- 6' 6
- 227 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Godwin/William & Mary
- Richmond, Va.
2011: Made 23 starts – 20 as designated hitter and three at first – and played in 43 games total … Posted five multi-hit, two multi-run games and three multi-RBI games … Batted .241 with 21 hits, including four doubles, two triples and three home runs for 38 total bases and a .437 slugging percentage … Scored 10 runs and drove in 13 … Drew nine walks and had a .323 on-base percentage … In first start, went 2-for-4 with two runs scored versus Tennessee Tech (2/19), which included a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning ... Had a pinch hit single versus Niagara (2/27) ...Knocked in a run with a double versus Bryant (3/4-G1) ... Hit a two-run home run and also tripled and scored another run against North Carolina (3/18) ... Had an RBI double and scored versus Tar Heels (3/20) ... Drew a pinch-hit walk at Liberty (3/22) ... Knocked in a run at Boston College (3/29) ... Had a pinch-hit walk at Wake Forest (4/10-G1) and a pinch-hit RBI single in ninth in second game against Demon Deacons (4/10-G2) ... Against Florida State (4/17) hit a two-RBI single and a sac fly for a career-high tying three RBI ... Had two hits and scored a run at ETSU (4/19) ... Hit a two-RBI double, scored a run and also drew a walk at Maryland (4/24) ... Had a two-hit game versus NC A&T (4/26) including a ninth-inning double that set up the game-winning run ... Hit a solo home run in game two versus Clemson (5/14) … In final college game, had two hits including a triple and scored a run against Georgia Tech (5/21).
2010: Played in 45 games while making 23 starts (13 as the DH, 10 at first) … Batted .245 with 23 hits, including six doubles and four home runs for a .436 slugging percentage … Scored 15 runs and drove in 19 more … Drew 11 walks for a .318 on-base percentage … Led the team with five pinch hits … Singled and scored in the season opener against Kentucky ... Walked and struck out against Coastal Carolina ... Started at first against West Virginia and had an RBI single ... Walked and scored in game one with Charleston Southern ... Had a pinch-hit single in game two with Long Island, and singled in game three ... Doubled in game four ... Singled and scored two runs against Columbia ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single in game two with Clemson ... Added an RBI groundout in game three ... Had a pinch-hit double and scored versus Liberty ... Had an RBI double and scored a run against VMI on March 30 ... Had one of the better games of his career at East Tennessee State, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI, a double and his first homer since his freshman year ... Picked up a single in two pinch-hit at bats in the Florida State series ... Hit a three-run homer in the NC Central game to tie a career-high for RBI in a game ... Walked and scored a run against NC A&T ... Had a pinch-hit single in game two with Virginia, then started at DH in game three and had an RBI single and his first stolen base in nearly two years to the day ... Started two games in the Georgia Tech series but did not record a hit ... Had an RBI groundout in game two ... Delivered a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly in the first game with Boston College ... Had a pinch-hit, RBI double against Davidson on May 4 ... Tallied a career-high four hits in four at-bats against Savannah State on May 8, including his fourth homer of the season ...Scored twice and drove in two ... Started twice at DH against Duke, providing a double and two walks in game one ... Started at DH in game one at North Carolina and notched a sacrifice fly … Played in two of the Hokies’ games in the NCAA Tournament, getting an at-bat versus Bucknell and South Carolina.
2009: Despite losing a lot of playing time in the regular season, had a strong offseason and was named the team's MVP for the fall after hitting .700 (7-for-10) with six RBI and three doubles in the Hokie Fall World Series … Scored once and drove in a run in the season opener against UNC Asheville … Picked up hits in the second Wofford game and in the first USC Upstate game … Made his first start of the year (at third base) at Radford on March 10 and went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored … Had a pinch-hit, RBI single in game three with Georgia Tech … Walked and scored a run in pinch-hit duty in game two at NC State … Started game three at first base and picked up a hit before going hitless at James Madison in a start at third … Started at third in all three games of the Wake Forest series, registering a hit in each of the first two … Scored a run in pinch-hit duty against James Madison on April 8 … Picked up a pinch hit in the first game at Florida State.
2008: Saw most of his time as a DH or as a pinch-hitter, finishing the year with a .290 average … Saw his first action in game two against Pitt, entering the game as a pinch-hitter and moving to first base … Singled in two at-bats … Started as the DH in the second game with Coastal Carolina … Picked up a key two-run single at Davidson and saw some action at third base … Contributed a two-run double in the first Central Connecticut game … Had another two-run double in the final game with Central Connecticut State … Started at third against Binghamton and had two hits, an RBI and a run scored … Hit his first home run, drove in two runs and stole a base against Fordham … Recorded two hits against Longwood … Doubled and stole a base in game one with Maryland, scored twice and drove in two in game two, and went 2-for-4 in game three … Scored twice at Liberty … Doubled in games one and three against NC State … Had a pinch-hit single and a run scored in game three at Clemson … Went 2-for-5 with three RBI in game two with Presbyterian, including a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th.
William & Mary: Redshirted during the 2007 season before transferring to Tech.
High School: Lettered for three years under Coach John Marano at Mills E. Godwin High School … Made the all-district team three times, as a designated hitter in 2004, a first baseman in 2005 and a utility player in 2006 … As a senior, hit .350 with three homers and 14 doubles, while recording six saves and a 2-1 record on the mound … As a junior, batted .342 with four home runs and 12 doubles, while going 3-1 as a pitcher for the 2005 district champions … Also lettered for three years in basketball as a forward/center … Other activities included National Honor Society, BETA, Peer Helpers and Key Club.
Personal: Matthew Stephen Blow … Born 1/22/88 in Alexandria, Va. … Son of Michael and Carol Blow, both of whom went to Tech from 1979-83 … His sister, Katie, is a junior on the Hokies’ tennis team … Enrolled in residential property management.