Summer 2001: Played for the Elkhart Dusters in the Jayhawk League ... Team finished third in the National Baseball Congress World Series ... Was the top pitcher for the Dusters, recording a perfect 7-0 record with a 3.20 ERA ... Was named All-Jayhawk League.
Arizona 2001: Did not play due to injury rehab.
Summer 2000: Played for Elkhart Dusters of Jayhawk League with teammates Chris Cunningham, David Brockman ... Led team to NBC World Series
Prior to Arizona: Earned two letters pitching for Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif... 1999 season pitched 16 innings with a 3.59 earned run average... Member of West Regional finalist team... 2000 season recorded a 4-2 record with 40 innings pitched and a 4.21 earned run average.
Summer 1999: Played for San Francisco Seals of California Coastal Collegiate League... Led team to NBC World Series.
Summer 1998: Member of Danville Hoots American Legion Team that reached World Series in Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Graduated for De La Salle High School where he played for Coach Bruce Jensen ... Earned two letters as a pitcher ... Team captain his senior season ... All-Bay Area, All-Conference, All-City Player of the Year and nominated for high school's Athlete of the Year his senior year ...1997 team ranked 21st by USA Today... Also played football under Coach Bob Ladoceur... Earned two letters as center ... 1996 and 1997 state champions ... Ranked third in country in ‘96 USA Today poll ... 1998 team ranked sixth in USA Today poll ... 1998 De La Salle Religion Award recipient.
Personal: Full name: Matt Christopher Wersel... Nicknames: Wers Daddy and Weasel... Born 3/27/80 in Cincinnati, Ohio... Majoring in communication ... Son of Tim and Bonnie Wersel... Father played football at Ohio State.