UCLA Baseball vs. Washington; UCLA 3, Washington 0; March 17, 2013.
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).
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.
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.
Innings Pitched - 6.0 (six times), last at UC Irvine (5/22/12)
Strikeouts - 5 (twice), last at Utah (4/1/12)