|Last School:||Cleveland State CC|
2018: Started 48 games and appeared in 52... Split time between designated hitter and outfielder... Saw first action as a Bruin on opening day against Youngstown State as designated hitter (2/16)... Registered three hits and three RBI against Fairleigh Dickinson (2/24)... Crossed home plate four times in the victory over the Knights (2/24)... Scored a run against No. 8 Vanderbilt (3/21)... Hit first triple of the season at SIUE (3/30)... Scored the only two runs against Tennessee (4/3)... Hit a home run in the second at-bat against Tennessee (4/3)... Went 4-for-5 against No. 25 Tennessee Tech (5/4)... Recorded 35 hits and 22 RBI on the year...
Prior to Belmont: Played at Heritage High School for Head Coach Robbie Bennett... Served as team captain in high school where he led his team to their best record in four years... Played two years at Cleveland State Community College for Head Coach Mike Policastro... Boasted a batting average of .409 at Cleveland State CC...
Personal: Son of Brad and Tracy Gardner... Born in Maryville, Tenn.... Also played basketball and ran cross country in high school... Lists favorite athlete as Mike Trout... Favorite movies are Longest Yard and 1,000 to 1... Enjoys listening to Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley... Has one sister, Morgan (17)...