15 Matt Cogen
15 Matt Cogen
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.
Position: OF
Last School: Old Dominion University
Bats/Throws: L/R

Stats: 2018 l 2017

2018: Started all 55 games of the season in right field for the Bruins... Recorded a team-high 89 hits on the season... Had 28 multi-hit performances on the season... Had first multi-hit performance of the season at Western Kentucky (2/20)... Hit first home run of the season against Fairleigh Dickinson (2/24)... Had a five-hit performance against Fairleigh Dickinson (2/24)... Went a team best 4-for-5 against Bradley (3/3)... Had a three-run homer against Western Kentucky (3/6)... Recorded a season-high seven putouts against Lipscomb (3/13)... Drove in a run against No. 8 Vanderbilt (3/21)... Had hits in six-consecutive at-bats at Eastern Illinois (4/13-14)... Blasted two home-runs against nationally ranked Tennessee Tech (5/4)... Went 4-for-4 with a home run and four putouts at Northwestern (5/17)... Hit a home run in each game in the series at Northwestern (5/17-19)... Went 9-for-15 against Northwestern (5/17-19)... Recorded a go-ahead two-run home run in his last at-bat of the season at Northwestern (5/19)... Led the team in batting average, hits, RBI, and home runs... Boasted 28 extra-base hits on the season... Stole 12 bases on the season... Earned OVC Player of the week honors (3/21)... Named to the 2018 All-OVC First Team... Served as a team captain...  

2017: Started the season with three consecutive multi-hit performances...Made the most of his first career start, going 2-for-3 against Kent State (2/18)... Recorded a team-best 4-for-7 at the plate in the opening weekend...Launched his first collegiate home run five pitches into the WKU game (2/22)...Collected six multi-hit games through BU’s first eight contests... Registered three hits in three consecutive games against Northwestern (2/24), Bowling Green (2/25) and Southern Illinois (2/28)...Led the squad with 15 hits in the first two weeks... Registered a pair of multi-hit games against Eastern Illinois (4/13-14) contributing three RBIs on a three-run long ball in the series opener... Tallied multi-hit performances in all three games at Jacksonville State (4/21-22)... Scored a career-best three runs vs Murray State (4/30)... Blasted two home runs, including registering the game-winning run, in the extra inning win at Tennessee Tech (5/8)... Recorded three consecutive multi-hit performances (5/8-10)... Registered his seventh three-hit performance at Evansville (5/18)... Delivered a career-best two doubles against Furman (5/18)... Went 3-for-5 against Morehead State (5/27) to help the squad to the title game... The sole Bruin to collect multiple hits against Tennessee Tech in the OVC Championship game.

2016: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

Prior to Belmont: Competed at Old Dominion University before transferring to Belmont last season ... In Cogen's last season at ODU he played in the first 13 games of the season before succumbing to an Achilles injury ... Cogen produced a line that saw him hit .326 with three doubles and an on base percentage of .436 out of the leadoff spot ... Cogen is a Midstate product that prepped at Battle Ground Academy for Brad Myers ... During his senior year at BGA, Cogen hit .465 with three homeruns, 39 RBI's, and was 22 for 22 in stolen base attempts ... For his efforts, he was awarded as the Midstate Player of the Year, District MVP, as well as being selected First Team All-State by the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. 

Personal: Son of Jeff and Jill Cogen ... Has two sisters Kendall and Taylor ... Franklin, Tenn. native ... Prepped at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin.
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