GENERAL: Walk-on...A lanky righthander who can throw three pitches for strikes...Mid-80s fast ball with solid command.
AS A SOPHMORE: Made team-high 25 appearances (second most in program history) out of the bullpen, posting a 5-1 record with a 3.61 ERA while striking out 34 in 47.1 innings pitched... Threw great back-to-back days against Fairfield (3/23 & 3/24) for a combined 4.2 innings pitched and 0.00 ERA with six strikeouts... He then strung together five stellar appearances in conference play, pitching 6.2 innings of no-hit ball while striking out eight... Threw 5.2 innings surrendering just one earned run and striking out two in 12-5 MAAC Championships win over Marist (5/24).
AS A FRESHMAN: Made nine appearances, posting 1-0 record and a 6.19 ERA...Struck out nine batters and walked eight in 16 innings of work...Finished the year with three straight scoreless outings (vs. Holy Cross, at Rider and vs. Fairfield)...Pitched very well at Liberty (2/25), tossing 3.1 innings and allowing just one earned run en route to his first collegiate victory.
BEFORE SIENA: A two-sport athlete at Simsbury, playing both baseball and soccer for four years...Went 7-2 for his American Legion team in 2011, posting a 2.05 ERA...Made the honor roll every quarter of his high school career.
ROSSI ON QUINTANA: "Matt got out of the gate strong again last year, and along with Neil Fryer was one of the top arms out of the bullpen. He led the staff with 25 appearances, and managed to secure 5 wins and 2 saves out of the pen. The staff is hoping he continues to improve and hopefully again be a mainstay on this year's club."
GETTING TO KNOW MATT QUINTANA:
Nickname: Q Major: Accounting Twitter handle: @mr06quin What I like most about Siena College: The small class sizes Another Siena sport I follow: Golf Best moment of the previous season: When I pitched against Marist in the MAAC Tournament and got the win. My biggest fear is: Heights and Spiders If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: Toothbrush Best advice I have ever received: Effort equals results If I could have any pet, I would have: A Tiger
Reality TV show: Big Brother Website: Facebook Food: Beef Stroganoff Song: "Shoot to Thrill" by AC/DC Actor/Actress: Robert Downey Jr.
Quintana's Career Bests Debut: at Tulane (2-19-12) First win: at Liberty (2-25-12) Strikeouts: 3 - at UCF (3-2-12) QUINTANA'S CAREER STATS