Garrett is one of those seniors that I am going to say...."I knew him when..." He is an outstanding man and baseball player. I've known Garett since he has a second grader running around church. I remember taking pictures of him at our church's sports camp in his chosen sport, baseball. Garrett and his dad Kevin's love for baseball came from a close friend, Keith Lytle, who is one of the coaches at Oklahoma City University. Keith has a son, Joe, that is the same age at Garrett. When the boys were 5 yrs old, Keith would take them up to the fields ALL THE TIME to hit and take ground balls. They were working out with the college boys every day at the age of 9. And from then on, it's been Baseball.
Garrett graduated from Yukon High School in 2014. Garrett attended Cowley County Community College in Kansas this last year and had a break out season. He broke many of the school records as a freshman and led the juco league with the highest batting average and most RBI’s. He won Marucci’s Elite hitting award, Cowley’s male athlete of the year, Jayhawk Conference MVP, All-Conference 3rd baseman for Jayhawk conference and Juco Male Athlete of the year where he was up against all Juco sports, not just baseball. The award was handed out by Johnny Bench!!! Garrett was drafted in the 22nd round by the Cleveland Indians, but decided to follow his heart and go to Oklahoma State University on a full ride scholarship to play 3rd base for the Cowboys! Garrett has started his degree in business at Cowley and will continue that path at OSU.
The most memorable moment was when Garrett “hit for the cycle” in the regional playoffs. That means he hit a single , a double, a triple and a homerun all in one game. No other player had ever done that in regional playoff history.