SEATTLE, Wash. – After a sterling pitching performance in relief during the second game of last Friday’s doubleheader that allowed Seattle University to come from behind and defeat Texas-Pan American, junior lefthander Garrett Anderson (Kennewick, Wash.) has been named the Featured Student-Athlete of the Week on GoSeattleU.com.
Anderson came into Friday’s game in the fifth inning and pitched the rest of the way for the Redhawks, allowing just two hits, two walks, and one run in five innings while striking out a career-high seven batters. Thanks to his efforts, Seattle U was able to come from behind and defeat UT Pan American, 4-3, to sweep Friday’s doubleheader.
For the season, Anderson is 1-1 with a 2.08 earned run average, pitching 21 2/3 innings in nine appearances and collecting 16 strikeouts. He also put together a solid relief outing in the second game of a doubleheader at Oregon March 4, holding the nationally-ranked Ducks scoreless in four innings of work.
"Garrett has been a great example as a true student-athlete for our team. His involvement on upper campus is just as important as his contribution on the field. Garrett has been our ‘go to’ guy out of the bullpen and has thrown some very big innings for us. We are fortunate to have such a tremendous individual in our organization," Seattle U head baseball coach Donny Harrel said.
Anderson currently carries a 3.357 grade point average and is majoring in civil engineering with an environmental engineering specialization. He has spoken in front of groups of potential donors on behalf of the Aerie Club, and he is an active member of the Seattle U Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
The Seattle University baseball team, currently on a five-game winning streak, hosts Portland Wednesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. The Redhawks then head to Sacramento, Calif., for a key three-game WAC series against the Hornets of Sacramento State April 4-6.
The Seattle University athletics department names a Featured Student-Athlete each Tuesday based on performances both in competition and in the classroom.