Katy HS grad Jared Gayhart pitches for Erie
Katy High School graduate Jared Gayhart pitched well enough to win, but his bullpen let him down, as Erie fell to Portland 2-1 Saturday.
Gayhart pitched five innings of five-hit ball and only gave up one earned run. He stuck out five batters and only walked one.
On the season, Gayhart is 1-2, with an ERA of 4.28. He has struck out 77 batters this year.
Gayhart is a 2005 graduate of Katy High School. He played one season (2006) of collegiate baseball at San Jacinto College before transferring to Rice. In two seasons (2007 and 2008) for the Owls, Gayhart batted .322 with 10 home runs and 89 RBIs in 119 games at the plate while also going 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in 10 career relief appearances on the mound.
Gayhart was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 13th round (403rd overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. He was converted to a pitcher in the Tigers' organization, making 99 appearances (95 of which were relief outings) during his first three professional seasons (2008 to 2010). He had a combined mark of 11-13 with a 3.55 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 162 innings, advancing as high as Double-A Erie of the Eastern League. Gayhart was born Oct. 29, 1986 in Houston.
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