Name: Matthew Ratliff
Position: Outfielder
Hometown: American Fork, Utah
World Championship Experience
  • 2019 WBSC Men's World Championship; Hit .348 (8-for-23) with 4 RBI and 6 runs scored
  • 2017 WBSC Men's World Championship; Hit .300 (6-for-20) with one home run, four RBI and seven runs scored
Other Career Highlights
  • 2022 Pan American Championship: Hit .190 (4-for-21) with a triple, 1 RBI and 5 runs scored
  • 2019 Pan American Games Silver Medalist; Hit .400 (10-for-25) with 3 doubles, 1 HR, 7 RBI and 5 runs scored
  • 2018 Intercontinental Cup; Hit .200 (2-for-10) with a double and one run scored

What does it mean to play for USA Softball? It's a great honor that I've had set as a goal for the last several years. To be able to go out and compete on behalf of my country is something I've wanted to do since I watched Team USA compete in Prague on TV. 

How did you get started in Men's Fast Pitch? I grew up around the game with my grandfather and father both playing. I was able to play at a fairly high level with my father for a few years before he retired. I remember my first few at bats when I was still in high school. It taught me to have a quick swing, which really helped me excel in high school baseball.