four strikeouts against Eckerd (05/01/11)…In his best start of the season, Hewitt surrendered two earned runs in 6.0 innings of work against Saint Anselm (02/27/11).

Hewitt had a solid season appearing in nine games while starting four of them and posting a 1-0 record for the Lions as a freshman…He pitched a total of 26.2 innings including 14 strike outs…His most impressive performance was against Saint Anselm College (03/01/10) where he pitched four innings giving four hits, two walks and zero earned runs providing the solid pitching the Lions would need to pick up the win.

Attended Mitchell High School…As a sophomore at Mitchell, Hewitt was named Co-Pitcher of the Year…He was also tabbed First Team All-North Suncoast Conference as a senior, as well as Honorable Mention All-Suncoast and a member of the Seminole All-Tournament team.

Born November 24 in Holiday, Fla…International Business major…His hobbies include playing golf and listening to music…His career goal is to play baseball for as long as possible…Believes his team first mindset and pitching ability are his best assets to the team…Names James Shields as his favorite athlete...Names the Tampa Bay Rays as his favorite team…He chose Saint Leo because of the academic standing and the baseball program…Son of Scott and Edith Hewitt…Has one brother, Ryan.