LeBlanc allows just three hits and two runs - both unearned - in fastest contest in school history
Longest game of the season for Green Wave ends in 3-2 defeat
First time the Green Wave have defeated the Ragin' Cajuns on the road since 2001
Greenies drop game three of the series, 2-0, despite first career complete game from Napoli
Rizzotti and Gibaut hold Southern Miss to four hits while Greenies collect 11 hits at the plate
|Garner's Career Honors|
|2014||College Sports Madness Preseason All-Conference USA Second Team|
|2013||Conference USA Hitter of the Week (5/13/13)|
|2013||LSWA Hitter of the Week (5/13/13)|
|2013||College Sports Madness C-USA Player of the Week (5/13/13)|
Career: A solid two-way player for four years at Tulane...finishes his career as one of the top-20 players in school history in most games finished, most saves and most pitching appearances as a hurler while also ranking in the top-35 in school history in doubles...a career .267 hitter with 38 doubles, three triples and eight homers...compiled a 9-3 record on the hill with a 3.83 ERA in 56 appearances, totaling nine saves.
2014 (Senior): HITTING: A College Sports Madness Preseason All-Conference USA Second Team member...appeared in 49 games, starting all 49 (37 in right field and 12 at designated hitter)...batted .242 with 20 runs, 44 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 23 RBI, 17 walks, three sacrifice flies and two stolen bases...led the team in home runs (four) and sacrifice flies (three), while ranking second in doubles (11) and slugging percentage (.381)...tied for second in third (17)...third on the team with 12 multi-hit games, and tied for third on the team with four multi-RBI games...posted the team's longest reached base streak of 13...went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in the season-opener against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/14)...notched five RBI with a home run and a run during a 2-for-4 performance at Louisiana Tech (2/21)...followed up that performance with back-to-back days of 2-for-4 days at the plate at Louisiana Tech (2/22 and 2/23)...posted 2-for-4 performances against Sacred Heart (3/1 and 3/2)...notched a three-RBI triple at New Orleans (3/19)...posted a three-RBI double against Middle Tennessee (3/23)...homered and scored twice during a 2-for-4 day against UTSA (4/4) in the second game of a doubleheader...reached base in 13 straight games starting on April 9 at Southeastern Louisiana and wrapping up on May 2 against Southern Miss...went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBI against Rice (4/13)...posted back-to-back 2-for-4 performances with a run in both games during the first two games of the series against Wichita State (4/25 and 4/26)...went 2-for-5 against Nicholls State (4/29)...PITCHING: Appeared in seven games, all in relief...went 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA with one save and pitching in one combined shutout...totaled 8.2 innings, allowing eight hits and four runs (two earned) while striking out five and walking none...held opponents to a batting average of .235...picked up a save and was part of the combined-shutout at Nicholls State (2/25), fanning two in 1.0 inning...notched his lone win on the year in 2.0 innings of relief against McNeese State (4/15), striking out one and allowing two hits...struck out one at Louisiana-Lafayette (4/1) and against Wichita State (4/27). Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors.
2013 (Junior): HITTING: Appeared in 55 games, including 51 starts (19 in right field, 18 at designated hitter and 14 in left field)...batted .283 with 27 runs, 58 hits, 17 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 35 RBI and four stolen bases...second on the team in batting average (.283) and hits (58)...tied for first on the squad with 35 RBI...slugging percentage of .405 good for first on the team...tied for third in Conference USA with 17 doubles...second on the team with 17 multi-hit contests and second on the team with nine multi-RBI games...earned Conference USA Hitter of the Week, LSWA Hitter of the Week and College Sports Madness Conference USA Player of the Week in early May after a series at UCF (5/10-5/12) in which he went 9-for-15, including a game in which he hit for the cycle, going 5-for-5 with seven RBI at UCF (5/10)...became the first Tulane player to hit for the cycle since Michael Aubrey did so in 2001...seven RBI tied him for the second most in a game in school history...went 2-for4 with an RBI and a run scored versus Missouri State (2/17)...had back-to-back two hit games against Notre Dame (2/23 and 2/24)...collected three RBI in a 1-for-4 performance at Nicholls (2/26), including his first home run of the season...notched a double, an RBI and a run against New Orleans (2/27)...posted back-to-back 1-for-4 with two RBI performances at Alabama (3/3) and against Northwestern State (3/5)...scored twice and went 2-for-4 at the dish against High Point (3/8)...collected two hits at Southeastern Louisiana (3/12)...put together a 2-for-3 day at the plate against LSU (3/26)...had two RBI and a double at Rice (3/30)...went 2-for-4 against Nicholls (4/2)...had a 12-game hitting streak from 4/24 to 5/16...notched a double and two RBI in a 2-for-4 performance at LSU (4/24)...went 3-for-5 during the opening game of the series at Marshall (4/26)...went 1-for-5 and 4-for-4 with two runs in a doubleheader against Marshall (4/27)...collected a hit against New Orleans (5/1) before rattling off three straight 2-for-4 performances against Houston (5/3, 5/4 and 5/5)...went 2-for-5 with four RBI and a double against UAB (5/16)...PITCHING: Appeared in 17 games, all in relief...notched a 3.38 ERA and 1-2 record while recording six saves in 26.2 innings of action...allowed 30 hits and 10 earned runs, while walking only eight and striking out 20...six saves were good for second on the squad as well as tying for seventh in Conference USA...11 games finished were tenth in Conference USA...recorded his first save of the season in 1.0 inning of action, striking out one and allowing no hits against Southeastern Louisiana (2/19)...earned his next save against New Orleans (2/27) in one inning of relief...pitched 1.2 innings at Alabama (3/2), striking out one for his third save...earned his lone win on the season in 0.2 innings against Southeastern Louisiana (3/13)...pitched 2.0 innings against Memphis (3/24), recording two strikeouts in the process...struck out three against Nicholls (4/2) in 1.2 innings...pitched a season-high 4.0 innings, striking out two against ECU (4/12)...fanned two batters at Marshall (4/27) during the second game of the doubleheader for a save...struck out a season-high four batters in 2.2 innings against UAB (5/17) to get his fifth save on the year...notched his sixth save of the season in the final game of the year, versus Houston (5/25) at the Conference USA Championship, fanning four in 3.0 innings.
