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#44 Nathan Garza
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Humble, Texas
High School: Atascocita HS
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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 on March 2... posted seven straight scoreless outings from March 12-April 5... threw two scoreless innings against Oklahoma on March 19... picked up a two-inning save against nationally-ranked Central Arkansas on March 23... added a third save on May 5 at Lamar... pitched a scoreless inning at Missouri State on May 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 1st Round win over Stephen F. Austin on May 22, pitching two scoreless innings... went a season-high 2.2 innings in the season finale, striking out five batters against Central Arkansas on May 25.

Made four appearences during freshman campaign... recorded five strikeouts in 3.1 innings of action... made collegiate debut on Feb. 19 at Baylor.

High School
Played at Atascocita HS in Humble, Texas ... three year letter winner for Eric Matthews... Led team to two District Championships, and 2010 District runner-up finishes... 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.