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    Matt Portland
    Matt  Portland


    Victor, N.Y.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 220



    Northwestern Trio Named B1G Players to Watch

    Magallones, Portland and Ruchim all expect to be top performers for Wildcats


    Wildcats Primed to Open 2014 Slate on West Coast

    Northwestern and USC to meet for the first time ever Friday night


    Northwestern Topped by Western Michigan, 5-2

    Morton and Ruchim tally two hits apiece for Wildcats Wednesday


    Wildcats Blank Wheaton in Season's First Shutout, 6-0

    Matt Portland strikes out eight in seven strong innings Tuesday


    Wildcats Claw Past Chicago State, 3-1

    Ruchim collects three hits at plate and earns save in victory

    2014: Two quality starts ... Opponents hitting .188 against in B1G games ... Made first relief appearance of season at Penn State (3/29) ... Allowed only two runs on three hits in career-high 8.0 IP vs. Minnesota (3/23) ... Retired nine hitters in a row vs. Evansville (3/13) ... Threw 5.0 IP and gave up just one run against USF, fanning four ... Notched win against Nebraska-Omaha (2/22) ... Allowed two earned runs over 6.0 IP and struck out three ... Allowed just one run over 5.0 IP at USC (2/15) ... 2014 B1G Player to Watch ... Cousin, Phil Hughes, pitches for the Minnesota Twins.

    2013: Struck out career-high eight in seven-shutout innings vs. Wheaton (4/16) ... Retired 15 in a row in game ... Picked up first career win against Chicago State (3/27) ... Struck career-best five in that game ... Made first collegiate start against Saint Louis (2/23) ... Struck out three Billikens in 2.2 IP.

    High School: Posted a perfect career record of 25-0 as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Earned first-team all-state honors each of last two prep seasons ... Two-time All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year and Daily Messenger Player of the Year ... Three-year letterwinner ... Went 10-0 with a 0.80 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 52.2 innings pitched senior year ... Threw a no-hitter, striking out 15 against Penfield ... Struck out 10 in a state quarterfinal win and 13 in a state semifinal victory ... Named Victor High Male Athlete of the Year ... As a junior, posting a 10-0 record with a 1.24 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched ... Helped the Blue Devils to a Class AA state championship junior year--earning championship MVP honors--and a state runner-up finish senior year as well as three league titles ... Team captain ... Also competed in hockey, earning all-state recognition ... Played summer ball for Syracuse SportsZone Chiefs ... High school coach was Sean Rucker.

    Personal: Born Matthew Mead Portland ... Son of Lance and Melanie Portland ... Father and grandfather both played baseball at Dartmouth ... Uncle, Greg Portland, was a team doctor for the Northwestern Athletic Department ... Cousin of New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes ... Anticipated major is history.