2012 (Sophomore): HITTING: Appeared in 38 games with 30 starts...collected 24 starts as designated hitter, three in left field, two in center field and one in right field...drove in the game winning run four times; twice against Indiana (2/25-26), versus Southern Miss (5/4) and against Marshall (5/18)...boasted 12 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games...became first player to hit a home run and collect the win on the mound since 2005 (M. Owings) when he accomplished the team versus Siena (2/18)...reached base in 23 of 38 games played...doubled, tripled and drive in an RBI in the season opener versus Siena (2/17)...homered in the second game against the Saints (2/18)...had two hits, a run scored and a walk against Siena (2/19)...had an RBI in each game of a three-game set versus Indiana (2/24-26) with five hits and a runs scored...singled, walked and drove in an RBI in the series opener versus Alabama (3/2)...doubled and scored a run versus Louisiana-Monroe (3/13)...drove in a pair of RBIs against UMBC (2/24)...had three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs in the series finale with UMBC (3/25)...posted a two-RBI double in a pinch hit appearances versus Alcorn State (4/11)...posted an RBI at UAB (4/13)...singled, homered, scored twice and plated three RBIs against Southern Miss (5/4) in the series opener...doubled twice versus Louisiana-Lafayette (5/8)...had two hits - including two doubles - with three RBI and a run scored in three starts at Houston (5/11-13)...chipped in three hits, two runs scored and an RBI in the middle game of a series versus Marshall (5/18)...had two hits, scored a run and plated an RBI versus East Carolina (5/23) at the Conference USA Tournament. PITCHING: Made 15 appearances out of the bullpen...picked up five victories on the season; against Siena (2/18), versus Indiana (2/26), against Alabama (3/2), against Brown (3/18) and versus Southern Miss (5/6)...collected on save; at Houston (5/12)...ranked second on the squad in saves (1)...was third on the team in wins (5) and games finished (7)...sat fourth on the team in appearances (15)...allowed one or fewer runs in 13 of 15 appearances...didn't walk a batter in 11 appearances...threw one and two-thirds innings with one hits allowed and two strikeouts to collect the win versus Siena (2/18)...threw three and one-thirds scoreless innings with three hits allowed and two strikeouts versus Indiana (2/26) to pick up the win...grabbed a win with one run allowed over three innings of work against Alabama (3/2)...allowed a run in one and one-thirds innings versus #13 LSU (3/6)...struck out three batters and allowed one run in two and one-thirds innings at Wichita State (3/11) in the series finale...collected the win with four and two-thirds innings of relief and allowed three runs and struck out one against Brown (3/18)...threw a scoreless inning at Southeastern Louisiana (3/27)...fanned two and allowed a run in an inning of work against Alcorn State (4/11)...tossed two scoreless innings against Northwestern State (4/24)...had a perfect inning at #4 LSU (5/1)...struck out one and allowed a hit in one and one-thirds innings versus Southern Miss (5/6)...collected his first career save with a scoreless inning and a strikeout at Houston (5/12)...allowed an unearned run in one and one-third innings against UAB (5/25) at the Conference USA Tournament.
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in five games with three starts in the field and 17 games on the mound, all relief appearnces...reached base via walk against Wichita State (3/13) at the plate...collected wins on the mound at UCF (4/9) and against Utah (4/22)...posted a save versus Memphis (5/8)...ranked second on the team in saves (1)... registered seven scoreless outings...struck out a batter in ten of his 17 appearances...worked a scoreless inning at Southeastern Louisiana (2/22) in his first collegiate appearance...allowed two runs - one earned - in two innings of work with a strikeout against Southeastern Louisiana (3/15)...tossed three scoreless innings against New Orleans (3/20) with a strikeout...appeared in two games at Southern Miss (3/25 &3/27)...threw one and two-thirds innings of scoreless baseball versus FIU (3/30)...limited Houston (4/2) to just one hit in three and one-thirds innings with two strikeouts...allowed one run in two and one-thirds of an inning of work against LSU (4/5)...sturck out three and allowed one run in two and one-thirds innings of work at UCF (4/9) to collect the win...made two appearances at Rice (4/15 & 4/17)...tossed two scoreless frames against Utah (4/22) with a strikeout to earn the win...fanned three in three shutout innings against Memphis (5/8) to earn a save...allowed one run during an inning of work at Marshall (5/13)...struck out two batters in one and two-thirds of an inning of work against Houston (5/27) at the Conference USA Tournament.
About Andrew Garner
Prep: Lettered three seasons for head coach Bobby Williams at Brazoswood High School...was selected as team captain during his senior season...earned First Team All-District 24-5A as a junior and was named Second Team All-District 24-5A as a senior...earned First Team All-City honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...helped the Buccaneers to the Texas State Final Four twice, finishing third as a sophomore and fourth as a senior...led the team in home runs during his junior season...also lettered once in basketball and was selected as team captain...played summer baseball for the Columbia Angels.
Personal:Born Andrew Robert Garner on January 6, 1992...the son of Mark and Connie Garner...has one brother, Colin, and one sister, Madison.