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#12 Grant Watson
Position: Left Handed Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 181
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
High School: Centennial HS
2014
Made 17 appearances (15 starts), going 4-9 with a 3.80 ERA...struck out 71 batters in 97 innings pitched, walking 26...71 strikeouts ranked 11th in the Pac-12...went 2-7 in Pac-12 play, registering a 4.39 ERA in 65.2 innings pitched...posted 10 quality starts (6 IP, 3 ER or less) on the season...led all pitchers in the Pac-12 with five pickoffs on the year...pitched at least six innings in 12 of his 15 starts...honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection...gave up one unearned run in seven innings in his first start of the season vs. Portland on Feb. 15, striking out eight in the process...threw eight scoreless innings, giving up only three hits, to lead UCLA to a 2-0 win over North Carolina State on March 1...earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors after allowing one run on just two hits in eight innings pitched in UCLA's 3-1 victory at California on March 15...struck out five and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out five in the Bruins' 4-2 win over Washington State on March 22...struck out a career-high nine batters in six innings pitched vs. Oregon on May 17...threw seven strong innings in his final start at Washington on May 24, allowing just three runs (two earned) while striking out three in a no-decision.

2013
Went 9-3 in 18 appearances (17 starts), posting a 3.01 ERA as UCLA's Sunday starter...struck out 55 batters and surrendered only 16 walks, sixth-fewest in the Pac-12...posted a 4-2 record with a 5.01 ERA in Pac-12 play...threw six scoreless innings in his season debut vs. Minnesota, striking out a career-high eight batters and allowing two hits...went 5-0 with a 1.13 ERA through his first six starts, walking only three batters...did not allow an earned run in seven innings pitched against Wright State on March 3 to earn his second straight win...went 4-0 in his final four starts of the season...earned back-to-back wins at USC and Stanford on May 19 and May 26, pitching five innings in each game...in the postseason, made two starts and went 2-0 while not allowing a run in either game...earned the victory against San Diego at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional on June 2 by pitching seven shutout innings and allowing one hit while fanning five...was named to the NCAA Los Angeles Regional All-Tournament Team...pitched again at the College World Series on June 21 vs. North Carolina, throwing six scoreless innings and striking out three to help send UCLA to the CWS Finals.

2012
Made 35 appearances, including 15 starts...had a successful freshman season, serving as the Bruins' midweek starting pitcher, in addition to making three weekend starts (all against Pac-12 teams) and 20 relief appearances...went 9-2 with a 4.45 ERA, logging 46 strikeouts and 34 walks in 89.0 innings...tied the school record for single-season wins by a freshman (9), a feat also accomplished by Pete Janicki in 1990 and by Trevor Bauer in 2009...captured freshman All-America honors from Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball...was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 in three appearances the week of March 12-18...in midweek ballgames, went 6-0 with a 2.67 ERA, registering 22 strikeouts and 14 walks in 54.0 innings (.250 opposing batting average)...as a starting pitcher, went 8-1 with a 3.76 ERA (15 starts)...out of the bullpen, went 1-1 with a 6.86 ERA (20 apperances)...threw a season-high six innings in six games...allowed one and five hits in six innings in UCLA's 6-2 win at UC Irvine (May 22), helping the Bruins finished the season with a perfect 11-0 record in all midweek games...scattered two hits in six scoreless innings in the Bruins' 2-1 victory at Long Beach State (May 1)...registered four strikeouts and no hits in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief against Stanford (April 27)...allowed one run and six hits in six innings as the starting pitcher, earning the victory at Utah (April 1)...limited USC to one run and seven hits in six innings in a non-conference game at Dodger Stadium (March 13), securing the win in a 7-2 decision at the third annual Dodgertown Classic...scattered two hits in 5.1 scoreless innings against UC Riverside (March 6).

High School
Three-year varsity baseball and basketball letterwinner at Centennial High School under head coaches Randy Roberts and Alex Lee, respectively...went 9-1 with a 2.02 ERA and two saves in 13 appearances as a senior (2011)...recorded 74 strikeouts and 18 walks in 62.1 innings during his senior season...batted .351 with two home runs, 16 RBI, 26 hits and a .442 on-base percentage as a senior...helped lead Centennial to the Valley Section championship game, as the team posted a 23-5 overall record during his senior year...named Pitcher of the Year by the Bakersfield Californian following his senior season...captured All-Southwest Yosemite League Pitcher of the Year acclaim as a senior...earned second-team All-State accolades from Cal-Hi Sports as a senior...went 7-3 with a 2.09 ERA, one save and three complete games in 15 appearances as a junior (2010)...registered 77 strikeouts and 32 walks in 63.2 innings during his junior year...played for the ABD Bulldogs under head coach Mike Spiers in 2009 and 2010...competed for the Southern California NTIS Team which participated in the 18U USA Baseball tryouts...went 4-2 with two saves and a 2.88 ERA in 13 appearances as a sophomore (2009)...recorded 53 strikeouts and 21 walks in 48.2 innings during his sophomore season...as a basketball player, averaged 20.5 points per game as a senior, earning first-team all-area honors.

Personal
Full name: Grant Joseph Watson...born July 2, 1993 in Bakersfield, Calif...Grant is the younger of Stacy and Kelly Watson's two sons...Geography/Environmental Studies major.

Career Highs
Innings Pitched - 8.0 (three times), last vs. Washington State (3/22/14)
Strikeouts - 9 vs. Oregon (5/17/14)

GRANT WATSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year Class ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF OAV WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2012 Fr. 4.45 9-2 35 15 0 0 89.0 94 52 44 34 46 18 0 3 388 .286 3 4 6 15 0
2013 So. 3.01 9-3 18 17 0 0 92.2 93 36 31 16 55 7 2 2 382 .266 6 6 3 8 1
2014 Jr. 3.80 4-9 17 15 0 0 97.0 100 49 41 26 71 15 3 3 416 .270 3 3 2 14 1
TOTALS   3.75 22-14 70 47 0 0 278.2 287 137 116 76 172 40 5 8 1186 .274 12 13 11 37 2
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