Andrew Waszak is the second Spartan pitcher drafted this season.
The Niles, Mich., native is the highest drafted Spartan since Bob Malek in 2002.
A five-run third inning was the Spartans downfall.
Michigan State had a season-high 16 runs and Jimmy Pickens had four RBIs.
Michigan State is currently in seventh in the Big Ten.
AT A GLANCE:
SUMMER 2012: Pitching for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, was named to the West Division All-Star Team in the prestigious Cape Cod League . . . ranked among the CCL Top 20 in strikeouts (41) and ERA (3.12) in 43 1/3 innings . . . in the CCL All-Star Game, pitched a scoreless frame with a strikeout.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action as both a starter and a reliever, but started in the No. 3 spot in the rotation beginning in mid-April . . . compiled a 6-3 record with a 3.28 ERA (11 starts, 20 appearances) . . . in his 11 starts, had a 6-1 record with a 3.06 ERA . . . recorded 75 strikeouts in 74.0 innings . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in strikeouts (75) . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in hits allowed (fourth with 64), batters struck out looking (tied for fifth with 22), opposing batting average (fifth with .234) and earned runs allowed (tied for seventh with 27) . . . in his six Big Ten starts, went 4-0 with 40 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings with a 3.22 ERA . . . in conference games, ranked fourth in strikeouts (43) and seventh in opposing batting average (.216) . . . also had two holds out of the bullpen . . . threw six shutout innings and struck out four to earn the win at No. 25 Baylor (3/7) . . . struck out seven in just three innings in midweek start vs. Bowling Green (3/27) . . . returned to the rotation at Indiana on April 15 and responded by striking out a career-high nine batters; scattered nine hits and allowed six runs, four earned, in win over the Hoosiers . . . named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after tossing a complete game, five-hit shutout at No. 13 Purdue (4/29); struck out seven and didn't walk a batter during his first career complete game; also named the Central Region Pitcher of the Week by CollegeBaseballInsider.com . . . threw seven shutout innings and allowed just two hits while striking out six in win over Iowa on May 13 . . . tied a career high with nine strikeouts vs. Penn State on May 19 and allowed just three hits and two runs in the win over the Nittany Lions . . . in his first career start in the Big Ten Tournament, struck out six and yielded just six hits and two runs, one earned, in 6 1/3 innings to beat Ohio State.
SUMMER 2011: In limited action playing for the Southern Ohio Copperheads in the Great Lakes Collegiate League, struck out 20 batters in 14 innings and collected four saves with a 1.29 ERA . . . named the No. 2 prospect in the Great Lakes Collegiate League by Baseball America and the No. 3 prospect by Perfect Game CrossChecker.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . collected a 5-4 record with a 4.62 ERA in 20 appearances, including eight starts . . . tied for third on the team with five wins . . . ranked third on the team in strikeouts (47) and appearances (20) and fourth on the team with 60.1 innings pitched . . . picked up the win vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament, pitching 4.1 scoreless innings in relief; surrendered four hits and a walk while posting three strikeouts against the Gophers . . . earned his fourth win of the season after pitching the eighth and ninth innings against Penn State on April 30 . . . picked up his third win of the season by giving up just one run on four hits in 6.1 innings at Michigan (3/27) . . . named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after striking out seven batters in 6.2 innings in the win over Pittsburgh on March 13; allowed five hits and three runs, one earned, while walking just one . . . earned his first career save against Furman (2/26) . . . in his collegiate debut, struck out three in 4.0 scoreless innings of relief and also didn't allow a hit to get the win vs. Seton Hall (2/19).
HIGH SCHOOL: Drafted in the 33rd round (No. 997 overall) of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds in June, but elected to play college baseball and attend Michigan State University . . . in his senior season in 2010, posted an 8-2 record with an ERA of 1.73 and struck out 82 batters in 48.2 innings to earn All-Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference West Division honors . . . offensively, batted .500 with two homers, four triples and 32 RBIs . . . a three-sport standout at Niles High School, Garner also played football and basketball and earned a total of eight varsity letters . . . on the gridiron, caught 20 passes for 607 yards and 10 touchdowns to garner all-league accolades in 2009 . . . as a basketball player his senior year, he averaged 18 points a game and was named first-team all-division after leading the Vikings to their first conference title.
GARNER'S CAREER STATS
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