Matthew Blackmore (Matty)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- Born June 19, 1982 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Matthew Blackmore has played at the highest levels of Australian baseball, representing the state of Victoria in Australia's Claxton Shield.
Blackmore competes for his home club, Sandringham Royals during the Australian summer. He made his Claxton Shield debut in 2007, going 3-0 and tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits.  In the Australian winter that year, he came to Europe to pitch for the top Czech squad, Draci Brno. He went 3-0 with a 0.50 ERA, second in the league, .01 behind Lubomír Janda.  
In the 2008 Claxton Shield, Blackmore had a 4.50 ERA but saved four games, best in the tournament.  He pitched for the second-tier French club Bois-Guillaume in 2008. 
Matty allowed two runs in three innings for Victoria in the 2009 Claxton Shield.  That year, he also pitched for Australia in a friendly match against the Taiwan national team, tossing a scoreless inning in a 5-4 loss. The only batter to reach was Boston Red Sox prospect Che-Hsuan Lin. 
For 2009, Blackmore moved up to France's top tier, the Division Elite, joining the Montpellier Barracudas.  He finished 4-2 with a save and a 2.61 ERA for Montpellier and also hit .237/.324/.312 with 18 runs in 24 games. 
In the 2010 Claxton Shield, Blackmore was 7-1 with a 1.95 ERA to win Pitcher of the Year honors. He was named MVP of the Final Series, helping the Victoria Aces to the title. 
- ↑  Australian Baseball Federation
- ↑ Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac
- ↑ Blackmore's 2007 Extraliga stats
- ↑ 2007 Extraliga leaders
- ↑ 2008 Claxton Shield statistics
- ↑ Division Elite transactions
- ↑ 2009 Claxton Shield stats
- ↑ 2009 Taiwan-Australia game
- ↑ Baseballdeworld.com
- ↑ French Baseball and Softball Federation
- ↑ Australian Baseball and Softball Federation
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