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2005 Appeared in 13 games, all in relief ... Posted a 4.35 ERA in 20.2 IP, allowing 10 runs while striking out 15 ... Held left handed hitters to a .270 batting average, third-best on the team ... Opponent batting average of .226 with runners on was second-best on the team ... Had a string of five consecutive appearances (7.0 IP) without issuing a walk ... Struck out a career-high five batters in 3.0 innings of relief against Georgia Tech (4/5)... Earned first career victory in first appearance of the year, going 3.1 innings and allowing just two hits while striking out two against Troy (2/22).
2004 Made seven appearances, going 0-0 with a 5.91 ERA in 10.2 IP with nine strikeouts ... Last five appearances were all on the road ... Did not allow a hit in first five innings pitched ... Career-long three innings (0 H, 0 R, 2 SO) on Feb. 27 against Hofstra ... Member of SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2003 Saw action in one game, tossing one inning at Samford on March 4, allowing two runs including one earned.
HIGH SCHOOL Two year letterwinner for Tommy Walker at Mountain Brook High School ... 2002 Alabama 6-A All-State selection, Birmingham News Player of the Year, Kiwanis Club Jefferson County Player of the Year and Over the Mountain Player of the Year after going 9-1 with a 2.25 earned run average and 81 strikeouts in 56 innings ... Had six complete games in 10 starts and had one save in two relief appearances ... Hit .286 (16-for-63) with three doubles, 11 runs and 18 RBI as a senior ... Also named Academic All-State, Birmingham News All-Metro and presented with U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete Award during senior year ... Was 6-3 with a 2.73 ERA with 62 strikeouts in 44 innings as a junior ... Also a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Who's Who Among American High School Students.
PERSONAL Grant Weston Cardwell was born on March 6, 1984 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Son of Scot and Bronwyn Cardwell ... Has one younger sister, Cameron, 19 ... Major: Accounting.