14  Matt Yokley
Matt Yokley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, Tenn.

High School:
Collierville HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 213

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


05/21/2013

Three @UofMBaseball Pitchers Gain All-Conference Nod with Erik Schoenrock Named Pitcher of the Year

Coach Daron Schoenrock picked Coach of the Year while son Erik is leagues Pitcher of the Year

05/20/2013

@UofMBaseball Travels to Rice for C-USA Tournament

Tigers face UCF, UAB and Rice in hopes of advancing to C-USA Championship for second-straight season

05/15/2013

@UofMBaseball Finishes Regular Season Slate at SEMO This Weekend

Tigers travel to Cape Girardeau for final three regular season games

05/02/2013

Senior Weekend Pits @UofMBaseball Against Marshall at FedExPark

U of M will recognize four seniors prior to Saturday's game

04/29/2013

@UofMBaseball Hopeful to Bounce Back at ASU on Tuesday

Tigers travel to Arkansas State for midweek tilt at 6:30 PM





Yokley's Career Highs
IP (relief): 4.1, 2x, last vs. BYU (2/22/07)
SO (game): 7 vs. Navy (2/26/07)
SO (season): 57 (2007)
Wins: 4 (2007)
Saves: 9 (2007)


Outlook for 2009: Working hard to rehab injury suffered at end of 2008 season...Will be counted on heavily to lead a young Tiger bullpen...Possesses best strikeout capabilities on team...Health will determine what role Matt is used in, in 2009.

2008 (Junior): Memphis' all-time saves leader...Pitched through arm injury for most of 2008 season...Tossed 23.1 innings in 16 appearances...Struck out 34 and walked just 16...Went 2-2 with a 6.17 ERA and three saves...Logged career saves 12, 13 and 14 against Air Force (2/24/08), Ohio (3/1/08) and UAB (3/22/08)...Allowed a run on three hits and fanned four in three innings of relief to earn a 7-6 win over eventual National Runner-Up Georgia (3/9/08)...Worked a season-long four innings and struck out six to pick up a 8-7 victory over UCF (4/12/08)...Did not allow a run in his first three outings...Gave up just two earned runs in his first nine appearances (13 innings, 1.38 ERA)...Injury hampered effectiveness over his last seven outings...Averaged 13.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

2007 (Sophomore): Set Memphis's single-season saves record and become the program's all-time saves leader with nine saves in his sophomore campaign...Led the Tiger pitching staff with 26 appearances and 57 strikeouts...Averaged 11.15 strikeouts per nine innings...Went 4-2 with a staff-low 3.53 ERA...Limited opponent's to a staff-low .236 batting average in 46 innings of work...Won three of Memphis' first eight games...Struck out five and allowed just two hits in a season-long 4.1 inning relief outing to earn a 10-inning, 3-2 win over BYU (2/22/07)...Followed that performance with a scoreless inning of action vs. UT-Martin (2/27/07) to pick up his second straight win...Made it 3-for-3 by fanning four and surrendering just one unearned score in 2.2 innings vs. Eastern Illinois (3/4/07)...Posted eight saves in C-USA play...Notched his single-season record ninth save in a 2-1 win over Rive (5/26/07)...Held the Owls scoreless in 1.2 innings.

2006 (Freshman): Third on the staff with a 4.97 ERA in a team-high 21 appearances in relief...Has swing-and-miss stuff...Was 2-3 and tied for the team lead with two saves...Fanned 43 in 41.2 innings of work...Held opposing hitters to a team-low .286 average...Went 2-0 with 20 strikeouts in C-USA action...Came on strong late in the season...Earned first collegiate win at Marshall (4/7/06)...Struck out a career-high seven in his college debut against Navy (2/26/06)...Earned his first save after firing 1.2 innings of relief against Arkansas-Little Rock (4/4/06)...Helped Memphis reach the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament with three innings of scoreless relief to earn the save against Southern Miss (5/26/06).

Summer 2006: Summer teammate of Neil Schenk for the Woodstock River Bandits...Went 1-3 in 18 appearances for the River Bandits...Posted a 7.20 ERA in 20 innings of work...Struck out 27 hitters...Made one save.

Prep: Played for former Memphis skipper Jeff Hopkins at Collierville High School...Was a two-way star at CHS...Helped lead the Dragons to a 37-7 mark in 2005...Posted a 7-1 record on the hill...Hit .435, with 44 RBI and three homers...Four of his seven victories on the mound were shutouts... Recorded a two-hit, 11-strikeout performance against Murfreesboro Riverdale in the 2005 state tournament...Helped guide CHS to district, region and substate titles as a senior...As a senior, Yokley earned MVP honors in the USA Classic, after guiding Collierville to the field's first-ever championship...Named a 2005 Commercial Appeal Best of Preps performer...Garnered recognition in the Commercial Appeal as one of the top-25 players in West Tennessee...Named to the 2005 The Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) All-State Baseball Team...Participated in the 2004 TBCA Worth Showcase and 2004 Blue-Grey Classic at Middle Tennessee State...Finished his high school career with a .375 batting average, 120 RBI, seven home runs and 21 stolen bases...On the hill he registered a 24-7 record with a 2.80 ERA...Was a prep teammate of fellow Tiger freshman, Marc Ashley...Also excelled on the hardwood, earning letters as a shooting guard on the CHS varsity basketball team.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Raymond Yokley...Son of Sam and Paula Yokley...Was a 36th round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in the 2005 Major League First-Year Player Draft...Majoring in sport management.

Yokley's Career Statistics

Year     ERA  W-L  APP  GS  CG  SV    IP     H   R  ER  BB   SO
2006    4.97  2-3   21   0   0   2   41.2   48  29  23  15   43
2007    3.52  4-2   26   0   0   9   46.0   46  23  18  20   57
2008    6.17  2-2   16   0   0   3   23.1   26  17  16  16   34
Totals  4.62  8-7   63   0   0  14  111.0  120  69  57  51  134
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