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Enrique Garcia

position

Right Handed Pitcher

Height

6-4

Weight

215 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Mechanicsville, Md.

High School

Chopticon HS

Enrique Garcia
31  Enrique Garcia
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Mechanicsville, Md.
High School:
Chopticon
Last College:
Potomac State College
Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225
Position:
RHP

At Miami
Big pitcher with a power arm … Started the 2007 season as the closer before becoming a mainstay in the weekend rotation … Gives UM a solid 1-2 punch in its weekend rotation … Drafted in the 32nd round by the Chicago Cubs in 2007 … UM Bookbuster for achieving a GPA greater than 3.0 in the fall semester of 2007.

Junior (2007)

  • Led Miami with 80 strikeouts in 92 innings and finished 8-4 with a 3.82 ERA in his first season.
  • Went 5-2 with a 3.29 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 54.2 innings in ACC games, ranking him eighth in individual pitching.
  • Named ACC Pitcher of the week on Apr. 16 after striking out a career-high 12 batters in a 5-1 win over NC State.
  • Only UM pitcher to toss two complete games picking up wins at Wake Forest (5/13) and over NC State (4/14).
  • vs. Kent State (6/2): Earned his eighth win of the season after tossing 7.1 innings and striking out six in an 8-7 win in the second game of the NCAA Columbia, Mo. Regional.
  • at Wake Forest (5/13): Tossed second complete game of the season and struck out nine batters while allowing one earned run on seven hits.
  • at Virginia Tech 4/21): Struck out seven in seven innings to claim fourth win in 4-3 UM win.
  • vs. NC State (4/14): Tossed first career complete game, struck out a career-high 12 batters and allowed one earned run on five hits in win over No. 21 NC State.
  • at Virginia (3/25): Held No. 5 UVa to one run on four hits in five innings and struck out five for second win of the season.
  • vs. Mercer (2/2): Made first career appearance for the Hurricanes and struck out two in 1.1 innings.
  • at Florida (2/18): Earned first career save after throwing one scoreless inning in a 10-7 UM win.

Potomac State

  • Blossomed into one of the country’s top junior college pitchers beneath head coach Doug Little … was drafted in the 17th round of the MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox in 2005 and was drafted in the 20th round by the Arizona Diamond Backs in 2006 … led Potomac State to a pair of fifth-place finishes in the JUCO World Series in 2005 and 2006, compiling a 14-4 record in that time … set the school record for strikeouts in a season with 103 in 2006 … two-time All-JUCO World Series First Team selection.
  • Sophomore (2006): Went 9-1 with a 3.75 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 85.2 innings … First Team All-Region, First Team All-Easter District, All-JUCO World Series First Team and Honorable Mention All-American … set school single-season record for strikeouts … All-JUCO World Series First Team selection.
  • Freshman (2005): Threw two no-hitters and went 5-3 with a 4.12 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 55 innings.

Chopticon

Played for head coach Steve Williams.Senior (2004): Threw two shutouts and a one-hit shutout with a 3-5 record and 3.75 ERA. Junior (2003): Gave up one earned run in 43 innings … went 4-0 with a 0.08 ERA and 60 strikeouts … threw three shutouts.

Personal

Son of Hilton and Ruth Garcia.Has two younger sisters, Elisa and Daniela, and a younger brother, Jesse.Majoring in business management.