Tupelo baseball coaches knew Jason Garrett had an arm early in high school. Memphis will get to have that arm and 90 MPH fastball next season.
On Wednesday, Garrett, a 6′ 1″ 190 lefty pitcher, officially signed with Memphis baseball in front of his fellow teammates and first-year Tupelo coach Justin Reed.
Garrett, who’s accounted for ten wins, three losses, and an ERA of 3.2 in two seasons, also plays first base. He has notched 50 strike outs on the mound, and hit .325 with 15 doubles, two triples, and four homers at the plate.
“Having played baseball since the age of four, one of my goals for as long as I can remember was to be part of the Tupelo baseball program,” said Garrett. “That privilege has enabled me to reach another goal; baseball beyond high school. I am very excited about my senior season, and really looking forward to being a Memphis Tiger.”
The University of Memphis plays in Division I’s American Athletic Conference and finished 37-21 (12-12 AAC) last season.