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    Matt Garza
    Matt Garza

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    High School:
    Washington Union HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 190

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    11/11/1983

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    Fresno State: (2004) Started nine of his conference best 27 appearances ... was 6-3 with five saves and a 4.90 ERA ... second-team All-WAC ... recipient of team's Outstanding Pitcher award ... first Bulldog since Hans Smith (2000) to lead the team in wins (6) and saves (5) ... touched for eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits over six innings against Rice (5/21) ... lost for first time in last 11 outings ... sixth in the league with a 4.15 ERA in WAC games, seventh in opponents batting average (.269), tied for fourth in wins (4) and tenth in strikeouts (42)... earned WAC Pitcher of the Week honors (April 19-25) after firing a complete game four-hit shutout against Hawaii (4/24) ... first conference pitcher of the week honor of his career ... threw just 105 pitches including 70 for strikes ... first career CG (2nd of season for FS-Griffin 4/3) ... also struck out a career high seven ... fanned seven in three of his next four start ... retired a team season high 18 at one point ... victory gave Fresno State its 200th win in WAC play ... scattered an unearned run and three hits over six innings and struck out seven to defeat San Jose State (5/7) ... limited Hawaii to two runs (one earned) while striking out four in seven innings to notch his fifth win of the year .... collected team best sixth win in final start of the year against Nevada (5/28) ... allowed five runs and K'd six in five innings of work .... third in the WAC in saves (tied for eighth in school history on the single season charts) ... converted five of his seven save opportunities (71.4%) ... struck out Fullerton's Kurt Suzuki and Danny Dorn to register his third save (3/19) ... recorded two saves for the San Jose State series (4/9 and 4/11) ... seventh in the conference in strikeouts (77), tenth in opponents batting average (.291) and second in games finished (13) ... struck out six over seven scoreless innings against Chicago State (3/8) ... both were career best marks prior to complete game effort vs. Hawaii ... struck out three in 2.1 innings to notch his second save at UCSB (2/27) ... held Cal Poly (2/24) scoreless over 2.1 innings to register his first career save ... threw three scoreless innings in relief against Cal Poly (2/10) to earn his first victory in his last eight decisions dating back to the 2003 season. (2003) Made 19 appearances including nine starts ... third on the team in starts ... picked up his first collegiate victory in the season opener at UC Irvine (2/4) tossing a scoreless inning in relief ... lost his last six decisions to close out the season ... went 1-6 with a 9.55 ERA gave up 46 earned runs in 43.1 innings pitched.

    Washington Union High School: Lettered in baseball and football ... helped lead the baseball team to a 23-6 record and the football squad to a 9-3 mark his senior year.

    Personal: Matthew Scott Garza was born Nov. 11, 1983, in Selma, Calif. ... son of Luz and Rudy Garza ... has a younger brother, Michael ... has a son, Matt Garza Jr., who was born June 22, 2002.

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