Player Profile – Hayden Mathews

Hayden Mathews

Personal Details

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Position:
Outfield

Cap number:
117

Club:
Mounties Softball Club

Association:
Southern Districts Softball Association (NSW)

Height:

Date of birth:
20/04/1996

Biography

Hayden has represented NSW at junior and open level for a number of years.

At the 2012 Australian U17 Boys’ Championship, Hayden stood out as a player of the future when he won the Most Valuable Player award, and two years later was selected to represent Australia at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Championship in Canada.

Hayden dominated with the bat at the 2017 Australian Men’s Softball Championship, winning the Most Valuable Player and Best Batter awards and earning selection into the national team.

Hayden has been part of the Aussie Steelers squad since 2015 and made his international debut for Australia at the 2017 Challenge Cup in New Zealand where he played in the outfield and performed strongly in the batting box as leadoff hitter.

Following the 2017 World Championship Hayden will remain in North America to play for new International Softball Congress team, CanAm Twins.

Tournament History

2017:
Selected for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship

2017:
Aussie Steelers debut – Challenge Cup, New Zealand

2014:
ISF Junior Men’s World Championship, Canada

Awards

2017:
Most Valuable Player & Best Batter, Open Men’s National Softball Championship

2016:
Best Batter, U23 Men’s National Softball Championship

2012:
Most Valuable Player, U17 Boys’ National Softball Championship