Scouting Report: Senior will be looked upon to be a reliable lefty out of the pen ... provides much-needed experience to young TCU pitching staff.
As a Junior (2001): One of only four Horned Frogs to make double-digit appearances out of the bullpen ... pitched in 12 games, all in relief ... held a two-to-one strikeout/walk ratio ... hurled a career-high-tying 3.1 innings April 11 at Texas Tech, allowing two runs on two hits ... didn't allow a run in seven of twelve appearances ... did not notch a decision.
As a Sophomore (2000): Posted a 1-0 record with a 5.84 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 10 appearances (12.1 innings) ... collected only win of career March 28 at Texas Tech, throwing two scoreless innings of relief ... hurled a career-high-tying 3.1 innings at Texas-Arlington, allowing no runs and striking out four.
As a Freshman (1999): Appeared in five games as a first-year ... did not allow a run in his last two appearances of the campaign ... Tossed a scorelss inning versus UTA, striking out one ... lowered ERA from 9.00 after two appearances to 5.40 at season's end.
High School: Notched honorable mention all-district honors at Sugar Land High School ... was a standout in the classroom as well as the diamond ... a member of National Honor Society ... graduated cum laude ... coached by Herb Espinoza ... also lettered in golf.
Personal: Full name is Joshua Lee Gardner ... born May 30, 1979 (22 years old) ... son of Sally and Jay Gardner ... both parents attended TCU, as does younger brother Joel ... oldest of six children ... graduated in 2001 with a BBA in finance ... earned Dean's list and Dean's scholarship recognition ... pursuing Master's studies ... enjoys golf and cards.
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