Oct. 9, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Matt Beaumont, a letterwinner on the Ohio State baseball team from 1992-94, was officially inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Sept. 27. Beaumont, along with 13 other inductees, was honored during a dinner at the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union and became the 15th baseball Buckeye enshrined in the hall of fame which was created in 1977.
A three-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes from 1992-94, Beaumont went 11-1 and led the Big Ten in strikeouts (104) en route to first team All-America honors in 1994. He was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year in 1994 and first team All-Big Ten in 1993 and 1994. Beaumont became the first Buckeye to record over 100 strikeouts in a season since Joe Sadelfeld accomplished the feat in 1967. He tossed a complete game to pick up the win in the Buckeyes’ 6-1 win over BYU in the 1994 Atlantic II Regional in Tallahassee, Fla., and helped the Buckeyes to a Big Ten Tournament championship in 1994.
Beaumont, from Rittman, Ohio, ranks ninth all-time at Ohio State in strikeouts (245), 10th in wins (25), 13th in ERA (3.71) and 17th with 249.2 innings pitched. Beaumont was selected in the fourth round of the 1994 amateur draft by the California Angels. He made it to Triple-A before ending his minor league career in 2001.
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