#32 Matt Cronin

LHP | Jr. | 6-2 | L/L | 195 | Navarre, Fla. / Navarre HS

As a Sophomore (2018)
Appeared in 25 games, all out of the bullpen, generating a 2-2 record with a 3.54 ERA … Totaled a school record 14 saves, breaking the previous record of 13 set by current student assistant Colby Suggs in 2013 … The 14 saves tied for the second-most in the SEC and 14th in the nation … Threw 48.1 innings and struck out 59 batters, the sixth-most on the staff … Gave up just 19 earned runs and walked only 14 for a 4.21 strikeout-to-walk ratio … Held opponents to a .154 batting average, the lowest on the team for the second-consecutive season … Made 11 appearances in SEC play, tying for the most on the team, throwing 23.2 innings and 27 strikeouts, while corralling seven saves, the second-most among all SEC pitchers …  Made six appearances in the NCAA Tournament, four in the College World Series … Set the school saves record against Oregon State (June 26) in game one of the CWS Final, throwing a scoreless ninth inning and striking out two on 15 pitches … Earned his first save of the year in a 1-0 victory over Arizona after pitching the final 2.1 innings and retiring seven of the final eight batters … Went a career-high four innings against San Diego State (Feb. 24), striking out five and picking up the victory … Earned the save in four-consecutive appearances from April 6 against Auburn to April 14 against South Carolina … Threw a scoreless 6.2 innings during streak with four combined strikeouts … Had a season-high five strikeouts four times (at San Diego State; at Ole Miss – March 29; at Mississippi State – April 20; vs. Florida – May 25) … Earned three saves during the postseason (vs. Dallas Baptist – June 3; vs. Florida – June 22; vs. Oregon State – June 26), striking out two or more in each opportunity … Went more than one inning in 10 of his 14 saves, giving up only a combined four earned runs in those appearances … Suffered from a mild case of mono at the end of April, but came back to earn saves in three of his next four appearances going into the College World Series.

As a Freshman (2017)
Appeared in 15 games, all out of the bullpen, generating a 3-1 record with a 2.00 ERA, the lowest among all Razorback relief pitchers … Threw 18.0 innings and struck out 31 batters, while walking only 12 and giving up just four earned runs … Held opponents to a .136 batting average, lowest among all Arkansas pitchers … Made five appearances in the postseason, three in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional, holding opponents to no hits and striking out 10 … Combined with Dominic Taccolini and Josh Alberius to throw a seven-inning no-hitter in the SEC Tournament against Auburn (May 25) … It was the 13th no-hitter in school history and first since 2006 … Struck out a season-high six batters over three innings to earn the victory over the Tigers, while throwing a season-high 71 pitches … Earned three wins during the season (at Missouri State – April 11; vs. Memphis – April 18; vs. Auburn – May 25) … Struck out two or more batters in nine appearances, including four or more three times (4 vs. Alcorn State – March 15; 5 vs. Kansas State – April 25; 6 vs. Auburn – May 25).

Navarre High School
Ranked as the No. 27 left-handed pitcher and the No. 185 overall prospect in the nation by Perfect Game … Ranked as the No. 6 left-handed pitcher and the No. 33 overall recruit in the state of Florida by Perfect Game … 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-America honorable mention and Florida first team All-Region … 2015 Perfect Game Underclassmen High All-America honorable mention … Named most valuable pitcher of the 2016 Perfect Game 18U Florida State Championship … Named to the 2015 WWBA World Championship All-Tournament team and the 2013 WWBA Underclass Word Championship Team … Participated in the 2015 Area Code Baseball Games as part of the Washington Nationals team representing the southeast … Large School All-Area Pitcher of the Year in 2015 and 2016 … Posted a 4-1 record with a 1.73 earned run average, 0.77 WHIP and 114 strikeouts in 60.2 innings in 2016 … Threw a seven-inning perfect game as a senior at Navarre … Florida 7A All-State selection in 2015 … Pensacola News Journal Pitcher of the Year in 2015 … Led the state of Florida with 143 strikeouts and allowed just 22 hits in 68.2 innings … Throws 92 mph fastball … Played summer and fall ball for Evoshield Canes … Threw a complete game one-hitter for the Canes in the 2015 World Wood Bat Association World Championship … Played for head coach Scott Murphy at Navarre High School.

Personal
Son of John and Robyn Cronin … Has one brother, John Michael and one sister, Jennifer Williams … Majoring in sport management.