Crimson Tide earns third straight SEC home Saturday walk-off win
JUNIOR (2012): Was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft ... In 13 appearances on the mound, he pitched for a total of 12.1 innings, posting a 5.84 ERA and 1-2 record ... Pitched 1.0 inning of relief in the first game of the series against MVSU (April 18), allowing no hits while walking one ... Pitched 1.0 inning of relief in the first game of the series at LSU (April 13) allowing only one hit while striking out three and walking one ... Took the loss in the third game of the series against Mississippi (March 23), allowing two runs, both earned, on two hits with no strikeouts ... Pitched 1.0 inning of relief at Troy (March 20), allowing no runs or walks and getting two strikeouts ... Threw 1.0 innings in game two of the series against No. 4 Arkansas (March 16), did not allow a hit or a run, walked two and struck out one ... In his first career win, he pitched a career-high 2.1 innings, striking out a career-high four batters and only allowing one hit with no runs against Southern Mississippi (March 13) ... Earned his first career save in his fifth appearance of the season, throwing a scoreless ninth inning against South Alabama (Feb. 28) ... Pitched a total of 2.0 innings in the series against Arkansas Pine-Bluff, recording three strikeouts and allowing one hit ... Threw a scoreless ninth inning in the series finale against FAU (Feb. 19) ... In his first season appearance in the season opener against FAU (Feb. 17), he threw 1.0 innings and struck out three batters on 12 pitches.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Was selected in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox ... appeared in 20 games with five starts, throwing 33.1 innings pitched for Angelina College (Texas) ... had a 0-2 record, three saves, 36 strikeouts and a 3.78 ERA as a sophomore ... was ranked as No. 1 Junior College Prospect by Perfect Game ... was ranked as the eighth-best prospect in the New England Collegiate League by Baseball America.
DAYTON: Began his college career at Dayton University in 2010 ... appeared in 20 games, posting a 3-2 record with a 5.93 ERA ... had 25 strikeouts in 27.1 innings pitched and recorded two saves ... earned a combined shutout and held opponents to a team-low .252 batting average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named All-Area as a senior and junior ... played on the Fox Valley junior team and Team Illinois ... won the Continental Amateur Baseball Association with the Bergen Beach team based out of Brooklyn, N.Y. ... was the top-rated right-handed pitcher from Illinois according to Perfect Game Crosschecker ... was named All-Conference in 2008 and 2009 while helping lead his team to a Region Championship in 2008
PERSONAL: Born Ian James Gardeck on November 21, 1990 ... is the son of Jim and Terri Gardeck ... has three brothers, Andrew, Dennis, and Alex ... majoring in Business Management.