Houston improves to 38-17 on the year and 15-8 in league play
HONORS & AWARDS
American Weekly Honor Roll (May 18)
Second Team All-American Conference (RHP)
Gregg Olson Award Watch List
USA Baseball Golden Spikes Midseason Award Watch List
American Weekly Honor Roll (March 10)
Houston College Classic MVP
American Pitcher of the Week (March 3)
American Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 17)
Commissioner's Honor Roll
Commissioner's Honor Roll
Made 17 appearances and five starts for the Cougars…Went 1-4 with a 4.82 ERA with three saves…Combined for two shutouts…Tossed 46.2 innings, striking out 35 and walking just seven…Started the first four Sunday’s of the season before moving to bullpen…Notched three saves in one week and two in series sweep at New Mexico (March 20-21)…Earned first career save in 1.1 hitless innings in win over Rice (March 17)…Went a career-long 9.0 innings, notching a career-high 11 strikeouts in final collegiate game vs. Rice in NCAA Regional (May 31)… Helped Cougars to an American Athletic Conference title, their second consecutive 40-win season and to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament… Was part of a pitching staff that ranked first in the conference with a 2.89 ERA.
Named to the American Athletic Conference Second Team...Went 9-5 in 17 starts for the Cougars...Led the staff with 108.0 innings logged...Owned a 2.92 ERA with two complete games and two combined shutouts...Allowed just 11 walks to his 57 strikeouts...Allowed just one earned run in his first four appearances...Opened the year with a 6-0 record...Became the first Cougar to record a 6-0 record in his first six starts since 2002...Was just one of eight pitchers in the nation that opened the season with a quality start in his first seven starts...Pitched complete games vs. College of Charleston (March 21) and at UConn (May 10)...Struck out a career-high seven in a shutout effort vs. 2014 College World Series participant Texas Tech (Feb. 28)...Named Houston College Classic MVP and American Pitcher of the Week (March 3) for that effort...Recorded a strikeout in all but two starts...Didn't walk a hitter in six straight starts (Feb. 28-April 5)...Held under a 1.00 ERA through his first four starts...Went at least 5.0 innings in 14 of his 17 starts...Was named to the Gregg Olson Award Watch List and to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Midseason Award Watch List...Helped Houston to a 48-win season, an American Conference tournament title, Regional Championship and appearance in an NCAA Super Regional for the first time since 2003...Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 29th round at No. 866.
Made 13 starts for the Cougars' pitching staff...Primarily saw action as Houston's midweek starter, while making a few late C-USA starts...Finished with a 5-5 record and a 3.88 ERA...Struck out 43 in 67.1 innings, walking just 18...Was 3-0 through his first five starts...Recorded wins over Houston Baptist (Feb. 27), at Baylor (March 12), vs. Texas (March 19), Texas Southern (April 16) and vs. UAB (May 12)...Best start came in 5.1 inning, six strikeout effort vs. Texas at Cougar Field...Didn't allow an earned run or a walk in the performance...Went on to strikeout six in a 6.1 inning no-decision at Tulane (May 5) and a career-long 7.0 inning win over UAB (May 12)...Didn't allow a walk through the first 18.0 innings of the year...Was instrumental in Houston's 10-3 midweek record.
As a true freshman, made 10 starts on the bump for third-most on the team... Appeared in 14 games, four in relief...Recorded a 2-5 record and a 5.77 ERA...Pitched 39.0 innings...Tallied 28 strikeouts...Made one start during C-USA play...Served primarily as the Cougars' midweek starter...Pitched a season-long 6.0 innings against Delaware (Feb. 19) during opening weekend...Earned his first collegiate win in that game; allowing just one unearned run on five hits with three strikeouts...Struck out a season-best six in a win over UTSA (May 1) for his second win of the year...Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings against Sam Houston State (March 13)...Went at least 5.0 innings in four of his starts.
BALL HIGH SCHOOL
Played under head coach Steve Hecker...Junior (2010): First Team All-Country pitcher...Sophomore (2009): First Team All-District pitcher.
Full name is Aaron Anthony Garza...Born Sept. 28, 1992 in Galveston, Texas...Son of Israel and Lauire Garza...Also, recruited by TCU, Rice, Kansas State and Sam Houston...Hobbies include basketball and video games.