Jake Matthys tossed a career-high 4.1 shutout innings with three strikeouts
Wildcats looking to win the series against OSU for the first time since 2010
Cats travel to Wichita State Tuesday
Wildcats and Hawkeyes meet for the first time since 1999
Wildcats score six runs in fifth inning en route to 10-run win
Savannah HS: A four-year letterwinner for the Savages under head coach Nick Kemerling... Was dominant his senior year, compiling a 10-0 record and a 0.13 ERA - both of which were school records - as he was named a First Team Louisville Slugger High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball, Prep Baseball Report Pitcher of the Year in Missouri and the Gatorade Missouri Baseball Player of the Year... Was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2012 MLB Draft by Detroit... Tallied 135 strikeouts and just six walks in 60 innings as Savannah finished third in the state championship... Topped off prep career by totaling 18 strikeouts in the third-place game, a Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Championship record... A four-time all-conference, all-district and all-state selection... Named the St. Joseph News-Press Player of the Year as both a junior and senior... Was selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-American game... Hit .391 with 25 RBI... Also excelled in football and basketball as he was an all-state punter and all-district quarterback on the gridiron, while he was three-time all-conference performer on the court.
Personal: Blake Eugene McFadden was born February 10, 1994, in St. Joseph, Mo... Son of Kip and Terry McFadden... Has one brother, Lee... Plans on becoming an athletic trainer.