2008: Appeared in 26 games out of the bullpen as a junior...paces the team in appearances and saves (seven)...leads Tulane bullpen in strikeouts (33) and is tops among regular relievers with a .225 opponent batting average...ranks tied for fourth in Conference USA in saves and sixth in games finished...did not allow a hit in eight games and held opponents without an earned run on 16 occasions...posted 11 multiple-strikeout contests, including a career-high four-K performances against Northwestern State (March 11) and UCF (May 2)...went a season-long 3.0 innings at UAB (March 28)...posted victories vs. TCU (March 2) and Marshall (April 4)...had saves against Illinois Chicago (Feb. 23), UC Irvine (March 7), Oakland (March 16), Sacred Heart (March 22), at UAB (March 28), Southern Miss (April 18) and at East Carolina (May 10.
Prior to Tulane: Two-year letterman at Grayson County College for coach Dusty Hart...helped lead the Vikings to a combined 78-36 record, including a 43-13 record in 2007 when Grayson won the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the NJCAA Region V playoffs...as a freshman, earned second-team all-conference honors after tallied 10 saves, a 4-0 record, a 1.95 ERA and 24 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .241 batting average in 32.1 innings of work...claimed first-team All-NTJCAC honors as a sophomore after leading the team in saves (eight) and appearances (23) while pacing Grayson relievers in strikeouts (29) and innings pitched (37.2).
Summer Ball: Played for the Vienna Senators of the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League in 2006 and 2007...in 2006, appeared in 21 games with a pair of starts, posting a 6-0 record with four saves...led the league in ERA (0.67) and ranked fifth in strikeouts (51)...named a Top 10 pro prospect in the CGCBL by PGCrossChecker.com after tallying a 4.64 strikeout-to-walk ratio with just 11 walks in 54.1 innings of work...in 2007, earned All-CGCBL Team after leading the league in appearances (26) and pickoffs (three) while ranking second in saves (seven) and sixth in strikeouts (47) while going 3-2 in 26 appearances and 35.0 innings...held opponents to a .181 batting average and posted a 9.4 strikeout-to-walk ratio, which ranked second among CGCBL pitchers.
High School: Two-year letterman at Trinity High for coach Dave Evartt where he saw time on the mound and at third base...earned all-district honors as a junior...helped guide the Trojans to a regional title as a freshman...also lettered twice in football...off the diamond, was a member of the Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born Mason Murray Griffin on Aug. 27, 1985 in Wichita Falls, Texas...son of Michael and Nancy Griffin...has three sisters: Carla, Cari and Casey...majoring in communication.