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Ralph Garza Jr.
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Ralph Garza Jr. 1373479
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas
High School: New Braunfels Senior High School
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2015 [Junior]: Drafted and signed by the Houston Astros in the 26th round with the 769th overall pick… led the team with 30 pitching appearances; all in relief… went 2-4 with a 4.08 ERA, while totaling 49 strikeouts in 46.1 innings… tossed three-shutout innings at Hawai’i (3/14)… worked 2.2 innings of scoreless-relief at No. 3 TCU (3/24)… set up a win over Kansas (4/3) with two-scoreless innings… earned the win, while striking out three in 1.1 innings to beat No. 25 Texas (4/10)… struck out a season-high five in 2.1 innings at Texas (4/11)… notched his first save of the year with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings against Alcorn State (4/21)… claimed the win over Sam Houston State (4/24) with three strikeouts in 1.1 innings… nailed down a save by striking out the side vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State (5/3)… matched a season-high with five Ks against OSU (5/23) at the Big 12 Championship… finished his career third all-time at OU with 84 games pitched… managed a career 12-8 record with nine saves and 123 strikeouts across 150 innings.

2014 [Sophomore]: Appeared in a team-high 30 games, including a pair of starts… threw 45 innings with 17 scoreless appearances… finished the year at 5-3 with seven saves, 36 strikeouts and an ERA of 6.20… picked up his fourth save of the season with one perfect-inning against Rutgers (3/7)… struck out five in three innings of relief against Belmont (3/15)… earned fifth save of the year with a perfect-inning of work at Kansas (3/29)… struck out four in two innings of a win over West Virginia (4/18).

2013 [Freshman]: Pitched in 24 games, second most by a Sooner pitcher… third on the team with 58.2 innings pitched… finished the year with 38 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.76… pitched a complete game at Oral Roberts (3/26) allowing only one run and striking out 11 in the win… recorded four relief wins and finished with a record of 5-1.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at New Braunfels High School under head coach Doug Edwards ... named District MVP and to the All-State Team his senior season ... received Freshman of the Year and Comal County Player of the Year honors.Summer 2012: Played for Action Baseball Club.

Personal: Full name is Ralph Albert Garza ... Born in Edinburg, Texas ... Parents are Ralph and Lupita Garza ... Has one brother, Joe ... Human relations major.

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