31  Garrett Baker
Garrett Baker


Rome, N.Y.

High School:
Rome Free Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195



2009 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games with one start as a freshman, posting an 8.04 ERA with 16 strikeouts against six walks through 15 and two-thirds innings pitched ... Eight of the 15 hits he allowed went for extra bases ... Made his WCU debut on Feb. 22, allowing one earned run on one hit in a third of an inning in the home victory over Bowling Green ... Started his first collegiate game against East Tennessee State, working a career-long five and a third allowing four runs - only three of which were earned - on five hits with four strikeouts and four walks ... Struck out a career-best five in three innings of work in the Southern Conference tournament, limiting the high-powered Elon offense to a pair of hits in scoreless relief.

High School: Was as a three-time Rome Free Academy Pitcher of the Year, ranked inside RFA's top three on the school's all-time career strikeouts list with 200 as a prep ... As a senior, struck out 65 batters (2nd in the CNYCL) in 51 innings pitched with a 1.64 ERA ... Hit .439 in his final season with three doubles ... Rated as the 19th-best player in the state of New York by Perfect Game ... Was selected to play in the 2005 and 2007 East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase ... One of 16 players from the Northeast region to play against Team Japan at Doubleday Field in the Goodwill Games XVII ... Off the diamond, is also the captain and three-time MVP of the RFA basketball team.

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