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Justin Garcia

School

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Position
Pitcher
Major
Finance

Classroom

Justin Garcia maintains a cumulative 3.4 GPA. He is an avid participator in the classroom and is always interacting with his professors, which makes him one the favorites in the classroom.

Character

Garcia is the leader on the team, and all coaches and players respect him. He has a strong work ethic, and when the game is on the line, he is the one they want on the mound.

Community

Garcia is always eager to do community service and is the team’s leader in that area. The team is consistently involved in the community, and when its time to go out, he is the one leading the charge and planning out ideas.

Competition

In 2017, Garcia tied the program’s single-season record for appearances with 33 for the season. He finished the season 2-1 with a 3.02 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 41.2 innings. He struck out four or more batters in six different relief appearances while tallying two saves for the season. He threw a career-high five strikeouts in 2.2 innings of relief against Georgia State (May 13) while picking up the win. He threw a career-high 3.2 innings, struck out four and allowed nothing as he picked up his first save against Texas State (April 8). His final save of the season came against Central Arkansas (April 25) at Dickey-Stephens Park as he struck out four and allowed just one walk.