June 17, 2009
NEW ORLEANS- Senior Jonathan Garrett will join the professional ranks of baseball, as the right-handed pitcher signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday evening.
"I can't wait to get out there and make the most of my experience," Garrett said. "I'm very happy to have an opportunity to continue playing. If it wasn't for all the support I have received from everyone at Tulane, I wouldn't have this chance."
A member of the Tulane club for five years, Garrett earned Conference USA Pitcher of the Week (May 4) after turning in a career-best performance over Southern Miss during the C-USA season. A Mandeville, La., native, he shattered his previous career-high strikeout record of six as he fanned 13 in the contest. Garrett was 5-4 on the year while sporting a 5.91 ERA. He finished his senior season tied for third on the team in strikeouts with 45 over his 56.1 innings of service.
As a three-year letterman for St. Paul's School coach Mick Nunez, Garrett earned first-team All-District 5-5A honors as a sophomore and senior, while also claiming all-parish, all-metro, St. Tammany Player of the Year and district MVP honors as a senior. He posted a 13-10 record with seven shutouts and 215 strikeouts during his prep career, including a 15-strikeout, no-hit performance against Ponchatoula. As a senior, the righty struck out 107 batters.
Garrett received a medical redshirt for the 2005 season before appearing in 13 games with one start in 2006 as a redshirt-freshman. He ranked third among relievers with 19.2 innings out of the bullpen and posted a 2.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio with 16 punchouts and just six walks. Garrett did not allow a hit in four appearances and held opponents without an earned run on seven occasions while posting multiple-strikeout totals four times.
In 2007, the sophomore appeared in four games, posting a 7.71 ERA and four strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work with his longest outing of the year coming in his first appearance when he allowed one run on two hits in 2.0 innings against Wright State (March 3). During his junior campaign, Garrett made 12 starts, finishing third on the team in ERA (5.74), innings pitched (64.1) while also ranking second on the club in strikeouts (53). He tossed his first career complete game against Southern, striking out four and allowing three runs on six hits while throwing just 95 pitches. He also had five or more strikeouts on five occasions.