Georgia – Matthew Rossi

5th Annual POWER SHOWCASE International High School Home Run Derby
GEORGIA REPRESENTATIVE

5th Annual POWER SHOWCASE INTERNATIONAL FINALS RESULTS

PRELIMINARY ROUND

5 Home Runs (MB)
Consecutive – 2
Longest Distance – 167 Ft.
Total Preliminary Round – 5 Home Runs

Watch Matthew’s 5th Annual POWER SHOWCASE Hitting Highlights !

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Northside H.S.
Columbus, GA

Grade: 12
Grad: 2011
GPA: 2.8

Hometown: Upatoi, GA

DOB: 3/17/92

Parent: Chuck Rossi
7430 McKee Rd
Upatoi, GA
H: 706-562-0744
C: 706-587-7471
W: 706-507-7111

ATHLETIC INFORMATION

Showcase State: GA

Primary Pos: OF
Secondary Pos: Pitcher
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 175
Bat Hand: Left
Throw Hand: Right
Batting Avg: .580
Arm Strength (MPH): 91
Home Run Hits: 16
Run Time 60: 6.82


High School Coach: David Smart
706-577-3239
Dsmart@mcsdga.net

Summer League Coach: Ryan Dean
229-310-0792
ryandean@csabaseball.com


INDIVIDUAL ATHLETIC HONORS

  • 2010, 2009, All State
  • 2010 All Region Player of the Year
  • 2010, 2009, 2008 All Bi-City

TEAM ATHLETIC HONORS

  • 2009, 2008 Region Champions
  • 2008 GA State Champions


Matthew has partnered with Jeremy Williams for Home Runs that Help

Read Jeremy’s Story

Matthew has a passion for the game of baseball. In the south, baseball is virtually a year-round sport which has allowed Matthew to begin preparation for each new season of high school ball literally the day after the previous one ends. He takes this preparation seriously whether playing for his travel team or 6:45 AM workouts in the weight room. And on those rare days when the team doesn’t hit the weight room, Matthew heads to a private gym.Matthew made his mark in high school when, as a freshman, he launched 3 home runs in the state championship game to lead his team to victory. The first home run was an opposite field shot and the next two were 400+ foot bombs that sealed the victory. He ended the game with 4 hits and 5 RBI.
Matthew is blessed with a swing that catches your eye both in its fluidity and power. He never gets cheated on a swing and yet doesn’t strikeout often. To compliment his offensive capabilities, Matthew can take the mound and throw low 90’s or play any of the outfield positions. He also possesses better than average speed.

Finally, Matthew appreciates and respects the game of baseball. He plays the game hard because that’s the way he believes it’s supposed to be played. He respects his coaches, teammates and opponents and he also understands the responsibility he has to be a role model for those who admire his play. As his coach, I look forward to seeing him recognize his ultimate high school potential as he enters his senior season and then watching as he pursues his dream. –

David SmartNorthside High School

Columbus, Georgia