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#20 Matt Tenaglia
Position: Outfield/First Base
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Doylestown, Pa.
High School: Central Bucks East
Major: Sport & recreation management
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Career Highlights:

  • VaSID First Team All-State in 2011
  • Ping!Baseball Freshman All-America Third Team
  • CAA All-Rookie Team

As a redshirt junior:

  • Ranked ninth in the CAA and led JMU with 16 doubles
  • Climbed to seventh in JMU history with 937 career putouts and 10th with 435 season putouts
  • Ranked 60th in the country with 0.34 doubles per game
  • Opened the season with hits in five consecutive games, including four straight with multiple hits
  • 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored in Binghamton finale
  • 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Hartford game two
  • Three straight games with two hits beginning with Hartford finale, which also included going 4-for-9 with four doubles in a doubleheader vs. Hofstra with eight RBIs and five runs scored
  • 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a triple in UNCW series opener
  • Another 3-for-4 game in second game of UNCW series
  • Went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and four runs scored in home pounding of LIberty
  • Opened Northeastern series with a pair of two-hit games
  • Went 2-for-5 with four RBIs in road game at Liberty
  • Two hits, including 16th double, in regular season finale at Delaware
  • Opened CAA Tournament with 3-for-4 game with two RBIs, a walk and his first home run of the season while facing Delaware
  • Double, two walks and three RBIs in 20-19 CAA Tournament setback vs. William and Mary

As a junior:

  • Missed entire 2012 season due to injury

As a sophomore:

  • Voted First Team All-State first baseman by Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID)
  • Placed 92nd in nation for RBIs (54) and 62nd for sacrifice flies (6)
  • Ranked eighth in JMU history for at bats in a season (232), sixth for sacrifice flies (6) and seventh for putouts (464)
  • Within the CAA, ranked 12th for runs (47), eighth hits (79), fifth RBIs (54), 10th home runs (9), ninth total bases (119), eighth walks (34), fifth sacrifice flies (6), fourth plate appearances (278), sixth at bats (232), 11th fielding percentage (.992) and second putouts (465)
  • During 30 league gams, ranked 15th in CAA for on-base percentage (.424), 15th runs (24), third walks (22), second sacrifice flies (4), 13th steals (8)
  • Opened season gonig 4-for-6 with four runs, six RBIs, a double, and two home runs vs. Bucknell while tying single-game record for plate appearances with eight
  • Came back with four hits again in third game vs. Bucknell and homered four times total in series
  • Opened season on nine-game hitting streak before then hitting 2-for-43 slump
  • Broke out of slump with five hits in ODU doubleheader with three singles and a walk in the opener plus two hits with a three-run homer in the finale
  • Multiple hits in each game of Mason series, including 2-for-3 with two runs, a solo home run, two walks and a steal in opener
  • Two hits, two runs and three RBIs at Liberty, including a solo home run
  • Double, run, two walks and a steal in UNCG middle game
  • 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in UNCG finale
  • 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs at Maryland, with a pair of key two-out hits in first and third innings to build lead
  • Ran hitting streak to nine games and multiple-hit-streak to five games after going 2-for-4 in each game of the Delaware series
  • Made it a fourth straight game 2-for-4 with a steal at VMI
  • Extended career-best hitting streak to 13 games after four hits, four runs and three walks in UNCW series
  • Four RBIs, including a two-run home run, in Virginia Tech opener
  • Single, double, walk, two runs and RBI in Towson opener then ran hitting streak to 19 games in the finale with a double, two runs and two walks
  • 2-for-3 with a double and walk in Northeastern opener to run hitting streak to 20 games before it was snapped the next day
  • CAA All-Tournament honors with two hits in each of three games
  • In the 2011 summer, played for the Holyoke Blue Sox in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Hit .247 with two doubles and two home runs.

