44 Nathan Garza
44 - Nathan Garza
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Humble, Texas
Position: RHP
Previous School: Atascocita HS
B/T: R/R

Made three appearances out of the bullpen before suffering a season ending shoulder injury… Struck out five batters in two innings of scoreless work for his lone win of the season against Harvard (2/28)… Received a medical redshirt.

Matured into ORU's top relief pitcher as a sophomore... Appeared in 26 games, tops on the team and 4th in the Southland Conference... Finished with an 0-4 record and a 2.12 ERA... Recorded five saves, the 7th-highest mark in the Southland Conference... struck out 36 batters in 34 innings of work... Recorded three straight scoreless appearances from Feb. 22-March 3, including a two-inning save against Southeast Missouri (3/2)... Posted seven straight scoreless outings from March 12-April 5... Threw two scoreless innings against Oklahoma (3/19)... Picked up a two-inning save against nationally-ranked Central Arkansas (3/23)... Added a third save at Lamar (5/5)... Pitched a scoreless inning at Missouri State (5/8) for his fourth save of the year... Had three scoreless outings in 4.2 innings of work at the Southland Conference Tournament... Notched his final save of the year in a First Round win over Stephen F. Austin (5/22), pitching two scoreless innings... Went a season-high 2.2 innings in the season finale, striking out five batters against Central Arkansas (5/25).

Made four appearances during his freshman campaign... Recorded five strikeouts in 3.1 innings of action... made collegiate debut at Baylor (2/19).

Played at Atascocita HS in Humble, Texas ... three year letter winner for Head Coach Eric Matthews... Led his team to two District Championships, and 2010 District runner-up finish... first team All-District and All-Greater Houston pitcher.

Son of Brian and Ann Garza... business major... chose ORU over Dallas Baptist, New Mexico, TCU, Air Force, Baylor, Maryland and Sam Houston State.