11 Stephen Gary
11 Stephen Gary
Height: 6-2
Weight: 183
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greenwood, S.C.
High School: Emerald H.S.
Position: LHP
Bats/Throws: L/L

Furman: Left-hander who appears set to command a key spot in the bullpen in a setup role again this year...has proven ability against left-handed hitters...sports a quality slider...effectiveness will be tied to control. 2009 -- Fashioned a promising freshman season, going 2-0 with a 7.50 ERA...made 29 appearances, all in relief...struck out 21 in 24 innings of work but also struggled with control (20 walks)...earned a victory in his first appearance (1.1 IP, 0 H) against Ball State (4-3 win)...registered his second win in 11-10, 15-inning triumph over Western Carolina (2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K)...fashioned a 2.00 ERA (9.0 IP, 2 ER) over a stretch of 15 appearances from Apr. 11-May 21...struck out three in two frames of no-hit ball against UNC Asheville (5-3 win)...was effective in 11-7 victory over Davidson (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K)...played summer ball in the Valley League with the Staunton Braves along with Furman teammates Kevin Gottlieb and Will Owens...went 0-1 with a 2.29 ERA (19.2 IP, 17 H, 16 R, 5 ER, 17 BB, 16 K), mostly in relief...opponents hit .218 against him.

High School: 2008 graduate of Emerald (2A) High School...coach was Chad Evans...three-time all-region and two-time all-state pick...2008 South Carolina North-South All-Star selection...helped Emerald capture three region and district championships...played summer ball with the Upstate Mavericks.

Personal: Full name is Stephen Carroll Gary...son of John and Jeanette Gary...born April 30, 1990, in Greenwood, South Carolina...older brother, Will, plays baseball at Francis Marion...has another brother, Dillon...undeclared major...sports a 3.08 GPA.