Bears win at TCU for first time since 2009
Teams have not played a league series since 1996 in Southwest Conference
Bears have won eight of last 10 games
Senior garners honor for second time of season, career
Bears rallied from a 9-4 deficit to win third straight Big 12 series.
2013 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
2013 Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (March 4)
2012 First-Team All-Big 12 (coaches)
2011 Second-Team All-Big 12 (Waco Tribune-Herald)
Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
One of 75 players on the ninth annual NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Watch List ... Appeared in 15 games and made 14 starts ... All-Big 12 Honorable Mention ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2013) ... Finished career ranked tied for fourth all-time at Baylor in saves (18) and 11th in career appearances (78) ... Set career highs in starts (14) innings pitched (84.2) and strikeouts (64) ... Struck out eight batters in 8.1 innings during first win of the season against Rice (March 3) ... Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (March 4) for first time in his career and earned 2013 Astros Foundation College Classic All-Tournament honors after his win over No. 12 Rice ... Pitched first career complete game versus Illinois (March 9) ... Threw six shutout innings to earn second win against West Virginia (April 6) ... Earned third win against Texas (April 26) with 7.1 innings pitched, five hits allowed, two runs allowed (one earned) and six strikeouts with no walks ... Pitched a career high 10 strikeouts at Kansas State (May 3) ... Had 11 starts of allowing three earned runs or less ... Had eight quality starts ... Threw seven or more innings five times ... Had five or more strikeouts seven times ... Drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 18th round (532nd pick).
Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors from league's coaches as relief pitcher ... Made 22 appearances, including six starts ... Began season in weekend rotation before moving back to closer's role ... Team went 4-2 in his six starts ... Led Big 12 with 10 saves, despite not recording first save until team's 30th game of season ... Had more saves than three Big 12 teams ... Had seven saves in Big 12 play, three more than any other pitcher -- his seven saves in league play matched Texas' team total, which was second-best in league behind only Baylor ... Tied for seventh-most saves in a single season in Baylor history, and recorded second-most saves in a Big 12 season in program history ... Fifth pitcher in program history to lead team in saves outright in two consecutive seasons ... First Baylor pitcher to ever lead a conference in saves outright ... Became first pitcher in program history to save all three games of a Big 12 series when he saved all three in sweep of No. 2 Texas A&M in final Big 12 edition of "Battle of the Brazos" ... Made final 14 appearances out of bullpen, recording saves in 10 consecutive games between April 5 and May 9 ... Also recorded multiple saves in series at Missouri and at Kansas State, placing his name three times among nine occasions a Baylor pitcher has recorded multiple saves in a Big 12 series ... Nine of 10 saves came in games decided by one or two runs ... Posted third-best strikeout-to-walk ratio in Big 12 play among relievers in school history with 28 strikeouts and seven walks ... Also had third-best WHIP (1.040) in a Big 12 season among relievers in school history ... Held Big 12 batters to .211 batting average, which was eighth-best in school history among relievers ... Picked up first career win as started by striking out career-high nine batters in 6.1 innings with only an unearned run allowed vs. Texas Tech (3/18) ... Over 10-game streak with saves in each, allowed only five hits (all singles) over 11.0 innings and recorded 0.82 ERA ... Picked up win in Waco Regional elimination game against UT Arlington (6/2), working 3.0 innings of relief and allowing only one run in 11-6 win.
Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from the Waco Tribune-Herald after tying Baylor sophomore record with 29 appearances out of bullpen ... Became team's closer in April, finished with team-high eight saves, which tied for third-most in Big 12 Conference ... Had six saves in Big 12 play, which tied for second-most ... Ranked fifth on team with 49.0 innings pitched, accounting for nearly 23% of bullpen's innings (49.0 of 217.0) ... Eight saves tied for eighth-most in single season in program history and six Big 12 saves tied for second-most by Baylor pitcher in Big 12 single season ... Had 42 strikeouts, most of any reliever ... Led team with 2.31 ERA and .200 opponents' batting average in Big 12 play ... Allowed only home run of season in final appearance vs. Cal (6/6) ... Made season debut vs. Oral Roberts (2/18), working 1.2 shutout innings in first appearance in nearly 22 months ... Notched first career save with 3.2 innings of one-hit, shutout relief vs. Louisiana Tech (3/10) ... Faced minimum while working scoreless seventh, eighth and ninth innings of comeback win vs. Florida International (3/15) ... Earned first career win with 2.0 innings of shutout relief in 5-4 win vs. Kansas State (3/25) ... Took sharply batted ball off pitching elbow at Sam Houston State (4/5), but came back four days later and needed just two pitches to earn save by stranding two runners in 7-6 win over No. 8 Texas (4/9) ... Picked up third save with 3.2 innings of one-hit, shutout relief at No. 5 Texas A&M (4/16) ... Came on with Bears leading 2-0 and pitched 2.0 shutout innings in series finale at Nebraska (5/1) to earn fifth save and give Baylor its first series win in Lincoln since 1997 ... Came on with Bears leading 4-3 and two on in eighth, worked out of jam and earned sixth save with 1.1 innings of shutout relief in series-clinching win at No. 19 Oklahoma State (5/15) ... Stranded two runners in 6-4 win vs. Cal (6/3) in opening game of NCAA Houston Regional, earning eighth save ... Worked career-long 5.1 innings of relief in Regional Championship game vs. Cal (6/6), was in line for win when he left in eighth inning, but bullpen lost three-run lead.
Missed season due to medical condition ... Redshirted to retain eligibility.
Battled fatigue all season, later diagnosed with medical condition that caused him to miss entire 2010 season ... Pitched in 12 games, all in relief ... Allowed one run or less in nine of 12 outings ... Pitched scoreless inning against Houston Baptist (2/25) in first collegiate appearance ... Worked around triple in scoreless inning against No. 10 Rice (3/1) ... Worked first perfect inning of season and struck out one against Texas State (4/22).
Pitched for coach Roy Kinnan at Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas ... Led LTHS to district and area titles as senior with 31-8 record ... 2008 second-team All-State selection and first-team All-District selection ... Played in 2008 CenTex All-Star Game ... Led Cavaliers to 25-7 record and No. 4 state ranking in 2007 ... Posted 7-5 record with 1.82 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 82.0 innings as senior ... Established school record with 18-strikeout game ... Honorable mention all-district, all-state and academic all-state as junior after posting 2-2 record with 1.96 ERA, two saves and 32 strikeouts over 25.1 innings ... Also played basketball during freshman and sophomore years at Houston Memorial High School.
Full name is John Maxwell Garner ... Born June 11, 1990, in Houston, Texas ... Son of Steve and Kathryn Garner ... Business major.