Veteran with a good sinker and change-up... Gets ground-ball outs... Could be a player to watch coming out of the bullpen.
Wayne Graham said -- "Garrett has experience and a breaking ball. We hope that he can be ready to pitch."
Rice -- 2005: Sat out the entire season due to an injury... 2004: Pitched in 11 games for a talented and veteran Rice staff, all in relief... Finished third on the team in relief appearances... Maintained a 3.38 ERA in 16 innings of work... Notched a save with a season-long 3.1 frames against Sam Houston State... Fanned a season-high three Bearkats while allowing just two hits, a walk and an unearned run... Struck out two batters twice, against WAC rivals Nevada and Fresno State on the road... Held hitters to a composite .234 batting average... ERA in conference games was 2.84... Retired 13 of 15 batters that led off an inning against him.
Junior College -- Earned all-conference accolades in 2003, helping Blinn to a 29-17 record overall... Compiled a 5-3 record and a team-leading 2.38 ERA in 12 appearances for the Buccaneers... Made nine starts and held a total of 238 batters faced to a combined .239 average... Fired three complete games with one shutout... Allowed 8.0 hits, 3.6 walks and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings... Coached by Brian Roper.
High School -- 2001 graduate of Cuero High School... Four-year letterman and starter... Three-time all-district, all-area and all-state selection as a pitcher/outfielder... Maintained a 1.10 ERA and 10-3 record in 73 innings... Led the Gobblers to a 26-6 record and regional quarterfinal appearance... Coached in baseball by Jerry Pyles... Also earned varsity letters in football (three), track and field (three) and powerlifting (two)... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal -- Full Name: Garrett Wade Pennington. Born: May 22, 1983, at Cuero. Parents: Gary and Patsy Pennington, Cuero (one brother, two sisters). Major: economics/kinesiology/sports management. College: Sid Richardson.
Pennington's Rice Statistics
Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA
2004 3.38 0 0 11 0 0 0 2 1 16.0 15 8 6 6 15 1 0 2 71 .234 2 0 1 0
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