Garrett  Stallings

27Garrett Stallings

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Grassfield HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
RHP

2017 - FRESHMAN

  • Appeared in 20 games and and secured a spot as the Vols' Saturday starter during his debut season on Rocky Top, going 3-4 with a 3.47 ERA and 39 strikeouts through 70.0 innings of work.
  • Struck out a season-best five batters and walked just one through a season-high 7.2 innings of work before being charged with the loss in Game Two of the series vs. Mizzou (May 19).
  • Charged with the loss in his seventh start of the year, surrendering six runs on eight hits over 2.1 innings of work in Game Two at Kentucky (May 13).
  • Had a strong start in the series finale vs. Arkansas, striking out three of his first five batters faced, but allowed six hits and two runs over the remainder of the six innings that he pitched for the loss (May 6).
  • Held the Commodores scoreless through 5.0 innings before VU plated three runs on three hits and an error in the sixth inning of Game Two (April 29). He went on to toss an additional 1.1 scoreless innings for a career-high 7.1 innings pitched in his fifth start of the season, picking up the win.
  • Went a career-long 7.0 innings in the Game Two loss at Texas A&M (April 22). He allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits.
  • Went 3.2 innings with the start for UT vs. Auburn, allowing two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts to receive no decision (April 14).
  • Pitched 6.1 innings at Florida, allowing two runs on 10 hits in the no-decision.
  • Earned his first collegiate start vs. Georgia on April 1. He allowed one run on six hits and fired four strikeouts through 4.2 innings of work.
  • Combined for 3.0 scoreless innings of relief in the three-game series at Mississippi State (March 24-26). He also struck out four batters on the weekend.
  • Earned his second win of the season after throwing 5.0 scoreless innings of relief and striking out one batter in the second game of the Vols' series against Cincinnati (March 11).
  • Tossed 3.2 scoreless innings in UT's series finale vs. Norfolk State on March 5.
  • Went 2.0 scoreless frames in UT's home opener vs. Norfolk State, recording two strikeouts (March 3).
  • Threw a career-long 4.0 innings in relief vs. UC Irvine in the Tony Gwynn Classic (Feb. 25), allowing one earned run on three hits with three strikeouts for his first career win with UT.
  • Fired an impressive, three straight strikeouts to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh inning at Loyola Marymount, recorded four strikeouts over 2.0 innings of work in relief (Feb. 22).
  • Made his collegiate debut for Tennessee on Opening Night in Memphis, allowing one run on two hits over 2.0 innings in relief (Feb. 17).

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Four-year letterman and two-year varsity captain for Grassfield High School's baseball team in Chesapeake, Va.
  • Listed as the No. 6 right-handed pitcher and No. 9 overall player in the state of Virginia by Perfect Game entering the 2016 Major League Draft
  • Named one of the Top 100 right-handed pitchers in the nation by Perfect Game during his senior campaign in 2016
  • Went 8-2 with a 1.13 ERA as a senior, striking out 86 batters over 66.0 innings of work while allowing just four walks on the year
  • Threw a perfect game on March 30, 2016 vs. Benedictine High School (Virginia)
  • Tabbed First Team All-State, First Team All-Region 6A South, First Team All-Tidewater, First Team Monitor Merrimac Conference and Monitor Merrimac Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2016
  • Named 2016 Grassfield High School Team MVP
  • Named a Rawlings-Perfect Game First Team Atlantic Region pitcher, as well as a National Honorable Mention righthander
  • Took Virginia High School Coaches Assocation All-Star honors following his senior season in 2016
  • Tabbed a Prep Baseball DC/Virginia All-State pitcher and a Dynamic Baseball All-State Team pitcher in 2016
  • Went 4-2 with a 1.25 ERA and 35 strikeouts following a breakout sophomore season, where he went 8-2 with a 0.85 ERA and 55 strikeouts
  • Helped Grassfield Baseball to two conference championship titles and one district title during his high school career
  • Earned four varsity letters in men's volleyball and helped his club to a conference volleyball championship in 2013
  • As a member of the EvoShield Canes, one of the top travel ball organizations in the country, Stallings earned a No. 79 national ranking by Perfect Game following numerous summer and fall ball event showcases
  • While competing in the 2015 WWBA Championship game, the righthander led the charge on a complete-game shutout, tossing 5.0 scoreless innings and recording seven strikeouts for the title win. In the tournament, Stallings threw 7.0 innings and allowed just three hits with 10 strikeouts over two appearances.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Garrett Herbert Stallings
  • Born on August 8, 1997
  • Son of Kathryn and Christopher Stallings
  • Older brother, Curtis, plays collegiate men's volleyball for Long Beach State (Long Beach, Calif.)
  • Majoring in Supply Chain Management
  • Recipient of the Ambrister Family Athletic Scholarship Endowment
  • Recipient of the Hattie Ogle McGriffin Athletic Scholarship
 

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