As a freshman:  

  • Ping!Baseball Freshman All-America Third Team
  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • In overall games played for 2010, ranked fourth in the CAA for triples (4) along with second in CAA league games with three
  • Finished his freshman debut season hitting .361 in 45 games with 44 hits and 39 RBIs
  • Made collegiate debut as a pinch hitter against #12 Coastal Carolina
  • Had two RBIs on a double against Longwood
  • Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a steal, and a sacrifice fly against Alcorn State
  • Smacked a double and scored one run against North Florida on 3/12
  • Posted two hits against North Florida on 3/13
  • Scored two runs against Illinois State
  • Had three hits, including the first JMU triple of the season, three runs and four RBIs against Liberty
  • Doubled and drove in two in Towson opener
  • Two hits in Towson game two
  • Tripled to extend hitting streak to eight games in Towson finale
  • Single and a sac fly in win over VMI
  • Career day with a grand slam and a two-run home run for his first JMU home runs, both in the third inning in a win at VMI
  • Two hits, walk, three-run home run in W&M opener
  • 2-for-3, third triple in middle W&M game
  • 2-for-4 at Radford with two RBIs, walk, and steal
  • Walk, hit by pitch, two-run home run in UNCW opener
  • Solo home run at Liberty
  • Single, two walks, and two runs in Delaware opener
  • 8-for-12 in Hofstra series to earn CAA Rookie of the Week 5/17
  • Three hits, two runs, two RBIs in Pride opener
  • Career-best four hits with a double, triple, RBI, and two runs in series finale
  • Two hits, double, run, RBI, steal at ECU
  • Added one hit, one run, and was walked three times during the CAA Tournament.
  • Played summer 2010 with Quakertown Blaze of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League
  • Hit .218 in the first half of the season, then hit .383 over a stretch of 14 games in the last half
  • His four RBIs and seven total bases were season-bests for the Blaze in July 25 win, also went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run

Before JMU:

  • Played for Kyle Dennis and the Central Bucks East High School Patriots
  • Played for Mike Chroniger and the Mid Atlantic Rookies
  • Three time All Suburban One, All Southern Pa. Honors, and All Intel Team Honors
  • Two time Carpenter Cup Team, as a sophomore and junior
  • MVP of high school team as a junior
  • Pitched a perfect game as a freshman
  • Competed in summer for American Legion Post 156.

Personal:

  • Son of Mike Tenaglia and Missie Thorp
  • Sport and recreation management major 
  • Enjoys travel and music
  • Cousin, Steve Tenaglia, played for Kansas City Royals
  • Father had football scholarship to Temple University

Career Statistics

Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2010.... .361 45-34 122 26 44 6 4 5 39 73 .598 14 3 20 1 .427 4 0 3-4 38 5 2 .956
2011.... .341 61-58 232 47 79 11 1 9 54 119 .513 34 6 52 4 .428 6 0 13-14 464 21 4 .992
2013.... .303 47-44 175 39 53 16 1 1 37 74 .423 29 3 33 1 .405 3 1 4-4 435 16 4 .991
TOTAL... .333 153-136 529 112 176 33 6 15 130 266 .503 77 12 105 6 .420 13 1 20-22 937 42 10 .990

 

Career Highs

Runs: 4, 2x, LIberty 3/27/13
Hits: 4, 3x, Bucknell 2/19/11
RBIs: 6, 2x, Hofstra 3/9/13
Steals: 2, 2x, Longwood 2/20/13
Hitting Streak: 20, 4/10/11-5/19/11


 

Getting to know Matt...


What is your current major?
Sport Management

Why did you choose JMU?
Baseball and good academics

What is your favorite thing about JMU?
The atmosphere

What is your Favorite place to eat on campus?
Dhall

Most people don’t know that I…
Can be sensitive at times

What is your Favorite pre game meal?
Just a good sandwich from anywhere

Who is your Favorite Athlete?
Chase Utley

What is your Favorite Movie?
Don’t really have one

What is your biggest fear?
Spiders

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Super strength

If you could sit down and talk to any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
John Kruk

What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people say they are going down somewhere when they are really going up

Pick one.
Hamburger or Hot Dog:
Hamburger
Gray, White, Gold, Purple, or Black Uniform:
Black
Ski or Snowboard:
Snowboard
Facebook or Twitter:
Facebook
Chinese Food or Mexican Food:
Mexican
Skittles or M&M’s:
Skittles
Country Music or Hip Hop:
Depends what type and time period

Within the team, who is the…
Most looked up to:
Trent Cundiff
Team Clown:
Taylor Krugh
Best Dressed:
Aaron Hoover
Most likely to be late:
Myself
Most likely to break out in a song:
Ty Carroll
Best Dancer:
Michael Evans
Best Motivator:
Donny Read
Most likely to become famous (from baseball or non-baseball related):
Donny Read