8 Justin Garza
8 - Justin Garza
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Ontario, Calif.
High School: Bonita HS
Position: RHP
B/T: R/R
Experience: HS

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 2013 ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American
2013 Louisville Slugger Second Team All-American
2013 Baseball America Second Team All-American
2013 NCBWA Second Team All-American
2013 Baseball America Freshman All-American First Team
2013 NCBWA Freshman All-American
2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
2013 ABCA/Rawlings West Region First Team
2013 Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year
2013 Fullerton Regional MVP
2013 College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Semifinalist

Cal State Fullerton’s Saturday night starter, finished the season with an undefeated record of 12-0 in 17 starts as the Titans finished the year with a 16-1 record when Garza was on the mound…awards included ABCA Rawlings All-American (second team), ABCA/Rawlings all-West Region, Baseball America All-American (second team), Baseball America Freshman All-American (first team), Louisville Slugger All-American (second team), Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, NCBWA All-American (second team), NCBWA Freshman All-American, Fullerton Regional MVP, Big West Pitcher of the Year, Big West Conference First Team, Big West Pitcher of the Week (03/11) and College Baseball Foundation Pitcher of the Year Semifinalist…completed his rookie campaign with a 2.03 ERA (50th country, third Big West) pitching in five combined shutout victories…tossed 115 innings, allowing just 26 earned runs while striking out a team-best 95 and issuing only 17 walks…held opposing batters to a .205 clip…WHIP (0.88) ranked sixth in the country…his other numbers to rank in the top 50 of the country: strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.59, 27th), walks allowed per 9.0 innings (1.33, 32nd) and hits allowed per 9.0 innings (6.57, 42nd)…in Big West games finished with a record of 6-0 in nine starts, striking out 48 in 59 innings of work…1.000 winning percentage (12-0) not only set the Fullerton freshman record, but he is one of just four pitchers in Cal State Fullerton history with at least 12 wins and no losses….12 wins ties him with Thomas Eshelman for the Fullerton freshman record...finished the season with 13 quality starts…in first career start vs. Nebraska tossed six shutout innings while striking out six and allowing just two hits in 9-0 win (02/16)…was named Big West Pitcher of the Week after handcuffing Texas A&M to the tune of seven shutout innings in a 2-0 victory over the Aggies, which evened the weekend series (03/09)…in series-clinching win at Oral Roberts, tossed eight shutout innings and struck out nine in a 6-2 victory (03/16)…tossed eight shutout innings at Hawai’i in a 5-0 victory (04/27)…in series-clinching 2-1 win vs. Long Beach State allowed just one run in eight innings (05/04)…in first career postseason start, tossed eight and 1/3 shutout innings while matching a career high with nine strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Arizona State in the second game of the Fullerton Regional (06/01).

Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 26th round (803 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

A 2012 graduate of Bonita HS in La Verne, Calif. • Played three years on the varsity squad for head coach John Knott • As a senior in 2012, finished the year with a 12-1 record, 0.72 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 88 innings pitched while also batting .391 • Was named to the Max Preps and Baseball America All-American teams, respectively • Was also named the CIF Southern Section Division III, the Inland Valley Bulletin and the San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year, respectively • Was named to the Max Preps all-state team, and was named to the Los Angeles Times All-Southland team • Led Bonita HS to the CIF Southern Section Division III championship with a 5-1 win over Alhambra • The Bearcats finished season 32-2, and won the Hacienda League championship • As a junior in 2011, also received first team all-CIF, all-state and all-league honors • Played for the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers Area Code Team.

Born in Glendora, Calif. • Parents are Charles and Linda Garza • Major is kinesiology • Favorites include: Mike Trout (baseball player), Angel Stadium (baseball stadium), The Nome (restaurant), Angels (baseball team), “The Sandlot” (movie), Adam Sandler (actor), Italian (food).

Career Highs Graphic

Innings Pitched: 8.1 vs. #24 Arizona State (06.01.13)

Strikeouts: 9, 3x, last vs. #24 Arizona State (06.01.13)

Hits Allowed: 9 at UC Davis (04.06.13)

Runs Allowed: 5 at Long Beach State (03.23.13)

Earned Runs Allowed: 5 at Long Beach State (03.23.13)

Walks Allowed: 4 at #23 Cal Poly (04.20.13)

Wins: 12


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