By Hannah Glasgow
Freshman pitcher Matthew Smallwood has been playing baseball since the age of 5. He has Major League aspirations, but said “there’s a lot of other goals besides winning” that he’d like to accomplish as a Lobo, such as volunteering.
“I feel like we can make a big difference in the community just because we’re a part of the UNM baseball team,” Smallwood said. “But besides that, of course, winning a couple Mountain West conferences and a College World Series would be a dream come true.”
Smallwood is one of only nine New Mexicans on this year’s roster
“My mom always told me that hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard, and I really believed in that growing up,” he said.
Smallwood will be in Virginia to play for the Winchester Royals in the Valley Baseball League, a collegiate summer league.