2011 (SENIOR): Named TranSouth Scholar-Athlete … Posted 4-2 record with one save and 3.35 ERA in 37.2 innings of work in 15 appearances with five starts … Allowed 42 hits and 12 walks with 24 strikeouts … Tossed five scoreless innings against the Univ. of St. Francis [IN], allowing four hits with five strikeouts … Worked six innings versus Indiana Tech, giving up three unearned runs on seven hits for his second victory … Allowed four runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings at Texas Wesleyan … Tossed 1.1 innings versus Trevecca Nazarene, giving up three runs on three hits … Allowed one unearned run over next five outings, all in relief, giving up four hits with five strikeouts … Worked 1.1 scoreless innings versus Shawnee State but suffered tough-luck loss at Blue Mountain, allowing unearned run in 2.1 innings … Tossed two-thirds of an inning against Embry-Riddle, 3.0 hitless frames at Lindsey Wilson for his first career save and posted a win with one scoreless inning against Georgetown College … Picked up another victory with six innings in a start at Campbellsville Univ., allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts … Tossed two-plus scoreless innings at Lee Univ. to preserve a 7-4 victory … Worked one scoreless frame versus Mid-Continent … Allowed three runs on one hit in two-thirds of an inning at Union Univ. in TranSouth Championships … Pitched one scoreless inning versus William Jewell in opener of NAIA Championship Opening Round … Lasted just 1.2 innings in a start in final game of season, allowing three runs on four hits against Tennessee Wesleyan.

 

2010 (JUNIOR): Recorded 4-1 mark with 5.70 ERA in 13 appearances with two starts in 30.0 innings with 19 strikeouts ... Named TranSouth Scholar-Athlete … Tossed two shutout innings versus the Univ. of St. Francis, giving up one hit with two strikeouts … Worked one hitless inning with two strikeouts against Viterbo Univ. … Picked up victory with 4.2 innings of relief at St. Catharine College, giving up one run on three hits with two strikeouts … Allowed five runs, two earned, on four hits in one-plus inning of relief at Oklahoma City Univ. … Lasted just 1.1 innings in start at Oklahoma Baptist, giving up nine runs on six hits with four walks and three strikeouts and taking the loss … Tossed 5.1 innings of relief versus Georgetown College for second victory, allowing three unearned runs on four hits … Worked five innings in start against Campbellsville Univ. for third win, giving up one run on seven hits … Worked 1.2 scoreless innings versus Lambuth Univ., picking up fourth victory … Allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 2.2 innings against Lee Univ. … Gave up an unearned run in one inning at Trevecca Nazarene … Worked in both ends of doubleheader against Milligan College, allowing two runs on two hits in opener and tossing 1.1 scoreless frames in second contest … Allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts in victory over Union Univ. in TranSouth Championships.

 

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Named TranSouth Scholar-Athlete … Posted 0-1 record with 3.38 ERA in 8.0 innings of work, striking out six in four appearances with one start … Suffered tough-luck loss in first appearance of the season, giving up five hits and two runs, one earned, with four strikeouts in six innings at Georgetown College … Gave up two unearned runs in one inning versus Campbellsville Univ. and worked one shutout inning with two strikeouts at Lee Univ. … Allowed two runs on two hits and did not record an out in first game of Saturday doubleheader at Freed-Hardeman.

 

2008 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in two games, both in relief, with no record … Tossed scoreless inning with one strikeout versus Rochester College … Allowed two runs on one hit in one inning against Lambuth Univ.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for coach Davy Cothron at Trousdale County HS … Two-time All-Region and All-District selection … Graduated in Top 10 of his class.

 

PERSONAL: Matthew Shawn Vance … Son of Paul and Una Lee Vance … Born September 14, 1988 … Majoring in Computer Information Systems.