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Matt Berner

Position IF
Height 5'11''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Lawrence, Kan.
High School Free State

2007 (Junior): Saw action in 20 games in 2007, including three starts at third base … Hit .167 with four RBIs and four runs scored in 24 at-bats … Drew two base on balls, had an RBI and scored a run in a win over Kansas Wesleyan (4/4) … Made first career start in a Big 12 game at Texas Tech (4/21) and went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

2006 (Sophomore): Appeared in 36 games, making 13 starts, including 10 at second base … Hit .233 with a pair of doubles and a .309 on-base percentage … Collected two hits against North Dakota State (4/11) … Had a four-game hit streak (3/3-8) … Produced a season-high four RBIs at Lipscomb (2/25).

Summer 2005: Played for the Geneva Red Wings of the New York Collegiate Baseball League … Had 14 RBIs and hit .240 in 33 games for the Red Wings … Recorded one start on the mound and pitched 7.2 innings … Teammate of current Jayhawk Justin Ellrich and former Jayhawk Carter Holt. 2005

(Freshman): Saw time off the bench in 10 games … Recorded one hit in four separate games … First career hit was an RBI single against South Dakota State (2/18).

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan. … Helped team break the school record for wins in a season and win the league championship his senior season … Was named second team all-league in 2003 … In football, broke the school record for most passing yards in a game … Was the team MVP for the Lawrence Raiders American Legion team, which won the state championship. Personal: Born on Sept. 9, 1984, in Newton, Kan. … Parents are Terry and JoAnn Berner … A history major.