Open mobile menu

#35 Garrett Gooden

Garrett Gooden - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Sophomore
Height 6-5
Weight 207
Hometown Decatur, Ga.
Last School St. Pius X Catholic
Garrett Gooden - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2018 (Sophomore): Did not compete.

2017 (Freshman): Appeared in seven games out of the bullpen for the Jackets … Threw 4.1 innings out of the bullpen … Struck out three batters … Made his Yellow Jackets’ debut on the mound versus Youngstown State (Feb. 26) … Recorded his first career strikeout at Wake Forest (Mar. 25) … Struck out a season-high two hitters in one inning of work versus No. 2 Louisville (April 14) … Threw a perfect 1-2-3 inning versus No. 5 Clemson (April 2) … Did not allow a run over 0.2 innings versus No. 8 Virginia (May 19) … Also pitched at Miami (Mar. 12) and at Duke (May 13) … Came on to play first base in the ninth inning in the home win over Georgia Southern (May 16).

Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner in baseball at St. Pius X Catholic High School under coaches J.T. Gilbert and Chad Garrison … Tabbed a Louisville Slugger all-American and an Under Armour all-American in 2016 … Also a 2016 Perfect Game/Rawlings honorable mention all-American honoree … A PG southeast all-region first team selection in 2016 … A 2015 PG underclass first team all-American and a 2014 PG underclass high honorable mention all-American … Ranked as high as No. 6 in the state of Georgia and No. 65 nationally by Perfect Game among right handed pitchers in the class of 2016 … Rated No. 24 overall in the state of Georgia in the 2016 class … A 2016 all-state selection in his senior season … Played in the DeKalb County East-West All-Star Game his senior year … Guided his high school team to back-to-back regional championship titles in 2014 and 2015 … Also lettered for three years on the football team … Played in the Rising Seniors All-Star Football Game … Helped lead his team to the 2013 regional championship title in football … Also played for the Atlanta Roughriders from 2008-14, the Ninth Inning Royals in 2014-15, Team Elite Prime and the East Cobb Yankees in 2016 … A member of the 18U East Cobb team that won the 2016 Connie Mack World Series and the 2016 WWBA National Championship … He threw a no-hitter in the semifinals of the Connie Mack World Series … A George B. Maloof Award winner.

Personal: Full name is Garrett Sanders Gooden … Born on Feb. 26, 1998 in Atlanta, Ga. … Son of Leo and Elizabeth Gooden … Has an older sibling named Devin … Father, Leo, is a Georgia Tech graduate … Started playing baseball at the age of four … Lists his most memorable athletic accomplishment as hitting five home runs over the first four playoff games his senior year of high school … Chose Tech because of the baseball team, the great academics and a chance for a great future … Intends to major in business administration.


Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Legends Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets