Updated: June 16, 2016Career Honors
2016: Appeared in 10 games, all in relief … Had a 2.38 ERA in a total of 11.1 innings, struck out 19 batters, walked four, and posted a 2-1 record with one save (one of six Hokies to record a save in 2016) … Earned wins out of the bullpen against Radford (March 1) and Quinnipiac (March 5) … Picked up his only save versus Quinnipiac (May 4) … Tossed a season-high 2.0 innings twice – at The Citadel (Feb. 20) and versus Manhattan (Feb. 28), while throwing at least 1.0 innings in nine of his 10 outings ... Inherited five runners and all five of them scored … Retired 6-of-10 first batters faced … Struck out at least three batters four times, including a season-high five twice (The Citadel and Manhattan games) … Struck out the side four times – in the seventh at The Citadel and in the ninth versus Manhattan and both Quinnipiac appearances … Pitched a total of eight scoreless innings, including 7.0 consecutive … Also, threw three perfect frames and, at one point, retired seven straight batters … Opponents hit just .244 against him … Missed the last two months of the season due to injury.
2015: Appeared in 20 games (tied for second most on the team) and made eight starts (fourth most) … Had a 4.57 ERA (third best) in a total of 67.0 innings (third), struck out 50 batters, walked 20, and posted a 5-4 record with two saves … In his 12 relief appearances, posted a team-best 2.18 ERA in 20.2 innings, allowed just two extra base hits (two doubles) and picked up three of his wins … Inherited 16 runners (second most on team) and allowed just five to score for a team-best 68.8 percent held rate … His last 10 appearances were all in relief, and he tossed at least 1.0 innings in nine of them, and did not allow an earned run in seven of those ... Posted four quality starts, including tossing nine scoreless innings on February 28 against Toledo – a game the Hokies won 1-0 in 10 innings – while striking out a career-high eight batters … Struck out at least two batters 11 times, including at least four five times … Pitched a total of 46 scoreless innings, including 14.0 consecutive … Also, threw 22 perfect frames, tied for the team lead and, at one point, retired 11 straight batters … Had five double plays turned behind him, three were GDPs ... ... His four wins in ACC play was one shy of tying for the most ever in single-season at the school.
2014: Appeared in 16 games making seven starts (fourth on the team) … Had a 4.61 ERA in a total of 52.2 innings (third), struck out 36 batters (tied for fourth), walked 15, and posted a 0-5 record with one save … In his nine relief appearances, had a 2.49 ERA (second best among pitchers with at least 11 IP) in 21.2 innings … Threw at least 1.0 inning in every relief appearance and did not allow an earned run in five of them … Recorded one quality start of his seven in a no-decision effort against West Virginia … Struck out at least two batters nine times and at least five twice … Pitched a total of 31 scoreless innings, including 8.0 consecutive … Also, threw nine perfect frames, struck out the side once, and, at one point, retired five straight batters ... Had four double plays turned behind him, all GDPs.
High School: Earned a pair of varsity letters while playing for Coach John Fletcher at Mills Godwin … Named all-region pitcher after senior season.
Personal: Aaron McGarity … Born January 31, 1995 in Allentown, Pennsylvania … Son of Mac and Janice McGarity … Has a younger brother, Trey … Majoring in business.