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Player Bio: Matt Gardner :: Baseball



  Matt Gardner
Matt Gardner
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gig Harbor, Wash.

High School:
Gig Harbor

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Pitcher

B/T:
L/L

Personal
Born January 5, 1979, in Tacoma, Wash. ... parents are Cheryl and Ken ... has an older sister, Melissa ... sociology major with a 3.39 cumulative grade point average … made the Dean’s List in the fall, 2000 quarter with a 3.56 GPA.

Washington
2001 (Senior) -- Could fill a variety of roles in his senior season, anywhere from starter to long relief to left-handed specialist to closer … 2000 (Junior) -- Made 14 appearances, including six starts … posted victories over UCLA, San Francisco and Portland and earned a save against Dayton … in the win over UCLA, a 7-6 Husky victory, allowed two earned runs on four hits over five relief innings … worked six innings in the win over USF, allowing only one run … fanned a season-high six batters in four and one-third innings vs. Portland for a win … longest outing of the year was an eight-inning start vs. USC on the final weekend of the season ... 1999 (Sophmore) -- Was probably the Huskies’ top left-handed reliever before a shoulder injury (which eventually required surgery) ended the season ... made 12 appearances, all out of the pen ... struck out 12 in 11.2 innings ... had a 2.53 earned run average through nine appearances and 10.2 innings before trying to come back from the injury ... allowed a run in only one of his 10 pre-injury outings ... had six no-hit appearances ... got only win with a one-third inning outing vs. UCLA ... fanned four, allowed only one hit and gave up no runs in a four-inning outing vs. California ... 1998 (Freshman) -- Threw 16.2 innings over 14 relief outings during his first season ... earned lone decision of the year (a win) with a two-inning outing at San Francisco ... in that appearance, allowed no runs on one hit and no walks while fanning two ... had four straight shutout outings from Mar. 25 (USF) to Apr. 22 (Puget Sound) . . longest performance of the year came May 6 vs. Portland when he worked three shutout innings in a 6-1 win.

Gig Harbor High School
A four-year letterman as a pitcher and outfielder for coach Pete Jansen ... all-state, all-area and league co-MVP as a senior ... led the team to the state AA title as a senior ... 10-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 55 innings as a senior ... in one game, had a grand slam, a triple, a double and eight RBI ... also earned three letters in basketball ... named academic all-conference and won the Cheney Scholarship ... graduated with a 3.79 GPA.

MATT GARDNER’S CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS:

Year     ERA  W-L  G/GS  CG  ShO  Sv    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR

1998    8.10  1-0  14/0   0   0    0  16.2  18  16  15  12  13   3   0   4

1999    5.40  1-0  12/0   0   0    1  11.2  12   7   7  11  12   1   0   1

2000    6.36  3-4  14/6   0   0    1  46.2  63  38  33  18  21  11   2   9

Totals  6.60  5-4  40/6   0   0    2  75.0  90  61  55  41  46  15   2  14
Washington Baseball
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