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UCLA's Ryan Garcia named 2019 Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Year

May 29, 2019
UCLA's Ryan Garcia wins the Bruins' first Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year award since 2015 for his stellar season on the mound. Garcia leads the Pac-12 and ranks fifth in the country with a 1.42 ERA. Despite not making his first full start of the year until March 24, he is a perfect 9-0 with a conference-best .158 opposing batting average, 101 strikeouts and just 12 earned runs allowed the entire season. He holds the Pac-12 single-game high this year with 14 strikeouts in a complete game shutout against Utah on April 26. The junior righty is also a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy and is on the watch list for the College Baseball Foundation Pitcher of the Year award.