9 - Nate Garcia
Nate Garcia
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Bellarmine College Prep
Position: RHP

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: First Team All-WCC pitcher ... ranked ninth in wins (7), sixth in strikeouts (75) and tied for second in shutouts (1) ... Made 14 appearances, starting in 13 ... tossed two complete games ... finished the year leading the Broncos in innings (86.1) and K's (75) ... second on the team in ERA (3.65), wins (7) ... was named WCC Pitcher of the Week twice ... struck out seven, allowing one run in 7.2 innings on Opening Day against Utah Valley (Feb. 22) ... earned his second win of the season after pitching 6.0 innings against SJSU (Feb. 29), striking out four batters ... pitched his first complete game of his collegiate career in the series opener against then-No. 14 San Diego (Mar. 28) ... tossed seven innings against Gonzaga (Apr. 11), striking out six Bulldogs ... posted his first collegiate shutout against San Francisco (Apr. 18) going all nine-innings, allowing only four hits and striking out nine batters ... earned his sixth win of the season after seven innings of work and eight Ks against Saint Mary's (May 9) ... registered win No. 7 against No. 13 Pepperdine (May 16) after 7.2 innings of work, striking out a season-high 11 batters.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Named to the WCC All-Freshman Team ... started all 16 games in which he appeared ... went 5-6 with a 5.06 ERA, and 74 strikeouts in 90.1 innings ... earned first win after striking out five in five innings against Utah on Feb. 3 ... struck out eight and allowed only one run on three hits at San Diego State on Feb. 10, but got a no-decision ... got another no-decision against Cal Poly on Feb. 24, allowing only two runs on six hits over six innings while striking out six ... didn't allow an earned run in six innings for second win March 4 at San Jose State ... struck out five and allowed only three runs on six hits over 8.1 innings of work Apr. 5 at San Francisco ... struck out career-high 13 batters, including nine batters in a row at one point, against Gonzaga on Apr. 13 ... struck out six and allowed only three runs over seven innings in win over Saint Mary's on May 4 ... got fifth win of the year by striking out six and allowing only three runs over eight innings against Sacramento State on May 19.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, Calif ... highly accomplished prep player: 2006 'Louisville Slugger' High School All-American, Central Coast Section (CCS) Player of the Year, San Jose Mercury News All-CCS First Team, Bellarmine Varsity MVP, All-Western Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) First Team Utility Player and WCAL Pitcher of the Year, Sports Focus POY, CalHi Sports POY, and The USA Today National Pitcher of the Week ... in 2006 was named first team all-state ... 2005 Bellarmine Varsity MVP as a junior, All-WCAL First Team Pitcher, San Jose Mercury News Second Team Central Coast Section (CCS) ... played for Coach Gary Cunningham and alongside current Santa Clara teammate Tommy Medica while at Bellarmine.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Clara, Calif ... son of Gilbert and Brenda Garcia ... father, Gilbert, is a Santa Clara University alumnus ... has two older siblings, Jonathan and Vanessa ... enjoys bowling, golfing and wakeboarding ... aspires to play professional baseball.