12 Phillip Garcia
12 Phillip Garcia
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bloomington, Texas
High School: Bloomington HS
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011 (JUNIOR): Went 3-1 with a 5.25 ERA and six saves on the season … became the Islanders’ career leader in saves on the season … scattered 23 hits in 24 innings on the year in 25 appearances … struck out 20 batters to 10 walks … punched out two in a shutout frame against MVSU (2/20) … had a scoreless inning against UTPA (3/8) … picked up first save of the season with 1 2/3 perfect innings against Iowa (3/14) … punched out two in a frame at Texas Tech (3/15) … went an inning against McNeese State (3/25) … notched a save with 2/3 of an inning against Houston Baptist (3/29) … had a pair of punchouts at Rice (4/20) … picked up a save against UCA (4/29) with 1 1/3 shutout innings … got the win out of the pen in game two over the Bears (4/30) … closed out all three games of the UTA series, earning saves in games two and three … closed out the finale with SHSU (5/21) for his eighth career save to set a new school record.

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 19 games for the Islanders, throwing 19 1/3 innings … was 0-1 on the season with a 11.64 ERA and recorded two saves on the year … had scoreless outings in six of his first seven games of the year … picked up a save with a scoreless inning against Mississippi State (3/14) … also saved the middle game against Nicholls (3/20) … struck out two in 1 2/3 scoreless against Lamar (4/11). 

2009 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 16 games for the Islanders tossing 16 1/3 innings … was 0-3 on the season with a 9.37 ERA … recorded lone start of season in final appearance of year, as he got the starting nod at Sam Houston State (5/14) … longest outing of the season was at Nicholls in relief as he pitched 2 2/3 innings. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Rudy Rodriguez and the Bobcats at Bloomington … posted a 9-1 record … also hit .490 at the plate … set the school record with 15 strikeouts in a game … named all-district four straight seasons … was the team's Player of the Year as a junior and senior … first-team all-area as a senior … was a four-year player in football and basketball.

PERSONAL: Phillip Garcia, Jr., was born on Dec. 7, 1989, in Victoria, Texas … son of Phillip, Sr., and Becky Garcia … has an older sister, Felicia, and a younger sister, Brandee … is majoring in kinesiology.