Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Matt Dallas, Gregori High baseball

Matt Dallas, senior catcher/pitcher, Gregori High baseball. April 4, 2017.
Matt Dallas, senior catcher/pitcher, Gregori High baseball. April 4, 2017.

Matt Dallas is putting together another MVP campaign.

The Gregori High senior highlighted last week’s sweep of Beyer High, the two-time defending Modesto Metro Conference champions, from the mound and the batter’s box.

Dallas was 6 of 9 with six RBIs, five runs and a triple in three games against the Patriots. He also pitched in two games, earning the save in the opener and the victory to complete a rare sweep of Beyer.

“All I can really do is focus on helping my team get the ‘W,’ because at the end of the day that is all that matters,” Dallas said. “This is a new year and I’m excited to see where we can go together.”

In the finale, Dallas carried a no-hitter into the fourth inning despite some control issues. He pitched into the sixth, allowing just one hit.

The reigning MMC MVP is hitting .585 for the season and is 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA in 18-plus innings. The Jaguars were 12-0 and alone atop the MMC standings entering Wednesday’s round of games.

Age: 17

Class: Senior

Parents: Mike and Wendi Dallas

Place of birth: Memorial Hospital in Modesto

Hobby: Baseball

Favorite class: English

Favorite teacher: Mr. Green

Favorite meal: Chicken Alfredo

Favorite athlete: Brandon Crawford

Favorite app: Twitter

Favorite emoji: Sign of the horns

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