UNCG Baseball BIO
31 Andrew Wantz


SoCon Co-Pitcher of the Year (Media)
First Team All-SoCon (Coaches and Media Polls)
SoCon Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 3)
Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (Apr. 3)
NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 3)
First Team NCCSIA All-State
SoCon Honor Roll

SoCon All-Freshman Team

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.

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
Hometown: Holly Springs, N.C.
High School: Holly Springs
Experience: High School