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Hunter

Gaddis

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Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 212
Year: Junior
Hometown: Canton, Ga.
High School: Sequoyah

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ATHLETIC HONORS

• Preseason All-America (second team), 2019 by NCBWA

• Preseason Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year, 2019

• All-Sun Belt Conference (second team), 2018 and 2019

• Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament, 2018

• Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week (3): March 12, 2018, March 26, 2018, March 18, 2019

AT GEORGIA STATE:

One of the top pitchers in Georgia State annals who set the school record for lowest career ERA at 3.81 in his three seasons (2017-19) .... Ranks second in GSU history with 277 career strikeouts (9.35 per nine innings), fourth in innings pitched (266.2)and sixth in games started (40) ... Two-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection and three-time Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week ... Career record of 14-15 ... Took a no-hitter into the eighth inning twice in his first two seasons ... Entered the weekend rotation in Week 3 of freshmen season and did not miss a start over his three seasons.

Became the highest draft pick in Georgia State history when he was selected in the fifth round (No. 160 overall) by the Cleveland Indians in the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

 

SUMMER BASEBALL:

Pitched for the Cape Cod League’s Chatham Anglers in the summer of 2018. Posted a 3-1 record with a 2.00 ERA ... Enjoyed a strong summer in 2017 pitching for the Team USA Collegiate National Team in series vs. the Coastal Plains League and Chinese Tapei ... The first Georgia State player to be chosen for Team USA.

 

2019:

Finished the regular season with a Sun Belt-leading 112 strikeouts (No. 14 in NCAA) in 91 innings, the second-highest season total in GSU history (record: 115 by David Giancarlo, 1996) ... Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection for the second straight year ... Although his record was 1-7, he took a lead into the eighth inning in four games that GSU was unable to win, and he received two runs or fewer in seven of his 14 starts ... Had four games with double-digit strikeouts.

 

Over his last three starts, he allowed just six earned runs in 24 innings while striking out 30 ... Allowed just two runs but only one earned on five hits with 11 strikeouts in a complete game at Louisiana (5-10-19) ... Pitched eight scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts against Georgia Southern (5-16-19) before allowing three runs in the ninth … Allowed one run on two hits with 10 strikeouts at South Alabama (4-19-19) … Gave up two runs on just three hits with nine strikeouts at Texas State (5-4-19).

 

Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week for the third time in his career as he pitched eight scoreless innings and allowed just four hits with 10 strikeouts in a combined shutout of Appalachian State ... Sun Belt Conference Preseason Pitcher of the Year and a Preseason All-America (second team) by NCBWA.

 

2018:

Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection who led the Sun Belt with nine victories and two complete games  ... Two-time Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week ... Of Georgia State’s 10 conference victories, six came in his starts, plus one that he closed ... His nine victories tie the GSU season record, held by four other pitchers, most recently Will Campbell in 2011 ... Finished with a 9-4 record and was second in the league in innings pitched (100.2), third in strikeouts (98) and fourth in ERA (2.95) ... His 2.95 ERA is the fifth-lowest in school history, while his 98 strikeouts rank fourth in a season but are the most for a GSU pitcher since 1997 ... Workhorse who pitched 100.2 innings, the first GSU pitcher to top 100 innings since 2000.

 

Opened his sophomore season with six scoreless innings in 3-1 victory over Bradley (2-16-18). Scattered seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks ... Allowed just one earned run in 6.1 innings with four strikeouts in win over Jacksonville (2-23-18) ... Gave up just one run on six hits with four strikeouts in seven-plus innings vs. Eastern Illinois (3-2-18) ...

Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week after tossing a complete-game, 3-hit shutout with a career-high 10 strikeouts and no walks in a 2-0 win at Samford (3-9-18). Did not allow a hit until the sixth inning, when he allowed two singles. Only other hit was a bunt single in the 9th ... Suffered his first loss at UT Arlington (3-16-18).

 

Tossed his second complete game vs. South Alabama, when he blanked the Jags for first seven innings. Allowed two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and earned his second Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week award ... Allowed just one earned run in seven innings at Troy but was not involved in the decision in GSU’s 5-2 win.

 

Picked up victory No. 6 vs. Arkansas State (4-6-18), when he allowed one earned run in seven innings with six strikeouts.

Defeated No. 16 Coastal Carolina (4-20-18) on the road for his seventh win as he allowed two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings ... Not involved in the decision but had eight of the Panthers’  school-record 18 strikeouts in 6-5, 12-inning win vs. Louisiana (4-27-18).

 

Earned his eighth victory vs. Appalachian State (5-11-18), when he blanked the Mountaineers for seven innings before allowing two runs in the eighth inning. He pitched eight innings, allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

 

Earned victory No. 9 in relief on the final day of the regular season to help the Panthers clinch their Sun Belt tournament berth in a 5-4 win at Georgia Southern. Came on with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning of a tie game and struck out DH Tyler Martin on three pitches. After the Panthers took the lead in the top of the ninth, he struck out the side to close out the win.

 

Finished his season with a dominating performance vs. Little Rock in the Sun Belt tourney, despite pitching on short rest. Took a no-hitter with a career-high 12 strikeouts into the eighth inning before giving up a single up the middle with two outs in the eighth. Final line was 7.2 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 2 BB, 12 strikeouts (most by a Panther since 2010) ... Named to Sun Belt All-Tournament team ... Combined with his relief outing on the final day of the regular season, for his last nine innings, he allowed 0 runs on one hit with 16 strikeouts ... His 12 strikeouts vs. Little Rock are the most by a Panther since future Major Leaguer David Buchanan struck out 12 in 2010.

 

2017:

Georgia State’s top pitcher as a freshman with a 4-4 record and a 3.72 ERA ... Moved into the weekend rotation on the third weekend after earning two wins out of the bullpen ... Led the team with 67 strikeouts, against 19 walks, and 75.0 innings pitched ... Had a .227 average against.

 

Had a no-hitter through seven innings vs. UT Arlington (3-18-17) before allowing a solo homer to lead off the eighth. Allowed one run on two hits with six strikeouts in 7.2 innings as GSU won 2-1 ... Pitched into the ninth against Troy, when he allowed just two earned runs and four hits with seven strikeouts. Did not allow a hit from the second through the eighth inning ... Before allowing that run to UTA, he pitched 18 consecutive scoreless innings, three shy of the school record ... Also had quality starts in losses to Coastal Carolina (allowed three runs in seven innings) and Arkansas State (allowed one earned run on four hits in 7.1 innings).

 

Made a relief appearance at App State after a long rain delay and earned the victory with 6.1 innings, allowing two earned runs with six strikeouts ... Allowed two runs on five hits in six innings vs. Little Rock but was not involved in the decision after leaving with a 3-2 lead.

Earned a victory against Western Michigan (2-18-17) in his GSU debut as he came on in the fifth inning and threw three innings, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out four ... Allowed one run in 3.1 innings to pick up the win at Jacksonville (2-26-17) ... Made his first start vs. Northern Kentucky (3-4-17) and pitched four scoreless innings with seven strikeouts but did not figure in the decision ... Pitched seven scoreless innings in a combined shutout of Army (3-11-17). Allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out seven. Did not allow a hit until the fifth inning.

 

HIGH SCHOOL:

First-team All-Region 7-AAAAA at Sequoyah High School ... 2016 Southeast Region honorable mention selection and 2015 Underclass All-American (honorable mention) by Perfect Game.

 

PERSONAL:

Full name is Hunter Reid Gaddis ... Born April 9, 1998 ... Parents are Kenneth and Connie Gaddis ... Major is interdisciplinary studies.

 

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