Baseball Inks Garrett Dunlap to National Letter of Intent

April 21, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU baseball team announced the signing of 6-foot-5 left-handed pitcher Garrett Dunlap (Phoenix, Ariz.) of Mountain Ridge High School, to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Terry Alexander announced today. Dunlap joins shortstop/right-handed pitcher Kyle Miller (Jacksonville/Terry Parker), catcher Brad Simmons (Jacksonville/Terry Parker) and first baseman/outfielder Alex Martinez (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) of Lakeland High School, who signed with the Dolphins during the early signing period.

Dunlap, who is currently 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his senior season, has led the Mountain Lions to a No. 6 ranking in the state and a 19-3 record. As a junior, he helped lead the squad to a No. 1 ranking in the state, a second consecutive regional championship and a 27-4 record. As a sophomore, Dunlap helped the team to a No. 3 ranking in the state, a regional championship and a 25-7 record after going 4-0 with a 2.30 ERA. During his freshman season, he finished 5-1 with a 1.72 ERA and batted .400 from the plate at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colo. His father, Jim Dunlap, played basketball at Colorado State from 1967-70.

"We're excited to have a player of Garrett's caliber joining our program," said Alexander, who is in his 15th season of running the Dolphin program. "He's a tall, left-hander who has pitched in big games, and more importantly, knows how to win big games."

The Dolphins host Lipscomb this weekend at Alexander Brest Field beginning on Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m.