Born November 26, 1980, in Edmonds, Wash. ... son of Nevin and Colleen Garthwaite ... has an older sister, Daedre ... uncle Larry Angel played AAA baseball ... a pre-arts & sciences major.
2001 (Sophomore) -- Washington’s everyday starter in left field and also the team’s most oft-used cleanup hitter ... started 50 of 52 games on the year ... led the team with 201 at bats, 17 doubles and with 46 runs batted in ... also stole eight bases in 10 tries ... had 17 multi-hit games on the year, including four in the first six games of the campaign ... 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double opening day vs. BYU, and hit a two-run double in the seventh that helped the UW to a 6-5 win ... 3-for-4 with four RBI and a double March 3 (game one) at UC Riverside ... 2-for-3 with three RBI in the nightcap of that doubleheader, driving in the first three runs of a 12-2 UW win ... three-run homer in the first the following day at UCR ... also belted a three-run, first-inning homer vs. Puget Sound ... had a strong series at WSU, going 5-for-12 with two homers, a double and seven RBI in three games ... his grand slam in the eighth inning of Washington’s 15-8 win on April 27 at WSU was the big hit in an eight-run, eighth-inning rally ... also singled and doubled earlier in that game ... six career home runs in nine career games against the Cougars ... played for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League over the summer, leading the league in homers for the majority of the season … 2000 (Freshman) -- The Huskies’ starter at designated hitter, he set a new UW freshman record with 12 home runs, tied for the team lead and seventh most in UW history … also showed good speed with nine stolen bases in 12 attempts … named honorable mention Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball … didn’t hit his first career homer until his 10th game, May 7 at Portland … capped the 7-6 Huskies’ come-from-behind win at UCLA, driving in the winning run with one out in the seventh … second home run was a solo shot April 1 vs. California … 2-for-4 with two solo homers in the April 5 win at Washington State, when the Huskies rallied from 5-0 down in the first to win, 8-7 … had a mid-season stretch in which he homered seven times in 12 games ... drove in the first of seven runs in the UW’s seven-run ninth inning that beat Wichita State in Wichita, 15-10 … 2-for-5 with a three-run homer the following day at Wichita State … named the Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 7-for-12 with eight RBI against Wichita State … 3-for-5 with a homer in the May 7 win over WSU … in four games against Washington State, went 6-for-18 (.333) with four home runs … closed out the year by hitting in each of the last nine games, going 13-for-33 (.394) over the streak … in four games during the trip to Cuba, went 3-for-12 with a homer and four RBI.
Kent-Meridian High School
Earned three letters for coach Ron Dick ... drafted by Oakland in the 12th round in 1999 ... second-team all-league as a sophomore ... first-team as a junior and senior ... league MVP his junior and senior years ... all-state as a senior team captain as a junior and senior ... set league records for career homers and RBI ... once homered in the first, second and third innings of the same game ... also earned three letters in football ... 3.91 GPA.
JAY GARTHWAITE’S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS:
Year Avg. G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg% BB HBP SO SB/A 2000 .287 48/48 178 37 51 6 2 12 36 .545 23 3 47 9/12