Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Factory Alumni Player Update: Matt Olson

Steve Bernhardt ProfileSteve Bernhardt: Building the Better Ballplayer
Congratulations to Under Armour All-American Matt Olson who finished his high school career by leading Parkview HS to their second consecutive Georgia Class AAAAA State Championship. Olson was a one-man wrecking crew in the State Championship best of three series against Brookwood. In Game One, Olson pitched a complete game, getting the victory while giving up only two unearned runs and striking out seven. At the plate, he hit a 2-run HR off of Brookwood’s Lucas Sims, one of the top pitchers in the country. In Game Two, Olson came to bat in a 3-3 tie in the top of the 7th inning and promptly broke the tie with a majestic HR that cleared the batting cages behind the right field wall. Parkview went on to win 6-3 and clinch the State Championship. For the season, Olson went 12-1 on the mound and hit .407 with 11 HRs and 51 runs batted in, including the HR off of Sims and one off of top LHP Max Fried at the National High School Invitational earlier in the season. Olson should hear his name called early in next week’s draft despite his commitment to play at Vanderbilt.

Steve Bernhardt is the Executive VP of Baseball Operations with Baseball Factory. Bernhardt played for five years in the Colorado Rockies organization. As Executive VP of Baseball Operations at Baseball Factory, he oversees all events and instruction. Bernhardt formerly served as an Associate Scout with the Colorado Rockies. He received his B.S. from the University of Richmond where he was an All-Conference player.

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