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Q&A with 21st Round Pick Chris Matlock

University of Central Missouri pitcher Chris Matlock was recently named the ABCA Pitcher of the Year in NCAA Division II. On Wednesday, he was taken by the Rangers in the 21st round of the MLB Draft. Lone Star Dugout spoke with him on Thursday afternoon.

Call him Austin Wood and Mike Belfiore before there was Austin Wood and Mike Belfiore. Last year—on May 26—Chris Matlock's Central Missouri Mules faced off against Sonoma State in a 19-inning classic. Matlock—the team's closer—pitched 9.1 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, walking two, and striking out 13. The sidearming right-hander had a solid 2008 season, but he was even better in...