Former UTA Star Playing with the Vallejo Admirals
UTA Sits Game Back in Standings with Three to Play
Mavs Have Won Eight Consecutive Games
UTA Moves into First Place in Sun Belt; Series Resumes on Sunday at 11 a.m.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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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