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31 Andrew Wantz

Honors

2018

Second Team All-SoCon

SoCon Pitcher of the Month (February)

Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 7th round of the MLB Draft

 

2017

Preseason All-Southern Conference

 

2016

First Team All-SoCon (Coaches and Media Polls)

SoCon Co-Pitcher of the Year (Media)

SoCon Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 3)

Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (Apr. 3)

NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 3)

2015

SoCon All-Freshman

 

2018 (Senior): Named Second Team All-SoCon as a relief pitcher … Earned Southern Conference Pitcher of the Month in February … Drafted in the seventh round by the Los Angeles Angels, highest drafted pitcher since the 2015 draft … Made 26 appearances, earning a 2.95 ERA in 55.0 innings pitched … Struck out 81 hitters and held opponents to a team-low .214 average against … Recorded a team-high 10 saves with a 6-0 record, ranking second in single season history behind Sean Pick’s school record 11 set in 1994 … In SoCon play, finished 3-0 with three saves and a 0.40 ERA … Allowed just one earned run in 22.1 innings … Struck out 34 hitters and held opponents to a .139 average in league play … Went a season-high 4.2 innings with a career-high 10 strikeouts against Wofford (Apr. 29) … Allowed one or fewer runs in 23 of 26 appearances … Didn’t allow a run in 17 appearances … Struck out multiple hitters in 21 appearances … Logged five or more strikeouts in seven appearances … Threw multiple innings in 19 appearances … Earned the first two wins of the season in back-to-back appearances against Appalachian State (Feb. 16-17) ... Picked up his first save by striking out five hitters in a 3-2 in over Tennessee (Feb. 25) … Earned another save in 2.0 innings against Wake Forest (Feb. 28), striking out three hitters … Picked up saves in back-to-back appearances against Elon (Mar. 7) and Lafayette (Mar. 10) .. Earned his third win of the year in 4.1 innings of relief work against VMI (Mar. 23), striking out six hitters … Earned a save against Georgetown (Mar. 30), going 3.1 innings with five strikeouts … Earned a win in the next outing, going 1.1 innings against Georgetown (Mar. 31), striking out three hitters … Logged a 3.0 inning save against Western Carolina (Apr. 8), striking out four hitters … Earned a 4.0 inning save in the sweep of Samford (Apr. 22) allowing just two hits with five strikeouts in a 7-6 win … Appeared in two games against Mercer (Mar. 6 and 7), logging 2.0 innings in both games, striking out two and four hitters, respectively … Recorded a save by throwing one pitch against The Citadel (May 12), getting a double play to end the game to preserve a 4-3 UNCG win … Earned his 10th save of the season in the SoCon Tournament, throwing the final 3.0 innings, striking out five hitters against Wofford (May 25) … Tied for the career saves record with Jason Parsons (19).

2017 (Junior): Preseason All-Southern Conference selection… Worked in a team-high 27 games, throwing 68.1 innings… Earned a 4.08 ERA, a 6-4 record and five saves… Held opponents to a .234 average with 64 strikeouts… Season-long 5.1 innings in relief, scattering four hits and striking out five hitters against Mercer (Apr. 29)… Struck out five or more hitters in four games… Struck out a season-high eight hitters against Michigan State in 5.0 innings (Feb. 24)… Earned his first save in UNCG's 1-0 victory over South Carolina (Feb. 19), going 2.0 innings, allowing one hit and striking out a batter… Earned his first win of the season after going 2.2 innings, striking out three batters against Maryland Eastern Shore (Mar. 3)… Notched another victory over Elon after striking out eight hitters in 4.0 innings (Mar. 7)… Struck out four hitters earning his third victory over Princeton (Mar. 12)… Earned another victory after going 4.0 innings, striking out five hitters in a victory in the nightcap of the Lafayette doubleheader (Mar. 17)… Earned his fifth victory after throwing 2.2 innings without allowing a hit and striking out three hitters against North Carolina A&T at First National Bank Field (Mar. 22)… Picked up his sixth victory after throwing 3.1 innings in relief over ETSU in the Southern Conference Tournament, striking out two hitters (May 26)… Earned saves after going 4.0 innings, striking out two hitters against Western Carolina (Mar. 26)… Earned two saves in the series against Furman, going 2.0 innings, striking out two hitters (Apr. 7), and going 3.0 innings with two more strikeouts and not allowing a hit (Apr. 9)… Notched his fifth save in the NCAA Clemson Regional, going 3.0 innings striking out two hitters in the victory over St. John's (June 3).

2016 (Sophomore): Southern Conference Co-Pitcher of the Year (Media Poll)… First Team All Southern Conference Relief Pitcher (Coaches and Media)… Made a team-high 34 appearances including one start… 34 appearances ties for seventh-most all-time at UNCG… Earned a 2.97 Earned Run Average in 78.2 innings… Earned a 6-1 record for a .857 winning percentage, eight-best single season percentage… Earned four saves and combined for one shutout… Led UNCG with 97 strikeouts, ranks fifth-best in single season history… Held opponents to a .199 batting average… Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week, Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week and NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (Mar. 28-Apr. 3)… 17 scoreless outings on the season… Went multiple innings in 25 outings, including a season-high 6.0 against Marist (Mar. 19)… Earned the first victory of the season, pitching 4.1 innings in relief against High Point (Feb. 19) striking out five… Earned his first save against Binghamton (Feb. 27) going 3.0 innings, allowing one hit and striking out a batter… Earned his second win against Illinois (Mar. 11), tossing 4.0 innings, allowing one hit, one earned run and striking out one batter… Earned his third win in a 2.1 inning outing, striking out two against Georgetown (Mar. 24)… Struck out 18 batters in 9.0 innings over the week of Mar. 28-Apr. 3… Earned his fourth win in his only start against North Carolina A&T (Mar. 29)… Entered a game with VMI (Apr. 1) with the bases loaded and no outs and struck out the side without allowing a run… Earned his fifth win against VMI (Apr. 3) pitching 2.2 innings striking out five batters without allowing a hit… Picked up win six after going 2.1 innings, allowing one hit and striking out two batters against ETSU (Apr. 22)… Earned saves in back-to-back outings against Wofford (May 7, May 8), going 2.1 and 1.1 innings respectively with a combined four strikeouts… Earned his fourth save going 2.2 innings striking out six against Mercer (May 19) forcing a winner-take-all game the following day… Pitched 5.1 innings, allowed one hit and struck out a season-high eight batters against Samford in the SoCon Tournament.

