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22 MARIO GARZA
  • OF/C
  • 6-0 205
  • L/R Sr.
  • 1L Melbourne, Fla./Stanford/Central Catholic
  • Major: Political Science

2003: Started in 51 of the 54 games that he appeared in ... Started at three different spots with 32 starts as the designated hitter, 12 in left field and seven in right field ... Had a season-high six game hit streak to open the season Feb. 8-21 ... Ended career with five game hit streak Named to Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament team after batting a tournament best .737 (14-19) with two doubles, four homers, 12 runs scored and 12 RBI Had a team-best 20 multi-RBI contests and was fourth on the team with 21 multi-hit games ... Led the team with 66 RBI which also ranked second in the SEC ... Had a .420 on-base percentage and a .651 slugging percentage Tied for the team lead with four sacrifice flies Was third on the team with 13 homers Hit a homer in five of the last seven games Ranked second on the team with his .425 batting average in non-league games In non-conference contests he had 12 doubles, nine homers and a team leading 47 RBI Knocked in season-best five runs against Kentucky May 16 and against Florida Atlantic May 31 ... In regional game versus Florida Atlantic May 31 he went 5-5 with two homers and had an NCAA regional record tying six runs scored Reached base safely in 42 of the 54 games he has played in ... Went 4-8 with two runs scored and four RBI against South Florida Feb. 25 ... Had four RBI in back-to-back games March 18-19 against Columbia and Army ... Went 3-3 with four runs scored and three RBI in game two of doubleheader with Hofstra Feb. 23 ... Was 2-3 with go-ahead three run homer against Alabama March 23 Scored five times with six RBI Kentucky series May 16-18 ... In the month of February he batted .457 with five doubles, three homers and 18 RBI ... Recorded 100th career Florida hit May 4 against Auburn Had three or more hits in game six times.

2002: Played in 59 games, starting 45 (43 at DH, two in RF) Batted .308 (56-182) with 13 doubles, one triple and was tied for third on the team with 11 home runs Was a perfect 3-3 stealing bases Held a .571 slugging percentage and .406 on-base percentage In league games he hit .244 (20-82) with four doubles, a triple, two homers and 14 RBI Batted .360 (36-100) with nine doubles and nine homers in non-conference games At NCAA Regional he batted .385 (5-13) with six runs scored, a double, a homer and three RBI Was 3-10 (.300) with a .417 on-base percentage as a pinch hitter Hit homer, went 1-3 with two RBI vs. Tennessee April 13 Was 2-6 with three-run homer, four RBI March 18 vs. Kentucky Hit solo homer, going 2-4 in first career start in right field March 26 against Army Drove in game-winning RBI, finished with career-high four hits (4-5), six RBI, two home runs vs. Dartmouth March 20 Became first player to hit pinch hit homer in two years March 19 when hit a homer vs. Massachusetts On March 12 he tied school record for hits in a game with 5-5, four-run, three RBI, two double performance vs. College of Charleston Set new league record with seven runs scored against Siena Feb. 27 In that game he went 3-5 with two walks and an RBI Went 2-2 with two homers and three RBI Feb. 24 vs. Siena Hit multiple homers in a game twice Had a 10-game hit streak Recorded 14 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI contests Had three or more hits in a game three times Made first start/appearance at home as the designated hitter on opening day against Charleston Southern Feb. 2.

1999-2001 AT STANFORD: Played two seasons at Stanford for head coach Mark Marquess where he served as a backup catcher Appeared in 12 games with five starts, hit .182 (4-22) with one double, home run and two RBI in 2001 Hit first collegiate home run, a two-run shot vs. UCLA April 8 Helped lead Stanford to a 51-17 record and College World Series appearance Played in 17 games with three starts as a freshman in 2000 Hit .130 (3-23) with two doubles and an RBI Went 1-3 in start at catcher with a double vs. Sacramento State April 4, 2000 Also in 2000 he doubled vs. Southern California March 18 and registered an RBI vs. USC March 22.

SUMMER: In the summer of 2002 he played in the Cape Cod League for the Hyannis Mets Batted .253 (22-87) with eight doubles, one home run and 10 RBI Played for Anchorage Bucs of the Alaskan League in 1999 Hit .298 (28-94) with eight doubles, two home runs and six RBI in 31 games Led Youngstown Astro Falcons to third-place finish at Connie Mack World Series in 1999 Hit .500 with three home runs in tournament and .375 with 11 home runs over 1999 summer Played with the 1997 U.S. Youth National Team.

PREP: A 1999 graduate of Melbourne Central Catholic High School where he lettered four years for head coach Tom Dooley Two-time All State and four-time All Space Coast Conference selection Two-time team MVP Hit .426 with 16 home runs and 107 RBI in his four-year career Hit .438 with two home runs, 31 RBI and 25 steals as a senior Hit .475 with 10 home runs, 38 RBI as a junior Also hit .506 with two HR and 30 RBI as a sophomore Also played two seasons of varsity football Member of National Honor Society Graduated with 3.70 GPA.


GARZA'S CAREER STATISTICS
Overall Season Statistics
Year AVG GP-S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A
2002 .308 59-45 182 43 56 13 1 11 41 24 44 3-3
2003 .349 54-51 195 52 68 18 1 13 66 22 47 2-6
Totals .329 113-96 377 95 124 31 2 24 107 46 91 5-9
SEC Regular Season Statistics
Year AVG GP-S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A
2002 .244 27-20 82 11 20 4 1 2 14 10 23 0-0
2003 .258 26-23 89 12 23 6 0 4 19 6 28 0-0
Totals .251 53-43 171 23 43 10 1 6 33 16 51 0-0
SEC Tournament Statistics
Year AVG GP-S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A
2002 .100 4-3 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0-0
Totals .100 4-3 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0-0
NCAA Postseason Statistics
Year AVG GP-S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A
2002 .385 4-3 13 6 5 1 0 1 3 1 2 0-0
2003 .737 5-5 19 12 14 2 0 4 12 5 3 0-0
Totals .594 9-8 32 18 19 3 0 5 15 6 5 0-0

GARZA'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 8 vs. South Florida, 2/25/03
Runs Scored: 7 vs. Siena, 2/27/02
Hits: 5 vs. College of Charleston, 3/12/02 and FAU, 5/31/03
Doubles: 2, twice; vs. College of Charleston, 3/12/02 and vs. Stetson, 4/9/02
Home Runs: 2, (three times) last vs. FAU, 5/31/03 RBI: 6 vs. Dartmouth, 3/20/02
Bases on Balls: 2, eight times; last vs. Miami, 6/1/03
Stolen Bases: 1, (5 times) last vs. Siena, 3/2/03
Hit Streak: 10 games

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