Crimson Tide welcomed 12 signees for the upcoming season
JUNIOR (2016 UAB (3/22): Saw his first action of the season, working a perfect 1-2-3 frame with two punchouts against the Blazers. Auburn (3/29): Entered for 1.0 inning of relief, allowing one hit with a walk and three strikeouts. Georgia (4/2): Entered for 1.0 inning, striking out all three batters he faced. Alcorn State (4/5): Worked 1.0 inning, punching out all three Braves he faced to help secure the game two shutout win over ASU. South Alabama (4/20): Entered for one inning, walking one and striking out a pair of Jaguar hitters. Samford (5/17): Collected his first career win, throwing 3.0 innings of scoreless baseball … allowed only one hit and issued a walk while striking out three batters. South Carolina (5/20): Worked 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing a pair of hits while striking out three batters.
SOPHOMORE (2015) Played in nine total contests, five coming as a pitcher and four as a position player ... entered as a defensive replacement twice while earning pinch-hit and pinch-running duties one time apiece ... collected one RBI and run scored as a hitter. Maryland Eastern Shore (2/13-15): Appeared in the final two games of the series as a defensive replacement ... recorded his first RBI, run and walk in the series finale. Samford (4/7): Entered as a pinch-hitter before moving to right field on the defensive side. Texas A&M (5/20): Entered as a pinch-runner but was stranded at second base as the game ended with the bases loaded.
On the mound: Made five appearances, finishing with a 2.25 ERA (1 ER/4.0 IP) while collecting six strikeouts and walks apiece... did not allow a run across his first four outings of the year. Savannah State (2/24): Made his first appearance out of the bullpen, entering in game one against the Tigers. Mississippi Valley State (4/21): Tossed 1.0 innings of work, striking out two while walking one and allowing a hit. Alabama A&M (5/5): Worked 1.0 IP, striking out a season-high three while walking two and allowing his first run of the year.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2014) Pitched in three games in 2014 ... made his first career relief appearance against Alcorn State, recording two strikeouts in one scoreless frame (March 18).
FRESHMAN (2013) Redshirted his first season with the Crimson Tide.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Helped Spain Park High School reach the semifinals of the Alabama 6A State Championship ... was a 2012 preseason Southeast All-Region Second Team selection by Perfect Game USA ... ranked the No. 16 prospect in Alabama and No. 291 nationally by PG ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 Players list ... a 2011 Class 6A Honorable Mention All-State selection as a pitcher, per the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... helped Spain Park post a 36-15 record in 2011 ... a 2011 First Team All-Hoover/South pitcher, as selected by the Birmingham News ... 2011 Perfect Game USA Third Team Preseason High School Underclassmen All-American and an honorable mention preseason selection in 2010 ... was a member of the Team One South squad in 2010 and 2011 ... participated in the 2010 Team One futures game for the East squad ... played in the Under Armour Fall Classic in 2010 ... teammates at Spain Park with future Alabama teammate Mikey White ... son of Aaron and Sherry Freeman ... second-oldest of four boys: Nathan, Hayden and Stanton ... grandfather Wayne Freeman was a member of the 1964 UA national championship football team and was an All-American on the Crimson Tide offensive line ... born Garrett "Colton" Freeman on Dec. 18, 1993 ... majoring in human performance exercise science.