2015 (Freshman): Appeared in 15 games and made 10 starts on the mound … Worked his way into the weekend rotation as UNCG's Saturday starter … Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team … Compiled a 5-3 record with a 5.57 earned run average … Struck out 36 batters against 19 walks in 51.2 innings pitched … Recorded wins in five of his first eight starts … Picked up a victory in his first collegiate outing against then No. 24 Liberty at the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, N.C. … Also notched wins over Princeton (March 8), NC State (March 17), North Carolina A&T (March 24) and Samford (April 3) … Struck out a career-high eight batters in five scoreless innings at Samford (April 3) … Tossed a season-high 6.2 innings against Furman (April 11) … Hurled four scoreless innings and allowed just two hits with four strikeouts in the 10-0 victory over North Carolina A&T (March 24) at NewBridge Bank Park in downtown Greensboro … Recorded multiple strikeouts in 10 appearances.

High School: A four-year starter for the varsity squad at Holly Springs High School under head coach Rod Whitesell … Tabbed 2014 Atlantic Region Honorable Mention by Perfect Game … Named to the all-conference team his junior year after compiling a 9-1 record, 1.70 ERA and fanning 76 batters – the second most in a single season in school history … Also batted .333 at the dish with 15 RBI … Participated in the Powerade State Games following his junior season … Put together a 2.00 ERA his sophomore season with 69 strikeouts … Led the Golden Hawks to the second round of the state playoffs as a sophomore and the third round his junior campaign … Played for the Carolina Ravens Blue showcase team under head coach Jason Landy and was named to the 2013 East Cobb All-Tournament Hitting Team.

Personal: Andrew Hunter Wantz … Born Oct. 13, 1995 … Majoring in business administration … Son of Edward and Sherry Wantz.

Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so
2015.... 5.57 5-3 15 10 0 0/2 0 51.2 67 38 32 19 36
2016.... 2.97 6-1 34 1 0 0/1 4 78.2 55 29 26 37 97
2017.... 4.08 6-4 27 0 0 0/1 5 68.1 56 33 31 26 64
2018.... 2.95 6-0 26 0 0 0/0 10 55.0 42 19 18 18 81
TOTAL... 3.80 23-8 102 11 0 0/4 19 253.2 220 119 107 100 278

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Innings pitched: 6.2, Furman, Apr 11, 2015 
Walks allowed: 5 [t-5th], vs Illinois, Mar 11, 2016 
Strikeouts: 10 [t-8th], at Wofford, Apr 29, 2018 
Batters faced: 33 [t-8th], Furman, Apr 11, 2015 
Field chances: 3, The Citadel, Apr 18, 2015 ; Princeton, Mar 08, 2015 ; NC State, Mar 17, 2015 
Putouts: 1, 12 times
Assists: 3, The Citadel, Apr 18, 2015 ; Princeton, Mar 08, 2015 ; NC State, Mar 17, 2015 
Runners CS: 1 [t-12th], 7 times
 
CAREER ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Most saves: 1st (19)
Most sacrifice flies allowed: 1st (15)
Most balks: t-1st (6)
Most appearances: 2nd (102)
Most games finished: 2nd (45)
Most combined shutouts: 2nd (4)
Most wins: t-2nd (23)
Most strikeouts: 3rd (278)
Most home runs allowed: t-3rd (24)
Most walks allowed: 4th (100)
Most wild pitches: 5th (25)
Most hit batters: t-6th (24)
Most innings pitched: 7th (253.2)
Most batters faced: 7th (1070)
Most sacrifice hits allowed: t-7th (16)
Most at bats against: 8th (915)
Most runners picked off: t-8th (4)
Most doubles allowed: 9th (45)
Most fly outs: 9th (216)
Most strikeouts looking: 10th (59)
Most triples allowed: t-10th (8)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Most saves: 1st (10 in 2018)
Highest fielding pct.: t-1st (1.000 in 2017)
Highest fielding pct.: t-1st (1.000 in 2016)
Highest fielding pct.: t-1st (1.000 in 2018)
Most strikeouts/9 inn game: 2nd (13.25 in 2018)
Most balks: t-2nd (3 in 2016)
Most balks: t-2nd (3 in 2015)
Lowest opponent batting avg.: 3rd (.199 in 2016)
Most combined shutouts: t-3rd (2 in 2015)
Most strikeouts: 4th (97 in 2016)
Most appearances: t-5th (34 in 2016)
Most sacrifice flies allowed: t-5th (6 in 2015)
Most strikeouts/9 inn game: 6th (11.10 in 2016)
Most games finished: 6th (20 in 2018)
Most home runs allowed: t-8th (9 in 2017)
Most home runs allowed: t-8th (9 in 2015)
Most saves: t-10th (5 in 2017)

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Holly Springs, N.C.
High School: Holly Springs
Major: Business Administration
Experience: High School