NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Head coach Dave Jarvis announced that current Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder, Matt Beaty, will be the featured speaker at the Belmont Baseball Leadoff Banquet on Jan. 17 at Judson Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
"We are so excited to have a speaker like Matt at the Belmont Baseball Leadoff Banquet," Jarvis said. "It's a great opportunity to celebrate not only our upcoming season, but the tremendous success Matt has seen in his baseball career as well."
After being selected by the Dodgers in the 12th round and 372nd overall in the 2015 MLB Draft, Beaty became an MiLB.com Organization All-Star and earned the Texas League Player of the Year as a member of the Tulsa Drillers.
Following his move to the Triple-A level with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Beaty became the first Belmont player to play in a Major League Baseball game since Dwight Bernard in 1978 when he made his Major League debut on April 30, 2019. Beaty finished his rookie season with a .265 batting average, adding nine home runs and 46 RBIs to help the Dodgers to the National League West Division Title.
Beaty made the 25-man postseason roster, seeing action in all but one game in the National League Division Series against the eventual World Series champion Washington Nationals.
At Belmont, Beaty started his collegiate career by earning a spot on the All-Atlantic Sun Freshman Team while helping the Bruins to its second NCAA Regional Appearance in program history in 2012. Holding a .352 batting average as a junior in 2014, Beaty capped off his collegiate career with All-OVC First Team honors as a senior in 2015.
His .382 batting average with 12 home runs and 76 RBIs in 2015 also earned him a spot on the Second Team for the NCBWA and Louisville Slugger All-American teams, collecting ABCA All-South Region Second Team honors in the process. Beaty currently holds top 10 spots in hits, doubles, triples, home runs, at-bats, RBIs and walks in the Belmont Baseball career record book.
Single tickets to the Belmont Baseball Leadoff Banquet are just $40 and tables for up to eight guests are available for purchase for $320. VIP tickets are also being sold for $75 for a single VIP ticket and $600 for a VIP table, which will include a meet and greet with Beaty as well as an autographed baseball. Registration is available by clicking the link HERE.
Questions can be directed to assistant coach Caleb Longshore at 615-460-5586 or by email email@example.com
$40.00 for Single Ticket
$320.00 for Table
$75.00 for VIP Ticket (Meet and Greet/Autographed Baseball)
$600.00 for VIP Table (Meet and Greet/Autographed Baseball)
Walk up registration on-site will also be available.