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Austin Gardner
Austin  Gardner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coppell, Texas

High School:
Coppell

Last College:
Cisco College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

Position:
RHP

Experience:
1L

07/26/2017

BSB: Rohrbaugh Inks Independent League Deal

Former UTA Star Playing with the Vallejo Admirals

05/17/2017

BSB: Mavs Travel to Texas State in Quest of Title

UTA Sits Game Back in Standings with Three to Play

05/01/2017

BSB: Mavs Break from Conference at No. 25 Texas

Mavs Have Won Eight Consecutive Games

04/28/2017

BSB: Mavs Win Sixth Straight, Outlast No. 20 Cajuns

UTA Moves into First Place in Sun Belt; Series Resumes on Sunday at 11 a.m.

04/17/2017

BSB: eSix Sportswear Presents Mavs vs. Aggies

Mavs Host Texas A&M on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Gould

• 2016-17 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll
• Ninth Round Pick in the 2017 MLB Draft (Yankees)


2017

Had a prolific season as UTA's go-to reliever … Appeared in a team-leading 29 games, the seventh-most in UTA single-season history, with 21 coming as shutout appearances … Had a 2-1 record and a 2.42 ERA and made one start, earning two saves in 44.2 innings, allowing 36 hits and 10 walks, striking out 55 … Held opponents to a .222 average … Inherited a team-leading 22 runners, allowing only seven to score … In his 28 relief outings, was 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA in 42.2 innings, allowing 32 hits and nine walks, striking out 53 … Was 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA in 17 appearances in conference play, working 26 innings, allowing 19 hits and walking six, striking out 32 … Went 2-1 with a 1.83 ERA in his final 26 games, striking out 50 in 39.1 innings … Went 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA at Clay Gould, fanning 31 with just three walks in 23 innings … Was 1-0 with a 2.36 ERA in day games and was 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA in night games … Pitched in 16 games that UTA won, with a 2-0 record and a 1.73 ERA … Made season debut with two innings at Stephen F. Austin on opening weekend, allowing two runs and three hits … Got two out – both strikeouts – vs. No. 1 TCU in the home opener … After allowing six combined runs over his first four outings, had an 8.10 ERA, but finished 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA over his final 25 appearances …  Earned his first save of the year in a 5-4 win vs. Milwaukee, getting the final four outs and allowing a single … Picked up second save of the year vs. Milwaukee, getting the final out of a 8-5 sweep clincher … Made his lone start of the year with two innings at Sam Houston State, allowing four runs – two earned – walking one and striking out two … Worked a season-high four shutout innings in his first win of the year vs. Little Rock, allowing just two hits and striking out six … Picked up second win of the year with two shutout innings vs. No. 23 Texas A&M, allowing just a walk and striking out three … Tossed 2.1 shutout at Texas and Arkansas State … Worked 3.1 shutout innings in the series vs. Arkansas State … Tossed four one-run innings in two outings vs. No. 29 Coastal Carolina … Worked 2.2 combined hitless innings in two games at Texas State … Allowed a hard-luck run in the Sun Belt Championships, as a fly ball got lost in the sun and allowed the lone damage of the 2.2 innings vs. Arkansas State, striking out five without a walk … Tossed four shutout innings combined vs. No. 20 Louisiana in two games … Allowed only two hits in 2.2 shutout innings combined over two games at ULM.

2016
Appeared in 12 games with four starts, owning a 1-1 record and a 9.12 ERA … Had a save … Worked 25.2 innings, allowing 40 hits and nine walks, striking out 14 … Allowed 10 doubles, one triple and one homer … Opponents hit .351 … Appeared in six games with one start in Sun Belt play … Was 1-1 with a 7.98 ERA in his four starts, allowing 21 hits and seven walks, striking out five, in 14.2 innings … In eight games in relief, worked 11 innings, allowing 19 hits and 13 earned runs, walking two and striking out nine … Inherited seven runners, allowing five to score … Made first start of the year with five innings, allowing three runs in a victory over Stephen F. Austin … Worked three innings for a save at Troy.

Junior College (2015)
Went 7-2 with a 3.50 ERA as a sophomore, with 42 strikeouts and 15 walks in 70 innings.

Wichita State (2014)
Appeared in two games at Wichita State.

High School
A three-year letterwinner at Coppell High School, also playing a season in football … Went 4-2 with a 2.75 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 43 innings … Earned first-team all-district honors in 2012 … All-district honorable mention selection in 2013 … Played summer baseball with the Dallas Tigers, going 7-0 with a 0.79 ERA in 60 innings in 2013.

Personal
Son of Scott and Alicia Gardner … Has a brother, Kris (25) … Father played baseball at Oklahoma and spent four years in the Houston Astros system … Brother played baseball at Wichita State … Is majoring in marketing. 

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