Matt Stalcup

For the first time since the 2004 season, the Pitt State baseball team qualified for the MIAA Postseason Tournament. The Gorillas, under first-year head coach Matt Murray, knocked off perennial power Central Missouri in a best two-of-three series in the opening round of the tournament, earning the right to advance to the final four at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.
The Gorillas dropped a 9-0 decision to Missouri Southern in their first game at Kansas City, but Pitt State countered to knock off Central Oklahoma, 3-1, in an elimination game. Unfortunately, the Gorillas season ended the next day with an 11-4 loss to MIAA regular season champion Missouri Western, a game away from the MIAA Championship game. The Gorillas ended the season with a 29-24 record, equaling the squad’s highest win total since the 2005 season.
Following the season, Matt Stalcup was selected in the ninth round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft by the Oakland A’s, becoming the Gorillas’ second-highest draft pick all-time (Steve Eagan was seleted in the 6th round of the 1967 draft by the Boston Red Sox).